I went to pick up Sio today… only to learn that her maternal grandmother, Mimi, suffered a “small stroke” sometime during the day. I don’t think it’s life-threatening, but it’s definitely of concern.
Mimi smokes like a chimney, and has for as long as I have known her. I have to assume that there’s some connection there, something about which Sio is gonna talk to her. Sio’s already lost one grandparent to smoking-related illness — she doesn’t need to go through that again.
I wouldn’t wish this kind of affliction on my worst enemy. I’m not a huge control freak — a “lowercase” type A, so I’ve been told — but losing control of myself seems to me to be the worst fate of all. I watched my grandmother — an otherwise active person — taken down by ALS, and I’m sure that furthered my paranoia about losing control…. be that mentally or physically.
I wish her all the best, and a quick and effective recovery.