Thursday, May 27, 2010

Temporary Insanity...

Please pardon me as I take a temporary break from blogging (I'm hoping no more than a few days)... family is currently experiencing some major drama.

Here is a taste...

My uncle, at the young age of 50, was found dead yesterday in his hotel room in Ireland (he was traveling on business). They believe he suffered a heart attack from a blood clot that dislodged and traveled to his heart.

My brother (age 31) was admitted to the ICU at the University Hospital this morning. He has lost a LOT of blood and is currently receiving a transfusion. Although they have given him 2 pints already, he is still loosing blood, and the doctors cannot figure out why or where. He does have Crohn's Disease and they have located a second area in his intestines.

I will have surgery next week and begin radiation treatments for the melanoma that I was diagnosed with last week.

My parents need to have their house of 26 years packed and moved out of by August first. They will be moving to a one level home for the sake of my dad's MS and how he has quickly deteriorated...

...and of course, we are all anticipating my mother to simply combust under the pressure...

...we will deal with that when it happens.


  1. I'll be praying for you and your family. I've never understood why God blesses one family with so much at one time. But I know he's in control and that you will lean on Him for everything. Blessings.

  2. First of all I'm so sorry you've been inundated with more than your share of illnesses. I have lifted you up this morning asking for healing for each of you. Second, my husband had melanoma and is 5 1/2 years out from the diagnosis, 4 years out from the treatment. And he's doing great! I have every confidence that you will as well. blessings, marlene

  3. I will miss you from blogging land but I completley understand. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.
    So sorry for the loss of your uncle.

  4. I am praying for peace for your family during this rough time. I am so sorry to hear about your uncle and your brother. I didn't know about the new melanoma. Sigh. God must think pretty well of you to give you so much to handle.!

  5. wow...didn't realize your parents were moving. Man I realize the stress just in that...and for your mom to add the rest to it...did she combust? Your mom must be one phenomenal woman! She has to be...she has you for a daughter!