Saturday, October 16, 2010

Why I've been gone...

My mom has been sick for quite some time, and she's been in the hospital for about 2.5 weeks.  They just figured out that she has Lymphoma, and they started her chemotherapy today.  She will get 8 treatments in all, with three weeks in between each treatment.

I've been at the hospital nearly every day, making sure I understand what's going on and trying to take care of her.  I can't really do more than cover or uncover her, give her a drink of water, or go get the nurse when the IV is beeping, but it makes me feel like I'm doing something.

I recently learned about, and I created a website for Mom so I can post updates for everyone who has asked about her.  She thinks no one cares, but I've fielded calls and e-mails from quite a number of people.  I hope this will help.  If you have a loved one who's been sick or injured, you know what this is like.  I didn't know a site like this was available, but it I'm glad it does.  If you're interested, my Mom's site is

While I've been at the hospital, my hands have not been idle.  I've been knitting quite a bit.  I made a small tote bag and am now knitting a "hoodie".  At home I've been working on jewelry or more knitting.  When I have some more time, I will show you my projects.

Since I have been (and will continue to be) busy with Mom, I'm pushing the "Happy Things" contest back another month.  I'm hopeful that I'll be able to add "My Mom's return to health" to the list.

Do me a favor?  Kiss your loved ones and tell them how much you care.