Hi friends- things have been less than stellar in my neck of the woods.
My god mother has bile duct cancer- and some of the lymphnodes are positive. She and my Mom have been BFF’s for the last 47 years, they are current each other’s longest relationship (my Mom has no living family outside of my sister and I, my god mother is estranged from her only sibling who’s an utter asshole). They met in medical school over cadaver. My God Mother’s husband is a mess (they’ve been married 3yrs and he’s a decade older than her and thought he’d go first). Everyone is scared, my Mom is medical POA.
More than my own feelings (I love my god mother dearly and she tells me to please care for her dog if she dies😢) I don’t want my Mom to be alone in this world. She’s buried both her parents (her father lived with us, but went slowly to senility and she had a long time to grieve), she’s never been married, I cannot imagine how she is feeling right now. She was so worried she forgot to get her plate sticker and got a ticket!! Of course we have talked about all this, and I can tell she’s scared. My Mom doesn’t do scared well, she just gets angry and pissy (not at me because she loves me but she’s a force with everyone else). During surgery “if I have to tell these racist fucks I’m a doctor ONE MORE TIME.”..........Lawd.
Ive been given an envelope to hold for my youngest god sister who lives in MI (we are in Chicago).
Thanks for listening. I just want to be there for my Mom.