My son made it home safely on Friday night for his spring break vacation from college. He is looking forward to a relaxing vacation without all of the studying! He used to be quite a reader, but since he is reading textbooks all the time now, leisure reading has definitely taken a backseat.
Around Christmas time I had mentioned that my little sister has been very sick and in and out of the hospital quite a bit. After church this morning I had a call from her boyfriend informing me that her medical condition has made quite a drastic turn for the worst. She's had terrible problems with her colon and they actually removed most of it. A tumor has been close to the colon that she has left and has been growing into it. They started to do chemotherapy on her to shrink or stop the growth and that was working. It sounds like the chemo has created an infection though so they will not be able to continue the treatments. It came as quite a shock when he told me that if they do not continue the treatments they suggest starting hospice care on her right away. This is pretty hard being a big sister and not being able to help at all. This is one of those things that I am just having a problem understanding since I am 40 and she's only 32 years old.
I didn't want to be a downer by posting about this, but I really feel that I have gotten to know a lot of you on a more personal level. So if you don't hear from me for awhile it could be because of that situation. Please do me a favor and keep my sister Brenda in your prayers.
As for the rest of my Sunday, I may start reading Shanghai Girls by Lisa See at some point. I want to try to keep some sense of normalcy in my life so I will probably be watching my favorite Sunday night shows at 8 o'clock.