Thursday, March 13, 2008

Family Emergency

I have to take another blogging break. This time it has to do with my sister. I have a sister who is a lot older than me and her health has been getting bad over the last year. Her kidneys are failing and she has already had a transplant a little over a year ago.

Apparently her condition is getting worse. So since it's really just me and my sister, we have siblings from our dad's second and third marriages (long story) but I am her only whole sibling. So I'm going to visit her. My sister and I aren't close at all but maybe this is a chance for us to change that.

I don't know exactly how long I'm going to be gone. I suppose I will stay as long as my sister needs me.

And a word of warning, my sister's kidney failure is due to high blood pressure, so if you have HBP please manage it and if it's in your family please avoid getting it.

Anyway I'm going to be leaving this weekend. I have a friend of a friend who is going to house sit for me. I'm really happy about that. Initially I'm going to be taking vacation time from work and if need be I have a bunch of sick time I can use. I'm really lucky I work for a non-profit, I don't make as much as I could elsewhere but the benefits are great.

I will be back to blogging when I can. I don't expect all of you to keep checking back constantly so when I return I'll stop by your blogs and let you know I'm back.

Take care and I'm going to miss you all!

Au revoir pour le moment.


85 comments:

Jose said...

my RSS Reader will let me know. Nonetheless, good luck to you and yours. A safe recovery to your sis. Peace ...

Los Angelista said...

Safe travels to you MDC. I'll say a prayer for you both.

Nick said...

Sorry to hear your sis is in such a bad way. Hope your visit raises her spirits. I keep a very close eye on my own blood pressure because my father didn't realise his was too high until he had a stroke. Anyone out there who doesn't know what their BP level is, get it checked right now!

Villager said...

Our prayers are with you and your family. Stay strong...

peace, Villager

jjbrock said...

MDC I hate to here that about your sister. I hope every thing turns out ok. The Old Black Church sends you our prayers and safe travel.

Don said...

Mes,

Sorry to hear about your older sister's misfortune. Its wonderful how you are willing to stop everything and be there for her. Just like the solid person I figure you to be. I wish her well towards recovery. We'll be here. Just as your sister will also pull through, and remain here.


Be blessed.

wisdomteachesme said...

know that God's angels are with you and working for you and your sister!
Prayers from my heart has been said for her life and yours! Amen.
God will keep us till we meet again! GodSpeed.

Ensayn1 said...

May the Most High be with you and your sister!

PCD (Pretty Circle Drawer) said...

oh MDC, i wish the best for you and your sister. be safe and strong!

Anonymiss said...

Wishing you a good flight and hoping your sis gets better soon.

Jackie said...

God bless you sweetie. Sending good vibes and prayers with you and to your sis.

#1Pound4Pound said...

I hope all works out for your sister. I just said a prayer for your family before I typed this comment. God Bless You and your family.

SheCodes said...

I'm so sorry about your sister! God bless you and I hope for the best. Take all the time that you need. You will be truly missed.

Homeland Colors said...

My thoughts are with you and your sister. I wish her the best.

Danielle said...

MDC good luck. All the ebst to you and I hope your sister's health improves.

theblackactor.com said...

I pray for you, Mes Deux. And I pray for your sister. Do travel safely.

Brown Girl Gumbo said...

I'm sorry to hear about your sister's condition. I will keep you in my prayers and safe travels.

You will be missed!

Symphony said...

Good luck and God bless MDC.

Mango Mama said...

Travel well and trust that you and your sister are in our prayers.

Lady Di said...

I'm all to familiar with HBP Mes. My Dad. Anyhow, I do watch mine closely as with other health issues bloodline or otherwise.

Prayers are sent UPwards for you and your sister. See you when we see you!!

Bless

Di

Torrance Stephens bka All-Mi-T said...

u got my prayers scholar from the purple nd gold converse wearer

Ehav Ever said...

I hope that you and your sister are able to claim that family connection, and I will pray that you may receive a speedy improvement in her health and recovery. Have a safe journey.

Jackie Edwards said...

My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your sister. Keep the faith!

dejanae said...

sorry to hear that
hope your sister gets better
ill keep yall in my prayers

Shelly said...

My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family, MDC. Hope your sister makes a full recovery soon.

Much love to you all x

MacDaddy said...

Hey, MDC:

Go ahead and take care of things with Sis and other family matters. We do understand that blogging is fun and educational but that it can be time-consuming as well. It would probably take me an hour to find those beautiful and wonderfully appropriate pictures you come up with, not to mention the content.
We know you'll be back to us when it's time. Blessings.

T.I.C. said...

Though I speak with the tongues of men and angels and can remove mountains but have not LOVE.....

You are LOVE!

Shalom/Peace
May Our Father be with you and your sister.

Attorneymom said...

You and your sister are in my prayers.

Take care.

I look forward to your return.

Anali said...

Take care MDC! I'm praying for you and your sister.

Nicole said...

Family first, blogging...whenever you can get to it. Praying for your sister's health.

Regina said...

