Guess Who Has Resurfaced?

…For now, at least.

And, I will not squawk at a single thing about her mental return, no matter it’s duration. Gods, it is just so fucking good to see my REAL mom again, after the last few weeks of her  degenerative Living Hell. I honestly believed that I would never get to talk with her all about the traumatic events that have led us here; I was sure we’d never be able to sit and sift through the details that ended with the horrid, 5-day-long brain seizure that she endured right under my nose; I was certain that I would never know why and how it all went to shit so fast for her after her diagnosis…I had prepared myself for the reality that my REAL mama died recently, and what I had in her place was the “New Mom”.

(Didn’t I say that there was definitely something besides depression, fatigue, side-effects of chemo or simply late stage cancer happening to my mama?)

The rest of her once: thick, long, widely admired, randomly touched by friends and strangers, alike “dirty dishwater blonde” hair had fallen out while she was in delirium; and she was not happy at all. A few fruit cups and an whole milk cappuccino later, she was directing me through her bureau to find her new t-shirt. It’s  a shirt I bought her when her chemo started last month; though she didn’t find it amusing, much less wore it. She sported it tonight with her bald head and nose hose as I wheeled her around the grounds of the rehab center in the pouring rain, with the song ‘Whose Crying Now?’ by Journey (her all-time favorite band) playing in her lap. She was totally alert and full of her normal piss and vinegar tonight. I loved every minute of it. It was a gods damned good night.

4 thoughts on “Guess Who Has Resurfaced?

  1. me says:

    ❤ And your both looking gorgeous! xo

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  2. PMA be with you both. Thinking of you. 🙂

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  3. Rita says:

    Oh AJ, I’m so glad. Much love to you both ❤❤

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  4. The strength you have is insanely powerful. You’ve gone through so much in your life and here now, you are being a pillar for your mom. Despite some blocks along the way, you’re standing for her. You are an inspiration. Here’s hoping every second is filled with a bonding love that will keep both your spirits alive now and forever.
    Hugs and prayers your way Jess. 🙏❤️➰

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