In other, more important news:
My mom is really struggling right now because she had surgery on her shoulder…she’s been having problems with her rotator cuff for a while, and surgery was the best option in fixing it.
She’s been trying to put it off for a while, but she and my dad have a trip coming up and she decided to get it done so she’d have time for it to heal before they leave. She’s been at home for the past couple of weeks and she was expecting to go back to work soon…but then she found out that it wasn’t approved by the district because of issues with her lifting and whatnot. She won’t get to finish the school year with her kids, or with her best friend, who has decided this is her last year teaching. Needless to say, she’s not taking it well.
My mom and I talk every day, so it’s been a topic of discussion this week. My Granny and my dad don’t seem to understand why this is so hard for her—all they see is the fact that she gets a break. And sure, a break is nice. But my mom told me that as much as she complains about the district and her job some days and the kids…she loves it. She loves them. And being told that she can’t do what she wants, what she cares about…it’s killing her. And I hate that she’s hurting so much and I wish I could fix it for her, but I know I can’t. But I understand where she’s coming from, so I’ve been trying to listen and offer support, because I know she needs it and she’d do the same for me. She has done the same for me.
This is basically the year of surgery for my family, though. My grandma has had two procedures done, one on each leg, and there’s an infection or something, I’m not sure about details exactly, underneath one of her feet that won’t heal. The doctor is concerned it has spread to the bone, and we’re all kind of worried about it because there’s been talk about them having to maybe take part or all of her foot and it’s kind of reminiscent of what happened with my Pappy, so we’re all crossing our fingers and saying a lot of prayers that she’ll heal up soon.
Basically, just keep my family in your thoughts and prayers. These are two of the most important women in my life and I hate to see them going through the things that are plaguing them right now.