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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

I was going to write a trivial, self-indulgent blog about my first day on the first phase of re-feeding, and eating my first piece of fruit in four months - the banana was delish! - until I received two disturbing emails.

One email was from a work colleague to let me know that another work colleague was robbed today - two men broke into his apartment when he was there and took his valuables. I am so glad he was not seriously hurt. He must have been terrified.

And the second email was from my sister, telling me that my mother had felt faint and nearly fell again today, and is stubbornly refusing to let my sister accompany her to her next doctor's visit so that she can learn what's wrong and make sure that our mother is getting appropriate treatment. My mother said she's ready for her time to end and that we should not worry that something may be wrong or may happen to her. Which - is a little terrifying to both my sister and myself.

So tonight life feels a little more precarious than usual. I'm sitting here trying to think of how I can help my colleague and my mother tomorrow. There's probably nothing I can do other than offer a patient ear and shoulder, but I wish there were more.
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  • PJDANIELS
    Oh, so sorry you had such a disturbing day. That's a tough one, with your mom. Not a whole lot you can do if she is being stubborn. Hope today is better.
    2219 days ago
  • BUTTONPOPPER1
    Oh dear, I'm so sorry to hear this double whammy of bad news for you. Oh my--it's horrible enough to be robbed while you're out, but to have your house broken into while you're there--that is truly traumatic because people are often badly injured or killed in incidents like that. I am so glad your colleague was not injured and hope that he recovers from the trauma as quickly as possible.

    And your mother--that must be so concerning. I think it would be very hard for you and your sister to decide what to do--whether to put pressure on her to investigate what's wrong or to respect her wishes to make her own decisions. Hard, because you want to keep her as long as you can. I really hope that whatever is wrong is not a serious problem and that your fears will soon be allayed.

    Too bad the bliss of your first banana in months was interrupted by this disturbing turn of events. I hope tomorrow brings positive developments on every front.
    2219 days ago
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