A heartfelt public Thank You.
To those who responded to my bleg: Thank you, from the bottom of my heart. I've emailed those of you who identified yourselves, but this is the only way I have to reach some of you. The financial crisis is far from over, but knowing you care means a lot to me. The only way I can repay you in any way is to continue to try to provide you with something informative and occasionally entertaining to read. I'll do that as long as I can afford a computer and internet service.
My baby sister was informed this morning that she does have breast cancer. She's scheduled for more surgery next Monday, to be followed by chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Her doctors do not expect the cancer to kill her, but she's going to be going through a lot of discomfort and missing a lot of work. Her husband's health insurance plan will cover most of the medical expenses but her employer does not provide any sort of sick pay, short term or long term. It's going to be rough.I'm a Christian, but not a very good one. I gave up on organized religion when an Air Force chaplain in Saigon offered me a copy of "Open Marriage," then never really found my way back to the church. My sister's situation has me praying, but I really can't think of anything I've done over the years to earn God's help. Please, will those of you who are religious and remember how to pray mention my baby sister the next time you do? I know you will, and I thank you.