Update on my sister:
Surgery Monday went well. They discovered two more orange sized tumors in her when they went in... and her entire abdomen was full of blood. She was in pretty bad shape. But, her incision is holding together and they let her go home yesterday. She's having some problems, but overall it's positive. Complaint is just that this whole mess was allowed to get that bad... and that she has no choice but to go back to the idiot doctor who missed it all. Can't get in with another GP for months.
Eyy EichSnipe- I may be down in Columbus to help her out- if so I'll give you and yours a shout! We'll grab a beer if there's time
Thank God it wasn't any longer before she had surgery... I'm always shocked at how quickly they'll send people home from something that major. Here's hoping it's all downhill for her from here.
The saga with my mom continues... my brother asked me to try and intervene after another blow-out over the weekend. I put together a very carefully worded email expressing concern about their situation and trying to offer impartial suggestions without assigning blame and while making it clear that we both care very much about her. Today she replied with another diatribe about how we and the universe at large have aggreived her while again refusing to take any responsibility for her part in the situation (which is probably 75-80% of it). If she weren't living with my brother with no means to move (and seemingly no interest in trying to change that, in spite of how unhappy they both are), I'd wash my hands of her for my own mental health until she finally accepts that she needs counseling, and lots of it.