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March 30, 2011



Been there, lived that with both my parents. Glad to hear your father's health is improving. Thanks for visiting!

Alice Audrey

It's hard. Really hard.


Praying for you right now, its such a rough time.


You're a good daughter. Can I adopt you?

Hang in there.


"There is a pride in doing for your parents in ways that they have always done for you." I cherish every moment of the time my elderly parents lived with us - all the great times we had together. I lost my Mom a few months later - it's been eight years and not a day goes by that there isn't something to remind me of her love.

Sandra (Dynamo)

wonderful post - my family has just learned that my dad has cancer and I can relate to just about every one of these - Thanks so much for posting this!


Agree, it is tough. It's very hard on people and in the US we don't prepare for it like we should. Excellent post! I hope your dad feels better soon.


I've totally lived through that. It's a tough one. Love the Google thing :)

Enjoy your Thursday!

Adelle Laudan

There is no easy way to go through it. Talking helps, so I'm glad you have this blog to vent.
Happy T13.


this was a very moving, touching entry. sending prayers and hugs your way. i still have 2 relatively healthy parents and am grateful for that, even moreso after reading this post. thank you.


I can totally relate to your post, having lost both parents. Hugs!


Wow. My Dad was ill and in and out of hospitals for about five years. You are right on and I have experienced every one of these emotions. Except #6. My siblings and I all pitched in and helped out.


So true. Every single one.

I never knew anger like that I felt after my Mom was taken from us. Fury.

You have all been in my prayers.

Jessi Joy

My grandmother was in the hospital while staying with us twice for a broken hip. I agree with almost everything you said!


It is hard when parents don't tell you the truth about their health. My mom was sick way before I found out the truth and by then she was dying! She was 41 and I was 14. They never talked to us about the problem instead we learned to cooperate with our questions unanswered!


all true. thinking of you as you wade through this difficult time.


You are so right! I've been in that situation with my mom. It's no fun. Hope things are getting better.


So true. I'm glad to hear that your Dad is getting stronger. It is so hard to see a loved one sick and in the hospital. My Dad is slated for surgery to repair his aorta next week. It's been a stressful time for our family, and I can relate to each item on your list.

I will keep sending good thoughts and prayers for your Dad's recovery.

Ordinary Girl

I'm so sorry to hear about your dad. You both will be in my thoughts for sure. I can relate to so much of this. I will never forget walking into my dads hospital room after his stroke and how small he looked in that bed. My giant of a dad, this tiny, frail man. But then he opened his mouth and cracked a joke. Even with the slurred speech, I could tell my dad was still in there. You're so right; it makes you thankful for every single day. I'm so sorry that you had to learn all of this. Hang in there!


Heart-trending time. My dad was in palliative care 3 years ago. That bodily exhaustion is familiar. 4, 11, 12 I especially relate to, hear.


Here from Mel's Creme list.

I lost my father 6 years ago ( relating very much to #12) and now my mother is increasingly frail. Having visited her at Christmas, and talked with my sister who lives closer to my mother, I had to smile (or was it a grimace?) at #6.

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