Friday, January 14, 2011

Everything has been pretty much status quo for most of the last week. Hospice came yesterday to take baseline vitals and other basic info on mom. I think today they come to go over meds. Mom's been feeling quite well the last 4-5 days and only yesterday really hit the wall. She doesn't tend to take it easy when she's feeling well so after a few days of feeling well she crashes. I stopped by yesterday to find a completely zombie exhausted mom in the kitchen making homemade baked macaroni. I'm telling you the woman does not have a pause button. There is no stopping her.

Thank you for all the emails and offers for food, etc. They are appreciated. I haven't had time to reply to all of them yet but I will get to you. I am keeping a list of volunteers for things such as meals so when the time comes when they would be most useful I'll let you know.

Mom still is not up for visits and phone calls. She really is tired of the questions and talking about nothing but how she's feeling and what's going on. Although there's not much else to talk about, if you're one of the lucky few who manage a visit over the coming months, do her a favor and talk about something else.

Thanks again for all the love and support from everyone.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Lorraine
I have been following your blog from the beginning as I also have stage IV Pancreatic Cancer I believe we both were diagnosed in mid 2008 and I'm with you when it comes to lets talk about something else besides how i'm doing or feeling It gets old. Although we have to feel pretty good for our determination to hang in there so long. We continue to break the mold as to how long we decide how long we will roam this earth. You keep doing what your doing because it's working. Looking Up Jim W