What a week! :/ (cancer/sad mentioned)

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DrakePlusOne's picture
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What a week! :/ (cancer/sad mentioned)

Sorry I've been a little MIA this week. It has been crazy in my neck of the woods!
I had my monthly checkup on Tues and baby was fine and everything measured on track. 6lb weight gain?? WHAAAA! Am I the only one that just dreads stepping on a scale anymore? Ugh!
Then, the bad....... My grandpa has been diagnosed with liver cancer. Not sure on the exact time frame he has or what they'll do next treatment wise but, what a blow. And with these hormones, I've been a WRECK.
But that's about it.

KittyRN's picture
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Sorry to hear about your grandpa. That's rough. Sad

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Oh no I'm sorry to hear about your news.. --hugs--

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((HUGS)) I'm sorry about your grandfather Marie. My mom just had a transplant for liver cancer last year (she was really lucky as it wasn't anywhere else in her body). I hope you all can get some answers soon. It's so hard feeling so helpless. I can't imagine going through that while being pregnant.

I too dread the weight thing. I don't know why it bothers me so much this pregnancy but I think about a lot despite my gains being normal and my last measurement being on track. I'm sure you look wonderful and LO is doing great.

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Marie, I'm so very sorry about the news about your grandfather. Sad I would be a wreck too . . . sending big ((HUGS)) your way!

About the weight thing, I have far out-gained you so try not to worry too much. I totally dread the scale and just imagine how I feel at work--I'm a fitness instructor!! I really should be more careful about what I'm eating but the fact is, I'm exercising about half as much as I normally do and I'm eating twice as much. Not a great combo for trying to keep the weight down! But that's the way things go for me--I'm a gainer during pregnancy but do really well losing the weight afterward so I'm trying to focus on that.

Hang in there! I'll be keeping your family in my thoughts!

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Marie, I'm so sorry to hear about your Grandpa! That would be awful to go through while pg! :bigarmhug:

I dread the scale, too! I don't even know what my beginning weight was or how much I've gained so far...I dread it sooo much!

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Thanks so much ladies. Smile It's really nice to be able to vent here b/c I can't really do much IRL. I feel like that's invading my grandparents privacy KWIM? My mom's an only child, so I've been going to Grandma's and grandpa's house daily to kinda do whatever I can to help out. It's so draining BUT I feel so close to them in doing so. I'm lucky enough to live on the same street as them. You just never know what the next day might bring.

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I (and I think we all) can totally understand the luxury of being able to vent here when it's not as easy to do IRL without it possibly making things harder. How great that you live so close. It sounds like you have an amazing bond with them.

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Marie, I am so sorry. (((((((((HUGS)))))))) I hope you guys are holding up okay and you and your family are in my thoughts.

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I am so sorry, I have had a pretty crappy week too but will share that in another post. Is there any chance of survival? I hope and pray so.. Sad