Saturday, October 10, 2015

El Diablo Squirrel and ME


El Diablo the squirrel took a break from gnawing on and knocking down our avocados. He waited while I retrieved the Nikon from the kitchen table.  I could have taken more but they would all be the same. He Just Sat There Staring at me.


I will be sporadic in posting and commenting for a while. My heart is just not in blogging. I prefer to be upbeat and humorous and right now my humor mojo is not working very well. You can tell, nothing stops me from aiming my camera.  NOTE: if i have made any negative comments the past week or so, please forgive me and consider my state of mind.

 I am in constant pain with my leg/hip and have no idea what is is and will be having tests and running from doctor to doctor. Our beloved Baby girl is not doing well with her ear tumor that maybe cancer and we are in waiting mode. My baby brother, David age 67, has been diagnosed with Amyloidosis  and Myeloma  .

He is in early stages, but the treatment is 4 weeks in the hospital in isolation, they will remove the bone marrow and stem cells and treat him with chemo, them put the marrow and cells back. There is no cure for this disease that hits 1 in 1 million people.  He is waiting for an MRI to check his heart. if the disease is in the heart there can be no treatment. we are in waiting mode for him to.


25 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

i am so sorry. i will pray for your brother and hope they can find what is going on with your hip/leg as well. and you know i feel for you with baby...

Gail said...

I hurt for you. I will pray.

Even at your lowest you entertain us with your photos. Awesome!

From the Kitchen said...

I's so sorry to hear about all of this! While I love your witty posts, I want you to know that I have a strong shoulder should you need to vent! Prayers!

Best,
Bonnie

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Sandra I am so sorry to hear about your brother. I have added him to my prayer list, and you and Bob and baby girl also. I hope the docs can figure out what is wrong with your leg..It is a simplistic suggestion, but I have been using aspercreme on both of my knees lately and it seems to help a little. Maybe you could get a script for the more potent lidocaine cream...my mom uses that for her heel pain. Post when you can...and I hope you feel better soon.

Madi and Mom said...

OH MS I'm so sorry your leg hip is acting up again. I hope and pray you get an answer soon. I know how you feel one day mine acts up some times more than others my biggest issue of late is my neck. I think it is a combo of looking down at books when I read (I'm doing a lot of that and at my iPad). I'm using a pillow now...a few months too late. And my new fragrance that you can probably smell from Florida is essence of SalonPas.

I'm sending you so many thoughts and prayers for your baby brother.

Hugs Cecilia and Madi

EG CameraGirl said...

You certainly have a few reasons to be feeling low, Sandra. I hope you find what's bothering your hip and leg so you can find relief. And Baby and your brother need tons of prayer as well.

Kathy said...

You've got a lot on your plate right now to cause an interference in your usual jovial mojo. Good luck with all these setbacks in your life and we'll still be here ready to smile with you on your return.

DeniseinVA said...

Oh Sandra, what a rough time you are having. I am so sorry. Sending up a prayer for you all my friend.

eileeninmd said...

Hello Sandra, I am so sorry about your leg/hip pain and your brother and porr Baby. Sending my prayers, get well wishes and hugs to you all.

crafty cat corner said...

Sandra, first let me say that I shall miss you so much if you stop blogging, you are one of my first go to posts and your photos are beautiful.
But, I understand how you feel, life deals us some horrible blows and they usually come in battalions and not singly.
I do hope you can get your hip sorted out soon as there is nothing so miserable as a painful hip, mine plays me up some times and its a job not to walk like an old lady, ( After all I'm only 69. lol).
As for your Brother, do not despair, I have a cousin with the same complaint and she has had the same isolation treatment in London, she is now so well and living a normal life.
I know its not like you to be down, so I am going to wait patiently for you to re appear as your cheerful self when things calm down.
lots and lots of love
Briony
x

Debby@Just Breathe said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you, your pain, your sadness, Baby's ear, along with prayers for your brother. I am holding all of you close in my heart. Take care and God Bless. If you need to talk I am here. {{{HUGS}}}

Ida said...

Sandra, You've got a lot to deal with on your plate right now so I completely understand a need for a blog break. - I love your posts so you will be missed. - Will be praying for your brother & you and of course your sweet fur baby.

Loved your cute squirrel.

carolann said...

Dear Sandra.

Keeping you in prayer's for self. Hip and Leg.

I am also praying for all you have told us about.

Other things happening in your family . Baby's ear.


Hugs
Carolann

Linda said...

Sandra, Louis Dean and I love you and all that is yours - from your hubby to your devoted dogs.Your name is in our prayer journal and we will add your brother to it as well. Sending much love and many prayers......

LC said...

Praying.

Ruth Hiebert said...

With all that going on in your life,no wonder you feel down. I will be praying for you.

Ann said...

you've got a lot on your plate right now, it's no wonder you aren't in the mood for blogging. Know that I'm thinking of you and praying for you.

Rose said...

Oh, Sandra...had no idea so much was going on with you and your loved ones. I can only imagine what you are feeling about Baby and your brother, then to have the pain on top of it. Will add you to my prayer list.

Angie said...

I sure don't have words to ease your worry and pain. Just know your in my thoughts and prayers.

pattisjarrett said...

That's a lot going on for you right now. I'll be praying for you and your brother--and Baby. We're here if you need us. Keep snapping--try to find those little moments of joy. Hugs.

Eva Marie O'Brien said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your brother. Praying for you all. Hope you'll find your humour mojo again. Hugs

DawnTreader said...

So sorry to hear that. Pain is a mood-killer and so is waiting for news, whether concerning one's own health and that of people close to us. Lots of hugs to you!!! You do right to hold on tight to the camera though, I have often found the camera a great help to focus on "something else" for a while! :)

Betty Manousos said...

oh sandra, i am so sorry to hear about your brother. i will be praying for you all and hope the docs can find what is going on with your leg. just know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

(((hugs)))

Debra Dickinson said...

I'm so sorry for all that you are dealing with Sandra - and Jake and your brother - combined with your pain it is understandable you need to invoke self care. I applaud you for that and from the comments it looks like you are getting tons of support to rest, blog when you can and write whatever you need to, whenever you want. You are loved and in my prayers along with Jake, your brother and Bob. One day at a time, my friend. ODAT. Big hugZ, db&n

SweetMarie said...

I have all of you on my mind, in my heart and prayers. I can't stand thinking of what your brother has to go through.
this little squirrel is a female and she looks pregnant. our mama squirrel in Orlando had a notch on one here like this little girl, so we always knew who she was then she became a permanent resident of our backyard. Kyle and I helped her during a hurricane one year while she was moving her babies to another nest. :) it was an amazing experience. God's creatures are Awesome!