7.05.2007

When it rains, it pours -- and I'm not talking about the Texas floods. On Monday, my mother was admitted to the hospital with double pneumonia. While she was there, they ran some other tests and diagnosed her with multiple myeloma (cancer of the plasma cells). My sisters and I are keeping calm and staying positive, as much as is possible under the circumstances. We know from experience that fighting cancer takes a lot of stamina, so we don't need to waste energy on freaking out. She is in the ICU and getting the best care possible, so all we can do at the moment is wait.

Fortunately, knitting makes the waiting much easier. My mom is also a knitter, although she doesn't finish things like I do. :-)

7 comments:

Shannon H. said...

Hey Scarlet. I'll light a candle for your mom, and keep your family in my thoughts and prayers. Take care and let me know if there's anything I can do to help.

said...

You are so right. *hugs* My FIL had cancer in his lymph node. We will be thinking about you. Knitting is extremely helpful in times like these.

che said...

Godspeed angel!Knit on and wishing you the best! Ill ask my mother and her church to pray for her!
Be good to you honey!

sunneshine said...

Sending you lots of good energy and strong thoughts! Your mom is lucky to have you two there for her! You'll be in my prayers...

Jess said...

Like I posted about the other day, fuck cancer!

my uncle died of cancer a couple of weeks ago, and i'm going to be at his memorial service tomorrow. i wish you and your mom the absolute best! (as in, if i did pray, i would be doing it for you guys.)

Gypsy Junk Knits said...

Oh my goodness, my heart goes out to you and your family. It sounds as though you are a strong sort of ladies.
Best Wishes.

che said...

Hey Ms Scarlette!

Just wanted to stop by and say hello and see how you were fairing hun!?