Friday, April 29, 2011

Overwhelmed ....

Since learning of my breast cancer Tuesday I have had a LOT of information thrown at me. Not counting the MRI, there have been 3 appointments with just info, info, info. And yes, while I had other ears to listen at all the appointments, still, it's overwhelming.

Also since Tuesday I have been inundated with e-mails, facebook comments, journal comments, phone calls, etc full of love and wonderful and lovely comments. And have so many people thinking and praying and loving and caring for me. And while it's all good, still, it's overwhelming.

I have bronchitis, so the coughing, the sore throat, the stuffy nose, etc. All of that feels overwhelming.

I still have some more appointments to go. I have a few more I need to schedule. All of that is overwhelming.

So it seems the theme of the week is overwhelmed. I am overwhelmed with knowledge, with love, with support, with sickness, with fear. You name it. I'm overwhelmed.

So in my own way, I've moving through it all slowly. Just a little reading at a time. Responding to e-mails, phone calls, the like, slowly, one at a time.

But please know that I appreciate every message. Every phone call. Every card. Every comment. Every prayer. Every thought. Every single thing. I may not respond right away, but I am carrying all of your love and support in my heart. And it is helping more than I can say.



  1. I'm glad that you are being showered w/love and support. I am sure no one who is doing so is waiting for a thank you so don't let that be a source of stress!!!

  2. I really suggest taking a tape recorder. Or whatever the non-1990s version of a tape recorder is. I swear, even with a nursing degree, I get home from appointments & think "I really should have asked" & "Did he say this, or this?"

    Please, don't hesitate to put a call out for help. ANYTHING we can do, we'll figure out a way to get it done. Even if it's "just" an ear at 4am.

    We are the internet, we never sleep! ;)

  3. I was thinking about you, and praying for you of course, as I drove yesterday. Please know that I am willing to listen to anything you want or need to say, but I don't require any more details than you feel like sharing. I just want to support you in any way that you need. And Lisa is right--no thanks are ever necessary! You are wonderful and I love you.

  4. "Rebecca" is me, Becki, btw!

  5. You are loved, Brandie. BTW -
    Grannie had breast cancer, too, so believe me when I tell you she is MORE than happy to do those hats for you. In fact, she told made this morning that she's going to order some other yarn that will feel much softer and be more comfortable - although she thinks you're really going to like what she's putting together right now. Big Kisses, girl.

  6. Please don't feel you need to respond to me every time I write to you. Ok? I'm going to continue to send you good thoughts, but you have my permission to not feel the need to respond.

    Hope you guys got to enjoy some of the fresh air this weekend. Take care, babe.

  7. Hey Brandie, I was just stopping by your blog to see how things were going and I'm VERY sad to read your updates. ERRRRR. Life sometimes makes NO sense. However, it sounds like you have TONS of support and that makes me so happy for you. Please let me know if you need anything.
    Thinking of you.


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