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Wow...It Is Good To Be Home!

Monday, February 07, 2011

What an emotional roller coaster. I am just returning from caring for my 79 year old father while he underwent open heart surgery. It is wonderful to report that he did so well with the surgery and recovery that he was out of the hospital in 5 days. He then went to an in-patient cardiac rehab program because we were planning to discharge him back to his home and fully on his own. I was there to help for a week, but then he would pick up all of his previous responsibilities, such as cooking, shopping, laundry and caring for his home. He did so well at in-patient that they discharged him in 3 days! That man is determined. We spent a lovely week together while he worked through his breathing exercises, and meeting with the home nurse, OT, and PT. He had lots of company and neighborhood support, many phone calls, and visitors. Busy, emotional time that varied from deep concern and even fear of the future, to elated with good results and home coming.

My DH stepped up to the plate to take care of everything at home while i was away, and my teenage son stepped up to the plate with school work and being helpful at home, as well as in good communication with me and his grandfather. Wow....relief....and it is good to be home!

No exercise, but did well with my food plan. Came home down a bit on the scale, too, which was also a nice surprise.

Enjoying get back into my own schedule again today. is good to be home AND have a good report to share with you.
Looking forward to catching up with you soon.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
HIKETOHEIGHTS 2/15/2011 9:24PM

    Great to hear Dad handled the whole thing like a champ! I wonder if all dad's are so awesome or just ours? How sweet of the "Guys" to hold down the fort in your absence. I am glad you are back also! emoticon Victoria

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DROWSYMAGGIE 2/8/2011 7:47AM

    I am so glad to hear that your dad is doing well. And you ate healthy even during your time of stress. Wonderful news all the way around!

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APIRLRAIN888 2/7/2011 8:19PM

    glad all is good! and welcome back! thanks for the goodie

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ROSEWCI 2/7/2011 7:51PM

    GOD BLESS your dad! He is quite the trooper! And WOOHOO for you! Your weight down & all!

So glad to have you back, safe & sound! Spark on!

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KSHAGGY 2/7/2011 7:17PM

    Glad to hear that your dad is doing's always good to come home!

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LESLIES537 2/7/2011 5:39PM

    Thank God he pulled through with flying colors! It's good to have you back! emoticon home!


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HOPEFUL2DAY! 2/7/2011 5:18PM

    Welcome home!
Sounds like lots of good stuff to report! I'm so glad it went well.
There's nothing we can do about the future (and the future can be much further away than we realize sometimes), but we can enjoy today.
Glad to hear things went well at home while you were gone too.

Thank you for the SPGoodie as well. :)

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    I'm so glad your dad is doing better!!! Praise God!!! I've missed you, too!!! I'm working a 2nd job now and am about to leave for it. emoticon

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ABB698 2/7/2011 5:09PM

    Welcome back! Glad to hear all went well. Your Dad sounds like a fighter, must be where you get your awesome spirit from! Also glad to hear DH and DS took their positions in the home and made your coming back a welcome one. Congrats on the scale too. Missed you, but glad you are home and all is well!
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NATPLUMMER 2/7/2011 4:27PM

    Welcome back!!
I'm glad it all went smoothly. That is absolutely fabulous!!

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