Day 793 - Update on Mom
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Thanks for all your kind words yesterday about my mom's illness. They lifted my spirits and helped me form a plan of action.
I started with a chat with my sisters on Facebook. New information came out: my dad had a CT scan on his bladder and kidneys, a follow-up on his prostate cancer treatment from two years ago. Funny thing, he never said anything to me about it, and neither did my mom. That may explain why she kept saying that last week was such a hard week. I'm trying not to be angry or upset at not being told this critical information, but it is indicative of the kind of communication we tend to have as a family.
My sister Carol doesn't really want to have anything to do with my folks. She's over all the drama with mom, and says things like "You know mom blows everything out of proportion." So that leaves my other sister Janet and me to deal with them most of the time.
I will find a time to talk to Dad about the entire situation, including his lack of communication about his own situation as well as what's going on with mom. I just have to find a way to talk to him separately without making mom feel like she's being excluded. It's a fine tightrope to walk on.
But thank you, Spark Friends, for all your love and support. You make every day just a little bit awesomer!