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I’ve shared before that my sis in law has cancer all over her body. She’s in remission and truly a walking miracle. She’s out here visiting us for the holidays. We’ve been having such a good time.

This morning she was drinking her coffee and started giggling. My husband asked her what’s so funny and she didn’t answer. I asked if she was laughing at my morning hair and she didn’t answer. I then suggested she fill us in on the joke so we can all have a laugh. No answer. My husband and I looked at each other with concern. She stared off into space, started to slump in her chair, and nearly dropped her coffee cup. My husband sat her upright in her chair and started asking her to smile, to tell him her name - while I called perimedics.

We just came home from the hospital. She had a seizure, has swelling in her brain and some leisions (tumors.) She has already been treated for brain cancer so we‘re not sure if these tumors are old or new but have a film for her to take to her doctor. My husband bought a plane ticket for her husband to come tomorrow. She should be released from the hospital with seizure meds and with the swelling reduced so he can take her home on Tuesday. We‘re exhausted. And worried. But mostly exhausted. The whole household was up most of last night with the most intense thunder storm of my husband’s 16 years here. So no one got much sleep.

This is a woman who was given 6 months to live 2 years ago. She decided to fight, had heavy radiation and an experimental chemo and is now in remission. She also worked 2 jobs - delivering mail and waitressing - through the entire thing. She’s my hero. I don’t think I’ve ever met anyone stronger than she.

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