Conny is my aunt, my Mom's older sister, and the one who first got me interested in sculpture and other 3D art forms. She's had a (few) mini strokes, it seems, and has become unable to paint. To give her great credit, she did switch to her non-dominate hand for awhile and produced one or two more paintings.
Now, she'll be having yet another surgery on her brain. She had what she reported as an 'explosion' in her brain that has resulted in spinal fluid draining into the wrong place. The surgery will fix that, and has been successful for many. Apparently this condition is not uncommon under the circumstances Conny faces, and in aging folks generally. I haven't looked it up yet, so I can't say much about it just now.
She is not in pain, thankfully, but her ability to talk has almost gone.
Conny is the reigning Matriarch in our family.
Her baby brother (and my uncle), Mickey is slipping away from us from pancreatic cancer that has advanced very quickly. No longer recognizing people, losing control of his body, and not eating much.
Mickey is the baby of his generation, the youngest of my Mom's four siblings.
I am very sad.
I thank you in advance for your prayers &/or light. I ask that, for just a minute, you hold us all in your thoughts for our highest & best. Thanks.