Saturday, November 29, 2008

None Tatting Just Blowing Off Steam

Because I'm waiting for the phone to ring and I'm home alone I need a place to release some emotions ...... so here I am.

Ever looked forward to something so much then realized so much of it was a mistake.

Anniversary Cruise..... booked flights on our own because it was so much cheaper than thru the cruise line. US Airways. Booked way early, May. Now the price is $157 each cheaper and there is a $150 charge to change anything but they would gladly give us the $7 difference as a credit voucher towards future flights. Stupid! It is the EXACT same flight! Well not exact because they changed the times but they of course can do that. Stupid, thinking I could get us and our friends a better deal if I did it directly.

So I call our couple friends to tell them that I cost us an extra $157 a ticket because I bought them so early thinking with the price of gas they would go up. Only to find out that they have worse news than that.

The female half of our couple friends had a bad health scare a few months ago. Now it seems that the remaining lymp nodes are not working properly. She is in horrible pain (a 9 out of 10, worse then she's felt thru this whole process according to her husband) and can not get into the cancer specialist until Monday. The husband talked to the specialist's assistant today and was told that it may take radiation to correct this and can take from 1 day to 4 weeks to feel any relief. She is taking pain pills which just make her sick. I kid you not when I say she is a too thin already, actually she was before the surgeries, then lost weight that wasn't there to lose. I am very concerned about her VERY! I can't even see to type the tears are flowing so hard.

My call just came in, I am going to go there at 6:30 in the AM to help w/ their young kids while the father goes to work and stay until her mother comes later on in the morning.

She has remainded so upbeat and has used the cruise as something to look forward too. Now this. I won't want to go if she doesn't go! We've planned this as couples for over 2 years now.

I wonder what God is thinking..............


TattingChic said...

Sorry to hear about the unfortunate news about the cruise and the ill health of your friend. God bless her.

LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

Oh Bonnie,
My prayers are with you and your dear friend....
Hang in there! Big Hugs!

Tatskool said...

I agree, hang in there, I am thinking of you both, and thinking that she is lucky to have a friend like you.

Steph's (tat) Stuff said...

That is so sad. It's good to read that your friend is remaining upbeat through all of this. I'll be sending positive vibes her way. You're a good friend, Bonnie!

Randi said...

Bonnie, tho' you may never know 'what God is thinking', you can trust His compassion.

'The Lord has comforted His people and will have compassion on them in their affliction.'
Isaiah 49:13

May God's love and presence envelope your friends, your husband and you during this very difficult time.

'RainbowRose' Connie Faulconer said...

Hi Bonnie,

Randi is right,,, lean on Heavenly Father and He will get you all through, it may be tough, and not the way we would like to see things,,,He will NOT let you down though, just put your yoke on Him!

I'll be keeping you in prayer too as we as your friends. Sending you all HUGE cyber hugs!!!