May 24, 2013

so that was then...

...this is now

the day after my last post, i had to fly back to the states as my mother started cancer treatments.  i did quite a bit of crochet for her while there - nice cozy hats and scarves to keep her little bald chemo head warm. after 33 days of treatments the doctors though they had shrunk the cancer in the lymph nodes around her heart enough to go in and extract, as well as take the cancerous lung as well.

surgery was on april 25th.
i flew back home on april 28th as it was the first flight i could get.
my mom passed away on may 8th at 4:44am.

while i was there i finished a really nice cashmere fisherman's type hat for my dad.
and i missed my flight back home due to the doctor asking me to sign my mother's full DNR as it was the i knew we only had a matter of days.  i am so glad i went and took the decision to stay.

but i could not afford a $1000.00 one way ticket back to london, which is what they cost at short notice...so a lovely friend donated his air miles to get me home...he even paid the tax on the flight for me.

which is good, as i only managed three days of work the whole time i was away.
i was going to do porn, but just wasn't in the mood, lol...

now i am back in london and going to crochet my little fingers off to make a thank you present for my air miles friend - that is the least i can do...

...that and get tattooed.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear about your Mother passing away ;-( now get out there and do some porn or get a tattoo in honor of her... wait lets scrap the porn, just get a fab tattoo

cherie... said...

tomorrow i am getting a pin-up tattoo. my mother was miss firecracker back in the 50s so it will be in honour of her!

i still need to do some porn to pay for it though...

Yvonne said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss - sending hugs

Sarah said...

Sorry to hear about your mum, but I'm glad you got to spend time with her before she went. Hugs.

Moon said...

So sorry about you mom hon.... ((((hugs)))