The Calm Before the Storm

This is essentially a post about nothing…….blessed, wonderful nothing. There’s really not much going on today. I’ve got to leave for work in about an hour, and several of the kids plus families will be here later today; but otherwise, we’re carrying on about our lives pretty much as we always have, with little thoughtContinue reading “The Calm Before the Storm”

Doctor, Doctor, Give Me the News…….

……..and it was the worst news we could have imagined. Will has Stage IV pancreatic cancer, with multiple metastases to the liver and likely the small bowel. It’s going through him like wildfire; the oncologist gives him approximately 3-6 months to live if he doesn’t get treatment, and a grand total of maybe 6-18 months with aggressiveContinue reading “Doctor, Doctor, Give Me the News…….”

Where Never Is Heard An Encouraging Word

We are home now after Will’s liver biopsy earlier this afternoon, and while he naps, I need to gather my thoughts because I am once again on the verge of freaking the hell out, and I don’t have that luxury. It’s becoming all too real again; for a couple of days, the fear receded andContinue reading “Where Never Is Heard An Encouraging Word”

The Times, They Are a-Changin’

And, on top of all the other life-altering events going on in my world these days, there’s the matter of my only sister, who is on her way to an assisted living facility tomorrow after two months rehabbing in a nursing home. She lived with my family and me for years after her husband left her, and again afterContinue reading “The Times, They Are a-Changin’”

Small Favors

Today has been another good day…..thank God for small favors! Will and I were out and about today, picked up my sister for a visit, and even ate at our favorite Chinese restaurant. Amazing how we used to take these normal, enjoyable activities for granted……..before the words pancreatic cancer became part of our lives only one short weekContinue reading “Small Favors”

The Games People Play

Will’s biopsy has been postponed till tomorrow for some reason. When the imaging clinic called him this morning, they told him that they’d have done it today if he’d still been in the hospital; but since he isn’t, they needed to reschedule. Well, now isn’t THAT great. Not only do we have to wait another day toContinue reading “The Games People Play”