Topic: Here we are...
Well ive been posting on this board since November 2009 and im sad to say we are finally at the end.. hospice is set up at my mothers home and now there is staff 24/7. We were told today that she may go tonight.
My mom, Diana, was diagnosed with this cancer in Nov 2009. She moved to Florida in 2005 to retire and be with her family. She lived next door to me, she was always there, she truely was my best friend and she was only 64.
She fought with everything she had. Chemo, radiation, medications, surgeries, hospital stays, blood transfusions, everything and she continues to be strong even now..
Shes 90 pounds, she has the "rattle", shes bed bound.. hasent taken in any fluids in three days but everytime she sees me she puts her arms up and says hiiiii babe and kisses me all over my face. It breaks my heart everytime but I treasure these moments.
Ill never say that she "lost" her battle with cancer. She is the strongest woman ive ever met and she WON..shes going to a better place and she will be fully restored and walking on streets of gold. Im happy for her and sad for me because i will miss her.
We had alot of family in this week from New york.. people just in and out. She was rallying and happy to see everyone. Now that everyone left she just seems tired. Shes in a deep sleep.. I went to see her tonight and she said hi but then got aggitated. I kissed her and left. I just had a feeling that my mom wants everyone to go so she can go home. I feel bad that im not there right now but she really was aggitated and I would like to give her control over something..even if its how she dies.
My mother taught me so much about living and she continues to teach me things.. even how to die. Shes been so wonderful to the hospice staff, saying thank you, hugging and kissing everyone.. me and my family have just spent the week in bed with her, praying, singing, hugging, kissing.. tears, laughs.... what an emotional rollar coaster..
God Bless you all.. this isnt easy. I know alot of you have been where im at and I thank you for sharing it with me. Ill keep everyone posted.