"It's been a roller coaster."
I haven't put up a post saying it's been a roller coaster, however, because It's been a roller coaster is fantastically clichéd - and seems oddly discordant under the circumstances.
Turns out it's not:
Patients with end-stage heart failure* have a trajectory of illness characterized by an overall gradual decline in function punctuated by periods of symptom exacerbation followed by a return nearly to their baseline. These exacerbations are not predictable.You can say that again.
Trajectory of End-Stage Heart Failure | Nathan E. Goldstein and Joanne Lynn
Trajectory of End-Stage Heart Failure
Nathan E. Goldstein and Joanne Lynn
Perspectives in Biology and Medicine
winter 2006 | volume 49 | number 1
* I don't know what stage my mother is in.