Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Hubby, the dog and I returned home from visiting with my sister and BIL this afternoon. It is always good to see them as the two of us are identical twins and grew up very close, we even went to the same school after graduation and moved in together once we started our careers. Some other similarities we both married fella from Hibbing, Mn. and both had the same letter starting their last name ---as us ours. My sister was left a widow at age 29, with three small children basically straned in a state they had moved to a few months before. She did remarry a few years later to a great guy, who treated here children as if they were his own. She has had a much tougher time with medical problems and many, many surgeries though the past 10 years. The only thing that makes me sad is that she has gained a horendous amount of weight during the time she spent in th wheelchair. She has had a total femur and hip transplant ans she now can walk with a walker for a little time. I don't know how to approach her with this weigt loss as she has soooooo many strikes against her with constant pain form a number of ailment. Please if any one has an idea I would appreiciate your thoughts, as I need to try and see if I can help here without losing her because she really doessn't seem to want to be bothered ( personally, I feel she doesn't think she is as large as she is. Any ideas if anyone has gone through this. I know this isn't a blog about me me a spark person , but she is the only family I have left.