Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Just a short while ago I got a call from my parents in CA. My Dad's trip to the oncologist was today. The news they received was expected, but still disturbing. The doctor said there did not need to be any treatments. Rather than years, my Dad may only have a few months to live. The hospice will start visiting weekly to assist my mother as she cares for him. My Dad sounded a little upbeat and my mother 's faith is so strong that she sounded very matter of fact when explaining to me what the doctor had told them. It will be hard to deal with since I am across the country from them. I have plans to take all of my family and visit at Christmas, but now I am wondering if I should go earlier. I am praying for God to direct my decisions.
I have another big item on my plate right now. It is my husband's health. He is having heart surgery tomorrow morning at the Nashville VA. He has had a blood clot in the leads to the ICD that was put in his chest last year since January of this year. The drs. will remove it and move it to the other side. If they damage the heart tissues or muscles, then they will crack open his chest to repair his heart. I am praying that does not need to happen. It is in a very small percentage of operations that this happens. I praying that all will go well for my DH too.
It looks like it is going to storm outside. But when the storms of life get to me now I just need to climb on my bike. So, I may chance getting wet and burn off some stress and pray as I pedal.