Friday, 18 April 2008

Damn, blast and bollocking balls

My sister-in-law has just been diagnosed with kidney cancer. She is 36 and has two young boys - my nephews. These are the facts. The emotions are a different matter.

Update: Thanks so, so much for all your kind comments and positive vibes. Things are looking a little rosier this evening than they were this morning. She went for her scan and the cancer is contained within the kidney and hasn't spread to her other organs. She's still to have the bone/blood scan, but this first step is in the right direction. The doctors say she's had the cancer for two or three years without knowing - it's very slow growing.

A rollercoaster of emotion this week - they thought it was TB, then a rare tropical disease. Poor girl - I can't even imagine what she's been through. Oh, and I forgot to say she has a lovely husband too - the men always get left out.

12 comments:

sara said...

So sorry. Positive thoughts. Hard but good.

Emma said...

How awful.
Wishing her all the best, and a positive outcome.
Wishing you all the strength to support her and get through this.

Karen said...

Oh, Debbie, so sorry to hear this. Thoughts and prayers her way - and yours.

The Sick Chick said...

Oh no :( Best wishes to her, you and all of your family.

justclaire said...

Bollocking Balls indeed. I'm sending positives vibes and happy healing thoughts her way, and yours. Be strong. xx

gilraen said...

Debbie I am so so sorry..................{{{Hugs}}}

Annette said...

Oh, Debbie what dreadful news.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Love and hugs A xx

Heather said...

I'm really sorry to hear this Debbie. I do hope the news for her and your family continues to be in the right direction. Best wishes.

Heather

mrs moon said...

Oh Skeinqueen, that's awful, but good that it's not spread beyond the kidney. Hope she's OK.

j

alabama whirly said...

so sorry, just read this, sending you all lots of love and hope things are caught and dealt with so that everything can be better x

Cyndie said...

So sorry to hear - sending you and your family prayers to get through this tough time real quick and to restore your sister in law's health.

Emma said...

That's awful, I'm so sorry to hear it. If it's any consolation the fact that it's slow growing for someone her age should be a huge encouragement!