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Family still struggling

February 9th, 2019 at 04:02 pm

I haven't updated in a while, life has continued to throw punches. My mom was in the hospital for 2 weeks and is now in short term rehab working on getting her strength back so she can return home. And my sister's husband was just diagnosed with cancer. Just a quick recap...my mom is 92 and lives with my sister and her husband half way across the country from me. I offered to try and take a leave from work and go there to help my sister, but she said to wait until her husband starts chemo, and mom is back at home. She said she may need the help then depending on how her husband tolerates treatment. Unfortunately, his particular type of cancer is incurable, and the goal is to get him into remission. The average 5 year survival rate is about 50%. But, we are choosing to focus on him beating the odds!

My nephew who had the stroke is struggling. He seems to have hit a plateau in his rehab progress, and may be facing a permanent disability. My brother is exhausted being the caregiver to both his son and his wife, who also has health challenges.

So things like taxes, and problems with my boss at work, and other of life's little problems seem pretty insignificant to me right now. But life goes on and I had a long list of errands to run today to get some things done that I had been neglecting. I try to just take life one day at time now, because thinking too far ahead just causes me worry.

Tomorrow I'm hoping to just enjoy a quiet day at home!
Another round of bad weather is headed our way, with a mix of snow and ice moving in Sunday night into Monday morning.

I wish I had something more positive to share, but life is a bit difficult right now.




9 Responses to “Family still struggling”

  1. Carol Says:

    That is alot. Worrying long distance is no fun. I hope things start to go better for your family.

  2. Dido Says:

    I'm so sorry life is throwing so much at your family right now. Wishes for the best, and I hope you can find peace in some of the small moments.

  3. rob62521 Says:

    Wow, Wink, so much going on. You have my thoughts and prayers.

  4. Jenn Says:

    Prayers for your family. If your sister's husband hasn't already come across it during his research: chrisbeatcancer.com

  5. CB in the City Says:

    I am so sorry about all of the health challenges in your family. Keeping a positive focus is so important, for your mental health as well as the health of your family. My thoughts are with you.

  6. livingalmostlarge Says:

    So sorry that there is so much stress.

  7. Lucky Robin Says:

    Sorry things are so rough right now.

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  9. angry birds Says:

    You always try to complete the job in the perfect way but give you a break, good thing!

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