THANKFUL THURSDAY

I am thankful for modern medicine.
I, however, still cannot pronounce that word! Tomorrow we will mark week #2 with my sister’s chemo and radiation and so far so GREAT. My sister looks amazing and she really isn’t slowing down much at all. Her blood work always comes back phenomenally well so I am very, very hopeful!

My sister was diagnosed with stage 2 gastroesophageal junction (GEJ) cancer. Current treatment is chemo and radiation with surgery to follow. Fingers, eyes, and toes all crossed that all of those treatments and surgeries do their thing!
daisy lineAI am thankful to be able to care for my sister as she travels this wretched journey. Of course, as all of you know, it’s all about the laughter for me. Keeping it upbeat and always on that positive note!
I don’t know if this is true but it sure helps!
I am thankful for travel mugs because hospital coffee is HIDEOUS!
I think Dan makes the coffee up at the hospital!
I am thankful for my faith in God, His Son, Jesus Christ and our Beloved Mother Mary. For family to pick up the ball of laughter when I have dropped it and for my beautiful, thoughtful, always so unselfish friend, Miranda, whose love and giving knows no depth.
daisy lineAWithout these blessings in my life, I would surely be lost.
I am thankful for all of you out there in the big wide world of all things blogging. Thank you for reading and listening and following along even when I have lost my umph for blogging.
Mimi’s quote for the day –
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11 thoughts on “THANKFUL THURSDAY

  1. Such a hard road you and your sister are traveling. Stay strong and during this journey remember to be good to yourself. I am sure you have collected a lot of Pass Go and Collect $200 cards in this game of life. Use them.

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    1. Thank you, Bernadette. It is a tough road to be sure but I’m certain we have the angels on our side despite the undeserving soul that I am. – And yes.. No one tells you but caregiving is very much like having a brand new baby in the house. Up at all hours, listening to things beeping, checking for empty feed bags, administering medications. So, much like I did when my kids were little. I sleep when my sis sleeps or at least I try to and the more independent she becomes with her daily routine the more sleep I’ll get! And, much like having a baby in the house you don’t much care about the late hours, etc. You’re just thankful you have them. And so it is with my sister. ❤

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  2. May your sister continue on this road without too many bumps! It’s encouraging that she’s doing well. Wishing you the strength to deal with it all. Humour always helps, for sure. All the best to you and your family! ❤

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    1. Thank you, Debbie. Yes! She is doing so well and we’re keeping that attitude pumped and fighting! Oh my gosh because you know how inappropriate I can be with my humor even the drs. can’t help but laugh and most of the time they’re very much like statues. 🙂

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  3. I do know that Sandee and knowing that is such a great comfort. I can feel the love over the miles and I hope you can feel mine for you. ❤ – Thank you for keeping us in your prayers I honestly don't think we'd make it thru without them. So, so, important. – Thinking about you on your yacht cruise. It sounds so wonderful. I hope you're having the time of your life!

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  4. Joanne Earle

    I’m glad to hear that your sister is fighting hard against that awful disease. She’s so lucky to have you helping her out! Is this the sister you used to live with up on the mountain?

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