Hi everyone! I thought I would give you all an update on where I have been. The last few months have been very rough. Just when you think things cannot get any worse, they do. I had told you about my mother having a stroke and then finding out she had lung cancer while she was in the hospital after the stroke. It seemed like every time she went to the doctor after that it was always worse news. She had radiation that was supposed to take care of the tumor and it didn’t work. Then they discovered that it was growing and pressing on her pulmonary artery. Too close to her heart for surgery even if she had been in any condition to have surgery. So then she decided to try chemotherapy after she had originally said she didn’t want it. The day after her second chemotherapy treatment she fell and shattered her hip. According to the doctors even a healthy person who breaks their hip and has it go untreated would succumb to complications after about a month. So basically they had to try and do something even though she was high risk for surgery. During surgery she went into cardiac arrest and they had to revive her. Unfortunately too much time had gone by and she was left with only 10% brain activity. Her surgery was on a Friday and on the following Wednesday they removed her from life support. Given her condition and the fact that she had lung cancer and also COPD they said that it would probably only be a few minutes. Well 10 days later she finally decided it was time to leave. that was very rough 10 days and it was the Saturday after Thanksgiving. To say the holidays were rough is an understatement. My mother has always been the center of our family and went all out for holidays. Being the oldest of 3 children and the one who lives the closest to my parents it kind of falls to me to do the holidays. Especially since my brother lives out of state and my sister works. So I just tried to focus on getting through the holidays.
I hope to resume some semblance of normalcy on the blog soon. With all I was dealing with I have also had a cold twice in the last month. So as soon as I recover from this latest round I will be back in business here! I thank you all for your patience and I am looking forward to getting back into the swing of things. I hope all of you had a great holiday season and are enjoying the start of a new year! I can only hope that 2015 is better because I really can’t imagine worse!