Monday, June 08, 2009

Not doin' so hot.

Clint and I hit the road for North Carolina last week, and a day into our trip got the news that all options to treat my sister's cancer have been exhausted: Her care has been turned over, primarily, to Hospice.

I wrote, this afternoon. Wrote, and wrote about the last 5 days.

And then I deleted it all.

How many words does it take to say, after all,

"I am buckled."

32 comments:

  1. I have no words either Lori but lots of hugs to all your family.

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  2. I'm so sorry, Lori. Please know that if you need *anything* I will help however I can.

    I also am wishing you strength and comfort and peace during this terribly painful time. I saw your FB status a while back and wondered what was up, but I had no idea how bad it really is....

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  3. Hang in there. And if you or the sis need an extra hug, I think you've got a Karmic stash in the hundreds of thousands.

    If y'all need anything, anything at all, just say the word.

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  4. I wish you were closer so I could give you a hug and lots of alcohol.

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  5. My heart goes out to you. I can't imagine what kind of pain you and your family are in right now. My thoughts will be with you.

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  6. Lori:

    Hugs to you. I'm sorry.

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  7. I'm so sorry. (((hugs))) to you and your family. As always, you're in my thoughts and prayers.

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  8. StFarmer6:34 AM

    Lori, please let me know if there is anything I can do to help Teri and Tim or you. You're all in my thoughts.

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  9. My thoughts and prayers are with you and Teri, her family, and your mom. That's tough news, sister. I love you.

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  10. Anonymous7:06 AM

    Lori, I am so sorry. Please give Terry a gigantic hug when you get home and have her give you one. Love ya, Kelly

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  11. So very sorry to hear this. So shocking. I wish you and your sis support and comfort. Thinking of you.

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  12. shouldn't I have something particularly insightful to say? But I don't....I just know how hard this is, that there is no preparation...

    I'll give you a glass of wine and cry with you anytime you want or need...in the meantime I am thinking of you and your sister...

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  13. So sorry to hear this. My heart goes out to you. Sending much love to you and yours.

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  14. Lori, I am so sorry for you and all your Family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

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  15. I may be 1,000 miles away, but I'm here for you. Need someone to call at 2am because you can't sleep - You've got my number.

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  16. 2 a.m. is only midnight your time, right? I got your number...

    Thanks everyone, for your comments and support.

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  17. virtual hugs headed your way

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  18. I'm so sorry - like some of the others said, let me know if there's anything I can do.

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  19. I am sorry Lori....and have no words to offer the right consolation either..

    Will pray for your sister..for a miracle, if that can happen.

    Stay strong.

    {{Hearty Tight Hugs}}

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  20. Anonymous5:23 PM

    I am so sorry to hear about your sister. My thoughts and prayers will be with all of you as you go through this terrible, uncertain time.

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  21. i am so sorry.

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  22. I am so, so sorry. Words cannot express how sad I am for you. Love and peace to all of you.

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  23. Thinking of you and your sister...
    -danni

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  24. Anonymous10:17 PM

    Thinking about you. So sorry to hear the news. I'm here for you girl, just call.

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  25. I didn't respond to your FB message because I was speechless, as I am now.

    Prayers, love, and lots of virtual hugs are being sent to you right now!

    I LOVE YOU!

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  26. Really sorry to hear this Lori. I can't add much, I can only suggest that you take time to talk to her about anything other than cancer or how she's feeling. It'll help both of you rise to the challenge of what's ahead. Peace to you and your family.

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  27. This breaks my heart. Take as many hugs as you can get instead of pulling away. You'll need those hugs.

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  28. Anonymous10:45 AM

    You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Virtual hugs

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  29. Anonymous6:52 PM

    Really sorry to hear the news. Let me know if I can do anything for you or your family.
    R.S.

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  30. Love, hugs, and virtual waves of strength and peace. I know nothing can fix this, but it sure looks like you're not gonna be going through it alone. Lean on us all...it's much easier when you share the load. {{{{}}}}

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  31. We're thinking of you girl.

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  32. Wow - - just a few words and I want to cry!

    You know I'm always here for whatever I can do to help...

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