Thursday, February 16, 2012

Cancer

How can one little word cause so much pain, fear, tears, and grief? How can that one little word turn so many lives upside down? How can that one little word mean so little to someone until its in your family? How can that one little word break so many hearts?
I'm a nurse. I've dealt with cancer on the medical side many times before. I've never been really affected by it on the other side.
My heart is breaking right now. It's breaking for my sister, her husband, her sweet children, my family. She's only 30 years old. She was told today that she has breast cancer. She has a very loving husband and two amazingly sweet young children.
I can't imagine what she's going through. I wish I could take it all away from her. I wish it could be me instead of her. I wish I were right there with her right now, but I'm six hours away. I wish it were tomorrow night so I could be with her hugging her.
I know that she will fight this and kick cancers ass! I have no doubts about that!
Please just say an extra prayer for her and her family tonight. 

5 comments:

Rachaeldaisy said...

Sending you strength to get through this extremely difficult time! Definitely saying extra prayers for you all and sending lots of hugs!!!

Sewhappy said...

My thoughts are with you and your family. It does turn lives upside down, keep strong. You are such a lovely sister, she will be so glad to know you are there for her.

Red Chair Moments said...
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Rebecca Jane said...

Hi,
A very late response, and I'm sorry to hear about your sister's diagnosis. I was diagnosed with breast cancer just over 2 years ago - stage 2. I had 2 tumors, and some spreading in the lymph nodes. It's a crappy thing to happen to anyone. But, I really believe you have to look at it positively, and laugh when you can. Cause when your hair is falling out, and you are going in for surgery for the umpteenth time, if you can't laugh, you might just collapse. I love your drain aprons - we are going to make them for our local chemo clinic. I hope your sister is doing okay - lots of friends and support is the best medicine.

Robin Fonville said...

Thank you so much Rebecca Jane! I'd love to see some pictures of the aprons when you're done! I hope you are doing well now!