Sunday, December 13, 2009

Update on my Granny

The news on my Granny is that... well... we won't know much until later in the week. She has a lesion on her brain - which means that unlike a tumor it's flat - so it doesn't take up as much space I guess. It's about the size of a golf ball. She also has some compressed vertebrae from her fall. She needs to stay in the hospital for a few more days to recover from being dehydrated and then she'll go home for a couple days. My Dad's going to take care of her while she's at home.

She'll be going to a hospital in Seattle soon after she goes home. How soon, I'm not sure. They are trying to find the best place for her right now.

It's been a long week for me - trying to deal with all of this. I'm also still trying to wrap my mind around my close friend having a brain tumor, and dealing with both at once has me in overload mode! The doctor my friend saw doesn't think her tumor is operable at all - and we're all hoping she can get a better diagnosis/opinion while she's home for Christmas.

The good news, on my end at least, is that I'm handling it better than I would have a few short months ago. I AM having physical side-effects, but I'm hanging there, I could be a lot worse than I am right now. I did have a really severe asthma attack Friday night, so we raised my prednisone to help fight that.

Moses, my dear geeky husband, downloaded a MMORPG for me that he's been playing. So I've spent a bunch of time over the last two days playing that. I'm kinda going back and forth between playing and crafting. It helps keep me from focusing on all the bad stuff that is going on.

Why is all this happening at Christmas?

This isn't the first time I've dealt with a lot of trauma at Christmas - and I'm trying hard not to think about what happened before....

16 comments:

Merily said...

*lots and lots of hugs!*

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

I hope your grandma gets to a better hospital to get the care she needs and deserves!
And I hope Kat gets a second opinion...and a better one!
Glad to hear you are staying strong and have things to keep your mind off of everything!
Been thinkin' of you a lot this week...hugs!

Linda Pruitt said...

Ruthie--praying for your granny and your friend and YOU! So sorry this is happening at this time of year, although no time is good for these things!

Dawn N said...

So sorry to hear about your Granny and your own problems. It's especially difficult this time of year. Here's some long distance ((HUGS)) :)
Dawn

Marsha Wiest-Hines said...

So sorry Ruthie! My thoughts and prayers are with you.

BeadedTail said...

My thoughts and prayers are with your granny and friend. Hope you continue to do well health wise too.

UberArt said...

I hope things turn around quickly for your granny. {{hugs to you}}

Kathleen said...

Praying for Kat, your Granny and you (((hugs)))

Yunaleska said...

Games work wonders for relieving stress. If I don't game, I feel more stressed (just don't say that to me when I'm trying to defeat a boss for the fourth time)

The Magpie's Daughter said...

*snuggles*

beadsandblooms said...

Ah, Ruthie, my heart goes out to you. I had an old friend who was a nurse who always told me God never gives us more than we can handle. Sometimes the load seems very heavy but somehow we manage. Sounds like you are doing what works for you to cope with your burden and I will keep you and yours in my thoughts and prayers.

Athena said...

Ruthie, I'm hoping for the best for your granny and friend. At least your granny's going to a place where they can take better care of her-- that's good. Take care of yourself, too. :)

storybeader said...

sounds like your family is a caring bunch. So very helpful and nice!

storybeader said...

sounds like your family is a caring bunch. So very helpful and nice!

Tulips Talking said...

Rosey Posey,

My heartfelt thoughts and prayers are flying your way at light speed.

Love ya sweetie

Patch said...

(((Big Hug)))