Getting ready to go ..

Hi all .. I am packing and getting a few things ready to take with me when I go back to Texas.  Sorry about not posting much .. but I guess this falls under the “No news is good news” category .. although there really isn’t any good news:(

Carole’s right arm has a pretty big fracture in it right below the humeral head that they can not cast, she has to keep it in a sling and has since they found out it was broken .. will take a long time to heal and she is still in a lot of pain and not able to do near as much as she could.   The thing about a fracture is that it can go at anytime without any notice or with the slightest bump or jar:(  and this fracture runs almost all the way through the bone.

Ok there is one thing that is new .. and I am not sure I or Jimmie posted.  The PET (positron emission tomography) scan showed another tumor:(  This one is in Carole’s left leg next to the femoral head .. :( ya .. just like the one that was in her arm was near the humeral head.  So the doctor said they will keep an eye on it too … should I yell now or later?  They knew about the one in her arm and just watched it get bigger and bigger until it weakened her bone enough to fracture it .. geez maybe if they were a cancer hospital they would know that that can happen and take steps before hand to make sure it doesn’t .. Oh wait .. THEY ARE!!  ya, anger spills out here too I guess.

When I left Texas the week before Thanksgiving the tumor was the size of a lemon drop, when they finally decided to go in and take it out .. it was the size of a small lemon.  So it went from a little over 1 centimeter to about 5 a half centimeters in 2 months (the surgery was January 18th)

So yes I guess there was news after all and I am very sorry for not posting it ..

How about a picture:)  a smile:)  or maybe 3 of them:)   Carole sent this to me a couple of weeks ago .. :)  This is the wig that Angie sent to Carole when she first lost her hair  ..  LOOK 3 redheads and a great picture to boot! :)

Miss Chloe Dawn, Miss Carole and Miss Tiffani

 

here is comes, get ready ..

HUG them!, grab them and hug them and tell them that you love them ..why? because life as we know it can change in a heartbeat.

 

NOTE! I had to update this post .. the Surgery was JANUARY 18th .. 2 months .. it only took 2 months to get so large.  I am sorry if this goes out as new posting again, if it does .. if it doesn’t then that is great.  Sometimes wordpress works great .. other times .. well not so much! :)


 

8 Responses to “Getting ready to go ..”

  1. Carolyn Andrews says:

    Hi Carole, I met you today at MD Anderson in the x-ray area; I hope you don’t mind the hug when we were both in the xray gowns…lol. I wanted to tell you, but didn’t have time. A friend of mine was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer and told that he had 6 WEEKS to live..that was 25 years ago. He went through treatment of different sorts at MD Anderson and has had quite the battle, but he is still alive, doing well today. You do NOT have an expiration date on your head and God can do anything he wants to do with your life, he has a plan for you and he can heal you! Be strong, I know it’s hard to hear when you are going through this. As I mentioned today, I am scared everytime I go to an appointment. If you want to ever email me, please feel free to do so. We gals need to stick together. God Bless you and your family. You will beat this! Stay positive! Best wishes~ Carolyn Andrews

  2. Bobbie says:

    Hi everyone thanks for the posts, and the ability to get the email updates.
    I have to agree on that picture it is beautiful! those girls are rockin’.
    I continue to pray daily in your fight against this awful disease. I cant even imagine what you and your family are going through and i wont pretend that i do. you are right in saying that you never know how long you have to be with your family and loved ones so enjoy every minute and savor it.
    I wish all of you the strength and hope you need to help you on your journey of eradication of this awful affliction.
    God Bless you all and my thoughts are with you all!

  3. Marie R. says:

    Sherry your grandaughters are BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!! They look like your daughter in this picture. Such a beautiful picture I hope they are framing all these pictures so they are all around the house to look at. Thanks for the update and have a safe trip and talk to you after you are there. Are you staying long???

  4. JoAnn says:

    I Love you Carole and I think you are the most loving caring Mother I have ever met and the Bravest Person in the World. God Bless You, Babe !

  5. Marsha Quinn/RockinGems says:

    Hi Carole Ü
    I LOVE the red hair!! And just want you to know that you are in my prayers daily ♥ Love & hugs from your cousin Marsha in California

    • Carole says:

      Hi Marsha,
      Thank you so much for the bracelet, it is beautiful:) I wear it everyday. My daughters love it too.

      • Marsha Quinn/RockinGems says:

        Hi Carole Ü
        I am so honored & humbled to make it for you and very happy you and your daughters love it!
        As you now know, I make bracelets & earrings. I have a special line of ‘Awareness’ bracelets and have come up with a new slogan for them: ‘Wearing is Caring’… You are my inspiration for that! ♥
        You are in my prayers daily!
        Love & Hugs, Marsha

  6. Sherrie Jo says:

    Just want to send out a big ol’ I LOVE YOU Miss Carole Estelle .. I love you very very much.

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