Thursday, 14 February 2008


I know I haven't been forthcoming with entries in my journal lately but it's been pretty awful around here over the past few weeks.

Adrian's Mum is doing fine at the moment. She is living in a residential home now and she's doing okay, although far from well.

And if that isn't enough, Adrian's Sister was diagnosed with lung cancer two years ago and has been having chemotherapy on and off. She was given the all clear once or twice but it keeps coming back and now she's told that it's spreading. She has tumours in her brain, her throat and her stomach. Although she hasn't told anyone directly, we have been told that she's been given six months.

She worked as a theatre nurse in the main hospital in Belfast and is such a lovely person. She is the only big Sister I have and I know some of you know how it feels to be losing her.

I haven't written about it in my journal because I know some of you have been through the same thing and I didn't want to bring it up again and upset anyone.

It's something you always hear about happening to someone else and it hits really hard when it's your family it's happening to.

We are all just taking things a day at a time as it's all we can do at the moment but everytime the phone rings we jump and wonder if it's bad news about his Mum or his Sister.

I hope everyone in j-land is well and I hope to catch up with you all.

Best wishes Pat  x x


nightmaremom said...

awwww Pat... I am so sorry... give Adrian a hug for me and know I am sending prayers, good thoughts, and lots of hugs across the pond for all of you.
love ya

justplainbill said...

Prayers and good wishes to you for your mother and Sister, Bill

haileen2003 said...

Sorry to hear of Family illness Pat.I have two Friends coping with Cancer just now, and it's so sad....Thinking of you all at this time.

pharmolo said...

Sorry to hear of Adrian's sister having a bad diagnosis, Pat.
Don't hesistate to mention something like this. It is precisely because people have had a similar experience, that they'll be able to offer support.
Wishing you strength,


memes121 said...

You all are in my prayers. Remember, you are not alone. Tammy

ally123130585918 said...

Pat I am so sorry to hear about Adrian's Mum and Sister my thoughts and prayers go out to them ~ Ally x

pprrrr39 said...

Just been sent an alert from Guido.

I am sorry i do not know you, but i do hope that you don't mind me leaving a comment.

I am so very sorry to hear your news, keeping you in my thoughts and prayers
hugs Jayne

lanurseprn said...

I was sent by via Guido's journal. I'm sorry things are so rough right now. I'll be keeping you in my prayers.

jonibooks1991 said...

You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.  I am going through something similar in my family and completely understand, it is hard.  Take care, Joni

hugsdoodlewacky said...

(((((((((((((((HUGSTOYOU))))))))))))))))Just know that you and your family will be in my prayers.

madcobug said...

You and your family are in my prayers. May God be with all of you. Helen

preciousone25 said...

My prayer's are with the family!!  I pray for healing and comfort.


sugarsweet056 said...

Sending up prayers.

luddie343 said...

With all this going on, coming here can be so therapeutic - I'm happy to see you even in such circumstances.  God bless those you love, and you.  xo CATHY