Let's back up, shall we? The last I posted, Mom was having dizzy spells and my cousin was recovering from brain surgery. Well, thankfully Mom's dizzy spells seem to have eased off. She had a doctor's appointment last week. Her blood pressure had come down quite a bit, which is good. She's still a little dizzy, but she has been for the past 7.5 years. I want her to speak with her Dr. to see if it might be a side effect of her blood pressure meds, but I'll have to make her think that was her idea.
My cousin... well, that's a little tougher. Her pathology report came back a week after her surgery, and it wasn't good news. She has Stage 3 cancer in her brain. With chemo and treatment they are giving her a life expectancy of 3-5 years. They discharged her from the hospital, but she was readmitted last weekend with an infection. She's still in the hospital, but out of ICU. She should be able to go home tomorrow, I think. The whole situation has been a lot to take in. She and I were raised together, in and out of each other's houses when we were little. She actually lived with me and my mom for a few years when we were teens. She was more like my sister than anything else. We've grown apart since she moved back to Virginia (which of course I kick myself for). I can't help but think that's both of my sisters gone way too early. I know miracles happen, and trust me I'm praying for it.
|I don't know why it's sideways, |
but it was grinning because I went for a run yesterday