It's been a long couple of days. I am concerned for my brother in law's health yes...but I am, right now, concerned for my sister's state of mind more so. I've conversed with Al's daughter through emails and texting and she tries to tell me the both of them, Al and Sharon, are in better spirits than last Saturday when the issues sprung upon them both. I told you about the spinal surgery that was scheduled the other day....THAT was put on the back burner so to speak because of what the surgeons saw on the MRIs. I would like to think it's all part of the silver lining somewhere in all this. But the worry gets me quite jittery and jumpy when the phone rings or the text notification sounds off. With the results of the MRIs they found an abdominal aortic aneurism at 8 centimeters. Luckily, it didn't rupture! Also found was a growth on his lung. That was biopsied and it's not cancer. But, this [the last time I talked with Sharon yesterday afternoon] finding is put as a priority before the spinal surgery...that shows there is no fluid around several areas close to his neck/OR his neck, I'm not exactly sure. Sharon is now staying IN the hospital room 24 hours to be at his bedside. There is a long road ahead for us all.
In the interim of phone calls and texting and emails, I was compelled to go for a long, quiet walk by myself. I drove to Pollywog Ponds northwest of Corpus to have a bit of solitude and some warming sunshine. The peace and quiet along with the warm sunshine gave me a bit of solace from all this discord with the family's health issues. It helped some...it was beautiful there!!
The birds singing, the turtles sunning themselves, the ducks swimming and the deep blue sky was refreshing and invigorating. I had a four mile walk that made me feel life is good for a while!!
They don't call it a sanctuary for nuttin'!! When back home, I felt a bit better and thought I'd try to begin my water color painting....I didn't want to fall back into the gloom of what's been happening...trying to get my mind off what I can't control....y'know?