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Member Patricius
since 07-05-99
Posts 11105
Glen Hope, PA USA

0 posted 09-28-2009 10:21 AM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

Hello Dear friends,
Things have been so hetic in my life and I have little time for anything. As you know my mother-in-law has been dealing with stage 4 ovarian CA for 2 years now. She underwent 1 1/2 years of chemo and major,major surgery. 4 months ago she was declaired in remission. 3 weeks ago her CA 125 went from 11 to 222 and they did a CT scan and found a spot on her liver, her pancreas and one above her bladder and now she is starting chemo all over again.
A year ago June my mother had major back surgery and got a MRSA infection down to the bone that required 2 more surgeries and 6 months of antibiotics to heal. This June 15th my mother and father were in a severe auto accident. My mother needed to be removed from the car with the jaws of life and they were both transfered to a trauma center. My dad, 82, fractured one leg and had a huge hematoma on the other. My mom, 75, fractured 3 ribs and 2 vertabre in her spine. Both were bruised from head to toe. They spent a week in the hospital, 2 weeks in a rehab hospital, 2  months in a nursing home for additional rehab and now are in a personal care home. My brother and I have been given the task of cleaning out their home which has been a unbelievable undertaking as they were hoarders and there were 3 rooms piled from floor to ceiling that you could not even step into.
We have been working non-stop for the past 2 months there and are only abut 1/2 way done. Needless to say I've had little time for anything else...including writing. Please hold me and my family in your prayers as this has been a very stressful time in our lives and we are due just a bit of calm.
I miss you all and think of you often.

Member Seraphic
since 08-22-99
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1 posted 09-28-2009 11:10 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers, Ruth. Hang in there. (((HUGS)))
Member Seraphic
since 02-08-2003
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2 posted 09-28-2009 01:16 PM       View Profile for Margherita   Email Margherita   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Margherita

You are missed, dear Ruth, but you have had such burdens in your life I see. May things improve and may you quickly be able to find time for yourself again, as you deserve.

I am just trying to eliminate the superfluous and your remarks about your parents' overfilled house is a further reason to go ahead and reduce things to the essential. What we cherish will almost certainly become a problem for our children, once we are gone ...
God bless.
Member Rara Avis
since 09-16-2007
Posts 8010
So. El Monte, California

3 posted 09-28-2009 02:48 PM       View Profile for Marchmadness   Email Marchmadness   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marchmadness

We miss you to, Ruth I know what you are going though as I have been in a similar situation myself. The only thing you can do is say to yourself "this to shall pass."
and it will. Bless you for being there.
Member Laureate
since 10-29-2000
Posts 19275
Between the Lines

4 posted 09-28-2009 08:26 PM       View Profile for nakdthoughts   Email nakdthoughts   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for nakdthoughts

Ruth you have my prayers and I know what you are going through ( especially the cleaning out of a house  when filled with years of memories and "stuff".) I have been helping my nephews since my brother-in-law  passed in May, do the same for the last 4 months and  we aren't even through more than 3 rooms.

And dealt with my husband's accident over a year ago and his recuperation.

Eventually it will settle down and it will remind  "us" how little the "stuff" in our lives really meant compared to the importance of family and friends.

Artic Wind
Member Rara Avis
since 09-16-2007
Posts 8075
Realm of Supernatural

5 posted 09-28-2009 09:55 PM       View Profile for Artic Wind   Email Artic Wind   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Artic Wind

It saddens me to hear about all this terrible news, but good will come. With each rising day, I know, dear Ruth that goodness is just at your corner and everyone will be back in shape without problems, I just know it.

and for that, I will pray lots for you tonight and any other night.

Member Elite
since 09-21-1999
Posts 3657
Sycamore, IL, USA

6 posted 09-28-2009 11:54 PM       View Profile for sandgrain   Email sandgrain   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for sandgrain

Ruth, that's so sad.  I'm sorry you have to endure all this anxiety.  May God give you peace and help your families through their illnesses.

Thanks for sharing with us so we can pray for you and yours.

God bless,
Oklahoma Rose
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since 02-28-2008
Posts 1585
Oklahoma USA

7 posted 09-29-2009 05:17 PM       View Profile for Oklahoma Rose   Email Oklahoma Rose   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Oklahoma Rose

You have my prayers Roth. You have truly been missed. I wish you well.
Titia Geertman
Member Ascendant
since 05-07-2001
Posts 5297

8 posted 09-29-2009 06:47 PM       View Profile for Titia Geertman   Email Titia Geertman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Titia Geertman's Home Page   View IP for Titia Geertman

I'll keep you and your family in my thoughts Ruth. I know all about what you're up to cleaning out the house. Had to do that with my Aunt's house 5 years ago. Took me almost a year to finish.

Love, Titia

Like scattered words will flow

Member Rara Avis
since 11-19-2002
Posts 7522

9 posted 09-30-2009 07:20 AM       View Profile for inkedgoddess   Email inkedgoddess   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for inkedgoddess

best regards to you and your family
Member Empyrean
since 09-21-1999
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10 posted 09-30-2009 04:28 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Ruth...time seems to rush by from one point of knowing to another, and in between so much dots the days, it's hard to fathom the current and waves.  My best to you and your family now, as always.
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