Thank you everyone for your kind words, emails, and support. After many tests and a CAT scan yesterday, the doctors discovered my mom had an 80% blockage in one of her arteries. It seems that they caught it in the nick of time. They did what sounds like an Angioplasty yesterday and today she is recuperating. She sounds a bit groggy but claims that it is due to the lack of sleep last night because they were checking on her so much. She's already talking about getting out of there so she can get back to work. I suggested she take some time off to relax and refresh. The idea excited her not for the rest it would afford her but because she could get some work done without being interrupted.
So, I'd say life is almost back to business as usual for her, and me. I'll return later today or tomorrow to write an anniversary entry. I am amazed by all that Vivian and everyone else has done to celebrate this milestone in our journaling lives. It's a wonderful testament to the community created by everyone here in J-Land. Today's entry which is a poem by Vince beautifully describes my experience here in J-Land. Great job Vince!