Thanks Kris, sometimes being a nurse is a curse because there is all the stuff I know that could be wrong. No clue from the doctor, he thought it might be the Xeloda so he took me off, but 2 weeks out it is still going on. As far as my weight, even my sister in law got into the act telling me "aren't you glad you had weight to lose?" uh, yeah, sure. When I told a friend of mine she sent back a fake ad: Lose weight with no dieting, no exercise, eat whatever you want, just get cancer!
Luis is doing fine, considering all that is going on with him. He's been dealt a cruel blow to be sure, abandoned by his birth mother, living in an orphanage, he is bipolar, now his mom has a very bad disease and could die. Fortunately he has used school as a diversion and is making the best grades he's ever done, we have a wonderful group of friends who have taken him under their wing and have really helped me out by practically adopting him themselves. On the down side, it is tough being a single mom and trying to maintain discipline. I am probably spoiling him rotten but I don't have the physical or mental stamina to do the everyday battles that parents face, so I do the best I can. That being said, he is a sweet kid who is well behaved outside the home. I really think that some of his behavior issues at home are his way of telling me that he still needs me and I can't leave.