Thought of the moment....

No matter how hard you try, you will NEVER control anyone else's attitudes, actions, or outcomes. The only person that you have the ability to directly impact is you, and it is your responsibility to learn how to do just that...to utilize the knowledge, skills, and abilities you have been given to impact the world in the most positive way that you can EVERY chance you get!



Friday, June 25, 2010

Mind in Many Places

I apologize to many of you if my mind is in many places and I do not seem on my game.

My momma is having surgery today. She is having a port put in her arm for dialysis because she is going to have to do it again because her kidneys are just about shot. And they are fixing a hernia that she received when she had to have a feeding tube in her stomach.

Momma had a heart attack a couple years ago and went down hill to where they put in stints to open blocked arteries in her heart and eventually did a valve replacement. Through the process she got an infection and it spread throughout her body-- when to her brain causing lesions and her spine turning parts of it to mush causing her to be bed ridden for 10 months. We almost lost her twice because she also has COPD and has congestive heart failure to where she would just fill up with fluid.

I took care of her for those two years that it took to get her up and running again and it took and emotional, physical toll on me. I had to take her to dialysis twice a week and be at her beckon call when my father and nephew couldn't take care of her. My sisters didn't live in the same town so they were not much help.

I wore down and I have been worried that with another procedure that she may get sick again. I know she needs the port in order for dialysis to remedy the kidney issue for a time, but all I ask is that all of you keep her in your prayers today.

So if I am sporadic, random, lost, brainless or anything else. I apologize. I do try my best to stay connected to the real world outside. Sometimes it is just really hard to do. Ok, sorry for the rambles. Everyone have a wonderful weekend and I hope to talk to you next week. Thank you and take care of you.

5 comments:

ElbieNy25 said...

My situation is completely different, but I'm going through a dark time in my life too.

Sending you a cyber hug. You truly have an amazing heart and those around you are so fortunate.

Stephanie Faris said...

So sorry you're going through this. We've had a rough time lately...flooded in Nashville and are rebuilding our house. We'll make it through...we just have to force our way through these tough times to get to the other side!

Nathalie said...

Aawww, so sorry to hear that Regina! My father passed away in 2003 of renal failure. He started out with vascular disease and ended up having dialysis every day. He had shunts put in his neck and head because of the poor blood flow, so I UNDERSTAND COMPLETELY!

I hope everything works out for you and that you find inner peace. Family stick together and yours is lucky to have you. Keep your chin up! MUWAH!

KST said...

I don't want to say sorry because I feel that's too generic, but my thoughts and prayers are with you. It's a horrible situation, and my heart goes out to you and yours. They're lucky to have you.

KST

Kathryn said...

Much love headed your way, Regina. Hope Momma's doing better soon. Lost my dad a few years back to cancer. It's so hard to have a sick parent; sometimes you feel so helpless. Stay strong! LoveLove...

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