Wednesday, July 21, 2010

A Change of pace

You may remember I mentioned we'd had some unexpectedly bad news earlier a couple of months ago. At the time, being breathless from the blow, I couldn't quite bring myself to talk about it - but now, things are beginning to slip quickly and I feel I need to.

My mum was rushed into hospital in March, what we expected be a stomach condition was diagnosed as liver cancer. At first the prognosis and prospects seemed as positive and manageable as you could hope for given the situation. But over the last few days mum's health has started to decline rapidly, and as things begin narrow to their natural conclusion, she's chosen to come home to be cared for.

None of us have been prepared for the speedy efficiency of the disease and its impact and effect in other areas. So I hope you'll understand why I may be quiet for a while.

David Crosby - Song with No Words

25 comments:

chocolategirl64 said...

there's nothing like your own bed, space, place:
and the ones you love to share it with:

thinking of you x☯

Ishouldbeworking said...

Mondo, I am so very sorry to hear this. I know you're very well supported, but if you ever need a friendly ear, you know where to contact me. And I am thinking of you and your family.

Cocktails said...

Oh boy, Mondo. That really is the kind of news that hits you for six. My thoughts are very much with you. Take care.

Matthew Rudd said...

Mondo, I don't really have the words, but nonetheless I'm thinking of you and your loved ones.

Five-Centres said...

Oh Mondo that's really bad news, I'm so sorry to hear that. At least she's with the ones she loves.

Artog said...

Very sorry to hear that Mondo.

Valentine Suicide said...

Really sorry to read that, Mondo, and such a courageous post. Take care, mate.

Mondo said...

Thank you all so much - your comments are such a support at a times like this

Sadly I don't think mum will be coming home. She's fading so fast - she really needs relief and release.

Suzy Norman said...

Lots of love to you xX

davy h said...

Can't find words - just X

23 Daves said...

I'm really sorry to hear this news, Mondo. My thoughts are with you.

Simon said...

Ah shit mate, I'm sorry. If you need an ear gimme a shout, Red Lion Squares a good place to escape to on a lunchtime

Piley said...

Thinking of you all. Always here mate.

P

office pest said...

Very sorry to hear, Mondo. Such a hard blow to have to endure - you all take care.

Mondo said...

Thank you all for for your messages.. It can heartbreaking and harrowing at times.
Your kind comments and compassion are a real comfort.

John Medd said...

There are no words at times like these. Just hang in there. I'm always at the end of a phone. John x

Mick said...

What terrible news. Like everyone else I'm thinking of you at this difficult time.

Paolo Meccano said...

At times like these, when words are utterly redundant, just being there is enough.

I'm thinking of you and your family, as I'm sure are all those who know you at the Word forums.

dickvandyke said...

Mondo

All I can offer is some love and hugs and strength down the little blog line.

Share laughter, listen to the music, and love those who care about you. There are many out there.

drew said...

I am really sorry Mond, will be thinking of you and your family.

Just make the most of the time.

londonlee said...

So sorry mate. I know what you're gong through.

Paul McDonald said...

really sorry to hear that Dave...take care. Paul

BLTP said...

Dave,
sorry to hear your news my thoughts are with you and yours, take of each other in this difficult time.
Chris

rockmother said...

Sending all my love and thoughts to you Dave. Call me if you need to - you really can. Take good care and I hope your Mum is comfortable. Big hugs xx

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