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A Wish for Wellness

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Well, this week has been rough. The weekend started out harsh. I'm used to being busy busy throughout the week: away from home from 7am til at least 8pm. When weekends roll around, I have nothing but my own thoughts. Yikes, right? Haha.

This week has just been crazy - errands and such keeping me from the gym after work. Not making excuses - I should still try to fit in the time, but you know what? I need the downtime right now.

I called home last night. No answer. My dad (who recently had surgery to remove a cancerous tumor) called back a few minutes later. He wasn't able to get to the phone in time when I called. His voice is so weak. He was supposed to have an appointment yesterday morning to remove the staples from his incision (which travels down the center from just under the breast bone, straight down to the bikini line - very Frankenstein-ish). He woke up in excruciating pain in his hip. My mom called to cancel his appointment. His doctor later called with his labwork results. There's an infection. We don't know what. We don't know where. We just know that it has my dad doubled over in pain and has him to the point of tears. When he told me he couldn't even hold his granddaughter because of the pain, I was crushed. His appointment was rescheduled for later this afternoon, and they've ordered more tests.

I've never seen my dad cry. But I heard it in his voice last night. A voice that is normally loud and boisterous, sarcastic and powerful. This booming voice is currently just above a whisper and sounds lost. It broke my heart. This is my Daddy.

Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers. He really could use it. And so could I.

This is him meeting his granddaughter for the first time :)



All my love,
Shelby
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IRONBLOSSOM 3/26/2013 2:54PM

    Sorry I've been MIA and I'm only seeing this saga now, I'm so sorry to hear about your dad's health issues! It's so hard when a parent who seems so strong is down and out for a little while but I'm sure he'll be right back to his old self soon! There must be something going around the hospitals in Sac, my fiancee had surgery on his hand on the 26th and he got a nasty infection too.

Best wishes, I'm thinking of you!

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AMANDA_621 3/12/2013 9:10PM

    You and your dad are in my thoughts and prayers tonight! emoticon

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TANYA602 3/9/2013 8:14PM

    Yes, you are so in my thoughts right now. Hugs to you and your family as you await news on this next stage.

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MERRY_XMAS 3/9/2013 6:37AM

    I hope he'll feel better soon!
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ANGDTHOMPSON 3/8/2013 9:14AM

    Sending warm wishes and positive thoughts and prayers your way! Stay positive :-)

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CHSHULER89 3/7/2013 11:20PM

    Prayers and ((hugs))

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GRACEMCC45 3/7/2013 6:08PM

    Sending big big love your way Shelby!!

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DONTGOAWAYMAD 3/7/2013 5:09PM

    (((HUGS)))
I just sent a prayer out for you, your dad, and your family. I will be thinking of you and hoping for the best.

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ZIZZZY 3/7/2013 8:34AM

    You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I know you must be terribly worried about your father, but trust that he will be taken care of. emoticon

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PINKANGEL73 3/7/2013 6:37AM

    Huge emoticon and good positive wishes to you and your Dad and family x

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LRSILVER 3/6/2013 9:38PM

    Hope he is better soon.

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VEEJAY3 3/6/2013 9:07PM

    Oh sweetie, I'm so sorry ... I send you prayers for his healing. It must be so hard for you to hear his pain/discouragement. I'm sorry!

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DONNA5281 3/6/2013 8:49PM

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You and your dad are in my thoughts and prayers.

The baby is adorable!!

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LEELEESLOSINGIT 3/6/2013 8:46PM

    HUGS!! You know I'm thinking of you and dad!! Be strong lady, that will help him to get stronger.

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HHB4181 3/6/2013 8:30PM

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so sorry to hear is having such a hard time.....
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NILLAPEPSI 3/6/2013 7:35PM

    I'll be praying for your dad's quick recovery. emoticon

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CHARTHESTAR 3/6/2013 7:31PM

    oh my- he needs to up all his veggies and protein. - see if he can drink some green smoothies. they are blended so they are easy on the digestive system and more nutrients can be gotten from the food.
He will be in my prayers

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SEATTLE58 3/6/2013 7:04PM

    Oh Shelby, I'm so sorry to hear this of your dear dad. Hopefully they can get this taken care of asap! I'll be thinking of you with love and care and hugs!!

Karen

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LIVEDAILY 3/6/2013 6:49PM

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Lots of good thoughts and get well prayers headed towards you, your Dad, and your family.

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GARDENSFORLIFE 3/6/2013 6:44PM

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CLOVER2 3/6/2013 6:18PM

    My prayers are with you and your Daddy. We'll just send a whooole bunch up to heaven so the angels have to hover just to quiet us down!(I'm sure they are already there, tho)

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POISONGIRL999 3/6/2013 5:38PM

    Hope they figure out the source of the infection. Fingers and toes crossed for you Daddy.

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DAYSPRING-STAR 3/6/2013 5:14PM

    Blessings to your father and you.

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CBRINKLEY401 3/6/2013 5:12PM

    Thank you for taking the time to let us know how he is doing. I know how hard it is. I went through it with my Dad. My thoughts are with you and your family through this difficult time. I hope the doctors are able to find the cause quickly and begin treatment.
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TRIANGLE-WOMAN 3/6/2013 4:58PM

    Well wishes sent your way.


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BEFEARLESSNOW 3/6/2013 4:35PM

    My thoughts and prayers for wellness are being sent your way. I hope he feels better soon. Stay strong and take care of yourself!

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LYNSEY723 3/6/2013 4:35PM

    emoticon I understand how hard it can be to hear your dad in pain. I will never forget the day I had to call the ambulance for my dad. Scariest moment of my life. My thoughts are with you and your family. I hope they can figure everything out and get it fixed right away!

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STARLIGHT615 3/6/2013 4:35PM

    Im so sorry to hear about your dad!! I hope he gets rid of the infection and heals up quickly! I will keep him in my thoughts and prayers! Keep your head up Shlby!! emoticon

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NIKONDEMON 3/6/2013 4:34PM

    You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. My father has had multiple health problems too over the years, he has about 20% of his heart function but lives everyday as if its 100% when he can. I understand what you mean about the strong man sounding so weak and quiet.

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