Sunday, 21 November 2010

Getting Organised

Having been given the news of Mum's imminent operation last week I realised a couple of days ago that I really should get on with some preparations for Christmas. Mum will probably be in hospital for about 5 days and I will want to visit her (the hospital is about 40 minutes' drive away), but once she is back at home I will have to be on hand for her, to make sure that she is OK in every way. The easiest thing (for me) would be for her to come and stay with us but I have a feeling that she will want to go straight back to her own home. Understandable. If that happens I will have to spend most of my time there for a few weeks. When I mentioned coming to us she just replied "well, we'll see nearer the time". Wherever, I will have a lot less time to do much about the forthcoming festive season.

So, the first thing is a priority list and then I will make the most of my time over the next couple of weeks, because once Mum does go into hospital, she will be my priority. In any case, everyone will understand if certain things don't happen and there is always next year!


Maggie May said...

It is difficult to fit in Christmas when there is sickness in the family and as you know, it was my turn this time last year.
I really hope that your mum gets on very well and that she decides to come and stay with you after her operation.
My daughter came to stay with me last Christmas when I was first starting chemo and she didn't know if she was coming or going but I was so grateful she could be there for a few days.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Pam said...

I agree Anne - your mum comes first. Whatever she wants for Christmas is what you should do. X

Deb said...

your Mom is lucky to have you...wishing you all the best...

joo said...

Is obvious yoy'll have to spend time with your Mom! Good she has you:)
My best wiehse for all of you:)

Denise said...

I'm sorry to hear about your Mom's upcoming operation Anne. Yes, mum comes first most definitely. I wish her well and a speedy recovery afterwards. She is blessed to have you.

EG Wow said...

You are such a good daughter! It's good that you can see ahead so you can make a few plans at least.

Cezar and Léia said...

You have a lovely heart!I'm sending purrs and good energies to your mommy okay!

Gill - That British Woman said...

you are only one woman, so just do what you can and you're right everyone will understand,

Gill in Canada