Monday, August 13, 2012

Monday With Mom

Ron got home on Friday, and we are all very happy to have him home again.

The weekend was okay, nothing special. I am pleased with Mitt Romney's choice for VP. I like Paul Ryan--he's pro-life, smart and Catholic. :o)

Mom had a doctor appointment today at 2 PM and I spent most of the day with her. I went over to her apartment at noon. I'd tried to call her to remind her about the appointment, to give her time to shower and get ready, but she didn't answer the phone. She didn't answer the door when I got there either, and I was beginning to panic. Turns out she was out on the patio with her dog. She showered and got dressed and we dried and curled her hair. She looked cute.

Her former primary care physician stopped taking Mom's insurance, so the insurance company sent us a recommendation for a new one. Mom liked him, so we will continue to see him. He thought she was in good health for her age. We'll see him again next month, after she has some lab work done, and a chest x-ray. We were there until nearly 4 PM, and I kept having to run down and feed the parking meter.

Neither of us had eaten lunch, so we were very hungry by the time we left the doctor's office. We stopped at the Cracker Barrel not far from Mom's apartment complex. That took awhile, too, but it was good. I took Mom home and got her settled, then drove home in rush hour traffic. It was around 6 PM when I got home, and I was tired.

I have two appointments this week, one on Wednesday with my oncology radiologist and one on Thursday at the BMT clinic. It sure gets old, but they do take good care of me.


Natalie said...

Hi Sharon,
My dad is Mike Klemko. I know you two wrote each other for encouragement. I wanted to unfortunately let you know he passed away yesterday. He never gave up and fought so hard until the end. His cancer was just far too aggressive. I am sorry to tell you this. Please, for my dad, don't give up ever! You can beat this!

Kalona said...

Oh Natalie, I am so sorry! I last got an email from your dad on July 8. He said that he was back in the hospital, but hoped to be out the next week. Yes, he was a fighter.

It was an honor and a pleasure to correspond with him these past months. He always had an encouraging word for me. Thank you for "introducing" us.

I pray for peace and comfort for you and your family during this time of grief. And I pray for the soul of your dear dad.

Eternal rest grant unto Mike, O Lord.
And let perpetual light shine upon him.
May he rest in peace. Amen.

Thank you for your encouragement. I promise that I will not give up, and will continue to fight this horrible disease.

Please give your family my condolences.