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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.

[User Picture]From: revinika
2007-08-17 05:47 pm (UTC)
Your so welcome!!

I am glad my comments helped you.I know its not easy.But i know you.Your very strong and you always make it through anything that this life throws in your path and you come out shineing.Your Grandma is lucky to have such a loveing Grandson.Most do not know that these days.Always cherish the good memories of times past.Well i am sure there is more of you haveing to help her do things she cannot do anymore.But just remeber your love for her and help her through this.She needs you and your strong and i know you will be there for her no matter how it tears you apart.You have people who care about you and you know you can call me if you ever need just an ear.I am here.For you and for Diana even Grandma..Yes indeed you do being prepared is always good.:)

Your welcome.You know i am here for you guys.And haveing support means alot right now i know.Its sometimes what keeps you going.

Well just let me know.I defintly want us to keep in touch no matter how far you and Diana move.Hope all the best to you both in that!

Your welcome.Glad your feeling better.

Thats great!!Defintly let me know the details.My sister(LALA)is also getting married in October.Thanks for giveing her the message.

Your so welcome!Thank you for being a friend as well!We will and thank you!!Take care and remeber Be Strong!!

hugs to you both as well!!

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