A dear family friend (who's like a brother to Jim and me, and another dad to Scott and Alissa) recently suddenly, shockingly passed away from unexpected complications of heart surgery
Another dear family friend is battling uterine/endometrial cancer, and not enjoying the ravages of chemo side effects and losing her hair
I cannot believe how many of my girl - friends are currently battling breast cancer, or in recovery from various types of life-saving treatments... trying to wrap their minds around how cancer destroyed their beautiful bodies
A good friend's Dad (from my high school days) was recently diagnosed with... drum roll... you guessed it...
My dad took my sister to ER the other night... she remains hospitalized with unusual electrolyte (and other) blood levels... guess what specialist was sent to her room today.... yep... a Hematologist
Our beautiful doggie Molly is hanging on (barely) as her sinus, head, nose cancerous tumor grows bigger by the day... but we are too torn to make the euthanasia decision when she still follows us and her doggie buddies around the backyard
I continue to correspond with many cancer comrades around the country, referred to me by family and friends. I am thrilled and blessed to have so many new friends and pen-pals.
I just wish the common thread of introduction wasn't CANCER
I just found out from the sweet daughter hosting a (IMF) Myeloma wine-tasting fundraiser for her mom, who has.... of course... you guessed it.... Myeloma... they grew up around the block from where I did !
Ok brilliant scientific researchers out there...
3 of us neighbors (my current location) within walking blocks of each other ... have Multiple Myeloma
3 of us newly discovered past neighbors from the other Valley, have Multiple Myeloma
WHAT THE HECK???!!!
And we still can't even process the "bad movie" we starred in just this past January... did our son Scott really have bladder cancer surgery???
I'm having chest pains and difficulty breathing... is it physiological or psychological?
I have a Dr's appt next week...
But I will end on a happy note, with a GIANT sigh of relief for my incredibly BRAVE buddy Brian, who's recent brain cancer surgery has been declared SUCCESSFUL !!!
And a positive shout-out to my COC colleagues waging their cancer battles too... may your remission good-news continue forever!!!
I am super shocked on how so many people are getting so ill!!!! I want it to stop. Unfortunately its the sign of the times. My poor mother is just so down and of course Alina is amazed and thinks that her "nita's" hair is too little but she wants to show everyone and my mom wants to hide the head. Im glad you are going to the doctor for the chest pains. It's probably way too much for you to handle and nothing else :(ReplyDelete
Gets mighty discouraging to say the least! Life is so very hard sometimes. All the more reason to support research to find cures and to discover perhaps "environmental" causes for such a high incidence of cancer in your area! Wow! Hang in there and try to count the blessings in big and small things.ReplyDelete