Friday, October 12, 2012

One of my fears come to pass :(

I have always lived in close proximity to my parents, both for their benefit and mine as I wanted to bring up my kids close to their grandparents. When the decision was made for me to relocate to Jhb, one of my biggest worries as the eldest daughter was that one of my parents would get sick and I wouldnt be close to help them.

And this has just happened. My mom has been feeling bloated and uncomfortable in her abdomen and after visiting the doctor several times and taking prescribed medicine, with no improvement, decided that a visit to a hospital was needed. Now with no medical aid, private hospitals are not an option. They started at McCords Hospital on Durban's Berea, and after a long wait and a painful examination, was told to go for additional scans and tests. The result of the tests is that my mom has been admitted to hospital and will undergo an operation on Tuesday next week. Thankfully, this will take place at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli Hospital which is an excellent hospital and I have got full confidence that she will receive the very best care available!

Its just hard not to be able to help and be close to support her and my dad in their time of need. They have been supportive of me at every step in my journey and I always want to be able to do the same for them. Another good result that has come out of this challenging time is that family members who are distant in terms of attitude or geography are being involved in helping out to keep home fires burning and that might not have happened if I had been closer.

So please keep my family in your prayers for the speedy recovery of my mom who is definitely the driving force behind our family.

Momcat xx


  1. Have faith in the spirit of creation and trust in the skills of the doctors. I pray for your mothers return to health. Remember fear nothing.

  2. Prayers sent for mom and for you, too. Worry will make you sick, so trust that the best will take care of her for you.

  3. Sometimes, all we is have faith and that is never to be underestimated. I'll pray for her, you and the rest of your family.

  4. Oh gosh, I am so sorry. I can only imagine how stressful it would be to not be able to be close by. Lets put her into God's hands. He can manage what we can not.

  5. Walking Man - Thank you for your uplifing and encouraging words.

    Coffey - Thank you. Will not worry but rather pray.

    Griever - Faith is a wonderful comfort. Man without faith is a poor being. Thank you for your prayers.

    Annette - Lovely to hear from you. God will take this burden from us I know. It is worrisome though to not be close by to my parents at this time.

    Cat - Thank you, my friend!