Monday, May 05, 2008

Update on my Sister

I got the news this weekend that she has only about 6 months - give or take. I was devastated. I knew in the back of my mind, but hearing it out loud made it a reality. She recently fractured some bones in her back from falling in the bathroom. The chemo and radiation made her bones more brittle - from what I was told. She has been in and out of the hospital a couple of times in the past 3 weeks. She is constantly on meds for the pain. She is wearing a back brace right now.

I have been very upset. I cannot stop being upset. She will be coming home from New York. She won't be doing chemo any more. It might be doing more harm than good at this point. The problem is getting her home. She cannot really travel. I will probably have to go and help out with the travel part of this.

The only thing I can do now is spend as much time with her as possible. It's a good thing that summer is coming up fast. I will be off of school and can spend my days with her and my kids.

Thanks to everyone who sent me cards, prayers, and asked about her. It means a lot to me.

15 comments:

Carol said...

You and your sister are in my thoughts & prayers.

marciglenn said...

I am so, so sorry to hear about your sister. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Hugs - Marci

ceevee said...

I am very sorry to hear about your sister. These are hard times for you and your family.
ceevee

Mary S Hunt said...

oh Belinda
I am so sorry you have to go through this so early in life. I hope that your sister is close enough that you can visit each other and bring what comfort you can for each other.
It is a sad time.

purplepaint said...

Oh Belinda - I'm so sorry to hear about your sister! It's so hard to hear that diagnosis. I went through something similar with my dad... I will keep you all in my prayers. Marva

Sandra said...

Belinda: my prayers are with you, your sister and your family. I'm happy for you and your family to have the time left with her to spend it as joyously and positively as is possible. I believe she will leave this earth with a smile and will know her family loves her and will watch you all as you travel thru your lives and send you love and blessings thru-out your time on earth. Make each and every moment count, for her, for you, for your family.
Love & Blessings, Sandra in AZ

baa-me-chick said...

My thoughts are with you, your sister & your family I have been praying & hoping for you all & still will
Nicki xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm so sorry to hear your sister isn't getting better. This is devastating news. If there is anything I can do, please don't hesitate to ask. I'm only an e-mail away.

Elizabeth

Dana said...

Belinda, there are no words. I am deeply sorry. I am glad that she is coming home. When the chemo does more harm than good, it's time to come home and be loved goodbye.
Dana

May Terry said...

I'm so sorry, Belinda. This is so hard. I have Stage IV breast cancer, so I can relate a little bit. At some point I'll be stopping treatment, and that's hard for both the patient and her family/friends.

I'll be thinking about you. I hope you get some comfort from your wonderful art.

May from Assemblage Artists & mmartfriends

Linda Manning Findley said...

so sorry about you sister ... I am send positive thoughts and comforting wishes to you yours ....... Linda F

Linda said...

I am so sorry. She is in my prayers.

sammy said...

oh Belinda, my heart just breaks for you.... I pray for you and your sister to be able to make the most of this time you will have with each together.... What a ruff time for the both of you.... Please feel love and strength from all of us and from our Heavenly Father...

Karen said...

Belinda, I'm so sorry about your sister. This has got to be so difficult for everyone involved. It's a good thing that you'll have the summer off work to spend time with her. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Karen

Robinn said...

Dear Belinda,

I am so sorry about your sister! What a rough time she has had!! I'm glad that you're going to be able to spend time with her -- it will mean the world to both of you. God bless you both,

Robin