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Nothing but bad news

September 10th, 2017 at 11:22 am

C's gall bladder was drained yesterday, and if she is feeling better she will be discharged today. However, her prognosis was altered to weeks only. We were all hoping and expecting that she would make it to Christmas, but apparently that is not to be. It is devastating news, even with all the warning we have received. I can't even describe how much this wonderful woman will be missed. I am finding it hard to deal with how unfair life is -- yes, I knew it was unfair, but sometimes is it so unfair, you just can't process it.

I talked at length to my Florida son last night. He has boarded up all his windows, stocked his fridge and pantry, has coolers and ice on hand, has trimmed off low-hanging branches, and has gotten the use of a generator. His wife's mother is with them. It was a planned visit that she decided to carry out before she realized how bad this hurricane would be. He said she's pretty scared, but she is helping to keep the kids entertained, and her presence will probably be calming to DIL.

My relations who live in Sarasota/Charlotte County have all evacuated -- they have moved in with family and friends who live farther inland and at higher levels. They didn't have time to make preparations, because they believed the gulf coast was relatively safe, so their properties are going to suffer.

I am watching the continuous coverage on NBC, and I probably will all weekend.

I didn't sleep well last night. Of course that's typical for me, but last night I was awake with worry.

I'm glad Amber reported in, and I hope everyone in our SA family who lives in Florida will be safe.

13 Responses to “Nothing but bad news”

  1. My English Castle Says:

    CB,I'm so sorry to hear the news about C. So hard on your family to deal with the pain and loss of someone so dear. I'm glued to NBC too. Tampa and the Gulf Coast really seem like they're going to get the bulk of this storm. Try to take care of yourself through all this too-- a new book a library DVD, something to help with the worry?

  2. michelle Says:

    thoughts and prayers to you and yours, cb

  3. Wink Says:

    My thoughts are with you CB.

  4. MonkeyMama Says:

    So sorry to hear this turn of events.

  5. ceejay74 Says:

    I'm so sorry. I feel like I'm still not over the cruel fate of a beloved co-worker who was taken by cancer three years ago. And she wasn't even close friends or family.

  6. PatientSaver Says:

    I'm thinking of you and am sorry for your troubles.

  7. snafu Says:

    {{{Hugs}}} thoughts and prayers for C's sad news. Horrified by the CNN coverage but grateful new technology gives warning and opportunity to evacuate. The loss of lives and destruction in Barbuda surely would motivate Floridians to evacuate when ordered.

  8. laura Says:


    Lifting you all in prayer for the difficult times ahead. I know that I am feeling very vulnerable and fragile emotionally because of all this stuff going on and when its close to home, it is so much harder. Hang in there and remember to take care of yourself, too.

  9. creditcardfree Says:

    Prayers for you and your family CB. Continue to keep us updated.

  10. rob62521 Says:

    I am so sorry to hear about C. It seems like there is so much bad news lately, not just on the health front, but weather wise as well. So sad for our Texas SA friends and now our SA friends in Irma' path.

  11. LivingAlmostLarge Says:

    Hugs and prayers I am so sorry for your family's trying time.

  12. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I'm sorry to hear this. Frown {{hugs}}

  13. Thrifty Ray Says:

    Hugs friend. My thoughts have been with you. Frown

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