Last night I had to be super auntie. Heidi and David were busy with a medical procedure, that ended up taking a lot longer than expected... more details on that later. I had to round up her kids after school, get homework done, piano practiced & dinner fed. Plus, I had to run to the store and buy whatever it was I was going to bring for our bookclub. Which turned out to be croissants. mhmmm - are those things delicious or what? Bookclub started at 7, at Heidi's & she wasn't home yet. So I had to play hostess with the mostest in her house. I was like a bull in a china shop. (i wish i was kidding more. i'm not graceful though)
and mind you, i've got a kinked neck that is rendering me useless. or at least i felt like i should be rendered that way. and - i've got a head cold & an ear infection. and kids - they just don't slow down cause you're not feeling well.
when my sister got home, finally - after every one else had arrived, she wasn't right. one glance at her, i wanted to cry. david's oldest brother 2 months ago had a colonoscopy and had a huge mass removed & a bunch of precancerous polyps removed. and his grandpa died of colon cancer. at that, that doctor recommended everyone one of david's siblings get one. now, i've had one & they are about the least fun thing i can imagine, but now know so necessary. last night was david's appointment. the doctor found a 5 cm mass. and many polyps. they removed them already & we're now waiting pathology reports. heidi was definitely in shock and panick mode. which sent me a little over the edge. david's been in our family since i was 10. we're close. this is way too close to home & i sat there all night, listening to heidi talk. my neck and ear throbbing, wishing i was in bed & this whole night wasn't happening.
after the ladies left, i went up and had a little heart to heart with david. he was feeling pretty positive about the situation, which calmed me down. i mean, i'm still worried, and all night long as i tossed, turned and winced, i thought of them... what we're going to hear, what's going to happen, etc... just a little scary