I have one remaining living aunt on my mothers side. She lives here in town and we are very close. Her grown children live in the US and the UK now, and since she is divorced, it's really just a family unit of her, myself and my cousin (and of course my kids and my cousins son). My aunt has been through so much. Breast cancer, auditory tumor (which I fear is regrowing/mastetizing (spelled wrong) following gamma knife treatment some 8-9 years ago. Other physical stuff too but nothing on the serious end. Her cancer has been in full remission since treatment 9 years ago. Yet she's had minor but constant physical problems ever since and it has really change her personality and her quality of life. It's been hard for her to cope with this carping out of her body because she hasn't had any truly serious problems since her treatments, but yet she was nearly healthier seeming and feeling during treatments, that's how miserable she feels physically. Anyhow, no warning but it seems she might have had a heart attack. She's in hospital. Spoke very briefly with her this morning, was planning to ask what a good time was to visit her this morning. She was unable to even speak on the phone for more than the minute or two we spoke, she was too nauseated, hadn't slept and was sick all night. She's had a 3rd EKG (Or is it ECG?) this morning, more blood work this morning and a echocardiogram this morning yet hasn't had her family doctor come in to speak with her yet. I fear there is more going on than she is sharing, this is also the first time I've ever heard her frightened and shaken although she tried valiantly to cover that up. I was able to get in touch with her adult children this morning who indeed never heard from my aunts best friend (who I've loathed as a stuck up snob with serious control problems for years) who was meant to inform them of what was happening. I'm glad I followed my gut and got in touch with them this morning otherwise they wouldn't know what was going on. My aunt said nothing about why the redo of all the tests and simply said to please say a prayer for her and to pray this isn't "too bad". So she knows things that she's trying to not worry her kids about so is staying silent, which is her "way" i guess you could say. She has a near to irrational need to not feel she's upsetting or worrying her children to where she will cover up things happening in order that they not learn the problems with her. I want to just squeeze her and hug the snot out of her. She's a very special woman and the only consistent older female relative my kids and I have in our lives. We've grown much closer in the past 10 years. I need to her to be okay. If you all have some beads to rattle, she's a terrific lady who could use all the positive vibes that are out there.