nicole Posted July 16, 2008 Report Share Posted July 16, 2008 :confused: So earlier yesterday I was feeling quite refreshed and ready to start anew when something unexpected happened. I was about to go out to dinner when the other employee from work calls me to say that my grandmother had called me at work and it is an emergency. Despite the fact that my grandmother has been a long time drug abuser and a very unreliable source I called her back right away because I was still worried that maybe it was an emergency. So when I get ahold of her she sounds very emotional and tells me "I have to tell you something, it's about your mom." At first I was very worried when I heard that. Then she goes on to say that my mom is being tested for leukemia in two weeks. It's at this point that I'm not sure what to believe any more. It just feels like a very very sick plot to get me to call my mother. I couldn't believe that she would use something so serious like that as leverage. I'm really confused. Then she says that my mothers immune system is very low and that is why they are doing this test. Which sounds like it could be the truth. Every time I talk to my mother she is in the doctor for some thing. Like eating in the middle of the night, and these stomach problems, the bells palsy, and antidepressants. But even though she has all these problems she refuses to believe that habitual smoking of marijuana or smoking cigarettes or having a very poor diet is contributing to these problems. From what I understand all of those things can severely weaken the immune system. I feel like she is a hypochondriac and that she doesn't take the measures she should to try and be healthier but still expects me to pity her. Like she is some poor helpless diseased creature. But this is a serious thing, leukemia. I don't know why it was an emergency when she hasn't been tested and wont be for two weeks though. Then my grandmother starts asking me regular questions through a teary voice and I feel bad for her but I don't know what she wants from me or what I am supposed to do. I am tired of all of these dramatic episodes and drug addicts. I don't want to be a part of a family like that, but I am. They are the only family I have and even though I don't want to be around them I still care. Then my grandmother says "I just want you to know that I love you, for all the right things you do and all the WRONG things you do" with emphasis on that part "and I hope he makes you happy" I feel like she was trying to say that I should accept the wrong things that my family does if I love them. Then trying to blame my fiancee for my keeping myself distanced from the family. Either way at that point it seemed like her real reason for calling began to show and by that point I was very upset and very confused and I ended the phone call. I just didn't know what to think or if there was anything I should say. I still don't know where to start or stop this thing. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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