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Is there no end to bad news?....

Friday, July 27, 2012

Hello Spark Friends,
As you know if you read my last (and very first) blog, we have been going through a nightmare of a time with deaths, sickness and emergencies almost non- stop. Unfortunately there seems to be no end to it all :

My Mum was diagnosed with cancer late May this year and she had an operation to have it removed two and a half weeks ago. The operation was successful, it looked like she was making good progress, but she came out of hospital three days ago only to be rushed straight back with severe complications...She is 78 years old and quite obese - I have never been able to convince her to try and lose some weight!

I did not mention to you, the hardest thing is she lives in Cyprus where I come from, but I live in Australia, half way around the world from her. I have been feeling really down, I want so much to see see and comfort her ...

I have been trying to work harder than ever, I want to "make up" some time as I am going to do my best to visit her and my dad and sister...

As always my Spark Friends have all been there, my rock of support. It is hard to explain how much comfort it gives me just having any kind of contact with you all, regardless that I have not been returning any contact in the last few months - sometimes I feel I do not deserve you at all - THANK YOU! You are all very special to me!


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  • no profile photo CD8158758
    So sorry to hear about your Mum. How is she doing now? It is hard to keep in touch when life gets complicated and you are busy with a hectic job-we understand. Good to hear from you-maybe just post in your status once in awhile or blog on occasion. We like hearing from you...otherwise we get worried. Hope all is ok? emoticon
    2981 days ago
    Such a hard spot to be in. I was too far away when my mother fell dead of heart attack. Could not go back for the funeral. MUMs are just so priceless, no matter how long they live, it's never long enough. This is an old blog, so I don't know if you got to go home to see her and the rest of your family or not. Hope she is all better now. You are in my prayers. We are here to support each other. Love and Hugs, B
    3015 days ago
  • ANNIE1114
    I know that must be extremely difficult having a sick mother half way around the world. I hope that you are able to go and see her very soon.
    3045 days ago
  • no profile photo CD5645667
    So very sorry your Mum is so ill ... Its so hard when you live so far away ..
    Can you use Skype to chat to her ? Even talking on the phone is some comfort ..

    Sending Healing Vibes and Loving Thoughts to you and your Mum ..
    Much Love Susie emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3046 days ago
    So sorry that you are going through such a rough patch.
    3046 days ago
  • no profile photo CD12121677
    Sorry to hear about your mom. We're here for you!

    3046 days ago
    Sorry to hear about your Mom !
    You both are in my thoughts and prayers.
    3047 days ago
    I am so sorry to hear about your mum. It is so difficult when
    you are on different ends of the earth. I hope you get a chance to go
    over and be with her. Perastika. emoticon
    3048 days ago
  • _LINDA
    So very sorry to hear about your Mum :(( That was good news they were able to get the cancer, but oh my, the complications :((
    That is really hard for her being so far away :(( Know this though, you only have one Mum, but work will always be there. Surely most employers would understand the need for compassionate leave here, they shouldn't give you any trouble or cost you your job. Please do go to her as soon as possible.
    Sending soothing and comforting thoughts to you and your family and healing for your Mom, may the Dr.'s stop and fix these complications.
    Big hugs,
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    Take care of yourself Eleni
    3048 days ago
    3048 days ago
    so sorry to hear about your Mum.
    3048 days ago
    Are you able to Skype with your mom so you could see one another? That might be a temporary solution until you can visit in person. I hope things turn around for you!
    3048 days ago
    I'm sorry you and your family are having a hard time right now and you are so far away from your mum. I will say a prayer for you. emoticon
    3048 days ago
  • no profile photo CD2403740
    So sorry to hear about your Mum.
    3048 days ago
    I am so sorry for what you and your mother (and family) are going through. I know that has to be so hard for you and doubly so with her being so far away. emoticon emoticon
    3048 days ago
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