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Apr 14, 2009

As I was concerned about my upcoming surgery, the world interviened in a huge way.  In the past few weeks we have had more than the usual share of illness, sadness & death.

My Godmother died early on Palm Sunday as she was making her cuppa tea. That was just the way that fiesty, lovable 91 year old lady would have wished. She & my Mom are the end of their family generation of women who raised my cousins and I in a family setting while the 'men were at war or recovering" ... Truely the end of an era, where women came to a safe space to raise their children and support one another.

The week before, my Mother had been in the hospital for a still undiagnosed bleed. Hopefully she is going to keep going as all the chaos continues.

Dad is in the hospital, and has been since a week ago, with cardiac issues. This morning he was taken off the ventilator after his triple bypass yesterday.  He has a long healing ahead, but he made it through his first 18 hours post-op, and it is looking good that he may fully recover IF he listens to the MD and follows his diet and exercise regime.

I have been running a fever for over a week, so I am going back to my primary care MD in a bit for blood work as she is concerned that my port-a-cath became infected last week during a proceedure in oncology.

Wow, way too much medical stuff ... I have a short attention span when I am awake, so that I am happy to just play games or listen to music all day.  Family is here, but with my illness I am housebound again so it is realy twice as frustrating not to be able to help and/or visit.

I just wanted to let everyone know that I miss all of you, but being online, chating or dealing with anything that requires thought is just beyond me right now.

OH, my surgery.... the oncologist & surgeon agreed that we did not to go in right now for a "lung nodule" that has not grown in 14 months ... whew ... so i am still in the wait and see mode of having CT scans on a regular basis, but i am not as fearful of surgery as I was.

 There is no adequate way to thank the many kind people from Care2 that have helped me find immune support foods & suppliments as well as herbals as well as Reikii and distance healing ~   Bless you all and thank you all for the many kindnesses you have shown me. 

 Finally, to Christian, thank you once again for comiing down to help prepare myself. the house and the kitties for the surgery that we found out 2 days later was not happening.  I do not know how I would have endured the past two years without your consistant friendship and support as you give of yourself as well as coordinate surprises & support from other Care2 friends.

Hopefully, life will become a little more normal as Dad recovers, slowly from his surgery. Then if we can get Mom & I back to "our" normal the three legged stool that we have going here will become more stable, and much more active as we all support the activity part of our health recommendations !

Again, thank you to all of you who have helped and continue to help keep myself and my family from collapsing when we hit lifes' speedbumps.





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Posted: Apr 14, 2009 8:42am


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Gayle M.
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