Hope & Healing Through Photography and Poetic Expression

Frances Scott ~ an Inspiration

“Confidence is the bond of friendship.”

Publilius Syrus

So very touched that my dear friend Frances has honored me this way.

After meeting through our chronic pain challenges, and supporting one another through surgeries, we have a very special bond.

Beautiful Frances ultimately went on to replace both hips at age 40. Here is the ABC news clip featuring her story . Frances is a wonderful mom of three, and was a beloved news anchor for ABC in Raleigh, NC. She suffered a silent agony, with a most complicated case for over a decade before making her brave decision.


Much Love, Blessings and Vibrant Health to you Always Frannie!

 Please click here to read a very detailed post that Frances has created detailing her entire  journey:

“What is WRONG with You, Girl?” « Not anchored

18 responses

  1. wow so difficult…how are you both doing now?

    July 1, 2012 at 1:43 PM

    • Thank you so much Buck… yes, difficult. I think we are both still on the journey. Need to catch up with Frances, as has been a while…and I’m pursuing several different avenues of treatment and evaluation too. Thanks much for your thoughtfulness ~ RL

      July 1, 2012 at 5:13 PM

      • i sure hope you are able to get some relief! living with so much pain, i’m sure must be exhausting.

        July 1, 2012 at 5:29 PM

      • Thanks Buck…yes – I often say it’s like living on a different planet… always hopeful though ~ sending good thoughts your way!

        July 1, 2012 at 5:41 PM

      • same to you prayers 🙂

        July 1, 2012 at 5:45 PM

      • 🙂

        July 1, 2012 at 5:46 PM

  2. Once again I am blown away.I am such a wuss-only have arthritis in my knee but getting out for walks and on my bicycle.Great for you and Frances to hook up and mentor each other as you do. You are an inspiration to many of us . In health, Jane

    July 1, 2012 at 2:54 PM

    • Thanks so much Jane… yes, I have connected with some of my very dearest friends on earth through the ugliness of the pain… which is ironic. Life is sometimes funny that way ~ Feel quite blessed as you might imagine… you keep walking and biking — and clicking away, taking your stunning photos xo Robyn

      July 1, 2012 at 6:34 PM

      • Yes, there is so much joy in all that! hugs, Jane

        July 1, 2012 at 8:00 PM

  3. That gives you good surprises that life friend Robyn, had already appreciated this beautiful woman Frances on other blogs and also his career and work.
    I’m happy for the two good women.
    Perhaps two of the same garden flowers have been found?

    July 1, 2012 at 6:28 PM

    • Really Carlos? You too know Frances ~ she is a sweet soul indeed! Yes ~ friendship is sometimes just destiny, and we connected through some very rough times. Yes – the same garden ~ that is most beautiful! Thank you Dear Carlos!! xo

      July 1, 2012 at 6:32 PM

  4. Isn’t it incredible how we bond through our similarities …
    EMPATHY – one of the most beautiful human qualities 🙂 right here ……. 🙂 xo
    Huge Love ……

    July 1, 2012 at 8:18 PM

    • Yes Cat… amazing that Frances and so many other wonderful women and men have a network online that provides avenues for friendship and support through challenge. Empathy — absolutely a wonderful gift and to be able to have mutual regard under these circumstances, lifesaving in many ways. Huge Love in return xo …

      July 1, 2012 at 11:44 PM

      • Totally – i understand full on 🙂

        🙂 U r soooooo insightful Robyn …..
        and yes to connect people with similar situations
        well = it just brings more and more UNISON to our world …..:)
        We are never alone ….
        no matter how much we think we are 🙂
        Much love and Goodnight 🙂 xoxoxo

        July 1, 2012 at 11:53 PM

  5. this is so cool …. friendship has so many rewards, one of them is providing each other with extra added strength and courage to make it through some tough and trying times …. thanks again for the incredible share Robyn and Frances ….:)

    July 1, 2012 at 11:24 PM

    • So thoughtful of you Jim… I so agree — and just amazes me how many wonderful souls like Frances I’ve encountered through this technology of ours. Some of my dearest friends in life actually — I should do a whole post on this topic one day. Sending you warm thoughts tonight ! RL

      July 1, 2012 at 11:46 PM

  6. Thank you, Robyn & Robyn’s sweet friends. It’s been the ultimate worst 3 years of life, with silent suffering & taking out frustrations of immobility on those whom you adore most! So few people get it. But here y’all are: my sweet, empathetic, digital angels! NOBODY ELSE COULD UNDERSTAND THE HORROR THAT HAS BEEN 2009-2012. We are working now to end the central sensitization. Two more years to go. I truly love your giant hearts for two suffering strangers! God gives us beauty for our ashes. I see His blessings in this EVERYWHERE.

    July 3, 2012 at 4:11 AM

  7. Tara

    I’ts nice what Frances wrote about you Robyn. I feel that way about you as well. I really hope this surgery works for her. Her news clip made me cry.

    July 4, 2012 at 2:19 AM

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