Annette: Justin phoned at 10:15PM & said, “How are you?” I said, “Oh, not too bad.” I could not tell him on the phone. I think he believed me. Hope so, as he is not to know till we see him face to face. Angela phoned today. Wanted to know if she should come here. I said just wait till around operation time. I DO want to see Angela. Would like to see Glenn, too. Hope he comes.
Annette: I went to the doc as I had been coughing since February of 2011. Thinking it wasn’t much, but thought I should go anyway. As it turned out, I should have gone 7 months ago. My cough had been getting worse. The doc gave me a puffer as well as antibiotics & sent me to the hospital for chest X-rays. She’d come to see me in 2 weeks. But before the 2 weeks were up she phoned me and said come in right away. I thought it was a bit strange, like why right away? I did not catch on. So Floyd took me down to the doc’s office. Now this is Monday August 29. Doc Kisuk said, “I have bad news,” & I said, “What?” not thinking it could be this bad. She said, “You have lung cancer.” Well I kinda broke down a bit. Really made my head spin. She asked me when my son was coming home. I said in a couple of weeks. She said, “Good,” plus she asked me where my other kids lived. I told her. Then she was really concerned as to how Floyd is, is he in good health. I said yes. So she immediately made 2 appointments with the hospital for a CAT scan & something else, I don’t remember, & she phoned the doc again & said I cannot afford to play with TIME. She said it will be something this week. Yesterday I phoned Angela. She took it very hard. I felt bad for her. I told Angela I would let her know anything as soon as possible. Right away Angela said, Do you want me to go see you?” I said we will leave it for a while. Angela had phoned Glenn & told him, then Glenn phoned me. We talked for over an hour. Glenn was pretty worried. He said he told his dad, shocked is all I can say. I also phoned Is. She could hardly believe it. Also, the doc said I would definitely go for the operation. Barb, as in Barb & Brian, phoned, & I told her I hadn’t planned on telling her quite just yet. Barb was very shocked. My biggest thing now laying over my head is telling Justin. Won’t tell him till he gets home. When I found out it was, or should I say Justin still had 7 days to go. But of course now I don’t know if I will be able to go to Calgary. I want to go so bad. Justin is going to phone in a day or two, & I cannot tell him. I’m just SO happy that he is coming home. There is Floyd’s people to tell yet, & a few other people like Trish & Earnest. Told Sherryl, & she will tell Kathy & Judy. I was going to walk to Burger King with Floyd but didn’t think I could. BUT after I have this operation I will walk all over town.