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Gratitude Meme: Day 30 Update on my dad.

Day 30: I called my mom tonight because I still hadn't heard about the cat scan and mom said, "Oh my gosh, did I forget to call you. I have too many kids, I always forget someone." I laughed. She's right, she has eight of us, it's hard to keep track. Anyhow, the scan came back and said sure enough he has a good sized dark spot on his lung, so they need to biopsy it. He goes in Thursday for that. My dad said he doesn't know why he's doing this because he's not going through treatment if it's cancer. He's not strong enough. Quality over quanity. Believe it or not, I'm not that shaken up. The doctor has prepared them for the worst, just in case and dad is fine with that. He said he was lucky he's been here for 87 years and if he can live just one or two more, then so be it. My mom is the one that isn't taking it well. She's going blind and her heart isn't good, so she's afraid she'll be left behind. It's so sad when they get older. There is nothing you can say to reasure them that things will be fine. Hell, I don't know that I'm going to be fine in a year or two. We just have to live well and enjoy life. My dad does just that. And for this, I am very grateful. I have many reasons to be thankful when it comes to my dad. And by the way, here's to the biopsy coming back benign.

Hugs, Patt


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Aug. 30th, 2011 12:45 pm (UTC)
Take care of yourself along with supporting your parents. I'm so sorry to hear about Vincent too.

((((hugs)))) Whatever the case, we cherish our loved ones and hold them dearly.

Aug. 30th, 2011 09:25 pm (UTC)
Thank you. I think I"m still in shock about my dad.
Aug. 31st, 2011 05:25 pm (UTC)
No matter how old we are its always hard to think of our parents as vunerable, but sadly with old age comes problems. Hopefully the biopsy will be benign and your dad will have many years ahead of him, but no matter what the outcome, your love for them will grow more day by day. Just make sure you take care of you at the same time. ((((hugs))))
Aug. 31st, 2011 06:17 pm (UTC)
Thank you for your kind words. It means the world to me.
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