Tuesday, July 21, 2015
The Good, the Bad and the Beautiful
As a family growing up we did not go to the movies that often. I remember some of them…Bambi (yep, cried during that one), It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, The Hallelujah Trail, The Trouble with Angels to name a few…and then there was the time that Dad took Roger, Sandy and I to see The Good, the Bad and the Ugly at the Drive-in theater in West Sacramento I believe...perhaps all the way to Davis. (of course, all the drive-in theaters are pretty much gone now…and younger readers might need this link to see what I am talking about.) I like that old movie, and I like most of Clint's other movies too. Anyway, today's blog post is more like The Good, the Bad and the Beautiful.
Mom had a biopsy last week…word came down yesterday that she has breast cancer and it looks like they will be operating on her in 3-5 weeks from now. Of the breast cancers one could have, this is the best type. At 85 years old, she does not want Chemo or Radiation, and who could blame her. Twenty or so years ago she had Stage II, Low Grade Lymphoma, which you can read about HERE when she cut my hair for her 82nd birthday. They told her back then that she would have a recurrence within 5-7 years…which did not happen. Going through Chemo 20 years ago was hard enough…which is one reason she is not doing it again.
We are a family who believes in prayer…prayer to heal, if it be God’s will…prayer for strength and comfort for Mom, for Dad and all of our family. She meets with the surgeon in two weeks and we will know more about her treatment after that. Marcia and I are still headed north along the coast on Monday, but we may cut our trip short if hey operate sooner than we think they will. Of course Mom would like us to stay with our schedule…but we will be here for the surgery.
Yesterday a lot of clouds came over from the outer arms of former Hurricane Dolores which is off the coast of Southern California. It created a pretty picture at sunset, that’s for sure.
Did you see that up there in the middle?
A nice end to the day…that’s for sure.
We leave Monday the 27th, and we will hit the road hard the first day, perhaps all 500 miles to Coos Bay. After that, we will slow it down. I'm excited to get out of this heat and over to the coast where it is going to be cool.