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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,
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