Sorry to hear of this news. I pray that God grants you and your sister restoration in mind, body and spirit.

Peace, Love & Strength to you.
Safe Journey...

LennieG said...

Sorry to hear about your sister and pray all is well.

Lynn @ HickTownPress

Undercover Black Man said...

You and your sister will be in my thoughts. Take good care.

Don said...

Hey Mes, since I always check your blog every Sunday night, I figure why stop now?

Hope all is well.

e said...

aw man. i hope your sis gets better. be safe MDC!

e.

tasha212 said...

Sorry didn't respond earlier. Hope ur sister is o.k. Look forward to ur return.

Eb the Celeb said...

take care of home... we will be here when you get back.. i will keep your sis in my prayers

SheCodes said...

Missing you MDC... :-(

I hope that all is well with your sister.

Manchild said...

Hello MDC,

My prayers are with you and your sister. I'll be standing with the two of you on bended knee.

God and family first.

Manchild

Cop said...

Praying that all is well with you and your family.

God bless

tweetybird said...

Godspeed and blessings to you and your sister.

Janie said...

My prayers to you and your sister MDC. Be safe and well.

browngirl said...

thoughts and prayers are with you sisters...

Lisa said...

Praying for you guys - God bless. . .

Regina said...

Just came by to check in! I pray that all is well with you and yours.

Don said...

Stopped by to count and send more blessings...

theblackactor.com said...

Hiya Mes Deux.

You were in my thoughts. Just wanted to check back witcha. I hope your sister is seeing improvement and that you are hanging in there.

Be blessed.

Tami said...

Just checking in to say how much I miss "hearing from you" through your blog. I hope all of your family stuff is going okay and that you are remembering to take care of yourself, as well as your sister.

All my best.

Los Angelista said...

Hoping you and yours are alright. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

mp1 v.8.0 said...

Wishing you and the sister the best....

DJ Black Adam said...

I pray you safe travels, and your sister is in my prayers as well.

SheCodes said...

Hi MDC,

You and your sister are still in my thoughts and prayers. I hope that all is well with you both.

I know it sounds crazy since we have never met in person, but I really miss talking to you.

Monica Roberts said...

Ms. Deux,
Hope everything is well with you and your sister. Safe travels and I'll be praying for both of you.

theblackactor.com said...

@ Shecodes

"I know it sounds crazy since we have never met in person, but I really miss talking to you."

I know. Me, too. I feel strangely connected to her. Weird.

Best, Mes Deux. We miss you.

Don said...

Stopping by, still wishing you and your family, well wishes.

Regina said...

Just checking in. I pray that all is well with you and yours.

Undercover Black Man said...

Checking in to say hey. I hope all's going well.

Lady Di said...

Miss U Mes!!

Danielle said...

Just checking in. I hope your sister is improving. All the best to you and your family.

Don said...

just stopping through to send more well wishes.

kayoz said...

i really wish you are well and your sister, too. i was very sorry to hear about her serious condition.

i miss reading your blog. i stop by regularly to check...

SheCodes said...

Me too. Can't wait to get you caught up on things. You and your sister are in my prayers.

jjbrock said...

Mes Deux Cents miss you.

theblackactor.com said...

Mes Deux, you are definitely missed. Wishing you well.

Don said...

blessings...

homelandcolors said...

Miss your posts Mes, peace and blessings on you and your family.

Symphony said...

Sending well wishes to you and your family.

MacDaddy said...

No, we haven't forgotten you. Still wishing you well.

Lisa said...

Hey! Miss ya!!

Muze said...

just stopping by to say i hope all is well. or getting better.

many blessings ...

browngirl said...

the positive energy is still flowing towards you...

SheCodes said...

Haven't forgotten you. Hope that all is well, MDC.

DJ Black Adam said...

Praying you and your family well!

theblackactor.com said...

Yeah; me, too -- getting a little worried now.

Best.

T.I.C. said...

Stop by to check and see if you were back. I pray all is well with you and your family.

Regina said...

Just stopping through to check on you. Praying for you & yours.
Peace & Love

Monica Roberts said...

Stopped by to say hello and still thinking about you and your family.

Don said...

hope all is well.

clnmike said...

Wish you were here.

Anonymous said...

MDC,

I really miss reading your posts - I have had you in my prayers and I will continue to pray for you and your sister!

Anali said...

I hope that you are doing okay MDC. I'm sending prayers. You are missed!

Lady Di said...

Thinking of YOU 2day MDC. Prayers always up and away 4 U!!

PS - David Duchovny has a Blog now. SWEET!!

Anonymiss said...

Hey MDC,
I really miss your blog :-(

Hope you're doing well. Take care.

Anonymous said...

Allez s'il te plaît reviens.....

pomegranate queen said...

much love girl.

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About Me

West Coast, United States
African American, Poet?, Vegetarian, Music lover, Agoraphobic, Social Phobic

My Favorite Poet

My Favorite Poet
Staceyann Chin

My Favorite Track Athlete

My Favorite Track Athlete
Christine Arron