instead of any confessions, i'm gonna get heavy on you for a minute. sorry.
if you've been reading my blog for a while, you know that my aunt carol lee was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer at the end of 2008. she underwent chemotherapy last year & by the grace of god, it worked. she was in remission up until a couple of months ago when doctors noticed that tumors had returned.
unfortunately, these past few months have been a real struggle for her. she's been in & out of the hospital so many times it breaks my heart. she now has cancer in over 45 parts of her body, the largest tumor being in her abdomen (attached to an artery), & the level of pain she's dealing with is unreal. the chemo made her so sick the last time that she was reluctant to go through it all again, but decided to give it a shot in hopes that it would shrink the largest tumor & alleviate some of the pain. she went for her first (more mild) treatment last monday - it didn't go well. it made her so violently ill that she ended up back in the hospital last week. she was released today, but due to the fact that she is physically unable to eat or drink anything without throwing it up, the doctors have given her anywhere between a week & a month to live.
i can't bring myself to pray for anything but a miracle, but i know that things are past the point of no return. i'm heartbroken. she's one of the people i love most in the world.
please, please, please. pray for her.