Adding to my down-in-the-dumpedness is my Mama having a sort of breakdown yesterday and making me call my brother to go take her in a week earlier than her scheduled labs. She has it in her head that "something is wrong" with her Thyroid pills and insisted that they smelled different than the last batch, so she is worried about her Thyroid numbers.
Anyway, we got that worked out, then found out that another VERY favorite Uncle (Danny) of my hubby's was in the ER, and has now been admitted to the hospital.
He said he had severe a
Pain and could not breathe.
(This is the retired Minister who has gone thru going blind in one eye then the other, various health issues, JUST got home after recovery for a shattered hip & pelvis from a fall, and his wife Aunt Shirly just came home from being hospitalized for breathing issues. She is a life-long chain smoker)
Anyway, they did x-rays, and an MRI and say he has a fast growing mass of 6-8" in his chest/lungs/ribs area. They feel it is cancer, but can't do a biopsy until Monday, because he is on blood thinners.
Last I talked to one of his daughters, he was in so much pain that even high doses of morphine were not keeping it under control.
Last year we lost Aunt Joan here (our neighbor also) to something like this. She thought she just had a chest cold, but the pain got worse & worse.
It turned out to be an aggressive lung cancer, and she only lived 6 weeks. She was at hone with end of life care.
I am afraid this will be something similar.
My poor little Mother-in-law will have lost all her brothers. She is holding up well, I feel so helpless to ease her sadness.
Well, now that I've brought the board tone down totally, I will let y'all go. 😉
Have a good weekend, and stay warm. Looks like another cold 🥶 front headed our way