My mom got the report back from the lab, they found cancer cells in the fluid from the paracentesis. That fluid goes all through her body, so what ever doesn’t have cancer will have cancer soon. They say once the cancer has reached this point, life expectancy is at six months.


I have zero knowledge of what is going on in the real world…after spending days in a hospital …whose initials spell out UGH and which my mother’s hospital room window looked out onto a shithouse. No, seriously.

A garden shed made to look like an outhouse. A hospital known as UGH… the sarcasm writes itself.

Anyway, let’s make this an open thread. I can’t do anything thing else.

19 Comments on “Sunday”

  1. Minkoff Minx says:

    Sorry for the lack of interest in the post the last several months. I am very tired. Frustrated.

  2. Deborah s says:

    Oh, my dear skydancing. I wish you strength in the days to come, patience with that which must be endured and a serene and beautiful end of days with your lovely and beloved mother. Your journey is one of the most difficult with which we can be tasked. Love to you and your mom.

  3. Sweet Sue says:

    I’m so very, very sorry that you and your mom got bad news, JJ.

  4. RonStill4Hills says:

    Very sorry to hear about you mom. Be strong. Your friends love you and have your back.

  5. Riverbird says:

    I’m so sorry about your mother.

  6. quixote says:

    Oh, JJ. So, so, so sad to hear this.

  7. quixote says:

    Is that a photo of your mom?? I assumed it was of a movie star.

  8. dakinikat says:

    • NW Luna says:

      “select federal scientists”

      If they’re scientists, they’ll say climate change is real, though they may well differ on some of the specific effects and the timeline. If they say there is no climate change, then they’re not scientists.

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  10. roofingbird says:

    It’s like being drawn and quartered.. so many competing pains at once. I’m sorry, JJ.

  11. Minkoff Minx says:

    Thank you all for your support, it helps tremendously because the last few days are like stumbling around in the darkness. I don’t have the words.

  12. Minkoff Minx says:

    I see that Green Book won the Oscar… I will post this thread here, read it to the last:

  13. Enheduanna says:

    JJ – So sorry about the bad diagnosis. Hope they’re wrong. Best wishes to both you and your Mom.