hope you're all doing fine.
This month has been kind of aweful for me. Struggling with the last exams, trying to start my thesis, and then a sad news arrived.
Some weeks ago my aunt had a cerebral haemorrhage and went into a coma for some days.
She has now awaken from her coma, but she has been diagnosed with a brain tumor and we are still waiting for the results of the biopsy, to know if it can be removed or in the worst case scenario it is a deadly one (I don't want to sound cynical, I just have the "bad habit" to call things what they are - I am actually very worried about this situation).
If I haven't posted anything last week, it is because I went to Cagliari, to the hospital where she is (in the neuro-surgery department now) to visit her, and talk to her.
I won't deny that it took me 10 minutes to get near her without feeling like bursting into tears. It's not a happy sight, but at least she was awake and she spoke to me (not more than 4 words in a row, but she understood everything I said) and she recognized everyone.
Sure, she does mistake one word for another, or she does not remember some things, but it takes time, and she's surely better than when she was in the intensive care department.
It won't be a nice Christmas this year, without her and her family at my grandmother's house, and I am sure my grandparents will think about her all the time and be worried...I wish I could help any way.
That being said, I have decided I will sell some shoes and clothes on ebay, and some unloved makeup here on my blog, to help me buy the FREAKING EXPENSIVE rare books I need to write my final thesis (geez, my aunt even remembered that...crap! Now I feel guilty if I don't live up to the expectations LOL), because I don't want to ask my family for money.
I think they'd rather spend the money to solve this situation which is way more important then me.
I don't know when my scholarship will be paid, probably not soon, but I need to buy my books now to start working on my project. Either way, it's really a small amount (Italian scholarships are very poor, but at least we have them!).
So I will be selling things, for small prices, because even 5 euros help right now. So if you see soemthing you'd like and want to help, buy...or simply spread the word about the sale so that someone will eventually buy something.
No, I'm not asking you for donations (LOL...we all know what I think about it. Vex in the City's post about that epitomizes my thought). I just thought this was a nice idea to finance my research, because I have way too much stuff anyway, and I don't want to waste it.
I really don't want to ask my mother for money, because of this situation (the auntie is her sister!), because she has my brothers still at home and in school to take care of, and because we're not exactly rich anyway.
I will do a post soon...when the time comes, please help me spread the word about it (the sale, not my aunt's situation LOL). That's all I ask.