Things are changing. My mom is going to have her foot amputated due to her horrible peripheral artery disease. I haven't any idea when, but soon.
I'm 51, and childhood is over. I have a yucky feeling that the rest of Mom's life will be packed in not so long of a time.
One of my brothers is very honest about his feelings. He said he didn't want to hear anything about this upcoming procedure, as these things "don't happen to my mother."
As pragmatic as the rest of my sibs and I are about this, I remain surprised that I cry at the least little thing these days. Go figure.
Mom's last sister and her husband are coming for a visit tomorrow. They don't know about this, so it will be up to me (with Mom's blessing) to let them know. Since their mom had her leg amputated due to diabetes, this is nothing new. Still a very sad thing.
BTW, the CT scan I mentioned in my last post was boringly normal--thanks be to God! Time to concentrate on Mom. We certainly appreciate prayers.