Monday, September 13, 2010

Reconstruction Period

Thanks again for prayers and good wishes. My kid sister got the final confirmation that she'll need to lose both breasts but she's going to have reconstructive surgery done afterwards. She seems to be alright. She knows that she doesn't have much say in the matter. She's putting her energy into the Susan Komen "Race for the Cure". Something she had never done before. But now she's throwing herself head first into it and it seems to be helping her deal with things emotionally. I can only hope she keeps it up and keeps going. Having Terri there to help her navigate through everything can only be a help and a blessing. I went back over to her place cause her son was selling Entertainment 2011 books for his school fundraiser and she figured she strike while the guilt factor was hot. (did I mention that my family is very wacky?) While I was there, I overheard her talking with her friend on the phone about putting money together to get team t-shirts for the Race for the Cure event in our area. I just walked over and tossed some money to her and said "buy some shirts" and left. She yelled "thank you" and that was as deeply emotional as we got. I reckon neither of us wanted to sit there and cry or something. Why cry when you can laugh?

3 comments:

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

Tough news, but great spirits by all.

FrankandMary said...

I don't think I can express how unfair it all seems(yeah, I know life isn't fair, but...). Your family has a great way of dealing with trials & tribulations. Peace
~Mary

Carolyn said...

You guys act the way I do- I can get mighty mushy these days (getting old does that to people sometimes!) but still, when there's nothing much else to do, and crying doesn't help- it sure is helpful to be sarcastic or silly. God Bless y'all Mik. Tough times for sure, but Jesus is carrying you through every step and stumble. Keep me posted my friend and brother~ :-)