Wednesday, April 15, 2009

I started off having a great day, feeling great and then around 3 o'clock I received a phone call. One of my aunts was being taken into surgery. Her colon ruptured. The doctors speculate it was due to polyps, but not 100% sure. This completely changed my mood for the day. I was very upset and emotional. I know what she will go through and the emotional toll it will be. I am thankful that it didn't take her life and I am quite aware that the outcome could have been much worse. But, I never ever wanted any one in my family to endure the pain physically and emotionally that I went through. While my past experience was a little different from hers, in many ways, we will have walked very similar paths in the end. My heart breaks for her. I was fortunate to have someone give me insight of what I would go through following the first operation. I tried to get to the hospital before my aunt's surgery, but I was unable to. I was able to see her for a few minutes in recovery. She is an amazingly strong woman. She has the biggest heart and it took all I had to hold back the tears and hold her hand. I have never in my life felt so helpess. I wanted to take her pain. I know that I can't, but I would if it was possible. emoticon. All I can do it pray and be there for her.
Share This Post With Others
Member Comments About This Blog Post
    So sorry to hear about your aunt. My thoughts are with you both and I hope any pain is minimal. Sounds like you will be a great support system for her.
    4295 days ago
  • Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

    Log in to post a comment

    Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.

More Blogs by MLRICHARD