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Thursday, March 26, 2015

I went to the doctor yesterday and I can go back to work on Monday. It is interesting, the longer I stay home the less I want to go back! I worry about my Mom because she will be home alone and driving herself to see my father every day. I am sure she will be fine but I still worry!

The only thing still sore is my poor belly button. It has been abused so much through all my surgeries that it is taking its time to heal. Also, the doctor told me that while he was removing my gall bladder he took the opportunity to look at how I am healing from my large surgery. He told me that I have very little scar tissue and that it looks great. I am really starting to feel good too. Hopefully, this will be the end of my problems for a long time!

My father who has been diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer is about the same. Some days he eats a lot, other days he hardly eats and his memory is really bad many days. He seems to be back in the past a lot. It is really hard seeing him this way. He does not seem to be in pain which is a good thing.

I am trying to work on my taxes this week before I go back to work but what a pain! I have to itemize this year since I had so many medical expenses last year.

It is beautiful here this week, spring has sprung and I am enjoying watching things start to bloom.





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  • JUNIAAGAIN
    I hope spring comes to your circumstances, too! So sorry to hear about your dad. But we never know how we are going to go and it's a part of life. emoticon emoticon
    1656 days ago
  • CAROLJ35
    Just worked on our taxes the last few days. Always a relief when that job is done!
    Hope all goes well as you return to work!

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    1660 days ago
  • DEE107
    Hugs and prayers
    1662 days ago
  • CARTOONB
    I don't want to go work either...and I'm going every day! LOL! Hope you continue to feel better!
    1662 days ago
  • SUNSHINEYOURWAY
    I am happy to hear your recovery has been going well.
    I know how you feel about going back to work and worrying about your mother.
    I have been there and now am home with her full time caring for her.

    Wishing you the best. Sending you my Thoughts and Prayers..

    Sharon emoticon
    1663 days ago
  • KAYDE53
    Ah, maybe it's time to start thinking retirement! lol Glad to hear you're feeling better, and hopefully you'll have no more problems. As a caretaker of my dad, I know how hard it is to watch them go downhill, I will pray for you & them. emoticon
    1663 days ago
  • LIFENABBY
    Very glad you are on the mend, and I am agreeing with your prayer and hope that this has you in good shape for a long time to come. No more stuff!

    Your parents are in my prayers as well. I understand how hard it is to watch parents deteriorate before our very eyes. Hang in there and let your support systems work for you.

    emoticon Darlene emoticon
    1663 days ago
  • MARYELLEN301
    Sounds like your surgery went well. And great news that the doc saw your previous surgeries are healing with no problems. And your reluctance to return to work, I termed "Retiree in Training" when it happened to me! Fortunately, I was able to retire without having to go back, even though I had several days of "Unexcused Absences" right before my retirement date. The company needed to write me up three times before they could fire me, and they didn't have enough time to do that! I was able to "milk it", legally, on their terms, for 28 months, getting no pay but keeping all my benefits and seniority! It was truly a sweet deal for me and it allowed the airline to avoid layoffs, which they really hoped to avoid. It doesn't sound to me like that kind of a deal in in the works for you though, but just know that you are getting the sweet taste of retirement and it will be something to definitely look forward to when the opportunity finally presents itself.

    Hopefully the facility for your Dad is fairly close to Mom's house so she doesn't have much of a commute. I know it must be hard for her to see her DH suffer with his cancer. But I bet her presence there is a comfort to him, even if he can't vocalize it to her. And your previous pictures indicate that the family is pulling together to make the transition easier for all of you. You are all in my prayers.

    ME
    1663 days ago
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