Thursday, October 06, 2005

A NOTE FROM SUSAN

Yesterday the cancer institute called with news of Dan's bone marrow biopsy. I was so sure the cytoxin had caused the myeloma to evaporate that when we heard the numbers were higher, I had to catch my breath. Such a disease, it never seems to give you a break especially when you're sure one is in the offing. I tried to keep it in perspective but that lasted about 15 minutes. I was comforted by the patient who always seems to call up some huge resevoir of strentgh no matter the news.

And then the day was filled with phone calls, visits, food, books, mail, music, email, hugs,lots of I love you's and a huge recognition that it has been 6 months and you are all still there with us. You haven't tired of the journey and your constancy encourages and supports us. Bless you for you are angels disguised as human beings. I will be forever grateful and I will find that place again that believes all is possible. Love, Susan

6 comments:

Brother Ted said...

Dear Susan, we all seem to send our messages to Dan. We want him to know of our love and support as he travels this path but it is time to let you know how much we love and support you. You have been incredible. I know there are tears and times of inner fear but it is all about your never ending love for Dan and the life you have built together. I salute you, applaud you, and want you to know that we are there for you. Call on me, call on any or all of us who form your family of love and we will be there at your side.

Dorothy said...

Dan, Susan, Catherine, Julia. You are and will continue to be a very strong loving family! You must always feel the love and support from all of us! As has been mentioned many times, call on any of us whenever you need us! Love Greg, Dorothy and Rebecca

Brett said...

Even though you are obviously swamped, attempting to deal with so many things, we appreciate your taking the time to keep us all updated. You know that Dan is always in my thoughts and prayers, as are you, Susan. I love you both.

Bridget said...

Dear Pattersons, I know this is an extremely difficult time for you all. You all remain to be in my thoughts/prayers. Call if you need anything, anytime. With love, Bridget

Mary Rose said...

Dan & Susan, I wish with all my heart that you had gotten the news you wanted to hear. You are in my thoughts & prayers every day. Love from Cinci.

vince said...

Susan/Dan-
Arlene let me in on your site. It is good to know the progress with out having to bother you with phone calls. Keep the faith as we all are.Your strength is amazing. My love to the girls.
Cousin Vince