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SO MUCH IN A SHORT TIME

Thursday, June 28, 2012

STILL REELING FROM FAMILY NEWS. ONE OF MY SISTERS BY MARRIAGE WAS DIAGNOSED WITH CANCER 3 WEEKS AGO. WE WERE (NOT TOLD) SHE WANTED TO WAIT. HER DAUGHTER POSTED IT TO FACEBOOK. SO I SHOCKED THE OTHER SISTER THAT I KNEW LAST WEEKEND BECAUSE SHE HAD BEEN SWORN TO KEEP IT A SECRET

I THINK DOCTOR DON'T MIND TELLING YOU ANYTHING TO KEEP YOU QUIET. WE WERE TOLD THAT IT WAS A SLOW GROWING CANCER WITH NO PROBLEMS A HYSTERECTOMY WOULD GET IT AND SHE MIGHT NOT EVEN HAVE TO HAVE CHEMO OR RADIATION. THIS MADE US FEEL BETTER. SURGERY WAS SET.

WEDNESDAY THEY TAKE HER AWAY TELLING US THAT SHE WOULD BE IN SURGERY ABT 2-1/2 HRS. i KNEW THE MINUTE THE DOCTOR CAME BACK IN LESS THAT 40 MINUTES THAT SOMETHING WAS WRONG. HE SAID THAT WHEN THEY GOT IN THE CANCER HAD SPREAD FROM HER UTERUS TO OVARIES, BLADDER AND STOMACH LINING. THAT HE DIDN'T THINK CHEMO WOULD HELP AT ALL BUT HE WAS GOING TO DO SOME RESEARCH AND SEE WHAT CAN BE DONE.

NOT TO MENTION THAT IT HAS BEEN A YEAR AND 4 MONTHS SINCE THE SISTER THAT IS MY AGE DIED FROM BLADDER CANCER.

THIS IS NEARLY MORE THAN ANY OF US CAN HANDLE. HER DAUGHTER WAS TOTALLY UNPREPARED FOR THIS. AS WERE WE ALL. SHE HAS A FATHER THAT IS VERY ILL AS A DIABETIC THAT WON'T FOLLOW THE RULES AND HAS LOST SEVERAL TOES THIS YEAR AND NEARLY HALF HIS LEG A TIME OR TWO.

THIS IS THE SISTER THAT TOOK ON RAISING HER LITTLE BROTHERS WHEN HER MOTHER DIED AT 43 AND HAS TRIED TO BE A MOM TO THE REST OF HER YOUNGER SIBLINGS. I AM HOPING NOW THEY WILL ALL UNDERSTAND HOW SHE CARED.

THE DOCTOR TOLD US 3 MONTH TO 2 YRS. THAT THE 2 YRS WAS PROBABLY STRETCHING IT. SO NICE OF HIM. HE WOULD NOT BE AVAILABLE UNTIL THURSDAY MORNING TO SPEAK TO HER. SO WE AS A FAMILY HAD TO BREAK IT TO HER. SHE IS A STRON BRAVE WOMAN HER FIRST THOUGHTS ABOUT IT IS OTHERS. HER DAUGHTER AND OTHERS. LOTS OF COURAGE. ALSO SHE HAS ALWAYS BEEN GOOD AT HOLDING IN HER FEELINGS TO HANDLE THINGS. THE OTHER SISTER WAS SO TAKEN WITH HER REACTIONS. I DIDN'T SAY ANYTHING I COULD SHE THE FEAR IN HER EYES BUT SHE WAS FIGHTING IT BACK FOR OTHERS.

i HAVEN'T HEARD YET THIS MORNING WE HAD TO COME HOME 4-1/2 AFTER THAT NEWS. STILL REELING FROM IT. NOW TIME TO TAKE IT IN AN PRAY FOR STRENGTH AND WISDOM TO CARRY US AS A WHOLE FAMILY THRU THIS WE ARE ABOUT TO WALK THRU.
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  • GORIANA
    Wow, that is a lot to take...my thoughts are with you
    3274 days ago
  • MAGA99
    prayers being sent 2 u n ur family
    may u all have strength
    3278 days ago
  • SHIRLEYX
    You and your family are in my heart and prayers.
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    3278 days ago
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    Stay strong.
    3278 days ago
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