Day 43/ info on my dad
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Today I took a 30 min walk while my car was in the dealership garage being worked on... (I do this every time I have to take my car in.. might as well work out instead of sitting there!) I have drank my water, tracked my fitness (did a sp video when I got home), tracked my nutrition for the day...woohoo!
Thanks to everyone for their support yesterday - I will get by and thank each of you, later in the week..
Info on my dad...
My dad has many health issues: he lives with chronic congestive heart failure - his heart only works at 22%, he has an aortic heart anurism, 2 hernia's (not a candidate for surgery), bladder cancer and COPD. I am so very very thankful for hospice... it is very challenging to get dad to many drs appointments... I felt such a release of stress yesterday... dad is going to get execelent care right where he is!
I love helping to care for him, but at the same time my heart is breaking just a bit... I see my dad so weak and almost helpless some days.. but he is always fighting for the strength to stand on his own two feet!
My dad used to come and camp every May - Oct at my house.. we have missed him these past 5 summers... he would tell us his war stories sitting around the fire. Dad is a veteran of the Korean War. He served both in the Army and the Air Force.
I am so very thankful that at the age of 50 I still have both of my parents. Heading into the father's day this Sunday - I will be giving my dad a bit of extra love - as I might not have him around for the next one.