*that* kind of blogger

i am in fear:  i am becoming *that* kind of blogger.  you know, the kind that only post when they are in a crisis?

not really a crisis, per se, but the last couple of weeks have been challenging -- my mother was diagnosed with NSCLC - lung cancer - and we are unsure of what her "staging" is but we will know more next week after her PET scan.

i remember blogging when she was ill four years ago.  i think i posted more random stuff on my other blog (poetry and such), but this is just to put it out there and get it off my chest for a bit.

also - i tried to quit smoking this week.  did not go well.  i will try again on december 3, for that is my "sobriety" birthday (3 years!!) so i figured it'd keep it simple when it came to remembering.  i found a really cool online community who has a bunch of good advice for this girl.  i love advice (as some of you well know).

so if you remember, please pray for Patricia.  she is a dear one.  we are heading to my brother's house for thanksgiving this year, which is a little bit more than poignant to me than it has ever been before.

blessings, all.


Anne said...

My father suffered from lung disease, and I know how hard it is to watch someone struggle for breath. I will pray for your mother

Jess Mistress of Mischief said...

God be with you both!

Amy Giglio said...

Sorry about your news. I'll pray for your mom. :)

Invocemus said...

Yes Penni, I will pray for you and Patricia, your mom. Hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving with the family. :) Cute picture!