Friday, April 16, 2010

Well, The Good News Is.....

My older sister, Char, called last night to let me know she and our younger sister, Kelly, had arrived home. They had been in Houston for Kelly's regularly scheduled appointments at MDAnderson. Usually I wouldn't get a call until a day or two later, so I had an uncomfortable feeling when the phone rang and I saw the caller ID late last night. Char started with, "Well, the good news is..." I know whenever she begins a conversation with those words they are sure to be followed by bad news. I was right.

So the good news is, Kelly's brain tumor has not grown nor has the one on her chest wall. Her hip looks good and she is actually doing better than she has for quite awhile. She is walking with a walker, has dropped a lot of weight since they lowered her steroids and overall, is feeling good. Now the bad news. The tumor on her spine has grown. The doctors feel certain if she does not have surgery to remove it immediately, there will be a life-altering impact. I'm going to call her today and ask what that means exactly. If it means she will suddenly be twenty-five, a true blond and weigh what her drivers license says she weighs, well then, let the sucker grow. But if it means anything else, then please, please.....have the surgery.


Just think of all the positives. First, and most importantly, you will wake up to this.




That's right, Kel. Dr. McDreamy will be the first face you see. He will be close enough to smell. Remember that McDreamy smell of his. Yum! Just like formaldehyde. What girl wouldn't want to get a whiff of him?


Let's see, what else? I know! After the surgery, we will buy you new tennis balls for your walker. I think these scream KELLY!




Ummm.....and.....I know there are more reasons. Wait. Let me think. Oh yeah! I know! You were talking about making babies the other day. Remember, when I started gagging and had to hang up because the thought of you people doing that made me nauseous? Well, if you have the surgery, you could actually feel good enough to bring a new life into your home. Yeah. A boy. A sweet, McDreamy boy. He might even look like this.




Well, without all the glimmering, white teeth and the facial hair. That usually comes later.

27 comments:

Parsley said...

Praying for her.

TechnoBabe said...

Let us know her decision. Having sisters to love and support her is a blessing.

Coby said...

Praying, praying, praying!

Monkey Man said...

Cancer sucks. Hoping the best for your sister and for your recovery from McDreamy indulgence.

Mommy Lisa said...

Praying.

Ms. Anthropy said...

Thoughts and prayers.

Deborah said...

I am sending as much white light as I can muster.

hugs to you girl

Brian Miller said...

glad you have found a few smiles in this. thoughts and prayers today!

Oklahoma Granny said...

Keeping your sister in my prayers.

Sarah said...

keep up the cheers for her because she will need it. keeping you guys in my thoughts and prayers.

Alma said...

Praying for you and your sister. Miracles happen everyday. I am a survivor, tell your sister to never give up and never give in. Hugs for you both. Alma

marci-me said...

nothing like a sister's love, some FURtastic tennis balls and some McDreamy to keep the spirits up - stay well Marla, stay strong, and be good to yourself too!

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

You are all in my prayers. Chin up - but, your humorous outlook will certainly help.

Prairiemaid said...

Wow, glad you came by and took time to comment. Not sure why we haven't bumped into each other while traveling through the Land of Blogdom, since we follow some of the same peeps. As a matter of fact, I also know Parsley there.

I am now following you and praying for your sister. She has certainly been through a lot.

May God refresh and renew her strength each day.

`Cheryl

Christina said...

Oh dear...I came here from Taylor's blog because your comment about the fish picture made me laugh out loud. I'm so sorry to hear about this situation, though! Many people will be praying, and I agree with someone else (many someone elses)-cancer sucks.

Mama Zen said...

In our thoughts and prayers!

honeypiehorse said...

Oh, how scary. but at least it's not the brain... praying for her.

Lily Robinson said...

Prayers. I so love your attitude. I hope she appreciates it more than people appreciate mine...

Janean said...

tooooooooooo funny and inspiring. girl, you may talk women who don't NEED surgery into it if you keep coming up with those great reasons! *wink* hahah!

hip hip gin gin said...

I'm sorry your sister has to go through this. But from the looks of this post she has two wonderful, funny sisters and a lot of love by her side. Hope all goes well. And wouldn't it be great if all doctors really did look like McDreamy? It might actually blunt the suckage a bit. A very small bit.
I'm visiting you from SITS by the way (putting the saturday sharefest quote on a post like this seemed really out of place).

Marla said...

Hello,

Thank you for visiting my blog. There seems to be a lot linking our lives. My name is Marla... My middle name is Kelley. My fiancee had cancer when he was 16 and again when he was 20. He finally beat it at MDAnderson... That's a great hospital and I'm sure they will take good care of your sister.

I will be praying for Kelly and you. Hang in there.

Marla @ www.asthefarmturns.wordpress.com

Auntie Cake said...

Keeping your entire family in our thoughts and prayers at this time!
Kate

Enchanted Oak said...

Oh, look at all the prayers for your sister and for you! This so does my heart good to hear. Your humor in the midst of the valley of shadow is a beaming light. God bless you and keep you, and make His face shine upon you, and grant you His peace!
My dad was from Jenks, Oklahoma. I got to visit your beautiful state with him before he died. We have a lot of Weygandt family in the Tulsa area. I was there during a tornado watch, and I would rather face the threat of my California earthquakes.
God is good. Just sometimes it seems like He goes to Tahiti and leaves us to handle things alone. Before we get too messed up, He does return, though.

Amarja said...

Miss you and am praying for you and your sister as well.. (like all thes other people)

Just Be Real/God Whispers In The Wind said...

Thanks for sharing your concerns about your sister dear one.

VKT said...

Marla,

This post brought tears to my eyes. I am going to put your sister at the top of my prayer list. Blessings

gayle said...

So sorry to hear this!! My cousin is going through a hard time with cancer. Praying for all!!