So it is airing dirty laundry to talk about the troubles happening in your extended family, or is it a matter of a burden shared is a burden lessened. I'm not sure.
right now my half of the family is going through much turmoil and pain. I'm half ready to pack a bag and head up I-35, it'll only take about 15-19 hours if I leave the kids w/ Joe. Parents are saying I don't need to they are ok. but I worry that they aren't. Dad's got a really bad bronchial infection. they called me last night asking what kinds of meds they should ask his doctor for, for the symptoms he's having. w/ all the respiratory infections my kiddo's at work get, that wasn't very hard...and they pretty much got all of them today when they called his doctor...except the Dr prescribed a corticosteroid...I didn't suggest that because I would think his immune system is already shot right now and why add more risk, but then again, the pain reduction corticosteroids provide short-term IS really kick-ass. Dad says he's feeling better, but still, I worry about them Mom is 30 years older than me, and Dad is 34 years older. they shouldn't have to deal w/ this crap at their age.
I know I'm being vague about what the crap is exactly...I'm doing that on purpose. sorry. I haven't decided yet if I want to disclose the whole story. I haven't decided if that is ok or not, hence my moral query. but man, this affects me too, and part of me feels like I should have the opportunity to talk about it openly and hopefully get input from others who have gone thru similar situations, but then again, I really do know how important it is to maintain the privacy of others. so I'm stuck, and I'm vague. and I hate it.
it's hard to believe it is coming to this. I never in a million years would expect this to be the current reality. I feel so helpless living so far away. I really love my life in TX, but if this kind of crisis continues, I really think we have to consider moving closer. and I have to get my ass going on finishing my BSN, cuz my RN license won't work in MN. boo! WI yes...so maybe I'll be renewing my WI driver's license sometime...it did have a hot picture of me from my late 20's lol!