Monday, October 06, 2008

Downs and Ups

Wouldn't you know that after Denny and I finally made a tee time to play golf tomorrow, his dermatologist decided that the "scrape and burn" procedure to remove the basal cell carcinoma on his right arm wasn't sufficient to remove all the cancer. So now he has 12 stitches in his arm; six inside and six outside and that means no golf for two weeks. So while we're glad that the doctor changed her mind and did a more intense procedure to make sure she removed all the cancer, we're disappointed that our self-scheduled "fun" time has to be canceled. Going to a movie or something similar just doesn't compare to beating that small white ball around the golf course.

We've had two couples stop to look at the house and another couple plans on buying Denny's dad's car. It would be nice if we could go to Myrtle Beach knowing that the house is sold, but that's being incredibly optimistic in the current economy, especially with the stock market tanking this week and last.

My mom finished her neuropsychological tests last week so in two weeks we should get the results and perhaps have an idea of we stand. While Mom seems to be doing okay physically, mentally she's still having her "fuzzy" moments when I least expect them. I would like to stay in our rig and drive up to her house to check on her, but not too many campgrounds stay open for Ohio winters because of the real threat of their water lines freezing up. What to do, what to do?

With all this going on, our emotions have been going up and down for the past couple of weeks. At least we can be glad that we don't have to work on the house as we're at the stage where we just have to maintain the yard and get things priced for the upcoming estate sale. While hoping for a buyer to come along.....

1 comment:

Simply Coll said...

Oh.. that is really too bad about the golf game as it sounds like it would have been fun as well as therapeutic. But thank goodness the skin cancer has been dealt with. Kind of scary that kind of stuff. I know what it is too worry over an aging parent. I know how it can weigh on you. (hugs)

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