Wednesday, August 21, 2013

An Update

Well, I'm back home but the news is still not completely upbeat.

I lost my mom to heart failure in late June, about a month after I returned to my own home. I don't think anyone, even she, knew how terribly weak her heart really was, despite having a triple bypass, replacement of the mitral valve, and placement of a pacemaker with a defibrillator in late March.

My dad is surviving, so far, with chemo treatments. Although my dad getting cancer was a shock considering he stopped smoking regularly over 40 years ago, we're hoping that because of that his chances are good he'll go into remission.

My computer: Haven't taken it to a pro yet. The big decision is should I take it to techs at a place like Best Buy or Fry's Electronics or to a small, independent shop? Should I trust opinions at Yelp for this?

Everything was put on hold in December and stayed that way.