Tuesday, July 27, 2010

OK, we're calling in all our Angels...again..

I have 2 sisters, Gerri & Kathy.  They have been my older sisters for as long as I can remember..and I love them like..uh..sisters..


Gerri is the cowgirl horse woman who lives in Southern Arizona, and has horses, a dog and lots of friends..

This past year, as she was accompanying our brother Larry through his cancer and ultimately, the end of his journey..she was diagnosed with breast cancer..along with her heart condition (mitro valve issues) she sailed through her treatment like a champion..


However, there was damage to her lungs. At first they thought it was pneumonia, then radiation burns but now they're not quite sure.

So next Wednesday...she will have surgery to see just what they are dealing with..

Then there is our other sister..Kathy.  Lives in Lake Havasu, Arizona..{the hottest place I know of..}


Good health. Active. Lifetime Weight Watcher member..walks..a lot..does Zumba..hikes mountains..doesn't eat anything bad for her..bestest Grandma ..ever...you get the picture..


On one last visit to our brother, she had some issues and upon her return back to her home, the Doc discovered a mass on her kidney...90% chance it's cancer..

Hey..that's 10% it's not, right??  She has surgery tomorrow..and Gerri will be there for her..I will be in my heart..but we need all of you pulling for BOTH of my sisters..


It has always been the 4 of us..Larry, Kathy, Gerri and me..

then there were 3..


We need to be 3,000.  So we need YOU.

And I know I can count on you..so thank you..again..

-me

{this is why I believe in prayer...Yeppers..that's me.12 years ago....the recipient of tonzz of prayers!}

Note to Kathy:  IF they do need to remove the kidney, you will still look cute in a bathing suit!

 Try to pull that one off with a double mastectomy...yeah..that's my world....haahahahhaa

22 comments:

Karen said...

My heart is breaking for you and your family. My deepest, deepest prayers for your sisters AND for you....so you can have the strength to get through this.
PS...my word verification includes the word "amen".

Emily said...

Love Love Love all of you!!!!

eugie74 said...

You know we will be praying for all of you, Colleen! Over and over again. We love you. Pease send our very best wishes to Kathy and Gerri.

Ming said...

Both of your sisters as well as you will be in my thoughts and prayers. God is good. May He provide each of you the strength you need to plow through this journey and come out smiling. Peace.

Laurie said...

Prayers are going up right now from a little town in Michigan. And from all over the world I'm sure. God Bless all of you Colleen, you're a beautiful family.

Karen said...

You can count on my prayers. Please keep us posted!
Have a blessed Wednesday,
Karen
Ladybug Creek

diane said...

This is sad news about your dynamic family. How dreadful for all of you. Its the worst thing about growing old is trying to stay alive. You have all my thoughts and best wishes.

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

I'm so sorry that your family is having to deal with this! Please know you and Gerri & Kathy will be in my prayers!!

madrekarin said...

You are all in my prayers, Colleen. Every day.

just call me jo said...

Life is surely a mystery. Why do bad things happen to such good people? In this life, I'll never understand. Your sisters are in my prayers and thoughts as are you. Keep us apprised of what happens.

Vee said...

Colleen, you must be a great joy to these beautiful sisters of yours. Yes, yes, oh yes, Kathy and Gerri have my prayers as does the entire family. Enough really is enough.

Emmy said...

It's beautiful how devoted you all are to each other! Best of luck; please know that we are all praying for you! *Hugs*

Claudie said...

Dear Friend
My heart is in my throat. I'm so sorry, but yes 10% is good.
Holding you all close to my heart Colleen.
Big hugs
Love Claudie
xooxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Life is good! said...

you can count on me. i too believe in prayer! God bless both of your sisters. hope you have a great day. stay positive like you always do!

Coleen said...

sending prayers from Oregon.....I know an angel is wrapping his wings around you right now...giving you strength....

Heart Hugs,

Coleen

PS.we both have an angel in our lives..named Larry

Just Breathe said...

Colleen, I am so sorry and will be part of the 3,000 praying for your sisters. I am going to put a mini post at the top of my page to get more prayer warriors. ((HUGS))

Pearl said...

I'm there honey!! Remember I had "Renal cell Carsinoma" kidney cancer which is the best type to get cause if caught early no problem. It's slow growing and I had it for 5 years before I knew it. Mine was huge so they took one kidney out and all is well. I pray for the best outcome for both your sisters!!

Alexis AKA MOM said...

Stopping by from Debby at Just Breath. Many prayers coming her way, blessings to you and the family.

Kathy at Shocking Pink Thread said...

Hi Colleen! Vee sent you my way but I think it could have been the other way around! I have three dear sisters so my heart goes out to you and yours! And YES! I do believe in miracles through the power of prayer. I will pray for your family.

P.S. Creede is like no other place we have ever been! Loved the fire station in the mountain. Had an amazing donut muffin at a place called Mermaid Cafe. Glad to meet you and look forward to visiting your blog again very soon!

imaginationlane said...

I will most definitely pray for you and your sisters, Colleen! And I'm sure you're brother is watching over you all, too...

You really are amazing, Mrs. B! I'll check back in a while and see how everyone's doing...

Lynette

Lori R. said...

Hugs and prayers and fingers crossed, heck, I even will throw salt over my shoulder! You got it! Love always ♥

Dapoppins said...

So glad that the news is Good. and loved your sistah talk!