Comments: Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Dear Karol, Maybe it's time to take a short trip and visit someone out of state. Is Danny traveling better in the car? The gas prices have dropped way down. We won't be coming up this weekend Nick had to have fluid taken out of his knee so he can't play in the first playoff game. If Garnet Valley wins there should be another game next Friday or Saturday. We will come up to Pa. for that game. Maybe we can visit or come over and help you out. Let me know. Affectionately, Cheryl

Posted by at November 5, 2008 11:16 PM

Hi Karol,

I feel so badly that I haven't written to you in awhile. I think I mentioned about my younger sister (10 yrs. younger than me), was diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer. Her cancer has now spread to her brain in 5 different places. She has great swelling in her brain now which makes her speaking very strange. She is gone from us in that sense right now. Her oncologist prescribed steroids to try and reduce the swelling and it is working somewhat because she was more lucid on Tuesday than she was on Saturday. All of this makes me understand how very very difficult it was for you when Ted was suffering with his HORRIBLE cancer. Ted had a wonderful mind and to see that being taken from him must have been so painful for you Karol. My heart still aches so for you. The two of you were so close and did most everything together and as your friend said, you feel like half a person. That truly isn't the case, but, I can only imagine how his loss feels to you each and everyday. My heart aches.

I think moving is just awful. It is traumatic because that is when we must look at all the things we have and try to make a decision on whether to keep it or toss it. When you see so many things that remind you of your life with Ted, how very difficult it must be to feel you need to toss it. Maybe, it would be the best thing - I'm not sure. But, I also understand your hesitancy in doing so.

My prayers are with you each day Karol. And, I ask that you would say a small prayer for my baby sister (I have always called her that). Her name is Judy and she is so very ill. The most amazing part is that she does not seem to be in a lot of pain. And, I thank the Lord for that kindness. Life has become so difficult for she and her husband because he is a paraplegic. Judy has always taken such good care of him and now he struggles too. We will surely be spending lots of time with them. My brother has been here for 5 days and we've been helping with as much as we can.

Please forgive me for rambling on, but, I haven't been able to read your blog too much and as you know, you've become a dear friend to me and how I wish I could help you in some way. Love and caring, Ruth

Posted by Ruth at November 7, 2008 9:53 AM