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batyatoon ([personal profile] batyatoon) wrote2011-05-27 01:36 pm
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[unfiltered] here's how it is.

Because a lot of people saw my last friendslocked post and didn't know what was going on. I realized I've been remiss in telling people about the state of my mother's health; it's been really hard to talk about.

Last spring my mother was diagnosed with uterine cancer. She's been in and out of the hospital (Sloan-Kettering) since then, with varying frequency; they had it under control for a good while, and then they didn't.

I cannot overstate how excellent Sloan-Kettering was through all of this. They took such good care of her, I can't even begin to tell you.

Yesterday they released her to home hospice care. And while it's good that she can be home now, the reason they released her is that at this point there isn't anything else they can do.

They've said weeks.



So this is why [livejournal.com profile] sdelmonte and I aren't at Balticon this weekend as we'd hoped to be. I'm sorry to miss all of you who will be there.

My brother and his family have come in from Israel, and my sister and her family from Rochester, and my mother's siblings, and family friends. And our whole community is organizing to help. And my mother is as comfortable as we can make her, and she's in good spirits, and ... that's pretty much all there is to say.

Again: those of you who are inclined towards prayer, please pray for her.
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[personal profile] madfilkentist 2011-05-27 05:41 pm (UTC)(link)
* Virtual hugs *

[identity profile] agoodshinkickin.livejournal.com 2011-05-27 05:54 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm sending my very best thoughts your way.

[identity profile] miscellanny.livejournal.com 2011-05-27 05:55 pm (UTC)(link)
*sends all the hugs*
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[personal profile] skygiants 2011-05-27 05:57 pm (UTC)(link)
You guys know you're in my thoughts. *hugs so much*

[identity profile] leeshajoy.livejournal.com 2011-05-27 06:01 pm (UTC)(link)
I lost both my grandfathers to cancer. I know how hard this is. My heart goes out to all three of you.
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[personal profile] ceitfianna 2011-05-27 06:02 pm (UTC)(link)
*hugs* Many good thoughts and hopes heading your way.

[identity profile] jezrana.livejournal.com 2011-05-27 06:14 pm (UTC)(link)
Keeping y'all in my thoughts. *hugs*
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[personal profile] misslucyjane 2011-05-27 06:16 pm (UTC)(link)
Love and comfort to you and your family, dears.
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[personal profile] sophistry 2011-05-27 06:21 pm (UTC)(link)
*snugs* I'll be keeping you all in my thoughts.

[identity profile] hsifyppah.livejournal.com 2011-05-27 06:36 pm (UTC)(link)
Thinking of you and your family. *hughughug*
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[identity profile] wickedtrue.livejournal.com 2011-05-27 06:44 pm (UTC)(link)
My best thoughts and prayers.
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[personal profile] silveraspen 2011-05-27 06:52 pm (UTC)(link)
Thinking of all of you. <3.
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[personal profile] mtgat 2011-05-27 07:06 pm (UTC)(link)
*many, many hugs*

Let us know what you need.

[identity profile] ladymondegreen.livejournal.com 2011-05-27 07:07 pm (UTC)(link)
You know where I am when you need me.

*all the hugs*

[personal profile] hms42 2011-05-27 07:07 pm (UTC)(link)
Crap... I am sorry to hear this news about your mother, but definitely hugs and you are in my thoughts.

[identity profile] in-the-blue.livejournal.com 2011-05-27 07:27 pm (UTC)(link)
Much love.
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[personal profile] phoenixchilde 2011-05-27 07:32 pm (UTC)(link)
<3.

[identity profile] taylweaver.livejournal.com 2011-05-27 07:40 pm (UTC)(link)
:( hugs!
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[identity profile] technoshaman.livejournal.com 2011-05-27 07:44 pm (UTC)(link)
Shalom, to her and to yourself, each as you need it.

You have asked for a mitzvah for your mother; I would add one for yourself as well, if that's ok.

Filk Heals.

I never met your mother, but if I had to judge by her daughter, she must be wonderful. Far away as you are, you have brought much light to my world. The least I can do is try to bring a little light to yours.

