Thursday, April 14, 2011

AN UPDATE AND A HELLO...

I wanted to drop in and say a quick hello and to let you know that I am still here! Thank you all so very much for all the heartfelt prayers and messages of encouragement and healing for my mother. She has completed a huge part of the testing process and we now have some answers. We were fortunate to be working with one of the top neurologists in the United States, he and his staff have been wonderful.

My mother has a form of epilepsy that is stemming from the right side of her brain. We are unsure how or why this started to happen. It could have been from a blow to the head she received in the past or it could be related to the dementia, which can sometimes happen. She is on medication that is controlling the symptoms and doing really well. There has been some irreversible damage to two portions of her brain due to the seizures.

She is back home now and enjoying the beautiful spring weather we are having here. She has finally made peace with having to let go of my childhood home. She and my step-father moved just 1/4 of a mile down the road from us a couple of years ago and until recently she has not been happy here but her attitude has changed in the last few weeks and I think she will indeed find some joy in her semi-new environment. One very amazing thing is that her thinking has been very clear lately and she seems more like her old self. We are so very thankful for all the good thoughts and wishes.

I hope to be back to regular posting and responding to your comments next week. Today, I have the entire day to myself! I am beyond excited to spend it as I wish. I am off to explore the out of doors, my heart is longing to experience spring through more than a mere look through a window. I hope you will do something today that brings you joy, have a wonderful weekend!

Blessings,
Sandy

17 comments:

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Glad your mom is doing some better. It is so hard to make changes to a lifestyle that we are familiar with...I know, I have had to do it, fighting and dreading all the way! Good to hear from you!!

Robin said...

Glad to hear the good news about your Mom, and it's nice that you have her so close to you. Enjoy your day Sandy!

Hugs,
Robin

Vee said...

What good news! I am sorry that it took so long to get the good news, but sometimes the wheels of medicine grind slowly. How fantastic that your mother is feeling more like herself and acting more like herself.

Enjoy this beautiful day in the great out of doors. I can only imagine the pictures and projects to follow for your active mind never slows down. Still, an afternoon cup of tea and a little outdoor picnic would be a lovely way for you to attempt it...slowing down that is.

Love...love...and more love...

sonya said...

Hello dear friend, you have been greatly missed. I am so glad to hear that your mom is doing better.
I hope you have a beautiful spring day and that you experience the joy that God gives us.
Peace and love to you,
Sonya

Susie said...

Hi Sandy,

It's been so long since I have visited. So sorry to hear about your mom. I will definitely keep her in my prayers.

Hugs,

Susie

Monica@The White Bench said...

Thinking of and praying for you, your Mom and your family as well.
Monica x

Dorthe said...

Dear Sandy- so good to "se" you here again.
And wonderful with the good news about your mother- so good they are able to give medicine that can control this.
I hope your day out is a beautiful one- and that you can take spring in, with all your sences, dear friend.
Blessings,Dorthe

Lorrie said...

Glad to hear the good news. You've been missed in this virtual world where we connect through blogs.

I hope that spring is fully present in your world, not like here where one day it's spring and the next winter. We're all getting impatient.

Becky K. said...

Enjoy your day, Sandy. Care giving is very important and rewarding but it is also tiring. I am glad you have gotten answers and that you are getting a bit of a break.

Kasia said...

Oh its so nice to see you back! Its great that you popped in to say hi! Rest and have fun as much as you cn, and I'm so glad that with the coming of spring, your mom is doing better!The picture of the birdie is wonderful!

Thank you for sharing this and I wait your return!

Bonita said...

Have a wonderful day and thanks for the update!

alveen said...

Have missed you. So pleased to hear that your Mum is more comfortable, and that you finally have some answers. Enjoy your day. I too am a carer and I know how precious those few hours of 'me' time can be.

GerryART said...

It's wonderful to hear this better news. Spring time is a wonderful renewal season.
Good wishes for you and your Mom.
Hugs,
Gerry

Shopgirl said...

thinking of you with love, Mary

Marianne said...

Saying a prayer for more good news everyday for you and your mom and your family. Enjoy the beauty of Spring with them.
Peace

Lady Jane said...

Very good news Sandy. Looking forward to seeing more of you. You have a wonderful Easter.

Diane said...

Hi Dear Sandy, I am just now catching up at the end of a busy and exhausting week for me. By the end of the day I just want to go to bed and have been tucked in by 9 every night.

I am SO glad that things are better for you and your Mom. Going through the tests must have been difficult and stressful for all of you. I hope things begin to smooth out for you and that your daughter's wedding plans are coming along nicely.

Hugs and blessings,
Diane

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