As some of you know, my mom was diagnosed with lung cancer as I was going through radiation therapy 2.5 years ago. She's been whomping the heck out of everyone's expectations, but unfortunately this morning she told me that her doc has recommended hospice and estimated she has 3-4 months left. I've known this was coming for quite some time, but she really looks awful now. She's gone from 150 pounds down to about 80, and is wearing kids' clothes now. She can barely walk, and the amount of degradation in the last 9 days since I saw her last was astonishing. The way she looked today, I'm just hoping she has THAT long.
I know I haven't been around here much the last few months since I started working again, and for a while when I do come on I expect it'll be to try for a massive distraction. I promise it's not because I don't love everyone on my list - you either keep me sane or make me realize I'm saner than some of you crazy mofos :P So if you see me around and I don't make an effort to talk to you, it's not YOU, it's me trying not to spread doom and gloom.
OK, so this isn't much of a vent. More an FYI, I guess, but the tears are coming back and I can't see the subject line well enough to edit it LOL.