Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Rosie O'Donnell's Fiancée Struggles With a Cancer-Like Diagnosis

Rosie O'Donnell postponed her wedding with her fiancée, Michelle Rounds who is battling with a cancer-like diagnosis.  She posted a poem on her blog that described her journey about how this rare disease took a hold of their future plans.

"...it was a honeymoon before the wedding pure bliss we laughed loved listened "then blink – it begins on mothers day morning pain that won’t let up "we wander thru the maze of medical mystery confused – scared mish gets even smaller i get even bigger – sugar my solace..."

Michelle Rounds had surgery and is said to be recovering slowly. My heart goes out to Rosie and Michelle. There is nothing more difficult than watching someone you love in agony over a vicious disease that takes so many lives every single day. The last few days of my father's life was brutal. Not even three weeks ago, I watched Dad suffer so badly, that the worst part of it all was his agonizing pain and the inability to keep food, water or even medication down.

I pray that Michelle has a wind of change - a turnout for the best where her health, her immunity and inner strength kicks this disease once and for all. Sometimes we lose faith in whatever it is we believe in when things don't turn out the way we planned them to be. Life is funny that way - the least expected can strike at any given moment. It's then when you have to become the strongest person you ever knew - you - Rosie - to be strong and keep instilling faith, hope and love as the both of you go through this challenging time together.

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the walking man said...

I just pray for the best possible outcome. I may not understand it when it happens but with a bit of distance and time I see where the prayer had been answered so to her I pray that spirit of creation bring them bth to the best possible outcome.

Deb said...

I know. Not sure when, why, how -- all those questions --- evening questioning a god you once believed in. No matter what the outcome --- it's so important for positive reinforcement for the patient going through it. We did it for my Dad against the doctors' wills of 'sugar coating' it. I don't believe we would have done it differently.

The Elephant's Child said...

Sending my good wishes to them both. It is so hard watching someone you love suffer and feeling powerless to help. In my father's last days all we could do was love him. It didn't feel like enough. It wasn't enough. It was all we could do. And nearly twenty years have passed and it hurts me still.

A Plain Observer said...

"the least expected"...sometimes I want to yell, can people die of something else, for God's sake?
I would venture to assume that the worse is the beginning, the maze of medical mystery and the end.

Deb said...

It's so strange how when you're not exposed to illnesses of certain kinds, you never think it's nearby, until you experience it, then it becomes all too common.