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18 March 2007 @ 09:38 am
I'm not sure what's wrong with this year...  
...I'm usually one who always tries to look at the good side of things, in all situations... but this year is not even a quarter of the way through and already it's been an awful one...

From early January when our house was robbed, to my aunt being diagnosed with Lymphoma, to Sydney's really bad liver ailment,... to NOW...

Apparently, my 94 year old (strong as an ox) Grandma was sent to the emergency room yesterday for gall stones. :( What seems to have been only a minor problem has turned quite serious though since, at her age, they don't want to operate and her blood pressure is getting extremely low and she's getting very weak. :(

I just don't understand it, we just saw her about two weeks ago and she was fine... THANK GOODNESS Mark & I decided to make the trip to see her for her 94th birthday - if something happened to her and we DIDN'T get the chance to see her, I would feel horrible! :( My uncle has already flown up to be with her and my Mom is following later this week.

To add to the sadness of yesterday, Mark & I attended the funeral service of my co-worker's one year old son... It was one of the saddest things... My heart totally went out to him and his wife. They're both SO young and to have to suffer a loss THAT awful... I can't even imagine it.

I'm sorry my posts have been so depressing lately... I've always been a rather upbeat person and I think I was blessed with a lot of good fortune in my life, but recently I'm not sure why my family and friends have been drenched with such sadness. Please, if you can spare some good thoughts for my co-worker and his wife (and my Grandma) I'd really, REALLY appreciate it.
 
 
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Ticoteendreamstoearn on March 18th, 2007 07:59 pm (UTC)
aw i will keep them in my prayers. i am sorry, sweetie! :hugs:
Sheri: Sherishutterbug93 on March 18th, 2007 08:23 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much, Heather. Big HUGS to you!!
ajayne on March 18th, 2007 08:05 pm (UTC)
BIG BIG BIG HUGS, Sheri!!!

I am sorry it's been a tough year for you. :( You guys are way to nice and caring to have such bad things one after the other. I hope your gramdma gets her strength back and gets better. Are there any other non-surgical ways to remove/destroy the stones?
Sheri: Sydney - couchshutterbug93 on March 18th, 2007 08:25 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much, Andrea!! I can't figure out why this year has been such an awful one... I'm the year of the dog... maybe this isn't supposed to be my year at all... :P

We're not too sure what can be done for my grandmother at this point. The doctor is giving her medication for her low blood pressure and for the pain she's feeling from the gall stones. I'm not too sure how much time she has left... My aunt called to ask my Mom about her living will. :(
kathyselden on March 18th, 2007 08:44 pm (UTC)
Dude, I... don't even know what to say except I'm so sorry your year has been so rough so far. You know what they say - that which does not kill us makes us stronger. In my prayers, as always. :)
Sheri: Sydney - couchshutterbug93 on March 19th, 2007 04:30 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much for your prayers, Ashley - it really means a lot to me. And you're right about adversity making us stronger. HUGS
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Sheri: Sydney - couchshutterbug93 on March 19th, 2007 04:31 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much, Angela. HUGS
msgrumpybearmsgrumpybear on March 18th, 2007 08:51 pm (UTC)
Good thoughts and *hugs* to everyone in need... I hope the year gets better soon.
Sheri: Sydney - couchshutterbug93 on March 19th, 2007 04:31 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much, Laura. HUGS
Kayleakaylea on March 18th, 2007 09:40 pm (UTC)
*hugs to you Sheri* My thoughts are with you and you friend's family *hugs*
Sheri: Sydney - couchshutterbug93 on March 19th, 2007 04:31 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much, Mel. HUGS
Sabine: Mickisabine10 on March 18th, 2007 09:55 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry that it has been such a tough year for you *Hugs you tight* and I hope that it will get much better. I'll keep your Grandma, your co-worker and his wife in my thoughts; sending out good vibes to all of them. I hope your Grandma gets back her strength and feels better soon! My love to all of you and big *hugs* to you, Sheri!
Sheri: Sydney - couchshutterbug93 on March 19th, 2007 04:33 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much, Sabine. I'm not really sure what they can do for my Grandmother, but at least they're giving her medication so she's not in any kind of pain. Thanks for your comment and your supportive words. HUGS
carush_girl on March 19th, 2007 01:30 am (UTC)
I shall pray for you and your family..
Sheri: Sydney - couchshutterbug93 on March 19th, 2007 04:34 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much for your prayers - they're greatly appreciated.
Daniel the California Highway Guy: hugscahwyguy on March 19th, 2007 03:12 am (UTC)
My good thoughts are going out to you.
Sheri: Sydney - couchshutterbug93 on March 19th, 2007 04:34 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much, Daniel.
Mrs Beans: Godward--Steady Gazehuman_beans on March 19th, 2007 03:43 am (UTC)
{{{Sheri}}}
Sheri: Sydney - couchshutterbug93 on March 19th, 2007 04:35 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the HUGS, Rita! Big HUGS back to you!
karen: dreamgirls handswakedistracted on March 19th, 2007 04:14 am (UTC)
Sheri, I am so so sorry to hear about your grandma! How upsetting! I will be keeping her in my thoughts. ♥

I always admire your optimism and how positive you always are, but even the most positive people can't be expected to always be able to feel that way, especially in the face of some of these sorts of things. It is upsetting that life feels so unfair sometimes. :( But, even when you're feeling down, I know that you are an incredibly strong person, and you will get through anything that comes your way, no matter how unfair it is that it is happening to someone with such a good heart, who is such a kind and generous person. And you have lots of people who care about you to help you get through it...we're here whenever you need us! *hugs*
Sheri: Sydney - couchshutterbug93 on March 19th, 2007 04:36 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much for your good thoughts, Karen and for always being such a wonderful friend to me! Your kind words have made me a little teary - thank you so much for your supportive words! Big HUGS and much love to you!!
karmastyx: Long lady by tragicmouse/i seldom dokarmastyx on March 19th, 2007 05:55 pm (UTC)
I will keep you and your grandma in my thoughts Sheri. :( I'm sorry.
Sheri: Sydney - couchshutterbug93 on March 20th, 2007 05:06 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much, Laura. HUGS
_tropicalheart on March 20th, 2007 01:15 am (UTC)
Oh Sheri, I'm so sorry to hear about this! :( You and your family are in my thoughts & prayers! I hope your grandmother will be alright! *Hugs!*
Sheri: Sydney - couchshutterbug93 on March 20th, 2007 05:08 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much for your thoughts and prayers, Kristen - it really means a lot to my family. HUGS