When it rains, it pours -- and I'm not talking about the Texas floods. On Monday, my mother was admitted to the hospital with double pneumonia. While she was there, they ran some other tests and diagnosed her with multiple myeloma (cancer of the plasma cells). My sisters and I are keeping calm and staying positive, as much as is possible under the circumstances. We know from experience that fighting cancer takes a lot of stamina, so we don't need to waste energy on freaking out. She is in the ICU and getting the best care possible, so all we can do at the moment is wait.
Fortunately, knitting makes the waiting much easier. My mom is also a knitter, although she doesn't finish things like I do. :-)