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i am a stay-at-home mom living, learning and loving by the bay!I love to take pictures. I love to crochet cozy things for my family and friends.

April 6, 2010

o v e r w h e l m e d

Life is changing and I feel like I can't keep up.
My mom's partner was recently in the hospital to have a cancerous, high-grade tumor removed from his brain. He is home from the hospital and doing pretty well.
He lost all periferal vision in his right eye so he will never drive again.
But he is walking and talking normally.
He does seem confused at times, though. And really can't be home alone.
Joe is turning 50(my mom turned 57 on Sunday) this month and he and my mom are finally going to get married after 15 years of being together.
It took being diagnosed with brain cancer to make this happen.
We find out the pathology report a week from tomorrow.
Then he will immediately begin chemo, most likely followed by radiation therapy.
Joe and my mom are both going to retire now so they can spend their days fishing and spending time with the family.
We have spent the last two weeks either at the hospital or at my mom's.
We are helping out any way we can.
We are all on auto-pilot until next Wednesday when we know more of what lays ahead.
I am worried about Joe and my mom.
Joe's kids aren't helping out like we expected.
And money seems to be their only real concern.
I am trying to be strong and hold back the tears, but sometimes, in private, the tears come.
Thanks for being here for me to share my thoughts, my fears, with.


  1. Oh, how heart breaking. I am glad you will all be there for him. Life is so tough sometimes. I will be thinking of you all, and sending out good vibes for Joe.

  2. Hang in there, Lisa! Try to rest. love, Beth

  3. I'm so sorry to hear about this very difficult time in your life. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs. Jane

  4. I am new to your blog but want you to know I said a prayer for your family.


  5. Oh my gosh, your family certainly is going through alot right now. Your mom and her partner, and certainly everybody around them, are all in my thoughts. :)

  6. I'm so sorry to read this. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  7. Oh my. I'm so sorry to hear about your mom's partner's diagnosis. I am a strong believer in positive thinking. So, whatever you do...try to keep your mom's and her partner's spirits up (as well as your own). Think as ridiculously positive as your possibly can! Even if everything feels like it's swirling down the drain...keep up your spirits & have hope.

    I will keep your family in my prayers--not only prayers for healing, but...for strength. It's tough. Really, really tough to see someone fight cancer...but you can do it (and so can your mama. And, DON'T even concern yourself with *his* kids and their lack of helping. You can't *make* people do what you want them to do. Don't waste your energy worrying about whether or not they'll step up. You just take care of yourself & your mom.

    Take care...

    ~Jessica xoxo

  8. Sending you a big virtual hug. I'll be thinking of you and your family.