Sunday, March 6, 2011

Amelia Earhart Flew and Look Where It Got Her

I am running around this morning like a headless chicken, trying desperately to get ready in time to head to the airport. My sister Kelly is heading back to Houston today and I am meeting her there. It seems like just weeks ago that we were there because we were. Have I mentioned how much I hate flying? How it makes my hands and feet sweat, my head swim with vertigo and my stomach turn to knots and that’s just thinking about flying? It gets worse once I am actually on the plane. Let’s just say, I am the gray-faced, white-knuckled, hyperventilating woman you never want to sit next to when you fly. You’re welcome.



Um, yeah. I already feel better about flying. NOT!!!


So here is the latest dealio with Kelly. It has been determined she is not a candidate for surgery after all. She has, however, been accepted into a clinical trial. Remember, this is MDAnderson, the nations #1, best and brightest, cutting-edge, top shelf, yada yada yada, leading cancer research hospital in the Universe. Or something like that. The fact is, four years ago when every “leading” doctor and hospital in California was telling Kelly, “There’s no hope. You are history, sister. Buh Bye”, my older sister, Char and I were researching like crazy, desperately trying to find another answer. We found that answer at MDAnderson. Not only have they kept Kelly alive and kicking these last four years, they have also given us hope in some of the most hopeless situations. God bless em. Oh, and God bless Dr. McDreamy, too.


The actual McDreamy of MDAnderson. I hear he has skills, ladies.
 MRI skills, Gamma Knife skills, brain surgery skills.....


Speaking of McDreamy, do you think it’s wrong that I recently told him we call him McDreamy and that I blog about him as such and that I post his picture on the web for all the world to see? Kelly got all weird and embarrassed when I spilled the beans to McDreamy about my two, old, wrinkled sisters obsession with him. She also turned three shades of red when I told him how much I appreciated their obsession as it made for great blog fodder. His reaction? The dude was excited. Absolutely giddy, I tell ya. He loved it. Couldn’t wait to tell his wife. Wanted to know how many readers I had, etc. So McDreamy, if you are reading this, I would like to say thank you for keeping my little sister alive. I am grateful, even on the days when I would like to strangle her, I am still thankful. I would also like to say you’re welcome for the free advertising on this blog. You may want to remember that when you invoice her next bill. I’m just saying.




Ok, so I need to go finish the laundry and get my bag packed. Then I need to find a valium or two. Oh, and by the way, I will be updating The List on Monday. I have a thing or two to tell you all on that front. Life is never boring when you’re me and that, my friends, is the truth.

18 comments:

Two Shades of Pink said...

Awesome, awesome post. Praying for your flight and passengers within your immediate vicinity. And I think it is HILARIOUS that you told McDreamy that he is the McDreamy of Butts and Ashes. Everyone likes a little shout out once in awhile and I am thinking people who perform life saving surgeries should be one of them. Love you!

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

praying for your flight and for a successful trip. love it that mcdreamy was excited to be blog fodder!

Delirious said...

I am SO stealing this cartoon!!! My sisters and I have a private joke about this, and they will appreciate it. :)

Best of wishes for your trip to Houston. God be with the doctors!

Katharine said...

Sending lots of prayer that your flight will be smooth and event free! I love,love,love flying and I'd do it for you if I could!Looking forward to the list update!

TechnoBabe said...

It has been so long since I have been in an airport (thankfully) that at first I didn't know what that guy with the surgical gloves on was doing. It looked like he was saying "next". But then I noticed it was out in the open and it is probably a security person at the airport. I feel for you and your flying anxiety. Hugs to you and your sister and say hi to Dr McDreamy.

Brian Miller said...

guys with gloves and badges beckoning me forward scare me...just saying...

glad mcdreamy too that in stride...

Coby said...

Love the story about McDreamy! Seriously, he should give your sister a discount or something!

Here's hoping the valium works wonders, and that McDreamy works his wonders.

Andrea said...

Good thoughts and prayers for Kelly, and for McDreamy to be McBrilliant in caring for her. Keep us posted. And Marla - on the plane - remember to breathe. :-)

aLmYbNeNr said...

Marla, Marla, Marla! Oh goodness...you and your sisters are so fun and hilarious. You are all awesome!

I love hearing about Dr. McDreamy LOL! That's so funny Kelly got embarrassed, but I probably would too. I really hope McDreamy starts reading the blog - how cool would that be?! Hear that Doc?!?!?

Not So Simply Single said...

Hey, did you forget about GOD! Ask him to relieve you of your obsession about flying.

Yup. God works, lest you FORGOT!

Goodluck with you and your sister. Is she a saint like you?

The only way you could get to Maui is on a plane....I got the pineapple all cut up for you and Mai Tai's are in the fridge!

Love ya Sister!

Lisa

J.J. in L.A. said...

You know (well maybe you don't), I have no fear of flying. But MRIs scare the holy living poop out of me. Apparently, a plane crammed full of people and going 500 mph has nothing on a hard, cramped bed that makes funny noises.

And "YAY!!!" for awesome dreamy doctors!

Sarah said...

That first picture will make me turn around and go home right away. Sister or not. But you are brave.

Not So Simply Single said...

You are too young to be my mother...however, you are a hell of a good sister. I am at work and just read your comment...

You said, "I'll put his attitude in a VICE and turn it to NICE"....Now THAT is CLASSIC! You rock.

I love you Marla...
Your Maui Sister!

Libbie said...

Hey Marla....We all love the McDreamy posts...he sure is! :) I can imagine your sis wanting to kill ya though...mine would too....but isn't that just another good reason to tell him! :) oOh the things middle sisters do :)

Hope your flight goes great! I'd sit next to ya & hold your hand! I mean as long as you were paying for the flight :) Safe travels!!!

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Hugs and kisses to you and Dr. McDreamy.
Keep the faith, my friend. I'm holding you and your sister in my heart and prayers.
xoRobyn

Glen said...

anyone know where you buy those gloves from? I've had an idea for a career change.

just keep on being there and believing. All you can do is not give up :-)

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Flying is not as bad as you think it is.

rv backup camera said...

Errrr, flying!! My boyfriend's dad has a small plane he keeps wanting to take me for a flight in, but I don't even like flying in big aircraft! I can't imagine a small one... :/