I found out a few weeks ago that my mom needs open heart surgery. (She will be 60 in August). This is her 2nd one, she had one before in 2001. We don't know the date of surgery, but she is meeting with the surgeon on Wednesday. (So I'll probably have a date then.)
I live in CA and my mom lives in PA. It's at least a 6 hour plane ride there, but there are no direct flights at the moment so it's more like a 4+ hour flight, a long layover and then a 2-3 hour flight. Because of the Pandemic I strongly feel I can't really go and be there for her in person. It's too risky. My sister went to go and be there for her. I'm glad that she went. It's just really stressing me out. Just after shitty thing that's happening in 2020.
I thought about driving, even though it's a total of 48 hours driving, but it's also too risky to rent a car and then stay in 4-5 hotels. Plus I gotta eat and get gas along the way. And Coronavirus cases seem to be getting worse again in the US. So I feel like I have to be here, and to be honest I don't want Corona, healthy people have died from thus, but my first thought was if I go and I get Corona I'm going to give it to my mother and it will kill her. I can't do that. I couldn't live with myself if that happened.