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S. Richard (Frater L.D.L.)

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[Aug. 4th, 2007|04:29 am]
S. Richard (Frater L.D.L.)
[mood |awakeawake]
[music |Cradle of Filth - Beneath the Howling Stars]

Hope everyone is faring well.

It's been quite a while since i've done any real update. I've either been too preoccupied and distracted with family matters or just not feeling up to it, so here goes.

Last month on the 13th, my grandma, who has raised me since I was 3 months old and is like my mom to me, was diagnosed with lung cancer. It's in it's early stages, but it has spread to her liver. Yesterday when she went to the doctors they found it was now in her upper lungs, so they want to begin chemotherapy. Diana (soror_pec) and myself have to fatten her up a bit before they can, because she only weighs 97 lbs. and chemo at that weight for her would make her seriously ill. Regardless of what the future holds, i'll be with her to look out for her and help her however I can. And when she passes, which hopefully wont be for years to come, i'm leaving Charlotte- the place I was born and have lived all my life.

Also last month, I spent the week from the 16th through the 23rd in the intensive care unit at the hospital. I made friends with sooooo many nurses lol, but it also sucked because I was terribly homesick. Diana and my Gramma came to visit every day, and even my Dad popped in a couple of times. When I was admitted on the 16th I was already in DKA (Diabetic Ketoacitosis) and my weight was a frightening 96.5 lbs(!). Since then i've managed to pick up to 119.2. My goal is 130.

So, during my stay, they figured out that Diabetes was not the cause of my metabolic abnormality, and was itself the symptom of yet another disease- the uber rare lipodystrophy. They did take me off the oral meds and put me on insulin shots, which I am actually happy about, because I have a few less food restrictions now ^_^

Well, i'm off for coffee and a snack. Be well everyone.

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[User Picture]From: owl1976
2007-08-04 11:20 pm (UTC)
Thank you, and i've no plans to stop hanging on *g*. And thank you also for well-wishing my gramma, she means the world to me- even if she does push my buttons to their limits (and worse, she does it for kicks lol).

Most likely the move would be to Stanfield, a small country town in Stanley county. Just lots of trees, fields and moo-moo's :) So, its not a far move. Though there is one other possibility- the NIH in Bethesda, Maryland wants to study me, all travel and living expenses paid by them and i'm seriously concidering it. If I do, who is to say I wouldn't like it up there?

Anyway, thank you again for the concern and well wishing chic. Hope you guys are doing well! Take care :)
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