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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Reflections: Hiatus


It was a timely post I wrote last week about Unforeseen Circumstances because another curve ball has been thrown my way.

My husband's father has been fighting bone marrow cancer for 7 1/2 years. He was diagnosed in 2003 and had been in remission until May this year.

His kidneys all but shut down. He was told that he had to start dialysis treatments at first. However, his doctors thought it over and felt that chemotherapy was a better option.

So he's been on different medications since then. Two weeks on the chemo, which made him hyperactive. He would only be able to sleep an hour a night. The one week he wasn't on the medication he was sluggish. He didn't even have enough energy to get out of bed.

My husband's father was going through a lot as well as the rest of the family.

He passed away in his sleep Saturday, July 30th 2011.

His funeral was the following day.

Life will always try to put an obstacle in your way. That's why it's so important to fight in whatever you do.

My personal motto:   

"Life only demands from you the strength you possess. Only one feat is possible--not to have run away." --Dag Hammarskjold
It has given us both comfort throughout this difficult time. 

I write this post simply to let you all know why I haven't been around for a few days. It is understandable that parts of my life will have to be put on hiatus. 

I don't know when I will be back. Even my training has been put on hold. 

"Normalcy" will return, slowly but surely, so hang in there with me.


  1. I am terribly sorry to read about you and your husbands lost. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  2. I am sorry to hear about your loss, my condolences go out to you and your families :(

  3. Thank you both for the kind words and well wishes.