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5/5/08

Borrowed Time

Once cancer has touched your family everything is different.

Simple flu "bugs" seem monumental.

Colds that hang on too long become worrisome.

Once cancer has touched your life you seem to be in constant limbo.

Waiting for that other shoe to fall.

Remission is a tricky place. Grateful for it to be gone but constantly looking over your shoulder waiting for the day it might catch up to you again.

For me, that day seemed to be Friday night again.

I was standing in Linens N' Things when my cell phone rang.

It was my Dad telling me he's being admitted to the hospital. Whhhhhhatttt? Why?

It seems he's been unable to keep anything down since Tuesday (which I knew he wasn't feeling well) but he's had it coming out of both ends since Wed and his doctor is concerned.

In 1990 at the age of 38 he was diagnosed with colon cancer. He fought it and beat it.

Since then; every cold, every flu, every ache and pain....haunts you.

He's had a battery of tests run and we're supposed to find out today what's up.

The statistic that's not good? When you beat colon cancer.....cancer usually comes back later somewhere else.

1990 until now..feels like borrowed time.

So now..we wait....

10 Comments:

Blogger Sherry said...

I am so sorry to hear that about your dad. My prayers are with you and I know today will be a long day for you.
Always keep the power of prayer close to your heart!!

May 5, 2008 at 8:55 AM  
Blogger CPA Mom said...

oh honey, I will hold you all in my prayers!! You know I know about the reoccurance of colon cancer all too well.

May 5, 2008 at 12:00 PM  
Blogger M said...

Oh honey I'm hoping you got news and it was good news. Colon cancer is a scary word in my world as well. Which reminds me I need to set up my colonoscopy (the joys of a father who got it in his early 30's. I get screening in my 20's!)

xoxoxoxo

May 6, 2008 at 9:43 AM  
Blogger Rachel said...

Oh hon, I am so sorry! I hope that it's just a bad stomach bug and he's better soon. I'll be thinking about you.

May 6, 2008 at 12:29 PM  
Blogger Kellie said...

Oh, that's horrible. I'm so sorry. I'll say a prayer for him.

For all of you.

May 6, 2008 at 1:07 PM  
Blogger Julie said...

I hope your dad is ok. Hopefully it's just a really bad bug.

May 8, 2008 at 7:02 AM  
Blogger Sherry said...

No post in a few days!! I have been thinking of you and pray all is okay.

May 8, 2008 at 8:25 AM  
Blogger SJ said...

I haven't checked in on you in a few days, and when I do I read this.

I am heartbroken for you. Please update as soon as you have the chance.

Thinking lots about you and your family.

May 9, 2008 at 6:34 AM  
Blogger Dawn~a~Bon said...

*****HUGS******

May 9, 2008 at 10:12 AM  
Blogger Emma in Canada said...

Oh, I am so sorry. I hope that he is okay, that you are all okay.

May 9, 2008 at 1:00 PM  

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