Thursday, February 01, 2007


I've missed posting on this blog for several days (eight days to be exact), and I'm down about it. There are several reasons, some big, some not-so-big. I promised a mac and cheese post, and I will deliver--just not today.

I got sick again (big shocker), which means I've been ill with respiratory stuff off and on since before Christmas. As a result, I'm in a funk. I really don't like being sick--who does?--and so I go into what we refer to here as "hermit mode." It's bad enough that I tend to get kind of depressed during the winter months, but when I feed like garbage it just exacerbates the problem.

What's got me even more stressed is that both my uncle and my stepfather are in the hospital, and since I don't live close to either of them I get very confusing information from third parties (mainly my mom and my cousin), and it's all hard to digest. My uncle has had diabetes his entire life, and after a heart attack he suffered last week, it was discovered that his kidney function is down to 10%. Therefore, he needs a new kidney--stat. Relatives are lining up to see if any can be a donor (either for my uncle or the donor bank). So far we've not been successful but are continuing to try. In the meantime, once he is well enough to go home after his heart procedure--the doctors put in a stint--he'll be on dialysis until a match is found.

My stepfather was put in the hospital yesterday because of a wound on his hip that has now become infected and has begun to spread. He is diabetic as well; and as many diabetics, his body sometimes does not heal properly after injury. He's on some monster antibiotics right now, and the doctors are evaluating him to see what needs to be done to stop the infection from spreading. My mother is not certain what type of infection it is, but apparently is began to move quickly (first it was his hip, but it now seems to be traveling up to his arm).

Meanwhile, all of us at Casa de Flamenco wait to hear some good news. I'm hoping to hear some soon. I'm praying I hear some soon.


Sheri said...

Prayers for you and your family from this GF person.

Lynn Barry said...

My goodness. I have wondered about you. My prayers go out to your relatives in their needy states and for you who is obviously stressed out and feeling frustrated with how to help those you love. HUGS and LOVE, my dear friend.

Flamenco Mom said...

Thank you so much for your kind words. I had not seen your blog before today; let me say that I love the title. Very funny! I look forward to reading more.

Thanks for thinking of me. I really appreciate your thoughtfulness. It's great to know that I've made such a caring friend via this site. Hugs.