By Amber Goodhand – Radar News Editor
Rosie, 50, has been posting photos on her Instagram account of the inside of hospital rooms and Michelle laying in a hospital bed — but kept mum on why, until now.
The comedienne and actress took to her blog on Friday to reveal the tragic disease that their family has been dealing with for the last few months in the form of a poem, saying Michelle started to feel ill in May and was eventually diagnosed with desmoid tumors.
Read Rosie’s full poem below:
took mish 2 malibu
drove to napa
stopped in big sur
heaven on earth
it was a honeymoon
before the wedding
we laughed loved listened
then blink – it begins
on mothers day
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
i wake many mornings
in a darkened room
on a roll away cot
with good n plenty stuck in my matted hair
undiagnosed – again and again
her pain grew worse
it seemed impossible
no one knew what was wrong
life changes in an instant
odd and curious beasts
strong and sneaky
a non cancer that acts cancerous
only 900 cases a year in the US
an orphan disease – beyond rare
only 3 people per million get this
michelle is one of them
she is recovering from surgery in june
getting stronger every day
we have joined the fight against this disease
raising money and awareness
we had to postpone our wedding
re scheduled for next summer
in lieu of gifts -
we ask for donations
Rosie revealed that Michelle had surgery in June and that instead of gifts, they ask for donations to be sent to the DTRF — Desmoid Tumor Research Foundation.
Desmoid tumors target the cells that form muscle, fibrous and nerve tissue. They’re aggressive and can eventually destroy tissues and bones, but fortunately do not spread throughout the body.
Rosie and Michelle got engaged last December after just three months of dating.
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