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After all the drama surrounding my Aunt Elsa's accident last Thursday, she is doing much better. The surgery on her broken ankle was successful, and they didn't need to do her back, which she says feels pretty good. Now they are teaching her how to walk on her crutches, and she's sitting up and able to move more. Hopefully they'll let her know today when she can expect to be released from the hospital. Aunt Nelly is flying up from D.R. on Friday to help out, and not a moment too soon, because...

From the Files of "When It Rains It Pours"
My other aunt, my uncle's wife, found out she has a tumor the size of an egg in her breast. It's advanced so that the tumor appears to have "roots," which means it's malignant[?]. She has to have surgery ASAP, and she may end up losing her breast. I cannot imagine, at all, what she must be going through, and she has an 11 year old daughter, too. So Aunt Nelly will have to do double mommy-supplement duties, with Elsa's kids and Bruni's.

What is it with the women in my family this week? Please LORD don't let this be one of the things that happens in threes, I don't think any of us can bear it.

I don't usually do this, but if anyone feels so inclined, please pray for my aunts. Or think positive thoughts for them. Thank you.

Aunt Elsa

Nov. 7th, 2005 10:06 am
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On Friday, my mom told me that my Aunt Elsa, the mother of the gorgeous Karina and Vanesa that were my flower girls, and the gorgeous Laura who carried my train, was hit by a truck as she was crossing the street. She was on her way to work on Thursday morning, and the truck did not stop at a stop sign. She is ok, THANK GOD. But she is pretty banged up, and all her doctors, including my father, consider it a miracle that she is alive and that she wasn't hurt worse. She has a broken ankle that they've operated on, some back injuries (that don't require surgery, as we first thought), and she is cut up and bruised everywhere else. The worst bruise, the most miraculous one, really, is on her left side on her ribcage, where you can still see the imprint the truck's tire left on her body. That she didn't crack any ribs is amazing! I've spoken to her and she seems ok, though still a little shaken up, and yesterday afternoon she was able to see the girls for the first time. Needless to say we are all praying that she continues to do well, and she may be released from the hospital as early as today or tomorrow.

For those of you who are legal-minded at times like this, my uncle is already looking into what can be done, especially for her medical bills. The hospital has already collected CASH from this woman for use of the telephone and TV in her room! I thought they just billed you for everything at the end?!

I know that I am guilty of crossing the street trusting that an oncoming vehicle will stop when they are supposed to, but as we've seen, accidents do happen, and there is no reason to tempt fate, so from now on, I will be even more careful. I mean, this happened to Elsa on a pretty quiet street in Union City, NJ. Imagine me here in NYC, acting like I own the street all the time!


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