Friday, June 20, 2008

How Times Have Changed

I've been amazed over the past couple of years at the growing rate of different cancers. Ones that I'd never heard of before like mesothelioma and other new ones. My family has a huge background in colon cancer and therefore we have the joy of having Colonoscopies once a year! When I was growing up, I don't remember knowing anyone with cancer--and now I know many who have died from it--or are lucky enough to be counted among the survivors. It's just sad and scary!

Going Home

I just found out that we will be taking turns throughout the family caring for my husband's grandmother who was just released from the hospital. She will need constant care, and with the number of family members there to help, it shouldn't be to hard. Although, I come with 4 kids---I don't think she'll get much rest done while I'm there! They are working on getting a handicapped ramp up to her front door and a walk in tub in her bathroom. She is able to walk, but not without great assistance, so the idea of a wheelchair to help us get her from one place to another will be instrumental in our success with her rehab! I'll let you know how it goes!