BG here. Heard so much about the "new" board.. hadda come check it out. All I can say is.. yikes. This ain't the board I'd gotten use to the last 9-1/2 years!
Just a lil update for my old friends, and I'm not using names for a reason--(family crap): After much tutoring, frustration and such, the 2 oldest girlies passed school last year and will now be in 4th and 6th grades. The "baby" will start Kindergarten! Nooooo.. I'm not feeling old, much!
The oldest broke her hand last week after she fell off the back of a 4-wheeler in my home state/town. I've been 'there' all summer looking after mom, who isn't doing very well. She had a mild heart attack last week, but is home and doing as well as expected. Docs don't think she'll be around much longer, but they ain't God. We'll leave that up to Him. I came home this week to get the girls registered for school and get "A"s hand looked at and x-rayed; headed back tomorrow for 3 weeks. Mom's had a rough year so far. The first of the year, she spent 6 weeks in the hosp. getting arteries rotor-rootered and faux arteries put in. Was in 2x more for breathing problems, then was AT the hospital when she had the heart attack. We'd been to the doc who'd sent her there for a doppler on her legs, then we were supposed to meet doc in ER afterwards to go over tests. While in ER, she was in the process of having the attack. I guess if you're gonna have one.. the hospital is the best place to be!
The reason I'm not using names is because of certain family members who are now DEAD to me, though they're alive and breathing. I found out they had been embezzling/manipulating mom out of a LOT of money. I ain't talking pocket change---THOUSANDS of dollars, possibly up to or above 1/2 million$$. Still getting facts and figures and organizing them. I'm going after them on criminal and civil charges, and let's just say it's been a friggin' blast..NOT! It's a real pisser to find out kin-folk you've loved and adored all your life aren't what or who you thought they were. I ask, respectfully, that you NOT refer to me by my real name if you post any replies. BG will do just fine, or don't use any name at all. Better yet, don't reply! haha! I ain't gonna be around for awhile to see it anyway, but others "COULD". I admit, I doubt they've ever been to this place, but with the way my luck's gone lately, they could be lurking to see what I post to try to use against me in the future. I'm GONNA win this war for my mama---I have truth, facts and credible witnesses on my side. They have nothing but lies (and a lot of $$$).
Since all this landed in my lap (I didn't go looking for it---it found ME), I've been stressed to the max. I HOPE it's only stress. I have started slurring my words, saying words backwards or the wrong words (just like when I did interferon). I just had a clean brain MRI in December, but my onc. wanted me to have another in June---I had to politely decline because I had to take care of mom. I've noticed a couple of BIG lymph nodes right above my arm-pit (right side) that aren't going away, and a tumor-like something in my right foot (between the pads). I'm not (too) worried, but will be having all scans again in late August. My mom doesn't know and I don't want her to find out. She's got enough to deal with. She has COPD, congestive heart failure, and a severe curvature in her spine that ain't helping. She has her bad days, and her worse days. Today's a "worse" day. I've hired an LPN who's been a dear friend all my life, and whom I trust completely, to sit with her 24/7. Thanks to the nasty kinfolk, if mom lives 2 years, she's gonna be broke. (Dad had her set for LIFE and all the kids, too.) It's damn hard to sit and watch your mother suffocate. Please pray her last days won't be filled with suffering. She's grieving over a child lost to money/greed. She's already lost one child to cancer.
Gotta run get thru packing. All my best to you all. *hugz*