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It was a rough week around here as my family again dealt with their grief and remembered the accident that changed all our lives in 2001. It used to be every year I would write a post to go up on Kris’s memory page. Last year, Mr. Dollycas took care of the post. This year Daughter #1 did it and gave her point of view. It touched me so much that I had to finish my work day early and focus on myself and take some time. Here is her post:
14 years and 1 day after our family was rocked…it happened again. We lost one of us. He was a son, a brother, a father and a friend. My brother Kris ended his life.
I will never forget getting a phone call in the very early morning hours and hearing my mother tell me that Kris was gone. Those words would not process, this can’t be true, she needed to repeat those horrible words that no parent should have to say.
My world went dark. My older brother was gone.
So many memories are still so vivid in my mind. The fights, the joint forces against all and the love. B., J. and I are 3 of the 4 that will always be 4 children of Jeff and Lori. The memory of our older brother lives on though us and his amazing daughter Natalie.
We are blessed to still have each other, our amazing parents and all our new additions but our family is not physically full. There is a hole that will never be filled.
I love you Kris now and forever.
After that, I had to get my butt in gear the next day and get to the hospital for my mammogram. I thought, no big deal. Yeah right, I forgot it was ME and it is MARCH.
A report hit my My Chart late Thursday. This is what I saw – Abnormal findings. Additional imaging is requested. Of course, I freaked out. It was too late to call any of my doctors so I called Daughter #1. As always, she calmed me down and told me to wait for a doctor to call.
So I woke up Friday and went through my day. No one called. Then again late in the day a letter hit My Chart and confused me. It said that I would be contacted about additional imaging because my tissue is dense. I have known that for years and I am sure it is noted in my records. Then the rest of the letter was about breast cancer and told me to continue to have yearly mammograms and to talk to my doctor so I am aware of my risks of getting breast cancer. WHAT!
I plan on contacting my oncologist tomorrow and hopefully, he can explain to me if the abnormal is normal for me or do I need to worry. My Chart is a great way to keep up with all your health issues but results landing there after 6 p.m. is just unacceptable.
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