Ok. So I forgot it was Friday and I forgot it was the Friday for the Friday Night Sew-In. It has been a whirlwind rollercoaster ride the past 6 days. Six days ago I found out my Mom has a brain and lung tumor and was having emergency brain surgery to remove the tumor. Her health is very good aside from this. The Head of Neurology was going to do the surgery and assured my parents he has removed hundreds of these types and that there was an almost perfect success rate.I decided I needed to make her a quilt. I had some jelly rolls so I thought a simple lap size line quilt would be perfect. The Mr. convinced me to make it big. I didn’t have enough backing for a large quilt, so I rushed off to Walmart and purchased a 300 thread count flat king sheet. I got this far prior to the surgery. Its sitting on my queen size bed. It will be approximately 65 x 80 inches or thereabout.
Mom had her surgery on Wednesday. I was and still am in shock. Stunned. Scared. It’s not something that is easy to process and I can’t imagine how it has been for her. Lucikly, the tumor was not in her brain. Only pushing against it. The surgery took 1 hour and 45 minutes in total. Twenty-four hours after the surgery, she was up walking and climbing stairs. Assisted by her Physio Therapist of course, but mobile so fast. Mom wa discharged today. Discharged 48 hours after having brain surgery. I am in awe at the level of care she received and how great she is doing. She has definately exceeded my expectations. My mom is my hero. The strongest person I know. Tonight, I managed to free motion half the quilt. I wanted to present it to her tomorrow. She knows about. She will just have to wait another couple days for me to complete it.
I love you mom!
- One year since my brain surgery (abelsmomfight.blogspot.com)
- Five Early Symptoms of Brain Tumor (healthybodylife.com)
- 70 Things I Learned from Having a Brain Tumor (everywhereist.com)