Wow, what an outpouring of support all you wonderful bloggers offered. I doubt I could ever thank you enough or explain just how much it means to me. Normally that kind of nastiness doesn’t get to me like that or make me so angry, but I’d been terribly stressed over a number of other things. I had my annual cardiologist check coming up and I didn’t think it was going to go well. But, the most important thing was worry about my brother. Most of you know I’ve lost two brothers and I cherish every moment with my remaining two as well as my sister.
The brother I’m closest to has spent the better part of two years in the hospital due to complications from surgery. He seemed to finally be on the mend, but then this autumn he’s had four bouts of pneumonia and called me from the hospital with even more distressing news. They’d done an MRI and found a spot on his lungs that had grown considerably bigger than it had been two months earlier. The doctor said it could possibly be scar tissue from the pneumonia, but he didn’t think so. He suspected cancer and wanted to do a biopsy. I told my brother not to worry because I was sure it was just scar tissue. I said it and I meant it, but that didn’t keep me from being totally freaked out.
I was trying to stay positive and one of the the things I do to de-stress is to come on here and see what all you guys are up to. And as usual I was offered a smorgasbord of beauty, inspiration, and humor. I was feeling pretty good until I read that comment. It was not the right time for me to deal with it and I became angry. Very angry. Thus my Goodbye post. And at the time I meant it. My brother’s biopsy came back 98% not cancer. Thank God. They will check it again in two months, but for now it is good news. My doctor visit went well. Much better than I was expecting. I still have other huge stresses, but at least those two are behind me for now. And when I saw all the wonderful, supportive comments, I decided to change my mind and continue blogging. So again thank you!
Now here are some snow photos I took yesterday. It was beautiful, especially when the sun came out with the white trees against the blue sky. They sparkled like crystal against the vibrant blue. No way could my phone capture such beauty, but I wanted to share them with you. I appreciated the beauty, but it is way too early for this much white stuff, not to mention the 10 degree temperature this morning. Burrr…..