You would think I'm an airline pilot or flight attendant. I'm neither.
I was in Gander, Newfoundland because my Mother was in hospital and seriously ill. I had planned on going after my follow up appointment with my surgeon, but something told us not to wait the extra four days. In the four days I was there she went from being very sick but able to communicate and even sang with us, to moved to palliative care and very little talking.
She did however ask me not to cancel my appointment with my surgeon and told me in no uncertain terms she was ready but would wait for me to get back. At the time I thought she had weeks, the next day it was obvious she didn't. It made it very difficult to leave. Having promised her I would keep my appointment I had to follow though.
Although it was one of the hardest things I have done, I was at peace with it because it was her wishes after all.
Today I went to Toronto Western Hospital and had X-rays and a CT scan. That was followed by an appointment with one of my doctors. While I was in X-ray Barry went to the Neurosurgery clinic and explained my Mother had just been read her last rites. They assured him the minute I showed up I would be seen. I was in and out of the appointment before even my appointment time.
The results are good, not great. There is nothing wrong as in the screws are all in place, but they thought the bone would have fused more by this point. It took a lot of time to examine me and the X-rays and CT scan. We know I have just learned I have a vitamin D deficiency and Vitamin D helps to build bones so now that I am taking it we are hopeful it will help.
They will call me with further news once they have met and discussed today's findings.
I'm on a flight back to Gander with a stopover in Halifax. I will go straight to the hospital from the airport. I'm praying for Mom and her journey from this world. I would love to have her in my life forever but her time has come and I accept it. That doesn't mean it will be easy, but life for her is not easy now, so accept it I will.