Monday, December 31, 2018

Dreading the new year.

This is NOT how I wanted to return to blogging.

Late last month my oldest aunt had to go to the ER for severe abdominal pain. The doctors found a large mass in her uterus. Two weeks ago she had the surgery to remove the growth. It proved to be cancerous.

Thankfully the tumor hadn't spread. Most of it was removed except for a "thin skin" which doctors believe can be eradicated by a series of chemo treatments.

For right now we're focusing on her recovery. A hysterectomy is a major surgery for someone in their 70's. She needs to get her weight and strength back up first.

A dollar store trophy I jazzed up with paint for my aunt after her surgery

This will be one of the first times where I'm actually dreading the new year. Normally I'm happy to let go of the trials and tribulations of the current year for something better starting in January. Now it's the reverse.

What will the coming months bring for my aunt and our family? I do not think it will be easy. At all.

But all we can do is take it as it comes and pray for the best.

May 2019 be a year of hope, perseverance, and victory for us all!

Happy New Year, everyone!!


stanw said...

Hi there Dean,
Sorry to hear about your dear Aunt. I hope and pray she will gain enough strength to have the operation and that it will be a success. There is so much cancer going around these days, it is heart-wrenching to hear and see what many are going through. My own cousin being one of them.
Take good care my friend and know God is with you as you pray.

PS. Happy New Year! Keep hope and positivity alive. Each new day!

naturgesetz said...

Blessings on you and your aunt and all those you love for 2019.

It's always good to have a post from you, but I'm sorry it was not better news.

MartininBroda said...

And a Blessed New Year for you, your aunt and your family.

Dean Grey said...


Thanks for the kind words, Stan!



I will try to post more in 2019!



Thank you, sir.


I appreciate the supportive comments from you three gentlemen!