On Saturday, October 16th, we got the unexpected call that my sister-in-law, Sue, had passed away. She had been doing so well, just a week before. She had taken chemo on Wednesday and had been pretty ill since. She called her son and told him that she had thought she had slept wrong and her neck and shoulder hurt and asked him to bring her some muscle rub. When he took her the muscle rub, he found her already gone sitting in her chair. This is such a great loss to the family, her three sons and families, five precious grandchildren, brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews. I am happy that she is no longer ill and that she is now with her beloved husband and other loved ones, but she will be greatly missed.
My brother-in-law, George - the baby of the nine children, had just begun his battle with cancer..lymphoma. He was on a pass from the hospital so that he could attend the services for his sister, Sue. He became very ill on the morning of her service and had to be taken back to the hospital before the service. Since then, he has improved and they have drained 2000cc of fluid from his chest and abdomen. He started his first round of chemo Thursday night. We still don't have all the test results back to know the extent of his cancer. We will be there for him and encourage him...I know what a scary time this is for him..
Pete and I had a horrible flu bug thing this past week with everything else going on...I got a steroid shot, clarinex and an inhaler...feeling some better, but not up to par yet...we both cough alot during the night, not sleeping well. Hopefully, we will feel better soon.
Bill, Judy, Chris, Julie, Kylee, Kenzie, Tim, Lori, Tyler, Cory, Theresa and Gage came down from Bloomington for Sue's services. They had to get back home the next day...it was a long and hard trip for them and am happy they all made it home safely.
I had round #18 of chemo on Friday. I will have another PET scan in three weeks to find out where we are...praying to get good results from that. Missy and Kimberly went with me to chemo...we had a great lunch and then sweet Kimberly treated us to a wonderful pedicure for our birthdays. It was a good day...always enjoy spending time with them...Missy even made beautiful pink rose cupcakes for the staff and patients...she makes the best cupcakes ever!!
I will keep George and the rest of the family close in prayer and will keep my pink gloves on "Fighting Like a Girl"!