Friday, May 03, 2013
My Dads wife has been a chain smoker all her life, she is only 55.
She has COPD and a bunch of other health problems now because of her habits. She has had only 28% of her lung to use since November 25, 2012. Just last night my Dad told me they just found out she has a 2 inch diameter hole in her lung now. They're doing tests. Sad thing is that she had just been released earlier last week from other complications with her digestive track shutting down and other health problems she's been living with... Anyways ... Dad said when I asked how she was feeling that she is trying her best to stay positive, that's it.
I made plans to go on a road trip over to their house with my dog. I'll get to visit with them together and this will be a hard situation for me to be in. Me and her haven't always had the best relationship but we've always worked out our differences. Her and my dad have been very happy together for over ten years and I love her for that.
She has always been gracious, always helped us kids out when we needed the extra cash for this or that. She opened up her home so we'd all have a place to stay when we had no where else to go, sometimes months on end. Trust me 2 of hers and me, we all had to move back in with them, heh. She loves to have all us kids and grand kids over all together whenever possible. We'd all help cook a good meal, turn on the radio and start singing after we'd all started getting tipsy. She has a happy, positive, gracious, and selfless, giving spirit despite her hard life of being a single mother of 3.
We all came together and we all made a family again from both our broken homes. Giving us all new family traditions, we all looked forward too. It is all about family for her, for all of us. I have no words to express how extremely heart breaking it is to know the inevitable is coming. That we all will have to say good bye one last time and it feels like I'm loosing the family I wanted and needed once again. I can't imagine how my Dad feels and I hurt badly for him too.