Tough to see our parents age and know the end is close

Friday, January 15, 2010

My father has been ill for over six months now and while I knew he would not live forever when the time actually draws close it is not easy to process. I have not worked out and have been eating garbage for the past week. He was just moved to hospice care and given a few days at the best. I know I need to take care of myself as that is what he would want but right now am so filled with grief I just can not even consider exercise as a stress reliever. If anyone out there has gone through this please let me know it will be Ok and I can get back to life and being healthy again as I know he would want me to be!!
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    It will be okay. My dad actually went through a case where we thought he was going to go because of his liver. It even go to the point where one time I was visiting him and he said good bye to me. Now he's still alive four years later, but I still think about it sometimes.
    2774 days ago
    I can't say that I have been in a position to lose a parent (yet) --- my father had a heart attack 3 years ago, and it scared the living daylights out of me. I struggled with losing my grandfather 5 years ago, and still tear up now and then when something reminds me of him (last night being one of those very moments!). Losing a parent sounds like such an incredibly difficult thing, but try to remember how proud your father is of the wonderful woman that you've become, and how he's helped to shape your life. You will ALWAYS have your memories... You have plenty of time to get back on track, Lynn. You're an amazing woman, and I'm sure that you'll get right back on the workout and healthy eating bandwagon as soon as you're back up on your feet again. Give yourself the time you deserve... XOXO
    2986 days ago
    I would like to be able to say some simple little thing to make you feel okay, but not so. I am so sorry that you are losing you dad. I know when my dad had a life threatening condition a few years ago I kept wondering how would life go on when the guy who has always fixed things for me is gone. Fortunately, for our family he did make it through. I just want to send you love and hugs and tell you that you will get through this and don't worry too much about the garbage food right now just focus on the time you have left with you dad. The other things will come into focus for you when the time is right. emoticon
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  • FITGAL2010
    "I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me".
    ~ Philippians 4:13

    Hang in there friend.
    2988 days ago
    Right now just concentrate on your father, it is a tough thing to go through. You may find that in a few days you just cannot eat or even concentrate of feeding yourself. My Mom passed away 4 years ago and it does take time to come to terms with it, but believe me you do "carry on" it may not be easy, but it does come a little easier with time. My Dad is on his own now and has been here with me (in Canada) since early December, I know when the weather changes he will be off to his own home once again back in the UK and he will be unable to visit anymore. You will get through it, it won't be easy but like every thing else it is doable. Your family will help you through this time. Take care.
    2989 days ago
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