Saturday, November 30, 2013

Day 10


My sisters Joanne & Debra ♥

To hell with positivity.......today started with a phone call from my mom.

My sister Joanne, who has cervical cancer, is in the hospital.  She has been having alot of pain & has been going for a ton of tests.  Her cancer has already spread to her chest, she will be having more radiation to deal with that.  However , her recent bone scan also showed a mass in her back as well.  This mass is breaking the bones in her spine .  Her bones are brittle from her past radiation so it does not take much to break them.  Her team of doctors have decided she will need emergency surgery to remove this mass.  If her bones break any more it could cause her to become paralyzed. This morning she was admitted to the hospital, I am not sure yet when the surgery will take place , but soon.  They will need to stabilize her spine after the mass is removed.
My mom is so upset, of course she wonders why Joanne, why not her? She has lived her life & Joanne has so much more to live.  It is hard to think positive right now, I am angry, I hate cancer & I hate that it is happening to Joanne.
So, we will say more prayers & think as positively as we can for a surgery with no complications, & for Joanne to recovery quickly with as little pain as possible.


9 comments:

Kim said...

Oh no! I'm so sorry to hear this :(
I will be thinking the best for your sister, you and your family.

Dianne SS said...

I am so, so sorry Jolene. What a wretched situation. All we can do is pray and hope for a positive outcome for your sister. My heart goes out to you, your mom, and the rest of your family. ((HUGS))

Squishy said...

I have said a prayer for your sister Jo. There are a lot of things in life that just don't seem fair so I'm with you and your mom. But sometimes we don't know the whole story. But, regardless, it sucks. Please keep us posted on her progress.

manymuddypaws said...

:( fucking cancer.

onecollie said...

yes, fucking cancer :(

Judy said...

I am thinking many positive thought for Joanne as she continues to fight her cancer. It really is not fair what she is going through.
You are so strong Jolene. You just continue to take it all as it comes along.
I hope better days come along soon

Judy said...

I am thinking many positive thought for Joanne as she continues to fight her cancer. It really is not fair what she is going through.
You are so strong Jolene. You just continue to take it all as it comes along.
I hope better days come along soon

WigglyZack said...

I hate Cancer. What more can I say. It effects so many families. I will never forgot when I was 8 my mum got "C" and for two years I will never forget the struggles she went through. When I was 10, she could fight no more. Today there are way better treatments and management and I hope your sister gets all the care and support she needs. She is lucky to have a family like you to be there for her in her time of need. I will think nothing but positive thoughts and prayers for you and your family :)

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