Tuesday, August 25, 2009

The Day to Day

In the mist of all my happiness, I have been dealing with something that weights very heavy on my heart. 
I don't have a large family but it isn't that small either. However, the family I do have, I cherish. Around a month ago, my uncle and his wife took a random weekend vacation to North Carolina. One of my other uncles (and his brother) is building a house there in Washington, NC., so they decided to visit him. Half way through the drive down my uncle began having severe pains. He tried to continue the drive thinking it might have been something he ate, maybe he was getting sick, etc. He soon realized he couldn't keep driving. They had to stop and find the nearest hospital. The hospital ran tons of test on him and it turns out he was passing kidney stones...and a lot of them! Crisis averted. 

Wrong. 

The hospital let's him go and he gets back in the car. They make it to my uncles and go to bed. The next morning they get a call from the hospital saying that they need to see him again and speak with him. They wouldn't tell him what it was about, they would only stress that he NEEDED to come back. Well...my uncle drove a few hours back to the hospital where they sat him down and proceeded to tell him that they spotted something. 

In his initial visit they had done a full work up of x-rays and tests. One of the test being of his lungs. The doctor sat him down and told him that he had a spot on one of his lungs. My uncle flipped (which of course I think anyone would), he immediately went into question mode, "What do you mean a spot? Is it cancer? Am I going to die? Are you sure this is even my xray?" The doctor was honest and told him he didn't know what it was, just that it was a spot that shouldn't be there and they were going to have to check further into it. 

Flash forward a month, we still don't know what the "spot" is. They've put him on a ton of meds and they've been trying to do everything to avoid surgery for the time being (my uncle doesn't have insurance). We're hoping that he's ok and so far the doctors haven't said the "C" word. Let's hope people. He's only in his late 30's and even though I shouldn't say it..he's my favorite uncle. I can remember when he would come over and watch episodes of Hunter and 90210 with me (even though I wasn't suppose to be watching those more adult shows at the age of 6). 
Please be ok....

30 comments:

MG said...

I'm so sorry to hear that your Uncle is not feeling well. I can only imagine how scary the whole situations is for your entire family. I will keep him in my prayers.

Jon and Steph said...

How terrifying, he is so young! I really hope your Uncle is okay. I'll definitely keep him in my prayers.

Ashley said...

Sorry to hear that. I will definitely keep him in my prayers. :)

Rachel said...

Really sorry, I will keep him in my prayers.

The Mrs. said...

I hope you guys get some answers soon! your family will be in my prayers.

High Heels & Combat Boots said...

Aw so sorry girl! I hope he is okay! And I am thinking of you

Miranda Tucci said...

We will be praying for your uncle, Jennifer. God can do anything if you trust in him. I know he's looking after your uncle right now. Try to stay positive!

Carrie said...

I am so sorry to hear that this is happening, but on the bright side, it isn't horrible news yet. It could very well be nothing. And even if it is...something...it can be treated and dealt with. Don't abandon hope, don't give in to the negetive pull of fear, and above all, have faith. My mother pulled through her cancer, and is in wonderful shape today. Miracles are an every day event. Remember that. :)

I'll be sure to say a prayer for your uncle and your family.

Mrs EyeCanSee said...

Hope everything turn out ok! I hate when things like that are hanging over my head...it's like a looming dark cloud. Stay strong, I will keep him in my prayers.

Jessica said...

so sorry to hear about this hun! These things are so hard to go through.. you just feel so helpless. It has to be even more frustrating that they can't tell him what this mystery spot is. I'll be praying that it's nothing to worry about. He's so young to have to be going through this. But on the other hand, if it is worst case scenerio, his age will be something to get him through it. Young and strong and he'll battle right through whatever is put on his plate! I'll be thinking about yall!

Ashley said...

I am so sorry, your uncle will be in my prayers!! You really need a spa day or something!! You have had a rough run at it lately! I am praying for you too! <3 ya

Mrs. G.I. Joe said...

I'll be praying for your Uncle that he recovers quickly. We just had a scare over the "C" word with my mom so my heart really goes out to you. I know how truly scary this kind of thing can be.

((HUGS))

Mrs. G.I Joe said...

How scary! I'm so sorry and I hope they figure this out soon!

Katie said...

I'm so sorry, I hope everything turns out ok, I will keep him in my thoughts :)

rena said...

your family is definitely in my thoughts.

bss said...

I'm really sorry to hear about this. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

Jacqueline Smith said...

just keep your chin up and your hopes high. :)
thinking of you!

Sunshinemeg said...

Sending good thoughts your way. I am so sorry to hear this. I will be hoping for the best news you can get.

SS said...

Prayers for your uncle's health.

sfpm said...

Best wishes and fingers crossed for your uncle! Those are the worst hospital visits!

Young Mom/Wife said...

Your family is in my prayers. I hope it turns out to be nothing.

Annie said...

your family and your uncle are in my prayers! i hope he is okay!

The Queen of Clearance said...

I will keep you, your uncle and your family in my thoughts! I'll be hoping for the best.

Girl With The Golden Touch said...

I'm sorry to hear this, I hope all is well soon and it is discovered to be nothing.

x

My Army Brats and Me said...

Praying for him.

silver star said...

Your uncle will be in my thoughts.

Abbie said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your uncle...I can't imagine how all of you must be feeling. You and your family are in my prayers.

Army Duck said...

I'm so sorry to hear this.. Hope everything is ok and you are in my thoughts.

Rachael said...

Oh Jennifer, I'm so sorry to hear this. I really hope they figure it out soon and that it's nothing serious.

ABW said...

I'm sorry to hear that he is going through this and you and the rest of the family. Everyone is in my prayers.