crosstownTraffic Posted July 9, 2008 Share Posted July 9, 2008 long story short, my mom passed away last year due to cancer. She did not even smoke.. so it was pretty rough, seeing her be so sick. And she died like only 2 months after we first found out, that her cancer was terminal. She had a younger sibling, a sister, whom she spoiled rotten all her life. My mom would do ANYTHING for her sister, who lived like a queen, since her husband was quite wealthy. Well, 2 days after finding out my mum had cancer, I called her house and her sister answered. My aunt is a bit of a nutcase to say the least, and she's very self-centered. My cousin has even told me that she's bipolar.. which I can well imagine is true. Anyway, after talking to my mom, her sister gets on the phone, all angry at me, and says, "you cannot believe how sick your mom is!" Like it's all my fault that my mom has cancer!!! I knew full well, just how sick my mom was, cuz my own brother told me only 2 days before mom had cancer and it was terminal. However, my aunt, being the wack-job she is, says to me, "I don't ever want to talk to you again!" and hangs up the phone on me. I called back there twice, and twice she hung up on me. You can well imagine, how flaggerghast and hurt I was to have my only aunt say that to me. I badly wanted to go see my mom while she was so sick, but knowing how hateful my aunt can be, and all the stress and conflict my aunt would cause, I didn't dare go up to see my mom until my aunt had left. By then, even though I was torn to shreds over what to do.. and knowing that if i went there, it would be like a war zone.... Cuz my aunt is the more stubborn, spoiled person on the face of the earth. Little did she care, that I was torn apart over my mom dying.. she just wanted to spend the time alone with her sister, and couldn't care less how she treated my mom's children! Even my brother, who lived close by to my mom, said dealing with my aunt was 100 times worse than dealing with see mom so sick and dying! I can well understand, cuz I know what she's like too. Well, now, I must go up there and try to go thru the house and pick out the stuff I wanted, cuz the house has finally gone thru probate. Of course, though the utilities bills have been paid, the guy who's running the estate has refused to turn on the a/c unit in the house, and it's been in the 90s many many times since the summer started. I'm actually afraid to drive up there, for I fear the house will be well over 100 degrees when I get there, and we have like a 4 day drive ahead of us. I have written the guy running the estate a letter asking him to turn on the air conditioner for me.. but he's been nothing but a horribly cruel to me since my mom died. He actually started screaming at me at the top of his lungs when I went up there last, since I did not contact his office. The strange thing is, he lives right accross the street from my mom's house and could easily go over there and turn on the air conditioner for me. he actually told me, a few months back, he didn't care what happened to me, and my welfare was none of his concern! This is a guy who's known my family and me for decades now... but he's completely apathetic to our plight. He even threatened to take my mom's cat to the pound, even though it was stipulated in the will my mom's drafted that he find a home for the cat with some animal resuce league. I asked my aunt to call the man, but all she could say to me was, "I'll think about it!" some friend, huh? It really does not seem to matter to her if I get heat stroke, nor did it matter to her that I was in agony wondering how my mom was doing while she was dying, meanwhile she claims she will never talk to me again (my aunt, that is) while I'm going thur the worst experience in my life! Some family huh? My brother hates her now.. and I must say I cannot blame him!! I dont' know what to do. other than spend ANOTHER motel bills (and I'm broke) and go in there and turn on the a/c and then spend a night in a motel.. I don't want to do that though, as gas is like $4.25 a gallon and I can barely make ends meet as it is... I just want some moral support here. I have not made this drive in years, and I cannot get any of my friends to join me, as it would force them to take a few weeks off from work, which none of them can afford to do. I'm really scared to go up there and try to enter the house. I don't even know if any of the lights are on there. Link to comment
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