A few years after I was born, my Dad met a stranger who was new to our small town. From the beginning, Dad was fascinated with this enchanting newcomer and soon invited him to live with our family. The stranger was quickly accepted and was aroun... Read more
I know everyone else is a week ahead of me, but I lost last week trying to get rested back up from our trip north and had to get back into our afternoon routine of radiation for DH.
We worked mornings on cleaning things out at dad's and I am... Read more
I woke up,
I lifted my arms,
I moved my knees,
I turned my neck....
Everything made the same noise:
....I came to a conclusion:
I am not old,
I am crispy!!!
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I've learned.... That the best classroom in the world is at the feet of an elderly person. (Ah, Dad, now I wish I had paid even more attention to what you were trying to tell me)
I've learned.... That when you're in love, it shows. ... Read more
I WOULD HAVE NEVER THOUGHT OF THIS. WHAT A GREAT IDEA!!
I got this from a friend, and it does make good sense. Why didn't I think of this???? A great idea!! With winter storms arriving I thought this was worth sharing.
Due to a thun... Read more
2012 is starting a new whole new chapter in DH's and my life. For the past 2 and 1/2 years our life has revolved around taking care of my dad and now that is no longer an issue. We still have things to resolve such as getting his home cleaned... Read more
We have arrived safely and Dad got the best trip-he flew from Tampa to St. Louis on Delta Airlines and arrived late Tues eve. I think he got the best of this trip north.
We had a long trip up here but thankfully no major hangups with traffic-... Read more
Just a quick note to say how much I appreciate all the words of sympathy and you have made me feel so good telling me what a good daughter I was. I have been beating myself up and I guess that is just natural but I know deep in my heart that I ... Read more
All I wanted was some rest and now that I can have it, I can't sleep. DH and I are both wide awake-I guess in a sort of shock. We knew this day was coming and I could see dad declining but no matter what, I guess we are never really ready for ... Read more
It was not to be that Dad continue on in his earthly form, he passed away tonite and has gone to his heavenly home. I spent the better part of the day with him. He did not feel good most of the day and I am regretting not staying with him toni... Read more
A brief update-dad's bloodwork showed he had a heart attack sometime yesterday. I guess the chest pain he had after he returned from the cat scan was probably it. I am not happy that the staff didn't call me when they found out and let them kn... Read more
Please keep my dad in your prayers. He isn't doing well at the moment. Now they think he might have broken his hip also. A cat scan was done late this afternoon so guess I will find out tomorrow.
I have been running back and forth to the ho... Read more
I thought things were going to improve. But like I keep saying, fate had another idea.
DH has had one bad day since he started radiation so that is a good thing. He still is bothered by the hot flashes, but they come and go and he is learnin... Read more
Just when you think things can't get any worse, they do!!! Today was DH's first radiation treatment and it went off without a hitch. Dad is still retaining fluid and starting to cough so I am worried he may be going back into congestive heart ... Read more