Saturday, December 20, 2008

He's Only 39.............

I am still in such a state of shock.... I can't believe this is all happening....another cancer in our family. I mean seriously, why??? He is only 39 years old...this should not be happening!!!
It is very difficult to watch the person that you love feeling so down and hurt. And knowing that there is nothing I can do to "fix" it!! He is scared of course and so worried about the bone marrow test. Anyone know what that entails??? He feels like an outcast he says; and feels like everyone is being extra nice to him because they think he's going to die. All I can do is reassure him that these things are not true.

On a lighter note, we did go to our company Christmas party last night...I was very happy that he felt like getting out of the house and was able to keep his mind off of this (at least most of the time). But, of course I had too many adult drinks and I feel terrible today. It is 3:30 and Joe and I just got out of bed (we showered and dressed earlier, but have just been laying around)...part of it is hangover and part of it is just being down and trying to help each other feel better!!

Again, I ask to keep our family in your prayers....the kids do not know about this yet and I don't even know when or how to tell them. Please ask everyone you know to pray for us-- especially Joe!! He is only 39......

13 comments:

Rachel said...

I'm so sorry honey.

April said...

I'm so sorry. Yall will be in my prayers.

Carrin said...

Absolutely Praying! God doesn't give us anything we can't handle. I know that isn't always something helpful to hear but you will handle this together.
I am here to be a listener or a blog to cry on.

rachael said...

i am so sorry, you will all be in my thoughts and prayers!

Los said...

Hang in there, Melissa.

Minxy Mimi said...

I am so sorry. I hope you get some good news soon!

Heather Marie said...

I am praying super hard for you guys! You will get through this! Joe will be strong by the hand of God and he will be healed! :)

Diane said...

Oh, honey, I'm so sorry. You're all in my thoughts and prayers. Take care.

Barrett & Jen said...

I am so sorry.

Jo-Jo said...

I am so sorry. You all are in my prayers....On another note, I check with Embroidery Works and they mailed your order in with another company's :-( She is suppose to be stitching another. Sorry! Next give away, I am getting a gift card! LOL!

Kristin said...

Prayers to you all.

Steve+Marie Douglas said...

Like you said the 1 good thing is that he was up to going out!
I want you to know I asked our church to pray for Joe tonight!

email me to stv.mre@gmail.com

I am praying :~)
with love, Marie

angie said...

Oh, Melissa. No! I'm so very sorry for this......no time is a good time to find out the one you love has leukemia, but this time of year must be especially hard. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Wishing you a wonderful holiday season......with peace and joy.....and what is the C word thinking? It's going to get it's arse kicked. Right? :) SENDING you HUGE hugs!