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I am so appreciative for all your emails, comments and social media messages yesterday about my grandmother and her latest cancer diagnosis. I am still trying to answer emails from weeks ago about my grandfather being admitted to the nursing home, I am not sure I will ever get to respond to all of them. Please know, we read each and every one and we are so grateful for your encouragement, love and prayers. I have an update today on my gram and I had prepared a post a while back on my favorite back to school bedding which I thought would be kind of stupid to post considering the circumstances around my gram but my gram would say, “Jessie, life goes on and you need to go about your business and do what you do everyday.” Bedding seems kind of dumb at the moment but she is right, I need to go about my business and continue to share our projects, recipes, favorite things and of course, our family.
I picked my grandfather up at the Nursing Home yesterday around noon and we spent a few hours at the hospital with my gram. He is so happy to be able to be at the hospital with my gram. This has thrown him for a loop. We hope he can keep it together and not go completely off the deep end.
If you have been following along on facebook or read yesterday’s post, you know my gram was admitted to the hospital a few days ago for a swallowing issue. As of yesterday, we were told that the cancer has not spread to her bones (which is good) but there is a tumor pressing on her lung that is cancerous. So not only does she have cancer in her hip (which is why she has been having such leg pain recently) but it’s on her lungs too. Not the best news. Today, the oncologist will tell us her options for pain management and what if anything they can do to slow down the tumor on her lung. We have a lot of decisions to make regarding whether or not we can feasibly care for her at home or if she needs to be sent to a Nursing Home for long term care. Ugh. Death isn’t easy no matter how you spin it but seriously, why couldn’t my grandparents just die a peaceful death in their sleep? Watching their brain and body literally deteriorate in front of you isn’t anything I would wish on anyone.
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What started as a hobby, Jessica’s blog now has millions of people visit yearly and while many of the projects and posts look and sound perfect, life hasn’t always been easy. Read Jessica’s story and how overcoming death, divorce and dementia was one of her biggest life lessons to date.