Friday, November 21, 2008

Non weight issues

I need a second to vent about non weight/health me issues. I woudln't mention it here, but I can't talk about it to ANYONE except my husband (and mother in law). It's no secret that my mother passed away last year from ovarian cancer and that last year I also had one of my aunts pass away from breast cancer. But, I have 3 other cancer survivors in my family, one (my cousin) that I mentioned last month with a link to her cancer survivor article. She happens to be one of my closest friends, not "just" family. She had a bad mammogram picture yesterday (after 5 years out). The thing is, this cancer that runs in my family (I don't have the gene, thankfully, so I don't have to worry as much about me having cancer) is really progressive. I'm just worried about her and that I'll lose another person that I care about so much. It's not known yet exactly what it is, but since she insists to her doctors to get tested every 6 months (even though after 3 ish they wanted to only do it every year) it's unlikely to be benign. Benign usually don't grow that fast.
I guess I just needed to get that off of my chest. If you could send good vibes, prayers, light a candle for her too (I have a lot of people in my life that have or do need that) I would appreciate it. It'd be nice to have her around so that we can grow old together. Isn't that what is SUPPOSED to happen? You grow old with family and friends.

5 comments:

Dr. Wifey said...

prayers for you cousin

The Happy Runner said...

Oh, Diana. I'm sorry to hear that. I will absolutely keep your cousin, you and your whole family in my thoughts! And, I'll send the positive vibes your way. Keep thinking good thoughts and maybe that will help. It's got to be tough when there is little you can do to control the situation. I'm thinking about you!

dadivastreet said...

Hey Diana, I too am sending thoughts, vibes & prayers your way. So hoping for positive news for your cousin.

Chantelle said...

Oh Diana. I am so sorry.

Truckloads of healthy, healing, happy vibes being sent your way. xx

Diana said...

Thank you. It's difficult, but if it is indeed malignant then she caught it early and is strong. I believe (I need to believe) that she will be ok and that I'll have her around for years to come. Ok, I'm almost crying at work so I'll have to stop this conversation and move on to happy paper grading.lol.