I'm sorry. I don't post about all the stuff going on in my life but I just can't keep it bottled in any longer. It is becoming overwhelming. Monday after Easter, my brother and his family were vacationing in Cancun. On Monday, my brother suffered a massive stroke and needed emergency brain surgery. He was rushed to the hospital where they refused to do surgery until they were paid $51,000 up front. He has Tri-Care insurance for veterans and they purchased travel insurance. The hospital would take neither one. Meanwhile the clock is ticking as my nephew, his wife and my SIL are scrambling to raise money making calls back to the states to banks, credit card companies and my nephew's wife's employer to raise the money. My nephew cashed out his IRA. They finally did and the surgery performed, but the prognoses wasn't good. They say time is everything in the case of heart attack and stroke. They wanted to move him back to the states that day and asked when he could be moved. They said 3 hours, but there is another bill for $10,000. More scrambling. They get him to a hospital in Miami and he goes on a machine, but they can't find any brain activity. Organs are being harvested as I write this and he will soon be returning to WI. My oldest brother is now in a hospice and on pain meds to make him comfortable, but not expected to last a week. This morning his wife died. I didn't want to burden VMB with my troubles, but I do feel overwhelmed and writing that helped a tiny bit.