Mom has chronic Lupus as i think most of yall are aware of. Stress makes lupus flare up and she's had some painful Lupus breakouts on her face, in her nose, on her head, etc. She barely weighs 100 pounds and its been very hard to see Mom break down for fear of losing Nanny. Emotions have been very high. She also has very weak immune system due to Lupus which means its not good for her to hang out night and day at a hospital with all the other germs. She feels bad that she cant be there everyday like her brother ( my uncle). We 're doing what we can though because the hospital she's in is 3 hours away one way. A lot of time in the car and that also wears Mom out.
The last 3 weeks i was also in a huge point of my job where i was training classes every day monday thru Friday for 4 hours a day. That was 2 weeks straight. There's been a lot of pressure and its still regarding our merge conversion so these people are just not happy at all to switch new systems that i'm training. I finally was able to take one day off last week so that i could spend the day with Mom and i drove her to the hospital. We have still managed to do some things that are fun and not stay completely in the house or go to hospital. We've had some visits with my friends that are also friends with Mom. Mom and i went to see The Shack last Sunday and we've eaten out a lot. Todd has been traveling quite a bit too.
I also have a very very special dear friend that was diagnosed positively with prostrate cancer last week. Dr's said its not growing aggressively but its at medium speed. He goes in for consultation in a few weeks to determine which treatments he'll be doing , etc. Makes me sad and scared but i know they can beat this since its been found early on.
I know i have also mentioned a few times about my friends grandson in Boston. Ari was on a heart transplant list and was also getting worse every week. Just before Christmas, the Dr's said that Ari couldnt go home until he leaves with a new heart. By Gods Grace he got his transplant a few weeks ago too. Just found out today that his little body is rejecting it. THEN their home has black mold and they have to completely demolish the home and rebuild and insurance isnt paying a dime. My poor friends are really dealt with some hard things right now.
I have missed blogging. Usually when i get so super stressed, i blog because it helps and its an emotional outlet. I literally didnt have time or the energy to post until today. I feel like Debbie Downer and Doom and Gloom but i cant help it. I am also so thankful and blessed to what i Do have and things going right.
I have missed my blogging friends and i hope 6 weeks dont go by again unless its something wonderful. Oh and this Friday i am having gallbladder surgery. I've been in lots of pain and looking forward to hoping it eases up.
Life is hard but we just have to keep plugging along and take advantage of all windows of opportunity to do what you can .
|Mom and i were in traffic and not even moving for 12 minutes so we took selfie|
|This is the day that Mom arrived|
|Quick selfie of brother and me with Mom|
|Had dinner with inlaws one night|
|Took Mom for yummy BBQ and fried okra|
|Lunch with friend Wendy and mom after church|
|My cousin Monya and myself with our sweet Nanny|
|Mom and Nanny|
|When the kids came we got into hot tub later that evening. So fun!|