Surviving a Nightmare
I had no idea when I wrote posts here a few weeks ago about friend's and extended family suffering many calamties and deaths, that this would all get much closer to home.
It seemed like there were more than enough disasters and sickness to go around.
Last week I found out my Mom has a tumor on her spine. I was still holding out hope that it would be benign. I saw her for dinner and had a nice time. I started coughing however and ended up getting the same bug my husband had. We got very sick with bronchitis from the flu. The next day I found out from Mom, that the tumor on her spine had matasticized. That was terrifying. I was feeling so sick and couldn't imagine that such awful news.
On Valentine's Day we learned it is lymphoma. That was my worst fear. I am still dealng with losing my Dad to leukemia 5 years ago. Mom is so young and healthy, this seemed out of the blue and totally shocking. We still don't know what kind of lymphoma it is yet. She has more appointments next week. She found out at a scan on the way to the airport to fly to California for her nephew's wedding.
We are optimistic that her overall health should make her much stronger and able to beat this. At first it just seemed like a nightmare and I wished I could wake up.
I am trying not to get depressed and maintain the same optimism that Mom has. I think I am doing very well considering how very sick we have been. I have not been this sick in years. I have not been out of the house in 6 days. I am finally getting a bit better. I think I will manage.
The supplements I take kept me from getting the flu earlier and most other bugs but I think the news about Mom was just too much for my system to handle. This bug came from our Goddaughter and her mother when my husband was with them when their father/grandfather passed away a few weeks ago from complications of the flu, pneumonia and heart disease.
Then today after learning that the flight for a work trip was cancelled due to bad weather (we had strong winds last night with 100 mph gusts in some areas and now a foot of snow), my husband found out on his way back from the airport that his Dad has been in and out of hospitals for the last few weeks for some sort of heart problems. They are not sure yet if he had a heart attack or not. My husband is freaking out. He is so upset his parents did not tell him but they did not want to worry us. They are thousands of miles away on their annual winter trip around Calfornia, Arizona etc. He has been into hospitals in both states for this so far.
We are both only children so there are no siblings or any other family so it is pretty daunting when there are problems with both sets of parents.
I hope all of you are having a MUCH better week than we are.