[identity profile] filkerdave.livejournal.com 2011-05-27 07:44 pm (UTC)(link)
Virtual airhugs
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[personal profile] varadia 2011-05-27 08:09 pm (UTC)(link)
*sends love*

[identity profile] areyoumymemmy.livejournal.com 2011-05-27 08:14 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh, I'm so so sorry. I'll be keeping you and your family in my thoughts.

[identity profile] little-cinnamon.livejournal.com 2011-05-27 08:29 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm so sorry to hear this. You're in our thoughts.

[identity profile] tattercoats.livejournal.com 2011-05-27 08:58 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh, my dear. Thinking of you and your Mum. Hold every bright thought and memory dear, and squeeze each drop of joy out of what you have.
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[personal profile] newredshoes 2011-05-27 09:22 pm (UTC)(link)
Batya, all the love. All the love and hugs and just love, to you and Alex and your family.

[identity profile] essayel.livejournal.com 2011-05-27 09:29 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh my dears. *hugs* to both of you.

[identity profile] braider.livejournal.com 2011-05-27 10:19 pm (UTC)(link)
*hugs* So sorry. Best wishes to EVERYONE in your family, your mom included.
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[personal profile] agonistes 2011-05-27 11:38 pm (UTC)(link)
<3

[identity profile] dimloep-suum.livejournal.com 2011-05-28 01:11 am (UTC)(link)
Oh, honey. *hugstight*
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[personal profile] poltr1 2011-05-28 01:56 am (UTC)(link)
*hugs*

[identity profile] robin-june.livejournal.com 2011-05-28 02:11 am (UTC)(link)
Hugs and best hopes for all of you. Much strength wished for everyone.
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[personal profile] vivien 2011-05-28 03:14 am (UTC)(link)
I'm so sorry to hear this news. My thoughts are with you and your family.

[identity profile] unravels.livejournal.com 2011-05-28 04:09 am (UTC)(link)
Oh Batya. I'm praying for and thinking of all of you.

[identity profile] sodyera.livejournal.com 2011-05-28 04:52 am (UTC)(link)
Again, even more so, Peace, Love and Freedom from Pain.

[identity profile] cupenny.livejournal.com 2011-05-28 05:35 am (UTC)(link)
*HUGZ* My prayers and best wishes for her, you, Alex, and everyone.
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[personal profile] campkilkare 2011-05-28 11:35 am (UTC)(link)
Oh, no. I'm sorry, Batya. I'm thinking of you all. *hugs*

[identity profile] stakebait.livejournal.com 2011-05-28 01:26 pm (UTC)(link)
I am so sorry. I will have hugs in keeping for you when you want them, and would be happy to come cook or clean if there is a time when that is more helpful than too draining.
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[personal profile] adiva_calandia 2011-05-28 07:11 pm (UTC)(link)
I'll light a candle. All my love for all of you.

[identity profile] bercilakslady.livejournal.com 2011-05-28 11:27 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh sweetie. Prayers for you all. *hugs*

[identity profile] doeeyedbunny.livejournal.com 2011-05-29 12:23 am (UTC)(link)
I will pray for all of you. *hug*
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[identity profile] rymenhild.livejournal.com 2011-05-29 06:44 am (UTC)(link)
Oh, Batya. I don't even have the words. But I'm praying for you all.

[identity profile] bunsen-h.livejournal.com 2011-05-29 03:20 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm so sorry. My thoughts are with you.

(Virtual hugs)

[identity profile] catalana.livejournal.com 2011-05-30 01:06 am (UTC)(link)
*tea and sympathy*
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[personal profile] genarti 2011-05-31 03:53 am (UTC)(link)
This is belated, but oh, Batya (and Alex), I'm so sorry.

Love and strength to her and you and all yours; I'll be thinking of you.

[identity profile] bardling.livejournal.com 2011-05-31 11:36 am (UTC)(link)
*virtual hugs* to you both, and good wishes to your mother for her remaining days to bring her much love to ease her passing.

[identity profile] ashnistrike.livejournal.com 2011-06-01 03:22 am (UTC)(link)
I am so sorry. May this next bit go a gently as possible.

-Nameseeker

[identity profile] drcpunk.livejournal.com 2011-06-03 05:15 am (UTC)(link)
Hugs!