Friday, September 24, 2010

What life can dish us

It`s been a bit of a see saw week for emotions.
I ran into my half sister last week whom I haven`t seen for a couple of months now and she looked rather flustered,,,,
After the usual chit chat she hit me with her news....
She had stated that of late she has become very forgetful, and I said jokingly welcome to my world.....
My excuse is age what`s yours I said with a wry smile, as you see there is 20 years difference in our age....I`ve always seen myself more of a mother figure to her rather than a big sis....
After she had explained her symptons to her doctor she was referred to a specialist at the local hospital which is when I ran into her...
She has been diagnosed with a brain tumor...
Well you could have knocked me over with a feather....
It was like listening to the ailments of what my hubby has all over again as you see she has epilepsy also....Mind you only recently as 8 months ago she had her 3rd child and the delivery had complications where my sis had lost oxygen to the brain so hence the epilepsy....
So now she has had her CT scan and naturally the doctor has given her the worst case scenerio...
The tumor is sitting right on the brain stem which is pretty much in- opperable and with that they told her they give her 12 months.....
They have given her the option of trying radiotherapy to start with .....
Then the optimest steps in, me....
I explained to her that they said exactly the same thing to hubby, they gave him 8 months nearly 10 years ago and praise the lord he is still here with me to this day....
There is always hope and I said to her that you have alot to live for especially because of the fact you have 3 small girls who rely on you.....
She left with a postive outlook after we spoke and I hope that she feels the same way come the future....

6 comments:

  1. omg. i hope it is positive and works out. no-one can say how long we have to live. doctors only estimate. there are many people like Matt who make predictions like that laughable. i hope she continues to fight and be positive. it can make huge differences.

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  2. Mandy, cannot help but feel she was blessed to 'run into' you. You have given her HOPE! Three children and so much to live for. Tragic news. Will keep her in my prayers.
    Hugs to you and the family xo

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  3. Oh, that sucks... All you can do is wish her the very best and help where you can. Thats often enough for them to make it through. (as you know)

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  4. Oh How sad for such a young person and with 3 little ones who depend on her. You are tops in cheering her up and giving her hope. I wish her all the best for the future.

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  5. It is good that she knows someone like you who could tell her that it is not necessarily a death sentence. Having been there with hubby I hope she stay positive and remembers she has a lot to live for.

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  6. I am so glad you were able to give her such a great example of the will to live and the body and mind being able to preverve its own life. I pray she will likewise survive and get the most out of life with her family.

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