Friday, July 31, 2009

Prayer Request

My dear blog readers & friends,

Today I have a prayer request. Today, my sister Barb (pictured above with her 17 year old son Kyle) will be undergoing a double Mastectomy. Less than 2 months ago, she went in for her annual mammogram & it was then that they found some lumps. After having several biopsies done, she was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. She is proof that Breast Cancer can happen to anyone at any time! It doesn't run in our family, no other woman in our family has ever had breast cancer before & she didn't have any warning signs at all! It just happened that fast! So please, if you don't do self exams or haven't had a mammogram, do it NOW! TODAY! Not tomorrow! Not next week! NOW!

Barb, being the comedian that she is, has been keeping her spirits up & has been trying to make us all laugh about it. I just talked to her on the phone last night & she said that she's always wanted new boobs & this time, she wants smaller ones.....she's sick of carrying those big things around (her quote, not mine). She was also joking around with Mom & told her that not only is she getting new boobs, but she'll also be getting a new stomach out of it, too. Yep, I love my sister & her sense of humor!

I, on the other hand, have been crying almost all day! I'm a nervous wreck! I just CANNOT lose another sister! I can't! So that is why I'm asking you for your prayers. Please keep Barb in your thoughts & prayers today that she makes it through this surgery without any complications & that they can get the cancer out of her completely!

Thank-you.
Benita

11 comments:

Janet said...

Oh, Benita, I completely understand what you're going through. You guys are in my prayers. Your sister's positive outlook will serve her very well. Let us know how things go tomorrow. {hugs}

Lynn said...

hugs and prayers for complete recovery.

Sue said...

she has a great outlook-I am sure she will do well in the surgery and recovery!

NancyJones said...

she will definitely be in my prayers as well as the rest of your family. HUGS.

Julie S said...

Praying Benita, a year ago when I had my scare, I told the doctor just what you said in your post, that BC HAS to start somewhere, and it didn't matter that my family has no history of it. I'm praying for Barb (for healing) and for you, as you help her through this (even though its long distance). Please keep us updated on how she's doing!!

Julie
www.inkedujour.com

Kim said...

Prayers for a successful surgery and a speedy recovery.

Ryzmomplus2 said...

Prayers to you and your sister! I can't even imagine the emotional roller coaster you are all going through. I'm sure her sense of humor helps everyone!

Denise said...

Oh, Benita. I just read this post and am praying that everything went well for your sister.

I will also say a prayer for you and the rest of the family.

Your friend, Denise

Lida said...

Sending your siter good vibes and you a big hug, hope everything turns out well and be positive. Also I have something for you on my blog.

Evelyn said...

Sorry it is so late, but I hope and pray that everything went well.
((hugs))

Lorrie said...

Benita, I'm sooo sorry to hear about this. I will be praying for Barb, and I hope and pray that all the cancer has been removed!!