Cindy Lew once said "... the greatest gift is not found in a store nor under a tree, but in the hearts of true friends!"
So much has happened in the last month (my word it's been a month since my last post) and yet we seem to be standing still! I have felt so uninspired and haven't had much to share, but here is where we are right now:
- Mom continues to improve every day. She has completed her treatment and we wait now for her body to heal. The first two weeks after radiation stopped were very difficult. She was in a lot of pain and her mouth was full of ulcers. She came through it like a champion. She is off all strong pain medication and is only taking Stopayne Children's syrup for pain! NO MORE MORPHINE! She still battles to eat, but has slowly started having small amounts of yoghurt, soup and ice-cream - PRAISE GOD! Her tube is still in and working well - it's literally saved her life, but Prof says she must start eating as they do not want to leave the tube in permanently. She is much stronger and manages to take short walks every day.
- Stacey is working hard and has been a huge help and support to me. I thank God everyday for blessing me with such a special daughter. Besides helping me with Nana, she manages to get her Uni work done (and well!) and still fits in her social life! She delivered her application forms to the University of Johannesburg today as she has decided to study her honours degree full time. She was toying with the idea of working and studying part time, but we feel that she has her whole life to work - rather concentrate onon doing her honours full time, and then she can enjoy her first job without the pressure of studying! I can't believe my little girl will get her B.Comm degree this year!
- P is still batlling to find a job. It has been a very stressfull 6 months, but we remain hopeful that something will come soon. I have been busy at work, which I guess is a good thing as it keeps my mind off worrying things! I look forward to being able to retire one day and enjoy some quality of life! :)