I heard from my brother today, which makes me feel so much better. He said that he is doing fine, and it that "You can't get a country boy down"
I still worry, but I always will.
Mom got her surgery scheduled, it will be this Friday at 6am. She has to go in at 4:30 for blood work and other tests, as to be expected she is scared about it. We both are. But I just keep telling myself that she will be fine, and that this will make her healthy again.