Bramell, Party of Five: Not my typical post

Monday, January 26, 2009

Not my typical post

I know this isn't the place where I usually lay it on the table. It's usually funny and light-hearted and all about Becca. But I need to get some things off my chest, and I think this is the best place to do it. There's been a lot on my heart and on my mind lately. I haven't shared most of this with a lot of people, so don't be offended if you are just finding out this stuff.

First off, Lee's mom has had a recurrance of her breast cancer. Most of you know she had a pretty rough year last year, not feeling well and trying to find out what was going on. We knew in November that it was the cancer again. There's good news and bad news, though. This time it has spread into her liver and bones....but the good news is that the doctor has put her on the chemo pill, and there are no side effects at all! She is doing well on it so far. We are hopeful that it will work for her.

On top of this, we just found out that my daddy has prostate cancer. When it rains, it pours right? Daddy just met with his doctor today and found out his cancer has not spread--yay! So, he has chosen surgery and will not have to have any chemo. We'll know when the surgery will happen after he hears back from the doc's office tomorrow.

Being around cancer so much every day (at work), I have seen so many crazy things. I know that anything is possible and that medicine is better now than ever before. There is a reason that there are over 10 million cancer SURVIVORS today. I love my job, but I sure hate cancer.

As you can see, we have needed and do need lots of prayers. But, of course, I know that we aren't the only ones going through hard times. While I'm in the sharing mood, I'll just share the list of people I think about and pray for. They need it, too.

Baby Harper---she was born a couple of weeks ago with pneumonia. She's in ICU in Tulsa. I don't know her or her family, but we have a mutual friend. She is getting better every day. Read about her here:

The Santos Family--this family goes to my church and lost their 2 yr. old son at Christmas.

Baby Leighton--son of a KD sister that I don't know. He's in AR Children's Hospital waiting on heart surgery. Read about him here:

Ok, so I'm glad that's all out. Good night.


  1. You may vent all you like! I am listening! I'll keep you close in my thoughts and prayers as well as the folks you mentioned. Think good thoughts and keep the faith!

    Love you,


  2. I just want to say to all your "readers" thanks from me too for the prayers for Daddy and Francena. I too will keep the other folks in my prayers.


    Please participate in your local Relay For Life. It is events like these that give money to fund research that can save lives!!

  3. Ditto and Amen! God will not give you more than you can handle.

    Love to all.....


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