Wednesday, July 14, 2010

My week so far...

My mom is in the hospital. For the past several weeks we've had multiple trips to the ER and finally they kept her for a full workup. I've been trying to go the the hospital as much as possible which is hard because I just started a new job recently and I can't take time off and my FMLA benefits haven't kicked in yet. I don't have any news yet so I'm sending prayers up.
Yesterday I had to go to a conference for work sponsored by a pharm company -- they went all out for our lunch! Omg, we went to one of the nicest bistros in the area and had the most amazing salad for our appetizer. Look for this in a future post, I will definitely be trying to recreate it. There were three entrees, I chose the lobster salad on a hoagie roll (I ate very little of the bread, the salad was so good on it's own), this was show stopping, the lobster hadn't been frozen so it tasted soooo fresh. Dessert was a peach and berry cobbler. I was definitely more interested in the food than the conference, no new information was shared so mostly it was just reinterating the indications and use of the medication along with some new research studies. It was well organized and presented but the actual content I already knew, it was a very good brush up on the information though.
Mom told me when she came home she wanted to crack down on eating healthy so I'm hoping to make that salad from the bistro as her "coming home" dinner. This whole experience has humbled me, I've never seen my mom so sick and in so much pain before. I've had to do the simplest tasks for her, actually today at the hospital it was hard for me to leave her. I found a quote that I wanted to share that really speaks to me right now, "I have been driven many times to my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go" Abraham Lincoln.
If any of you pray please sent a quick one up for my mom and I'll thank you in advance.


  1. Praying for a quick recovery for your mom!

    It's way too late and I shouldn't be thinking about food but I might have to mosey on over to the kitchen after reading about your lunch. :-)

  2. Omg I was thinking around midnight if I could justify throwing together a peach cobbler. Thanks for thinking of us!