Friday, January 21, 2011

Prayers Please

I don't know if anyone remembers me saying last week was a rough one or not but it was and to be honest, this one hasn't been the best either.  But I couldn't say nothin'.  Hate being put in that position.  But I understand completely why.  And now we all know what we've been waiting to hear pretty much.  It hasn't been all bad news but what's bad is plenty bad enough, trust me.

Let me explain.  Last Wednesday I called my sister because we hadn't heard much from her since Christmas.  Older brother and me joked that she sure must be enjoying her new computer she got because we hadn't heard from her.  My husband said maybe I should call on her cause we were right, none of us had heard from her but for an email or two.  So I called her and she's been going through some medical procedures that ended up in a biopsy Monday and the diagnosis today.  I was asked not to talk about it because she didn't want our one brother to worry unnecessarily if she didn't need to say anything.  She has been in remission from Non-Hodgekins lymphoma for a year and a half or so.  The lymphoma is back in her liver and a small spot on her lungs.  I still have to tell my kids but she is calling the brothers tonight to talk to them herself.  The prognosis is good but it involves massive chemo and all the related procedures.  Just please pray for her please if you wouldn't mind.  For strength to battle this again and strength for her husband who is her rock.  This is not what we wanted to hear.  I'm very sad right now.

Last Thursday, on my husbands birthday, he had a sort of routine doctors appointment.  To check and see if the blood pressure meds he has been on are working.  Well, he had a cough because he smokes and we were just sick not long ago and because he has lost 12 pounds in 2 months, he was ordered blood tests and a chest x-ray.  He didn't ask any questions and told me he guessed he was getting the x-ray cause he was coughing.  Well,  that's not how I roll.  I gotta know how, what, when, where and why of all things.  lol. The weight loss friegtened me.   I have been standing on my head with worry between him and my sister.  We went for his results yesterday and thank God he is fine.  He does have high cholesterol but nothing came back irregular anywhere including the chest x-ray.  And of course, we didn't tell our sons this either so as not to worry them.  I'm glad I don't have anything bad to report to them.  As far as the weight loss, he was weighed once with his work boots and the next with his tennis shoes.  He had on boots again yesterday and gained 2 pounds so we account that for some of it.  The blood pressure medicine does contain a diuretic and he says he has been peeing more so maybe that's some of it.  And he just don't eat like he should plus he runs his tail off at work about 11 hours a day.  They recommend a low fat, low cholesterol diet for awhile before they put him on cholesterol meds for that.  Now my question is, how do you fatten somebody up if you gotta feed them low fat food?  lol. 

Last Friday, my Mom's cousin and his wife were in a terrible car crash which ended up claiming the life of my cousin Oscar early Sunday morning.  His poor wife Carole sustained major injury and I do not have any information as to whether she is even out of the hospital yet and this concerns me.  She is so sweet and I know her heart is broken.  Maybe another prayer request please for her family during their loss.

Two nights ago a long-standing factory in town here caught fire and burned almost to the ground.  About 40 people are now out of work in this already badly hit town.  Our friend's wife worked there and they don't know anything yet as to what they are going to do.  It's so sad.

I have been diligently trying to finish up my sister's quilt.  I've gotten side-tracked picking fabrics for my next project though.  Then I'm really feeling drawn to do some Bible Study and I just decided yesterday and again this morning that I had to put it all down for a minute until I heard today from my sister.  The worry/anxiety renders me mind boggled sometimes and these past few days have been doozies.  lol.  Now that I know what's what with everyone, I can move forward and hope to do so starting in the morning.  I want to finish the quilt top, I have to "reduce" a comforter for my son about 2 inches which should be real fun.  Not!!  lol.  I am gonna need to keep busy and keep my mind as busy on trying focus as I can.  Thank you for being a great bunch.  I'm sorry to report so many woes as of late but a girl's got to do what a girl's got to do.  Thank you for any prayers you can send out for my family right now. 

Take care,



Anonymous said...

I'm very sorry to hear bout all your sadness, you will all be in my prayers tonight, and every night til all heal.

Renee said...

Thank you so much. That means the world to me.

~Niki~ said...

renee, i'm so sorry you are dealing with all the crap~life is like that sometimes. i'm sending prayers for you and the family.

LuAnn said...

Hi Renee Please know that I'm thinking about you and your family and will remember you in my prayers. Take good care of yourself.

Anonymous said...

Hi, Renee. It's my first time visiting your blog. Thank you for visiting mine.

I am so sorry to hear about everything you're going through. I will keep your sister, your cousin's family, and everyone else in my prayers.

Sometimes all the bad stuff can come at one time; in threes, it seems.
Take care.
amanda @

Renee said...

Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers. It's nice to know people care. Have great days everyone!

country mouse said...

Oh my goodness, I am so sorry to hear about all the things you have going on. I totally understand going through some tough times. Stay strong, and know that He will never give you more than you can handle. Will keep you and yours in my thoughts and prayers.