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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Today is Mom's first day of radiation therapy and she is totally freaking out reading the potential side effects. **SIGH** I'm trying to tell her that these are just POSSIBILITIES . . . even totally remote . . . so they have to tell you this. I was able to reassure her that the BIGGEST problem is generally a sunburn like problem in the area of radiation and that is handleable.

Well, had a surprise visitor this afternoon. Two army recruiters. **SIGH** so seems that John is signing up w/the Army. We'll see where this all leads.

I just am ready for the primal scream. This is all a sucker punch. But, I am trying to find my "zen place". I know I will but just right now am praying, praying, praying. That's all I can do, because it is in His hands ultimately . . . for Mom and my son.

So, that's all the news that's fit to print from here.
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KITKATSGRACE 7/27/2011 6:48PM

    I feel the same way about trusting Him. I am keeping you, your mom and your son in my prayers too.

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CANNIE50 7/25/2011 11:52PM

    oh, Lord, honey - you have a lot on your mind and weighing on your heart. I was coming here to thank you for reading MY blog and for your kind comments. My 18 y.o. son was bound and determined to join the Army straight out of h.s. (he grad last month) but a Marine colonel (a father of one of his football teammates) talked him into going into the service via college so he will go the R.O.T.C. route. It feels like this brought me some breathing room before the terror of him signing up. My heart goes out to you. I also have an elderly mother and I participate in her care. I did not mean to make this about ME, I just wanted to tell you you are going through some tough stuff and I am SO glad you are a SParkler because this is a safe place to work through some of the fear and frustrations. I am not sure what your exercise regimin is but I am a firm believer in physical challenges being a great counter-balance for emotional hurdles. Let's stay in touch!

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DELADY1 7/23/2011 10:45PM

    I am sooo soryy you have to go through this and that I never even read about what you and your family are dealing with..I know all to well about side effects,,Hate it when the docs would try and tell my the side effects of my daughters meds..I told them like this..Without these meds, my daughter will die?? Then I will take my chances with the side effects cause at least I get more time and I know She is tough so just becuase the side effects say, COULD..Does not mean they will...Anyhow, I hope she does well..please keep us posted:0) emoticon emoticon

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SPARKCHANTAL 7/22/2011 2:02PM

    well this sure sounds encouraging.

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FLAME42 7/21/2011 8:08AM

    My thoughts & prayers are with your whole family! Sometimes days do test our faith, but that is what faith is about.
Do hope you were able to calm your mom's fears. Going into any situation is better with a positive attitude.
I never had to face a child going away into the service so can't offer any advice other than what you are doing. Keep faith that this will help him!

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CMHARRISON12 7/20/2011 8:51PM

    Thoughts and prayers with you and your family (and sometimes a primal scream in a discrete location is worth it!!)

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THECRAZYMANGO 7/20/2011 8:17PM

    Maybe it is the kick in the tush he needs.. unfortuately... emoticon

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ALLIEINSHAPE 7/20/2011 4:37PM

    Those side effect warning are enough to scare anyone off any medications. Hope all goes as best as it can for your Mother and she has minimum side effects.

That is quite a development about your son and the army. Centainly will make him grow up fast with the discipline but hard on any parents when their child is in the military. Well. life is never dull for any of us. Keep cool! It is 95 here in Toronto now, we expect 100 tomorrow (118 with the humidex) so I am staying inside. So much for people thinking we live in igloos everywhere in Canada surrounded by polar bears! EH?

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MADAMES 7/20/2011 4:19PM

    Hugs and prayers...you are right...it is not in your hands! Keep having faith that it will all work out, and I'm sure that it will.

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GERIKRAGH 7/20/2011 4:04PM

    I NEVER read the bad stuff first. I just do what I'm suppose to and then if I have a side effect, I check the directions. Good luck.

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THETURTLEBEAR 7/20/2011 3:57PM

    I'm liking the Army thing myself. I have often hoped mine would go that route, but he is too lazy.

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