Monday, June 29, 2009

Thank you all for your well wishes over this past week. It was a very difficult time. I got the call last Monday that they were taking my best friend's mother off of life support. When I got there Tuesday morning, they had decided against that course of action, but there was still a lot to do. She has no arrangements in place for emergencies like this, so we spent a good deal of time at the courthouse, arranging for her apartment to be cleaned out, etc. Saturday night she went into cardiac arrest. They were able to bring her back, but I truly don't believe she'll be around much longer.

My best friend was an emotional wreck (understandably!) but even more so because he had a lot of pent up anger towards his mom that he's working on releasing. He's handling the whole situation so well, I have hopes he just might be a more mature person on the other side of this.... maybe :)

He sent me home yesterday so I could come to work today. I'm getting as much done as possible because I anticipate having to go down again in the next couple weeks to handle the funeral arrangements for him.

I will say that what food choices I made, I made wisely. I didn't eat NEARLY enough, and I didn't get a whole lot of exercise. I went walking with my sister one night, and we had a lot of walking around town, but nothing like I had planned on being able to do. I think it'll probably take me a few days to get back into the habit of real life again. I'll be as smart as possible until I'm back up to snuff.
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    Saw your blog on the Long Beach sparkers site. Wow - that is a lot for you and your friend to have to deal with! You did great considering the stresses on you. Please remember to take care of yourself.

    3216 days ago
    You sound like you did well - it's never going to be possible to be 100% perfect in that sort of situation but you did your best. don't let your guard down now you are home, though.

    Take care and hopefully you will get some time to recover before you have to go back again.
    3217 days ago
    I'm glad you are able to get back to "real life" if even for a bit. It's very difficult to eat right at a hospital or exercise. My thoughts are with you and your friend.
    3217 days ago
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