Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Too Close to Home.

I went for my walk today with a heavy heart.

Cancer is everywhere, but usually somewhere else. When it strikes too close to home, it hits hard. Today my sister and her husband got the news, stage four. My brother-in-law is a dearly loved man, a husband, father, grandfather, brother, brother-in-law, and friend to many. Now he begins a battle for his life.

Not curable, but treatable. Those are words that strike fear, but also hope. They have a good team of doctors. My sister is a retired nurse. He is in good hands. Their three children and their families live nearby. They have a good support network. In all of those things they are fortunate. 

But today I am sad. 

16 comments:

  1. I am sad for you, too. It's good that your BIL has such a good support system. The older we get, the more often this happens, unfortunately. :-(

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  2. I'm sorry for the bad news. Every friend and /or relative that gets the dreaded cancer diagnosis saddens a person and also makes you wonder who will be next.

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  3. So sorry to hear this. I know how much family means to you.

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  4. I am sad for you and hope your BIL gets healing treatment with great results.

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  5. I'm sorry to hear that cancer has come to visit your family. ai hope that some relief can be found to slow down development.

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  6. I was so struck by the beauty of your header this morning that it was some time before I read the post. I hope for you and your family the beauty of nature that surrounds you will be a source of solace as you go through sad times.

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  7. I am close to a family with two children ages 7 and 9. The nine-year-old has been given a prognosis of 6 months to two years. It will cost the family 50,000 if they want her for two years. I am also sad.

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  8. My sincere wish is that the treatment will go well for your BIL and he'll have time to spend with his family and friends.

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  9. I so hope he gets successful treatment and knowing he has great support is half the battle. Cancer can be beat, I have been 15 years cancer free.

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  10. I hope the treatment goes well, and I'm so sorry for your heavy heart. If I were there, I'd give you a big hug. It's good that your BIL has his family so close to provide support.

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  11. Ah so sorry, hope the treatments go well for them. Seems like many people are struggling with heath issues:(

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  12. my dg in law just finished chemotherapy for non hotchins lymphoma...seems like many are battling this dreaded disease even younger ones...but there are successful treatments...

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  13. It is terribly sad. Wishing you and your family strength and peace.

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  14. Oh Linda, I am so sorry. That makes me sad too. You have such a great family. You all seem very close. I hope the treatments help and he is with you for many more years. Will sure be thinking of you all.

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  15. Oh Linda, I'm so sorry. This is such a scary time. However, I've had friends and relatives undergo chemo and do quite well. I'll keep my fingers crossed for your brother-in-law.

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