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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Ugh...

Well, what a crap month (or two). I mean, really crap. So, so crap. It feels like so many things went wrong, like I quit so many things I've started. And this post might be vague in places, because some of them I just don't want to talk about. Ironic, considering a blog is a place to, um, talk about things. But, some things I just... can't.

So early in July, my mom was diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma. Breast cancer. To say I was scared, or that I cried and worried, would be understatements. I was more scared than I had ever been about anything. Her doctors said it was small, so she had a lumpectomy on July 23rd (my birthday). They took the tumor and several lymph nodes. Thankfully, the labs came back clean. It hadn't spread to her lymph nodes. No more cancer. But, she has to have radiation five days a week for four weeks, starting in September.

Then, last week, my dad's brother, Rick, died. He was only 66... five years older than my dad. He had been having chest pains, but the urgent care said it was just his COPD and sent him home. He died of a massive heart attack the next day. There won't be a funeral, he didn't want one. His wife is absolutely devastated, as is his daughter who he only just met a few years ago. My mom says she's going to make my dad have a physical.

So yeah, like I said, crap month. For me personally, it's been a month for false starts and endings... lots of endings. I quit pretty much everything I've started in the last few years, with the exception of writing and blogging. I would elaborate, but I just can't right now. I'm feeling pretty emotional. Thank the good lord I have therapy on Friday. I need it this week.

6 comments:

  1. Kristyn, that is SO much. I'm so sad that you are going through all that. I'm really hoping things start looking up for you. I'm glad that they were able to remove the cancer for your mom. That is just so unbelievably scary.

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    1. Thanks, Shannon. It was pretty scary. I don't think I've ever been that scared about anything before. Thankfully, she's okay. The rest of it... well, there's really nothing that can be done about most. I might just be glad when this terrible year is over!

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  2. SO RELEIVED that your mom is okay! I've always had a soft spot for your parents.

    Sorry that you're in a slump right now. I had a feeling since it's been awhile since your last post. *big hugs*

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    1. Thanks, Jodi. I'm really happy she's okay, too. And, just for the record, my parents adore you! :) (Sorry for the really late reply, no excuse but it's been a rough month for me).

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  3. Thankful your mom has a good prognosis. In times like this there really are no words. {{Hugs and Prayers}}.

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    1. Thank you, Jenniemarie. I appreciate the prayers and good thoughts.

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