Wednesday, August 26, 2009

"I Wish" Wednesday

Double whammy yesterday. First, my cat died. About 15 minutes after I found that out, I found out some other bad news. I decided to deal with one at a time.

My aunt was diagnosed with Stage II Multiple Myeloma, a cancer of the plasma cells. It cannot be cured, but can be managed. It's going to involve chemo, radiation and potentially a bone marrow transplant. The family has been thrown into a bit of a frenzy, naturally.

I read about Myeloma on-line last night and I shouldn't have. Knowing what my aunt is up against was heart-breaking. However, she is an amazingly resilient woman who has faced a multitude of life's challenges. She remains one of the sweetest, loving and happy women I've ever met. She has the most infectious laugh and I smile in anticipation of hearing it.

I don't see her often enough. I was really looking forward to seeing her at my wedding. This bullshit disease may throw a wrench in all of that since she's about to enter The World of Cancer. I hope that she'll be well enough to make it. I pray that she manages this disease with as much grace from God as He's willing to bestow on her. I am pissed at God for heaping this upon her already burden shoulders, but that's between me and God. He and I will have to work that out later when I'm not so angry at Him.

My wish is for my aunt to pass through this time in her life with as little pain as possible and as quickly as possible. I wish for her not to worry about everyone else and to take care of herself. I hopes she knows how much we all love and cherish her.


  1. Louise,
    I'm sorry to hear of your sad day. I picked up my dog's ashes from the vet yesterday and can relate to your sadness for your cat.

    I'll be sending my best thoughts and wishes for your Aunt during her treatment~she has a tough road ahead of her. Big hugs to both of you...

  2. I'm so sorry to hear about your aunt. I can't say anything that will make it better, and I'm sorry for that. Praying for you and your family.

  3. I am so sorry to hear about your cat and your Aunt. It is never a good time for news like that. Keep your head up! We will be praying for you and your family!

  4. I'm so sorry honey! I got your message, and sorry about the rescheduling. You know I can't make the 12th - it's my 10 year reunion. Call me when you need me.


  5. Sorry about all the bad news, Sweets! Keeping you and your family in my prayers.

  6. I'm so very sorry Louise :(

    I will be praying for your aunt and your family during this difficult time. When I am grieving like you are now, I remind myself that everything happens for a reason and according to God's will. That helps me appreciate the little things that I do have and the time I have left with a loved one.

    It's going to be very hard and you will need all the strength you can muster but He will be there for you in the midst of it all.

    Hope that helps...feel better hun :)

  7. I'm so sorry for your bad news day yesterday. Hoping all goes well with your Aunt's treatment and sending positive thoughts your way.

  8. Louise, sounds like it has been a week of difficult news. You and yours are in my thoughts and prayers. Sending warm wishes.

  9. Just wanted to say im so sorry for all your bad news, its horrible how things happen at the same time.

    Thinking of you and your family at this time.