Saturday 22 September 2007

Health update

Mum is so blessed to be well-loved by her children and grandkids.

Mum's first radiotherapy session on the sophisticated Novalis equipment went well. The doctors recommended six sesssions instead of one. That means we'll be at the hospital every morning for the whole of next week.

My elder brother took the afternoon off to accompany us to her first treatment last Friday. His wife brought back some birdnest tonic for mum to help in the healing. My younger brother and his wife offered to relieve me on some days next week. My aunt came over with some health supplements and my cousins dropped in to offer some words of comfort.

Now mum feels that everyone cares about her. Of course we all do. She knows that but sometimes she just needs the reassurance. Being a mother, I fully understand.

When I'm sick, I tell my boys "Mummy's sick you know?" They look up from what they're doing (mostly at the computer) and say, "Huh, really? So poor thing." and then go back to playing their games the very next second.

"Hello! Didn't you hear your poor mummy coughing away all week?"

Oh well, that is still quite reassuring.

11 comments:

The Real Mother Hen said...

That picture speaks a thousand words Ting :)
YK/SK do love you, this is 200% :)

Anonymous said...

Yes what a lovely photo. Your mom surrounded by all those who love and care for her! Your kids DO care about you...they'll not admit it now though! LOL

Anonymous said...

what a captivating portrait.

sending more well-wishes your way.
enjoy those hospital sandwiches ;)

Loz said...

And may I add my prayers too!

Amel said...

Glad to hear about the radiotheraphy. Tonics and supplements, eh? Yeah, alternative medication is also good. ;-D

I'm not a mother yet so I don't know how mothers feel, but I can imagine how good it feels to be loved and to receive the kind of attention and reassurance that you need. GREAT pic!!! I LOVE all your pics, anyway.

Anonymous said...

Blur, I am one who believes that your state of mind is a very powerful influence when it comes to healing physically - especially with what your mom is going through. I'm certain that the realization of all of the love that surrounds her will do wonders for her healing and recovery.

Take care.

Anonymous said...

Hi Ting,
The family warmth & love, friendship wishes works wonders to see aunty through this time. I'm sure she will be nursed back to her pink of health in the shortest time and will be a tower of strength around the house again. Everyone is confident in their hearts things will turn out well. You take care, rest and eat well too :) ML

Blur Ting said...

Thank you, my friends, for the well wishes.

Mum's definitely more cheerful now and feeling positive. She'll be back to her active self in no time at all. Not that she's not active or anything but she's trying not to over-exert herself while undergoing treatment.

SOUL said...

glad to hear moms doin better... bird nest tonic? hmmm. what might that be, and what is it sposed to do?
natural remedies..the ones that work anyhow..really are interesting.

Unknown said...

I am so glad to hear your mom's doing well. It's terrible when your parents are in pain...I know about that one.

The World According To Me said...

I'm sending well wishes too. I'm glad to hear your mum is feeling more cheerful and positive.

Nice to hear she is surrounded by so much love, which I'm sure is a great comfort and boost to her.