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Disturbed Monkey

So on Wednesday I got a phone call from my dad, it started out really nice. He told me how he loves all the DVD's I sent down to him. but his tone changed from cheery to worried. "Your mom is not doing so well." She has been battling Polymyositis, which has left her very physically weak and frail like a 80 year old woman. The steroids they have been giving her seem to be working in stopping the degradation but are making her a little bit crazy and "speedfreak-ish." I thought things were doing really well. she was improving and they kept lowering her dosages. But what I didn't know is that my mom's klutzy nature was causing her lots of damage in her weakened state. I guess she sliced open her hand because she lost her grip on a knife while cooking dinner and more recently slipped and fell in the shower banging herself up horribly and the worst part that brings tears to my eyes, when she fell she knocked over the bench in the shower and impaled herself on it. I am so incredibly thankful my father was laid-off and home. My mom is such a sweet quiet person, I couldn't imagine how she could have dealt with the situation by herself. She is doing much better now. I just cannot believe my mother's horrible luck. I wanted to come down and visit, but my dad thinks she would try to do too much to prepare for me and do things for me while I am there. Wait a few weeks. So I bought the Harry Potter box set, had it wrapped up and mailed to her. I am hoping that she will react like everyone else I know who picked up the first book. Completely consumed and wanting to spend every minute reading more and more. If I can keep her sitting and reading her clumsiness will only get her paper cuts and spilt tea.



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Jun. 20th, 2003 03:39 pm (UTC)
I hope your mom feels better. It sucks to be sick. It sucks to see others sick. I'm sure your mom will enjoy the thoughtfulness of your gift. And like everyone I told about Harry Potter, they all became addicted, die-hard fans, back when I worked at the bookstore. It's such a great set of books. And yay for tomorrow! Book 5 - Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. I'm hoping mine gets delivered to the door early, so I can spend the day reading it.
Jun. 20th, 2003 04:54 pm (UTC)
Thank you! If I can get her to read the first few chapters I'm sure she will become addicted. I too am expecting a lot of my time to be eaten up by the all consuming power that is Harry Potter. I can't believe I've waited so long for this book to come out. The only other books I been so impationt to come out are the Dark Tower Series by Stephen King.
Jun. 20th, 2003 05:02 pm (UTC)
I've been waiting 3 years for George R R Martins 4th book in his series. So I completely identify with having to wait. Apparently it comes out this November. About bloody time.
Jun. 20th, 2003 03:39 pm (UTC)
aw...i'm sorry your mom is having a hard time..she's lucky she has a son who loves her so much.
Jun. 20th, 2003 04:57 pm (UTC)
Thank you, Luckily my mom has two son who love her very much. My brother is a big ball of trouble but he loves our mom probably more than anything else in the world.
Jun. 20th, 2003 04:30 pm (UTC)
I hope your mom starts feeling better soon! That's a horrible situation....
Jun. 20th, 2003 04:59 pm (UTC)
Thank you! When I called earlier today she said was already feeling a lot better. It still really hurts to imagine though.
Jun. 20th, 2003 05:17 pm (UTC)
Yes it does... I get very jittery just thinking about it = (
Jun. 20th, 2003 05:46 pm (UTC)
sending well wishes and happy thoughts your way, i hope your mom has a full recovery! Keep us posted.

Jun. 21st, 2003 04:17 am (UTC)
Hello there I am from the UK my name is andrew I have found your details of one of my friends profile, and ended up on your profile, I must say your mom sounds very ill I hope she is better soon all the best Andrew (UK) ajrl9@hotmail.com
Jun. 23rd, 2003 07:31 pm (UTC)
Hey man, I've been there before. It's a hard road to be on. *hugz@you* and my prayers (such as they are) to your mom.
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