Friday, 3 June 2011

News from The Mother Country

I have been home on a wee quick jaunt to see The Beautiful Parents. All is not as good as it could be.

Gadget Mad Dad back in the day worked for the gas board, fitting fires and cookers etc, as is a gas fitters wont. For the last few years he has been struggling with breathlessness and was diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease which was not entirely unexpected as he's been a smoker for 50 years plus. It now turns out that the main reason for this breathlessness is pleural plaques which are caused by asbestos exposure. There isn't anything that can be done really, except hope it doesn't turn into Mesothelioma which is the cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. The problems don't start until 30-40 years after exposure. Unfortunately, they both looked after my mums Uncle Ricky who died of this so they are more than a little apprehensive at what may be ahead of them. He is really struggling to breathe and this is the reason the beautiful parents didn't come with us to Turkey at Easter, they never miss their 2 weeks there at the beginning of May.

I try not to write too much about my sister and her deep deep need to have a 3rd baby, it's her private stuff but she has been trying for many years now and her last 3 pregnancies have ended in miscarriage. She is pregnant again but has had some cramping, so she's off for a scan this morning, I just hope that this time everything is okay.

Life gets a bit sucky sometimes doesn't it?

13 comments:

slommler said...

Yes it does!! Prayers now for your dad and your sister!!
Hugging you
SueAnn

Alienne said...

I am sorry; I was going to add something else but realised I sounded a right Job's comforter, so I have deleted it and am just sending uplifting thoughts and virtual hugs.

Gigi said...

Life is sucky at times! Prayers for all of you.

Mud said...

Sending so many positive thoughts your way. Whatever happens, they are lucky to have you in their family.
xx

Julie said...

Prayers and good thoughts for you.

libby said...

Oh Auntie...life is up and down for everyone at the moment isn't it...we are wishing all is well and sending good thoughts to your family and sending you a hug through the ether.....there...did you feel the love? hope so xxxxx

Kelloggsville said...

double bugger this time. wishing everybody the best. Must be hard being so far away from home when things are tough. thinking about you x

Betty said...

that's a bummer, all going a bit pear shaped for you aunty, hope things get better. I bet you lift your family's spirits though, you are a cheery old soul - keep it up. Bettyx

Ayak said...

Yes life really does suck at times. Wishing the best for your Dad and your sister and sending you hugs xxx

Looking for Blue Sky said...

Hope things get better ((hugs))

Trish @ Mum's Gone to... said...

Hope things improve for your dad and fingers crossed the outcome is good for your sister xx

Persephone! said...

Sending good vibes your way in the hope of good news for your Dad and your sister. Life does suck at times that is certain. xx

Sandi said...

Life does give us a bowl of lemons sometimes. Lemons can turn into something delicious tho, so am sending lots of love and positive thoughts your way, big hugs xx Sandi