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.