Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Brother Update

Hi! I would just like to thank you all for the kindness and prayers...it's been a rough few days, but brother is doing well. His surgery went very well, they removed a golf ball sized tumor from his chest and 3 others from under his arm (one large one in the lymph node and 2 smaller from the area). He is still in the hospital and they are doing some scans and such to make sure the cancer hasn't spread elsewhere--so keep on praying!! He feels good though, and is in good spirits....I just love him so much, he was MY baby when he was small. He's 5 years younger than I and after my parent divorced I took it upon myself to be his mommy--which he didn't mind at all! lol


So, to top it off, my Grandpa died last week too. He was 94, lived a good life, was pretty healthy for most of it, and died peacefully in his sleep--which was a blessing. We had to go out-of-town for his funeral on Saturday. It was a lovely funeral and it was really nice to see so many of my relatives that I don't see often.

Let me tell you, I am ready for a regular old boring week around here--I can do without all the excitement for sure! I just wanted to thank you all for your prayers and good wishes--they are so appreciated! Bye.

19 comments:

CEDAR JUNCTION said...

Karen, I am praying that you have an incredibly boring week and that your brother will have complete healing.

God bless you and your family.
Teresa

LeeAnn said...

I just wanted to let you know I stopped by here and you are in my continued thoughts and prayers.

Twyla and Lindsey said...

So glad to hear your brother is doing well. I will keep praying he does. Sorry to hear about your grandpa. I wish for you much peace and happiness. Twyla

Junie Moon said...

Oh my, you've had a lot of challenges to face lately. I'm thrilled to hear that your brother is doing well, but my heart goes out to you and your family about your Grandpa. Bless you, Karen.

Dolly said...

Mrs Kwitty I am so sorry to hear about Grandpa!
He will be missed!

Glad to hear that your brother is doing GREAT!
Keeping him in our prayers!

I hope your life gives you some much needed ME time!

Hugz, Dolly

Christa from Chloe Rose said...

Hi Mrs....

I'm very happy to hear that your brother is doing better. I'm sorry to hear about your grandpa, but it is a blessing that he lived a long life and passed peacefully in his sleep....

Hopefully you have a nice boring week.......I'm looking forward to a boring one next week, as my kids go back to school!

Blessings -

Christa
Chloe Rose

~~ATTIC CLUTTER~~ said...

Karen
Oh I am so sorry about your grandpa.. sad news..But good news about your brother..I hope he stays cancer free(:)
Hope you have a good week and will be back to check on you (:)
hugs, Patty

Sharon said...

Karen, I'm sending hugs and best wishes you way.

Grooveycrafts said...

Thats good to hear he's doing well and I hope he continues to do so :).

Sorry to hear about your grandad, no matter what age they get to you still never want that day to come. My sympathy to your family

Grooveycrafts said...

Thats good to hear he's doing well and I hope he continues to do so :).

Sorry to hear about your grandad, no matter what age they get to you still never want that day to come. My sympathy to your family

Jenn Maruska said...

Oh Karen. I'm so sorry to hear about your Grandpa.

I hope that your brother is doing better and continues to recover and gain strength.

You've certainly had a rough month. I hope that September brings peace and calm to you and your family.

I'll be thinking of you - Jenn.

Diana said...

Oh, Karen! I see that I've missed some serious happenings in your life. I'm so sorry for all the sorrows and frustrations, and I'm sorry I wasn't around to support you as it was happening. Please know that my prayers and my wishes are with you, your brother, and your whole family. May God bless and speed your brother in his recovery, and may God bless your grandfather's beautiful soul.

I sincerely hope this week brings you peace and serenity.

Thinking of you,
Di

Gina2424 said...

Oh Karen! Good luck and good for you for a quiet weekend to come and a long one at that. I got one of your birdie bookmarks from Chrysti at ZNE-that was really special!

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Hi Karen ~ It is wonderful news to hear your brother did good in surgery. May he continue to make good progress and heal nicely.

I am also sad to hear about the loss of your grandfather. Bless his heart! When we lose our family, it is like a chunk leaves our very being. Treasure your memories of him.

xo
Becky

Jane said...

I am glad your brother is doing better and very sorry to hear about your grandpa. I am wishing you a quiet and relaxing week!

Dinah said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your Grandfather, and I do hope your brother will continue to recover and improve. I'll be praying for him!

Rosebud Collection said...

So happy your brother did well..will be praying for him..will keep checking in and seeing how he goes along..

Sweetina said...

Hi Karen~
I am just catching up on everone's blogs and I read here about your Dear Younger Brother, Paul.
He will be in my prayers, as will you and your wonderful family.
I read further than he is home and that so far the scans have been good. Excellent! Medicine has come a very long way in treating Cancer~and I pray that he remains well and his body responds favorably to treatment. With your loving family's support, he has the best chance ever.
You're in my houghts and heart,
Tina

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

Hi Karen. I am so sorry to hear of all that has happened with your family. Hoping that boring days are ahead for you.
Hugs,
Barbara

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