Longest Week

I meant to post this last Tuesday, but it's been a long, sad week.

My cousin, Nicole passed away Thursday, Feb. 24th. She was only 29 years old, and leaves behind a husband and four young children, ages 5 to 12. She had had breast cancer, and had a double masectomy to get rid of it. She was in remission for a while, but the cancer came back - agressively and eventually spread to her whole body. She fell a few weeks ago and collapsed her lung. Because the cancer had spread so far, she was unable to recover. Although her death wasn't unexpected, the whole process happened rather fast and has left me and my family rather upset. She was her mothers only child, and I can't even begin to understand what my Aunt is going through right now. It's a hard situation to deal with all around. Her funeral was Tuesday morning, hence the no posting.

On top of all that, my whole family has been sick for a week. We had strep and me and my son also got impetigo. How thrilling for us all. We spent a week in the house, doing the best we could for my cousin and her family.

So, that's what's been going on. Needless to say, I have not been paying attention to what I eat. if anything, I've been indulging in comfort food. I'll see you all again soon, hopefully in a better mood.


Anonymous said...

Oh, I'm so sorry to hear about your cousin. I was just having a conversation with my boss on how life isn't fair - and this is one of worst examples. My thoughts are with you.

Dawn said...

Oh I am so sorry to hear about your cousin. 29! thats no age and having to leave behind small children, its awful. Im sorry for you too, losing your cousin to cancer. Dreadful disease.
Take care

MB said...

I'm so sorry about your cousin. Cancer sucks! Take care of yourself.

Dawn said...

Hi - hope things are OK for you..thinking of you, would love to read a post if you get time