Thank you all so much for the support and prayers for my mom and our family. I am trying to take the advice to heart and take care of myself too. My mom's not doing too well. She didn't get that much relief from when they drained the fluid on sunday, and she's so weak. We will meet with the surgeon in the morning, and he may be able to put a catheter in the lung to drain the fluid as the cancer makes it, and that will be the most helpful. She is really amazing me how brave and strong she is. We talked today about hospice, and as soon as she is ready we will bring her home with hospice. My sister's also a nurse and she lives with her, I figure we can bring an air mattress and camp out there too, and she can be with her family. It's still so unbelieveable, but we all seem to be in agreement and she just wants to be home. So, on the taking care of myself part, I got up again today and did a watp tape, and spent the day at the hospital. I also took the week off, and will readdress at the end of the week and take more time as needed. I am lucky to have a lot of sick time built up, and can use the fmla policy as I need to, up to 12 weeks off in a year. Eating wise, skipped lunch today and had snackwells cookies, not good but low points, but tonight I will eat a good dinner, I promise. Jessi- I work in endoscopy, and like dona said the prep is definitely the hardest part, and you will be amazed when it's all over. You will definitely lose weight that day!! Good luck. Dona- good luck to you on friday. It is so nerve wracking to have surgery, but I'm sure everything will be fine, and you'll be home with your foot up knitting those socks before you know it. A friend of mine likes to knit socks too, and when I used to knit, I never tried socks, but liked the mittens on the round needles. It sounds like everyone is doing great this week. Keep up the great work!!