Thursday, October 16, 2008

New and Broken

New:
I finally have a new blog name that suits me. I never liked Silverbee Says. It's from an Evanescence song named Hello.

Broken:
Just spent a few days at Mum's; she fell last Thursday. She did okay for a couple days but called for help on Sunday. Got her to the doc on Tuesday. The xrays show she broke her pelvic bone. There isn't really anything they can do except let it heal. The doc told Mum she'd probably be in pain for a couple months until it healed. Fun, eh? At least she has a prescription for Tylenol #3, although she's complaining that it's not really helping

I'll be visiting Mum overnight every Thursday for the next while (laundry, tidying-up, garbage pick-up, etc.). Bro#1 will see her earlier in the week (he lives about 45 minutes away). Thanks to the internet her grocery shopping is taken care of. And it's a good thing she can afford cleaning every two weeks or so (no, I can't vacuum for her due to my own limitations). The only sticking point will be entertainment (library books and dvds). I'll do my best, but taste in books can be quite different than Mum's.

New:
500gb external hard drive. Tried to download WoW's newest patch and was told my hard drive was too full to install it. Yikes. Off to Staples we went and bought one for $125 or so.

Broken:
You may remember I mentioned my uncle availed himself of Oregon's Death with Dignity act after being diagnosed with cancer. Since then a cousin of mine, who lived in California, has also died of cancer. Kendra was two years younger than I. By the time she was diagnosed, just like Jack's, it was too late to do anything except try to keep her comfortable. I found out today that she committed suicide. Too bad California doesn't have a DWD act. Kendra hid her sleeping pills till she had enough to end her pain. The State of Washington has a Death With Dignity act on the ballot for this November. I hope it passes.

1 comment:

cynical said...

I am so sorry to learn of your cousin's illness and death. I'm with you in hoping the DDA passes, and I'd like to see something like that in every state in the U.S. My sincere condolences to you and the family.