I think, given the news I have to share, that it would be silly to recap my week in books. You can go visit me on Goodreads if you are interested.
On Friday, Matt and I received some sad news. Matt's step-father, Don, hasn't been feeling exactly right and he finally went in to the doctor. After a series of tests and some x-rays, the doctor found a couple of large tumors in his stomach and they diagnosed him with lymphoma. We're a little bit in shock and slowly coming to terms with the news.
Don is really a father to Matt and his sisters and brother (Don did have one more son with Matt's mom-Matt is one of five kids). Matt has no real relationship with his father, so Don has been there for everything.
I think we are really having a hard time seeing someone who is so full of life, happy, and loving as being sick. But we are praying and hoping for the best. We'll see what the doctors say, but I know it is important to continually think positive.
Anyway, anything else would be silly to add here.
If I am a little more absent than usual, you know why.
I am so sorry to hear what your family is going through. My best wishes to you all!ReplyDelete
Allie, I am so sorry to hear this. I will be keeping you, Matt, Don, and Don's family in my thoughts and prayers.ReplyDelete
I'm sorry! Sending positive thoughts to you, Matt and Don! Hugs.ReplyDelete
I'm so sorry to hear about all this. My thoughts are with you both.ReplyDelete
I'm sorry to hear this! *monster hugs*ReplyDelete
I'm very sorry to hear about this. If you want to feel like you can do something to help, LLS, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, is really a great organization. I walked a half marathon for them 3 years ago when one of my best friends was diagnosed (in remission!) and it was a wonderful experience. Plus I didn't feel quite so impotent.ReplyDelete
That's awful, I'm sorry. My Dad was diagnosed with lymphoma my senior year in high school. He went through chemo and has a clean bill of health now, but it's scary to go through. I'll be praying for you guys.ReplyDelete
Cancer totally sucks. ((hugs))ReplyDelete