Wednesday, July 16, 2008

When It Rains, It Pours!

Ya know the saying, right? Well that's the way I feel right now. As you know (if you read my blog much) my dad was diagnosed with colon cancer in January. He has been doing well...gone through a series of chemo, chemo with radiation, and now he will be having surgery to remove what is left of the mass next Tuesday. Please pray!

Then for the past few months I have been undergoing treatment to correct my deviated septum and help fix all my previously unknown allergies so that I don't have recurring sinus infections. I had surgery nearly a month ago and recovered from it, then immediately got a kidney infection that was diagnosed with a kidney stone that I still haven't passed, but at least the pain is gone...obviously it was from the kidney infection. I have finally started feeling pretty good, although I still get tired easy...but maybe if I will just go to bed before midnight I can solve that problem, huh?

Then tonight I got an email from my dad....he is feeling well, but one of my little brothers (who is not so LITTLE) is in the hospital. He was having problems breathing and couldn't catch his breathe so he went to the hospital to have it checked out. Now they are running tests on him to see what is wrong with him. My guess is he needs to lose 150 pounds or maybe even more and start exercising!
The men in my family have massive heart issues and so now I'm even more concerned for his health. I'm praying that he recovers quickly as my dad wants all 4 of us kids there for his surgery Tuesday, which is understandable.

Ok, on to some GOOD news....I got the birthday invitations for That Kid's birthday party out in the mail this weekend, bought some party goodies and have a pretty good handle on all the birthday plans. I'm soooooo excited to be doing something fun and light-hearted when I get back from Kansas! I am looking forward to that already.

My hairdresser gave me a fun book to read while I am in Kansas sitting in the hospital with my dad. I also have some book keeping to catch up on, as well as some records for school so That Kid can take his transcript to the local community college and get enrolled for Dual credits in the fall once I get back. I'm also going to take some cross stitch with me, that I haven't worked on in at least 4 1/2 years since That Other Kid was born....he is too high maintenance to leave it laying around and once I get it out I like to keep it handy so I can work on it frequently. Now I will have this chance since I will probably spend nearly 40 hours at the hospital.....all of which That Other Kid will be cared for by other people. Thank you, God for family and friends and friends of family!

Well ok, I've got tons of laundry to get folded and put away tonight as well as dishes to get loaded into the dishwasher....sounds fun, huh? NOT!!!

1 comment:

Mary@notbefore7 said...

Clearly a rough time. I am sorry. There are times that it does just feel like it is pouring down problems. I hope this weekend holds some good news about your brother and some rest for you!