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Friday, March 26, 2010

Why is it that EVERY time my mother has potentially important news she waits until just before she has to hang up to mention it? I called her at about 8:40. She had to leave at 9, to pick my sister up by 9:15. She waited until 9:57 to drop some vague hint at bad news.

Okay maybe I'm over reacting. Like I said, she was vague.

That's a pet peeve of mine. Vagueness. Say what you mean or say nothing.

So the conversation went like this. (M=mom, E=Erin/me)

M: I spent last night in the hospital.
E: Why what happened?
M: Sometimes when I eat the food goes down just fine. Not a problem. Other times it makes me gag. Sometimes I throw up. Even drinks make me gag. But it's fixable.
E: Oh good.
M: They're going to wait a few weeks and if it fixes itself, but if it doesn't I'm going to need throat surgery.
E: Oh.....
M: So if I call you frantic sometime, now you know what's going on. I'm going to need a lot of support if it's something scary.
E: Call me anytime. I'll try to help however I can, but you didn't explain much.
M: I know. I have to go pick up your sister. I'll call you tomorrow. Bye!

Just when things had started to settle down somewhat, this happens. It's a never ending cycle. My family is made of chaos. At least this is..... normal. Not normal-normal, but medical issues are at least mostly beyond our control. Every family has to deal with medical issues.

But why didn't she tell me what was wrong? Her words "if it's something scary" make it seems like she doesn't know what's wrong, but if she doesn't know, how can she know that the cure will be surgery?

Am I stressing needlessly? Probably. But I will spend my night googling reasons for an overactive gag reflex.

2 comments:

5 Kids With Disabilities said...

Oh. I have that problem. No big deal. I'd gag and choke every now and then. I have to have very minor surgery to "stretch" my throat wider every few years. Easy.
Lindsey Petersen

March 28, 2010 at 7:15 PM
E Boat said...

Thank you! She still hasn't told me what's going on. It's nice to know that it's nothing too serious. :)

March 28, 2010 at 8:39 PM

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