@Tahli & @BlondeinBrisvegas hugs to you both, such an awful thing to deal with.
@Chiefsgirl OMG I missed that photo! So sorry about your uncle, family dynamics are so complicated and people lose touch or stop speaking. There is a lot of that on my side of the family. I think my partners family is actually the Waltons in disguise. They all seem so chirpy. (I'm sure it isn't necessarily the case)
@Charlie74 yes, I know how you feel, both my parents are in terrible health (vascular dementia,schizophrenia,diabetes). When my dad told me he was going blind about 8 years ago I remember bawling my eyes out. It must have been so awful seeing your dad struggling for breath. Old age sucks doesn't it?
Sounds like your follies are going gangbusters, when is your next scan?