Taking care of an elderly, sick parent while maintaining a sense of humor and other life situations.

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Latest Blog Posts for Stealing Mom

  • Congratulations Sister!This has been a busy, busy week.  It turns out that cancer is not just a crappy condition, it is a J-O-B!  And I was under the impression that I was retired.  Done with work. It turns out I'm just a dreamer. On Tuesday I had a me...
  • Hair Today - Gone TomorrowOne more side effect of my chemotherapy turned up a couple of days before Christmas.  There seemed to be a lot of hair falling onto my clothes, getting on my hairbrush and comb. I figured – ever the observant of all things hair relat...
  • My M&M® Addiction
    on Dec 15, 2012
    When our children were little I was lucky enough to stay at home with them.  This was way back in the dark ages when there weren't day care facilities or nannies.  Most women stayed home and took care of the kids and the home while the...
  • My 1st Chemo TreatmentMy first treatment went really well!  It was a very long day - about 10 hours but I was pretty comfortable for the whole thing.  Mainly due to the tranquilizer I insisted on. It started with some chemotherapy education and a chance to ask...
  • My Brain Gets Lit UpThis has been a busy week!  I had more tests, a couple of MRI's, a visit with the doctor, and a whole bunch of naps.  I am anxious to share some really good news:  the MRI of my brain showed no cancer.  I have my own theory...
  • Kathy Corrects Her Mother (me)
    on Nov 21, 2012
    Those tranqualizers really were working cause i believe it's actually NON small cell. And that is better than just small cell. Non small cell grows and spreads slower and responds to treatment better. Love Kathy PS:  She works in health care as...
  • Doctor, Doctor Give Me The News
    on Nov 21, 2012
    Yesterday was a really, really long day.  We drove to the other side of the city to an auxiliary treatment, testing, and imaging center where I got my PET scan which would tell the stage of my cancer.  They told me that I wou...
  • My Diagnosis Wasn't a Hang Nail
    on Nov 19, 2012
    So a while back when I wrote the post (click here to see Fifty Shades of Fifty Years) I was making an attempt at what I thought was a minor little health issue interfering with my husband's fiftieth high school class reunion.  In that post,...
  • Packing Lunches
    on Oct 29, 2012 in lunch Irish family history ancestry
    A posting from guest blogger, Mary Louise Wilson Read about Mary Lou by clicking INSPIRATIONS or the rose button at the top of the page under the Stealing Mom title.   (This story took place in the early 1940’s.)   We were sittin...
  • Pink For October
    on Oct 12, 2012
    It's been crazy here in MilliganLand. (Some have suggested that this craziness is a result of the inhabitants and something that is unlikely to go away.)  I can't seem to knock this awful cough and am hearing that I'm not alone and that it...
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