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25 March 2005 @ 04:10 pm
scattered and rambling  
For those of you who don't need/want to know about me mum's health stuff, I present a cut tag:
I drove to CT veryvery early Wednesday to take mom for her cardiac cath. Of course, the admitting nurse could not give me any notion of how long the procedure might take, so I sat in the waiting room for several hours. At long last, I ran down to the car to grab a swig of water and a cheese stick. Then I came back up and waited another hour.

The cardiologist who performed the cath came out at last to tell me what was what. The good news? Mom's arteries are fine. Absolutely clog free. The bad news? She is definitely going to need a valve replacement, and fairly soon. Dr. Wasserman took me back to the recovery room to see Mom. A few minutes later, her primary cardiologist (Dr. Levine) came in. He assured Mom that they would talk at length about her options (open heart or laproscopic surgery) and various hospitals and surgeons. Still a bit doped up, Mom took it all fairly well.

I took her home, cleaned her house and did various other chores and made her a kick ass dinner. On my sister's suggestion (she'd been frantic over this), I stayed overnight. Kerry told me she would stay Thursday evening. And then didn't. grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

So, talked to Mom today and she seems set on going to Columbia-Presbyterian. And she wants me to take her. "Don and I will handle it," I told her. "Don't worry."

And that is where everything stands right now.

In other news, I bought clothes. It took me two trips to two different malls, but I managed to procure a cardigan (pewter gray), a white tank top and a mossy green linen skirt. More clothing is needed as most of what I have is quite literally falling to bits. Believe you me when I tell you that I need recovery time before more shopping. That was downright painful.

Oh - with a nod to bunnymcfoo, I also got a sex-ay red bra. I am not a sexy lingerie kind of gal. I don't feel that I have to sexy to pull it off. Still, I decided to take the plunge. I wanted matching undies, but all they had in my size were matching thongs. So, yeah. One of those, too.
Ratesjul: Warrior Bear Peter Panratesjul on March 25th, 2005 04:42 pm (UTC)
Mairearanturas on March 25th, 2005 04:48 pm (UTC)
::more hugs::
The Only Sane One: [I heart you]ravenclawizard on March 25th, 2005 04:50 pm (UTC)
*more hugs yet*
Annephloxyloxy on March 25th, 2005 05:24 pm (UTC)
Good to hear your mom's arteries are clear.

And yay for thexy lingerie! Yowza!
the_wild_bunny on March 25th, 2005 06:04 pm (UTC)

And about the underwear--Kel's a wild woman!
Jobs, baby, Jobs!picoland on March 25th, 2005 07:18 pm (UTC)
what, no kelly green thongs anymore?

hugs for your mom