Tuesday, May 24, 2011

I Think I Am Back

 I have missed blogging but just haven't been able to wrap my my mind around all the things going on in my life.  My mother is in a care center at the moment hoping they can get her back on her feet. The cancer has spread to her bones so she is in a great deal of pain.   I have been trying to communicate with social workers in Washington state by phone.  Not an easy task to accomplish.  At this time we are looking for an assisted living for her.  My brother was doing all the day to day things she needed but while I was home he also was diagnosed with esophageal cancer. 
So he is currently having chemo and radiation which means he no longer has the time or energy to do all of these things.  He still drives and hour to visit her at least every other day.

My mother is still cheerful and funny even though she doesn't feel good most days.  She turned 87 in April and I was able to be there for her birthday. I was so glad to be able to spend a week with her. When she is home she spends her days watching her birds out the window from her couch and reading books. 

I am so blessed to have had her for so many years. 


Debby@Just Breathe said...

So sorry. My dad turns 88 in June and he is changing so much. It's so hard to watch. I am so sorry she is in pain and also sorry to hear about your brother. Keeping all of you in my prayers. ((HUGS))

Marydon said...

My hear t &prayers go out to all of you in this journey ... I am sorry it is such heavy news. May God hold you each in His loving hands as you travel together down these roads ...

Have a beautiful eve ~

Chatty Crone said...

Oh goodness I hate this for you - your mom and your brother - what a heavy, heavy load. Sounds like you have a great family with lots and lots of love.

Prayers and hugs,

Lona said...

Oh Stella I am so sorry to hear about your Mom and Brother. When it rains it pours and that is a lot to deal with. My prayers got out to them both and to you. Try to take time for yourself lady. It can wear a person down I know.

Star said...

Hmmm that is a sad story today Stella. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. My ex mother-in-law died on Sunday, aged 97. We are feeling the loss of a remarkable woman.
Take care.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh Stella -- this is such a hard thing to deal with. You are right, it is a blessing to have had her for this many years. My parents were in their 80s/90s when they died though and it still is hard; there's always more you wish you'd said.

I am glad for your mother (and for you) that she is still basically a happy person -- It seems like old age magnifies a person's basic personality traits; she must be a truly lovely person.

I am so sorry about your brother as well; and I too know what that is like.

GardenofDaisies said...

I am so sorry to hear about your mother and brother. Sending you all hugs.