OT...mother and your last words (might bother some)
This is a little off topic, but I received word today that my mother has stage 3 esophagus cancer, and stage 4 lung cancer. They aren't sure if radiation, chemo, or surgery will help. She has to go back in on Monday to see more specialist. At most survival rate is 15-20% for 5 years. She is already having symptoms..hard to swallow, breathing issues, etc. This is her third run, as she has battled and beaten breast cancer twice before. I didn't grow up with my mom. My dad raised me. We are military, on West coast while they are on east coast. In 3 weeks I will be going home for a week, and able to see her. As of now she looks, acts normal other than a little pain and the swallowing breathing issues. What would you do with your mother, or say if you only had a short time to see her, and it might be your last time. I don't want to have any regrets on not asking her something, telling her, or doing something special with her. I have heard it so many times "Oh how I wish my mother was here so I could...." I honestly can't think right now.