Containing Anger

In the days since my last update regarding my sister, things have taken a bizarre turn. When I last wrote, she was in the intensive care unit (ICU), slowly recovering from a staph infection that nearly claimed her life.  All seemed to be good, but her heart rate was rather excessive, her blood pressure far…

Pre-Dawn Digressions

It’s just after 5 am and, for the umpteenth-billionth time, I’m wide awake and unable to sleep.  I am just going to have to accept that this is my new normal, and that sleep is one more thing that will move into the realm of legend, like my mother’s Mississippi Mud Cake, because I’ll never…

Hope and Perseverance

Life can be funny, in its own way, of course. Last week, I happily reported how my Baby Sis was awake, coherent, talkative, and what-not.  Last week, I was busy pointing out how she’d been forced to the brink, yet emerged to fight another day.  Last week, I was excitedly writing that all was good….

A Welcomed Surprise

Last night, I received a telephone call regarding my sister. I’d visited on Wednesday (both before and after work), and I knew that she was no longer sedated.  I also knew that she was awake, competent, and slowly coming to terms with what had happened to her.  So when I got the call last evening, I…

This Week

My sister’s condition has stabilized, but that’s neither good nor bad.  The physicians still have no clue as to what’s going on, nor do they have any idea as to how to combat it.  All we can do is be still, pray, and wait. I have faith that my sister will recover, but it’s not…

Baby Sis

While I’ve spent the better part of the last eight days bemoaning the disruption of my home life, there were other things happening – real things – that put everything I’ve been feeling into perspective. My youngest sister (I have two) and I have been close since she was born.  We’re nearly a decade apart…

And . . . Action!

Another day, another headache. I’ve got a good amount of work to do for this week, yet I do not feel motivated to finish any of it.  I’m so close to just collapsing on the floor and staying there – I’m really fighting off the urge.