She had a fall at the end on November and she couldn't get back up. Luckily she lives with my sister and was found not too long after the fall. While at the ER we requested an MRI because we knew something was not quite right. To everyone's surprise they found a brain tumor. The doctor confirmed that many of the issues we have been noticing over the year were probably due to this tumor. He told us that he has seen many people that supposedly had severe depression or Alzheimer that actually had a brain tumor.
The type of tumor she had is becoming more common and it shows up more in women than men. It is not cancerous, but the only way to treat it, is to remove it. So she had brain surgery two week before Christmas.
|My Mom on the day we went to get the 45 staples removed from her head surgery.|
I went down (they live in a different state) to help my sister out, with my mom's recovery, last week. She is doing great. She is still weak, but getting stronger every day. Her vision is still blurred and double, but they said that could take up to 6 months to get better. I was glad that I could go down there and help them out, even if it was just cooking and cleaning. My sister is a wonderful person to be handling the stress of my mom's care. I know it's very difficult and frustrating.
Even though my trip to my sisters was not for a reason I would like to visit, we had a wonderful time. My sister has 3 girls (I have 3 boys), so it was nice to do girlie things for a week. Now that I'm back home and trying to catch up with my life and get back on schedule.