Sunday, February 04, 2007

Dear Blaine,

{clearing throat}

"Happy Birthday to you,

Happy Birthday to you,

Happy Biiiiiirthday, dear Blaaaaine,

Haaaaaaaaaaappy Birthday to you!"

Ps. The last four years? Ever since you turned 39 and got cancer? Yeah, those four years have pretty much sucked. Big ones. And I’ve decided that you’re not getting another single solitary birthday present from me until you turn things around. Got it? Starting with tomorrow’s MRI, which fortunately, I learned will be done WITHOUT contrast. So shape up and turn things around, buddy, or pay the consequences.

{Tough love. Sometimes, it’s the only way.}

{And sometimes, it’s what you pretend to do when you were so busy hyperventilating from your public speaking engagement that you forgot to go *buy* a present.}

17 comments:

Marcia said...

Happy Birthday, Blaine!! Wishing you a wonderful, cancer free year!!!!!

Rita said...

Prayers for Blaine tommorow, for a cancer free answer to his MRI.

Could I please ask how Blaine's cancer was discovered? I have a lump in my jaw that has been there for more than a year (long story, I was told it was a cyst) but it has increased in size and is hurting. Of course I am freaking out and can't get in until Thurs. Figures.

Hugs to all the Escoes:)

Jenn said...

I hope Blaine had a happy birthday and that you get the MRI results quickly. And for the sake of ALL of you I pray they're not inconclusive.

kim said...

Awwwww.....HAPPIEST OF HAPPY BIRTHDAYS TO YOU, BLAINE!

Praying mightily for good, conclusive, CANCER-FREE, you're good to go, MRI results. Enough already! You've already put up with TOO much.

Kristie, grab a paper bag to breathe into, and get your tush out there to get Blaine a present! HAHAHA!

Anonymous said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BLAINE!!! and here's hoping today's MRI results are CONCLUSIVE! :)
trisha

Jen from WI said...

Happy Birthday Blaine! Praying for good MRI results!

Pamela Earley said...

Happy Birthday Blaine! I pray that this turns out to be the year that ends all of the crap sandwiches that keep being served.

Best wished on the MRI.

JoAnn said...

Happy Birthday Blaine! How about an "all's well" MRI for a birthday gift???? That's what I'll be rooting for! Keep us posted.

Sherrill said...

Happy Birthday Blaine...

Blessings for healthier years to come!

Love and Joy,
Sherrill

Rena' said...

Happy Birthday Blaine.
Praying that your MRI goes well.

Marysienka said...

Happy (belated) birthday Blaine!
Good luck with the MRI!

Renee in Canada

Amy from St. Pete said...

Happy Birthday Blaine!!!
I'm hoping your tough love works Kristie. Maybe you should try it with the doctors too.
Have a great week.

Renee said...

Happy Birthday, Blaine. Been thinking about you. Hang in there!!

Kristin Hicks said...

Happy belated birthday! Hope it was a great one!

jeanette said...

Happy belated birthday, Blaine! Kristie, that song makes me want to lounge on the beach with a fruity umbrella drink in hand and my toes in the sand! Love it!

Patricia said...

Happy Birthday, Blaine! Praying for a wonderful report on the mysterious lump being just that...a lump...maybe even a "fatty accumulation"!!! Our OLD dog gets those all over her back...fatty lumps. The vet said "she's just old...don't worry about it"! NOT to say you're old or anything like that....lol!

Liz said...

Happy Belated Birthday Blaine! Hope that your MRI shows that you are cancer free!!