Category Archives: Family

Wordless Wednesday: The Colburns Take a Vacation

My mom, Connie Colburn Bruzek, is fourth from the left. For more wordless photos, go to Wordless Wednesday. Advertisements

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Kennywood rant

I was at Kennywood yesterday. Yesterday was they day that Kennywood closed at 5:45 pm due to the severe thunderstorm that went through (four people were killed in flash flooding). I have to say that I was NOT impressed with … Continue reading

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The end of the end

On Tuesday morning, my sister and I put the girls on the school bus, then packed her suitcase and headed to Mom’s. It was time to say goodbye. She was headed to Florida for a business meeting. Duty calls, you … Continue reading

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I love you, Chiquita.

RIP Constance C. Bruzek, aka “Chiquita” 1938-2011 You are truly loved and missed.

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Assisted living and hospice

What a difference a month makes. So, as of my last post,  Mom was diagnosed with a blood clot (we found out several weeks later that it was actually TWO clots). She stayed in the hospital for another ten days. … Continue reading

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Right to the Jugular!

So…an eventful couple of days. Forgive me, but I’m blogging from my iPod in the ER. On Thursday, my mom’s cardiologist makes local headlines for putting in unnecessary stents. Mom is offered a spot in assisted living. She falls twice…within … Continue reading

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Awww, sugar, sugar!

Continued from yesterday: I was visiting Mom at the nursing home on a Thursday afternoon. She seemed okay, but a bit fatigued. She told me she’d gotten dizzy at rehab that morning, and she was lying on her bed when … Continue reading

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Six weeks away

Not long after my last post, Chiquita wound up in the hospital. Her feet had been swollen, so I took her to the doc to get them checked out. Turns out her oral diuretics weren’t enough to control the swelling; … Continue reading

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Prognosis

Wednesday morning, we met with a hospice nurse from the home healthcare company. On Friday, I took Mom to see her friendly neighborhood oncologist. We had a lot of questions. What were her treatment options? And what the hell was … Continue reading

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The Truth Will Set You Free

When I was at the bus stop yesterday morning, I was chatting it up with the neighbors. Eventually all but one drifted away to start their days. We chatted for a moment more, then drifted off ourselves. “You know,” he … Continue reading

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