Friday, July 08, 2005

Happy and Sad

I'm happy because my parents are here. We went shopping at
Sam Moon, which was a madhouse. I'll be happy if I never go back! I did buy some cute bandanas and scarves for Camp Esperanza (see link at right), as well as a new toiletry/overnight bag.
Then it was on to dinner at
Babe's Chicken Dinner House, and now we are all miserably full. That place is the best for good 'ole home cookin.

Now for the sad. When I got home, I had a message from one of my very best friends. Her FIL had exploratory surgery today, and the news wasn't good. He has pancreatic cancer that is advanced. I called my friend back, but she was on the phone. I left a message...but what really can you say to someone when they find out such devastating news? My heart breaks for her and her husband, who I also consider a very good friend, as well as the rest of their family. So, please think warm thoughts and send prayers to Tulsa, OK for this family.

4 comments:

Lula said...

How sad! {Hugs} and warm thoughts to your friend.

SonSon said...

Hi. My brother died not long ago of pancreatic cancer. It does have a terrible prognosis. My brother was 38 and died in 11 weeks though he was otherwise very healthy.

Anyway, I wanted to let you know about PanCAN so maybe you could tell your friend. It's a nonprofit org that helps people and their families with pancreatic cancer. They know all about the disease and can be very, very helpful. The can be found online at www.pancan.org I don't know their number off hand. If the cancer has spread, the prognosis is generally 3 to 5 months. It's a terrible thing. Good luck to them.

Renee said...

I will include this family in my prayers. Please keep me posted on how he is doing.

Willie Prom said...

it was pretty awesome.