Monday, 14 April 2014

Positive Thoughts

At this moment in time I feel that my family are getting no luck in the health department. My Gran went back into hospital 10 days ago for another flare up of pneumonia. Although not as bad as last time she is still very frail. She is now in respite care for a few weeks in the hope she can gain some strength back. However, she is now refusing to eat due to nausea so it's just a vicious circle.

On top of that my Mum also contracted pneumonia 2 weeks ago and was very poorly. She had a chest X-ray which has shown a 'suspicious mass' on her lung. I am so frightened! She is currently awaiting scans and tests to see what it is but we have been told there is a likelihood it could be lung cancer.

Scared is an understatement. These last few weeks I have been really been hit in the face with how important our health is and we so often take it for granted. I am petrified that my mum could be really sick and it does not help that I am a nurse either. I have seen the really ugly side of operations and illnesses in my line of work. So it is easy to jump to the negative instead of the positive.

My family could really do with some positive thoughts right now.


Holly said...

I'm sorry to hear about your Gran and your mum. That must be really difficult with them both unwell at the same time.

I see what you mean about how being a nurse makes it harder to deal with, as it's almost like you have too much knowledge for your own good, and it makes you more worried because you know what could happen/go wrong.

I also know what you mean about taking being healthy for granted. The other day before I started blogging again I was skimming through some past entires, of stuff I wrote pre-FSGS and just found myself thinking how weird it was that there was a time when I had no clue what was about to happen to me. Now, I can't imagine it not being part of my life - it's a strange thought.

Colette said...

I am SO sorry about your Mum Becca. That is very out of the blue. Praying all is okay with her and for your gran's recovery.


Joyce said...

I will add your family to my prayers Rebecca. I hope your mum gets a good report, and the mass is not anything worrisome. Take care.

Jessah @ Dreaming of Dimples said...

Sending positive thoughts for your family. Happy Easter!

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