Monday, April 1, 2013

Quick Post Easter Update

I am just back from eight days in New York. It was the best of times and the worse of times. Seeing my daughter, exploring the city of my birth and spending time with our siblings were all best of times.

Worse of the times: My brother-in-law lost his sister to sudden cardiac death. She leaves her two very young sons. She was 44. Seeing the pain her husband, parents and brothers are dealing with, going to my parents' and my husband's parents' graves while re-visiting places that evoked memories of ghosts from family-past were worse of times.

On Easter we went to a lovely banquet with my husband's family. I sat with my back to the dessert bar. I ate reasonably. I did not have anything with sugar. My dessert was fresh berries. It was just one of the many sane and sober meals I had during the trip.

It was a good holiday despite everything else going on around us. I am very happy to be home. The next two days are all work and no play. I will write more later this week.

Jane~

6 comments:

Joan said...

Hi Jane, welcome back. It's good to hear you sounding so even!

Vickie said...

I am so sorry for your family's loss. Was this obesity related? Birth defect? Smoking related? Live style related? Do they know? I guess when it is someone young, I always want there to be a REASON I can wrap my head around and understand.

There was an obesity related, young, heart attack death in weight loss blog land last week (Lorrie, she had just turned 30). It is not the first one we have had.

I am glad you had a good visit around this tragedy.

Jane Cartelli said...

Vickie - This was my brother in law's sister, not part of my biological family and the family does not have a history of obesity. It was sudden cardiac death. One of those things where if she had been with doctors in the hospital they still could not have saved her (at least, that is what the doctors said). Her brother is a doctor and he said the same thing. However, they did also find in the post mortem that her heart was a little enlarged. This was not apparent a year ago when she had a major car accident and had full scans so it was a more recent development.

Vickie said...

The scary kind of death. Thanks for letting me know.

Jane Cartelli said...

Once again proof that the more we try to control, the less control we really have.

Jane Cartelli said...

Once again proof that the more we try to control, the less control we really have.