Saturday, November 11 -
It has been several days since the last post. Apologies are coveted, however the reason there have not been any posts recently is due to the fact that there has not been anything post-worthy to report. Tom and Margaret have been at home packing boxes waiting for news to arrive. News concerning their impending move, news concerning Tom's health update, news concerning Margaret's health update and ability to travel. In other words, we have all been treading water waiting for the last and final puzzle peices to fall into place.
Praise the Lord, though! Today, those last peices have fallen into place. Tom saw his doctor this past Tuesday. Although the doc decided that Tom's condition was deteriorating, he was able to readjust his medicine in hopes that Tom will improve. Margaret has met with her oncologist and he has gotten in touch with her new oncologist in Memphis. She is scheduled to meet with her new doctor in about 3 weeks. The California doc projected her life expectancy to be shorter rather than longer, but Margaret and her family maintain hope. Hopefully her move closer to family will negate the diminished life sentence.
Margaret also has met with her pulminologist. He cleared her for air travel! She will have to travel with oxygen, but that will be okay. The biggest obstacle was getting her oxygen cleared with the airlines. This has been accomplished. It means that she and Tom will be leaving California Thanksgiving day. They are scheduled to land in Memphis around 4 p.m. Their daughter in-law will pick them up from the airport and drive them to Jackson where Tommy will have a Thanksgiving dinner waiting for them.
The movers will come to their house in California either on the 20th or 21st to pack their belongings. They will stay at a friend's home between the time that their house is packed and they are scheduled to fly. Upon reaching Tennessee, they will stay with Elizabeth and Tommy until they are moved into their new home.
The news is good. The reality is sobering. Goodbyes are difficult, especially under the current circumstances. Please stay tuned to the blog for more information.