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Mom's news

First, tuberculosis was set aside. More exams will explain why she's still choking sometimes on food. At least, there's no more isolation caution so I could kiss her :oD
As she lose weight she has to eat enough to get her strength back and they won't let her go before she's in better shape.
On the bad side, they found a lump on her left breast (she suffered cancer on the right side years ago, had a masectomy and radiotherapy). She must have an exam at Henri-Mondor, the big hospital where she already went then, but it's difficult to have an appointment as always. The doctor who's in charge of her at Emile-Roux (a very kind Vietnamese guy) told me she insists to be back home before Xmas... He's doing his best to make it possible :o). If he can't have this appointment before she could go in "external lookup".
Anyway she must have PT to help her walk better.
I explained her about some of the exams, telling her it's better to have all of them done right now, rather than leave and have to come back... She agrees. She's a very reasonable lady, my Mom!

On the rant side... I had an appointment at 3pm with the main doctor. She never showed up, I waited for half an hour for nothing, before the Vietnamese doctor (see upside) answered me very kindly (and told me I should have asked for somebody. I DID!)
I used public transportation to come back... Result, I waited more than 20' in rain and wind to have a bus with no empty seat. Things only went worse, more than half an hour to reach home, with students filling more and more the bus (they're not allowed too, it's the regular bus). My legs were killing me, I almost couldn't stand at the end. From 6 or 7 until 40, I didn't stop leaving my seat to older people... Now that I need it, nobody care anymore! In fact, all the seats were continuously occupied by teenagers.

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lorelei633
6th Dec, 2007 20:41 (UTC)
*hugs you tight* I've been thinking about you and your Mom and sending you lots of love and good wishes. I am so sorry about the experience you had on public transport. Most of those teenagers were probably never taught to give up their seats or show any respect for older people, or they just don't care. I would never just sit on a bus or train and let someone else stand if they needed my seat more than I did.

*sigh*

Hopefully you're snug and warm at home now. I'm keeping you and your Mom and Paul in my thoughts. Hang in there, sweetie.
kanld
6th Dec, 2007 21:32 (UTC)
I don't want to rant like old people about "today's youth"... but in the village, sidewalks are narrow, two people can hardly pass together. Well, when teenagers are chatting, they don't seem to realize you need some room to walk. Not mentioning bicycles and bikes running on them. Several times I was almost hooked when leaving a shop.
bardsmaid
6th Dec, 2007 23:19 (UTC)
I don't know if it's the same in France, but I've noticed that as more and more kids are raised in daycare instead of at home by an invested parent, this is happening. I know that if you've got a half-dozen kids all the same age, you tend to 'manage' or 'herd' them rather than teach them individually what to do because it's the only way you can cope. Unfortunately, what you get in the end are kids who haven't learned the basic courtesies parents used to teach their kids in a more individual setting. (The group/daycare scene also means the focus is mainly on the kids and what works for their convenience, rather than kids learning to fit in and work with adults.) Luckily, homeschooling helped us avoid this problem. My kids have always been 'adult aware', which I'm thankful for.
brigittchen
6th Dec, 2007 21:36 (UTC)
"I am so sorry about the experience you had on public transport. Most of those teenagers were probably never taught to give up their seats or show any respect for older people, or they just don't care. I would never just sit on a bus or train and let someone else stand if they needed my seat more than I did."

Its a world wide problem, it seems. Same in german. An when you have the courage, they are getting nasty. Well, without the money from their "parentes", they would keep theirs mouth shut!
kanld
6th Dec, 2007 22:11 (UTC)
they would keep theirs mouth shut!

... but for the unending chat on the phone! The one close to me had a long conversation (apparently with his girlfriend) almost asking her to make his philosphy homework for him LOL
betagoddess
6th Dec, 2007 22:55 (UTC)
Thinking of you and your mom often.

::hugs::
inlaterdays
6th Dec, 2007 23:16 (UTC)
~hugs~

I was taught always to give up my seat to my elders too.
sionnachair
7th Dec, 2007 10:34 (UTC)
So sorry to hear about your Mom's illness. Thinking of you both and saying a little prayer.
kaetsa
13th Dec, 2007 12:39 (UTC)
I'm thinking of you and your Mom and hoping that everything turns out all right. *Hugs*
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