Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Me Mum

I had close to 2000 emails waiting for me on my return of which around 600 have required some response and I am now still at work waiting for a meeting so forgive me for not yet having gotten around to reading any of your blogs and catching up on what you've been doing. I know I owe people some emails and I promise I will get around to answering. This again will be a quick post.

Whilst I was away I got a message from my sister telling me that Mum had received some results from tests she had done and that further investigation from specialists was required. Around 18 months ago she had an operation on her spine to fuse some disks but the surgery showed quite extensive deterioration due to osteoporosis and osteoarthritis. It now seems that the arteries in her legs have collapsed and that she has no blood circulation to her feet.

Tomorrow we visit the specialist for the results of the tests and the prognosis. There are several possibilities. The best case is that a stent can be inserted and open up the arteries, the worst case is a possible amputations. I'll know more tomorrow.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

I certainly hope for the best case scenario for your mum Laurie. And I hope she is not suffering too badly with the condition.
Good luck with all that tomorrow.
Jen

JYankee said...

oh no....best wishes to your mom....gosh....

Gypsy said...

So sorry to hear about your Mum Loz. Let's hope for the best possible outcome for her.

The trouble with going away on holiday is that our real lives don't wait for us and go on regardless. Almost 2000 emails is mind blowing.

Good luck with everything and we'll catch up with you soon.

paisley said...

please know i will be thinking of you and your family... she is very fortunate to have all of you there to rally around when she needs you....

Finn said...

I'll keep you both in my thought hon. xo

Beth said...

Loz - I am so sorry to hear about your mom - I will keep you both in my thoughts and prayers...

Jeff said...

You and your mum are in my prayers.

Blur Ting said...

Oh dear, so sorry about your mum's condition. I hope for the best results. Sadly, at our stage in life, we have to see our parents suffer. It saddens me to see someone who has done so much for us become weak and sick.