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By Mrs FlightTest (Fri Sep 01, 2006 at 07:18:42 PM EST) (all tags)
Doesn't look good from where I stand.

Talked to dad tonight. He is doing a little better since his gf called him this afternoon. She is not too upset anymore about us telling her daughter. Of course I still haven't managed to get a hold of her, so sent her another e-mail. Anyone in Husi land living in WY?, Specifically Gillette? That is where she lives. I tried 4-1-1 but they have no listing for her & I don't know her live-in bf's last name.

Anyway, gf called dad around 2:30pm today & told him they were prolly gonna do surgery today! Something about taking skin from somewhere else to repair the area where the skin is all nasty & dead. Dad said he was down in the dumps til she called. He told her he misses her yelling at him. This made her chuckle a bit. She also told him she should be home by Monday.

I am concerned that she will die on the table tonight. I tried calling her & there is no answer in her room so she must be having surgery. Plus if they couldn't wait until after the holiday to do the surgery, she must be pretty bad. Dunno if she has a DNR or Advanced Directive or anything of that nature.

I also worry that the hospital bills will wipe them out. They are both on SS only, which doesn't amount to much.

I was telling a friend of mine about this who is a medical insurance biller & certified coder who has also had a lump removed from her breast. She agreed with me that it doesn't sound good. It is her contention that if the docs send the gf home Monday, it is to die.

The other thing that crossed my mind but I didn't tell my dad, is that often people feel really good just before they die. I know my ex-brother-in-law did that. He was in really good spirits & joking around the night before he died.

In further conversation with my dad tonight, I found out the doctor told my dad he was pretty certain it was cancer, but would know more after the test results come back. I will have to give my dad a call tomorrow night at some point so I can see if he learned anything more, since he is going to visit her tomorrow.

Time will tell, but I have a really bad feeling about this, especially since the Chaplin went to visit her yesterday.

I am really looking forward to the distraction of a pink cadillac and a glimpse of the King, while attending the wedding of two interesting internet folks, whom I have never met!!

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Just be careful by calla (2.00 / 0) #1 Fri Sep 01, 2006 at 10:06:26 PM EST
that you are mesmerized by the power of THE RACK!!!

Try not to stare, she might get the wrong idea.

I'm sure you'll have fun. Wish we could be there too.

"but i have a vested interest in keeping the people who see me naked interested in continuing to see me naked." 256

Poll by anonimouse (2.00 / 0) #2 Sat Sep 02, 2006 at 07:06:07 AM EST
I'm not sure speculative polls on the possiblke demise of friends or relatives are in good taste.

I do however accept that this may be "pot calling kettle".....

Girls come and go but a mortgage is for 25 years -- JtL
Hopefully she'll be okay by debacle (2.00 / 0) #3 Sun Sep 03, 2006 at 11:00:20 AM EST
Not really much anyone but the doctors can do, so maybe as a loving daughter you can give them a little Mrs. Flighttest action before surgery. Loosen them up a bit.


Hang in there guys. by kwsNI (2.00 / 0) #4 Mon Sep 04, 2006 at 07:09:06 AM EST
You'll both be in my thoughts.  FT should still have my cell #, he's always welcome to give me a call if you guys want.  I'm stuck living in a hotel in MD right now but I'm keeping the STL phone number.

stuck in MD? by dev trash (2.00 / 0) #5 Mon Sep 04, 2006 at 04:24:00 PM EST
WHo did you piss off?

Blizzard of Death '06
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My boss by kwsNI (2.00 / 0) #6 Wed Sep 06, 2006 at 08:33:08 AM EST
Here for a year or two.

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