Wednesday, October 20, 2010

How quickly things change

“Sorry, honey- I wish the news was better.” Even though I read the written report, pored over the PET and CT scans, had seen the tell-tale reddish-yellow hot spots and obvious black dots, I still did not want to hear those words. It took my breath away. I so wanted to believe that I had misread the words- had not understood what I saw. I should have known the results weren’t good. It was raining. It rained the day George was first diagnosed, on the day of every surgery he had and on the day my father died. Bad news, rain and the two of us....not a good combination. George's cancer has returned. The round-robin of surgeons, oncologists and tests of every conceivable type has begun. We wait again.

This time the wait is different. This time we have some knowledge of this disease. We’ve been here before and some of the fears have already been faced. But there are new fears to be conquered and new questions to ask. The wait is different…but, still…it is “The Wait.”


  1. So sorry you received such news Quieten. Only wish to thoughts are with you both!


  2. Oh nooooooooooooo......I was so hoping that you were both through the worst of this horrible disease, I am so sorry.
    Please know you and George are in my heart and prayers always...:-) Hugs

  3. Oh, I'm devastated, Quieten...but not nearly as much as the two of you must be...Will begin praying immediately!!! Please let me know if I can support you through this in any other way! Love you!! Janine XO

  4. What awful news Quieten. My heart is sad for you and George. I will pray hard for you both everyday. You have friends out here that are behind you and care deeply. Love Di ♥

  5. Just here to say, "I'm praying for you!!" Sending you big thoughts are with you!! Love, Janine XO