Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Tuesday Talk....Cancer Freaking Sucks

Happy Tuesday Ladies!
Truth!  I am still not feeling 100% and it sucks!  Moms just shouldn't get sick!
Today is another one of those days where I am asking that question "why do bad things happen to good people?"  I know they say everything happens for a reason, and God has a plan, but man lately I am really wonderings what the hell the reason is and what exactly the plan is, because I just don't understand how unfair life can be sometimes.  I told you guys about my dear friend Talia last month who lost her husband to cancer, and then on Friday I told you guys about Jack's friend Holly who is also battling cancer..I mean it just sucks.
A few weeks ago I got a phone call from my mom, telling me that cancer had once again reared it's ugly head.  My Aunt Marlene, my mom's sister, was diagnosed with breast cancer back in like 1991, she was young, it was a devastating time for our family, but we just all knew she would do her treatments, pull through and be fine.  And that was pretty much what happened.  During the course of her treatments, it was hard, but she was a fighter, cancer wasn't beating her...NO WAY!.  We were pretty sure she had kicked cancer's ass..she went into remission was healthy, and though we never ever forgot what she went through, she was fine.  We all felt so lucky and blessed that she beat cancer! 
You can imagine how devastated I was to get a phone call shortly before the holiday season two years ago from my mother telling me that her cancer was back....I couldn't believe it!  She had been cancer free for like 15 years..and it was back.  It was devastating for our family, but you guys my Aunt is seriously the strongest woman that I know, her attitude was so positive and upbeat, and once again she was going to kick cancer's ass...she did her chemo...again it was hard, but she did it and once again she was OK.  We all felt so relieved and happy that she was healthy and going to be OK  During this whole time, I would talk to my Aunt on the phone, and never once did I ever hear her complain, feel sorry for herself, nothing...she was always just positive and upbeat.  She is truly such an incredible, amazing woman...and so incredibly strong. 
After she got a clean bill of health, I never really ever thought about her getting sick again, I don't think any of us did.  She was healthy, happy, living her life, she was a fighter, strong and pretty damn awesome for kicking cancer to the curb not once but twice!
About 3 weeks ago my phone rang, I looked at the caller ID and it was my mom, we talk about 3 times a day, so her calling me at different times throughout the day is never odd.  Well I answered the phone and I could barely make out what she was saying on the other end..she was sobbing so hard.  I immediately panicked...and then she finally calmed down and told me that my Aunt's breast cancer was back and had metastasized and was now in her liver...it is terminal.  I literally lost my breath...I could not believe what she was telling me on the other end of the phone.  How how how can this be happening...she has already beat cancer twice..there has got to be a mistake...this just can't be true.  I am devastated, just devastated.  I am so angry..she doesn't deserve this.  I mean no one deserves to be given a diagnosis of terminal cancer, but my Aunt, she most definitely does not.  She has been through enough, her family, our family has been through enough. 
Once again, she amazes me, she is still positive and upbeat, ready to fight another fight. 
I know we all seem to know someone that has been affected by cancer, and it really does suck!  I believe in the power of prayer, and that an upbeat positive attitude goes a long way in a situation like this.  Please say a prayer for my Aunt, and for our family!
I know my Aunt is ready to adjust her sails and fight...I just really wish the wind would blow in her direction.
Thank you so much for stopping by today!  See you guys back here tomorrow.


  1. Oh what heart wrenching news...praying for your Aunt and your family! Praying that y'all find peace and praying that the doctor's have the wisdom to help as best they can!

  2. So sorry to read this, Kimm. Hoping for the best for your Aunt.

  3. I'm so sorry that your Aunt is sick again, Kimm! Cancer SUCKS and is definitely NOT fair! I will be praying for her and your family.


  4. I am so sorry to hear that news Kimm. Cancer does suck and today I am going to see a dermatologist for some spots on my arms and legs and am praying for good results. I do not think they are cancerous but I am a tad nervous. Saying a prayer for your sweet Aunt <3

  5. I'm sorry your aunt is going through this. Cancer sucks big time! We just found out my sister has cervical cancer (she's only 34) and she is in the middle of treatments. It's really scary (it is in an advanced stage) but we are hopeful God will get her through this.