Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Another Update On My Dad, Mom, And Me

"A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor's book." ~Irish Proverb

Yesterday was the two week mark since my dad's surgery. So, my mom took him to see his surgeon, and he had his staples removed. He called me after his appointment, and I could hear the relief in his voice. He was so glad to have all of those staples out of his body.

Later yesterday afternoon, he called me, and I could hear in his voice that he was really feeling well. He had just swept out the floor of the garage. He was proud, because that is something he has not been able to do for a long time.

He still has several health related issues that he has to take care of, and my mom has already scheduled all of those appointments. He has to see a pulmonologist about his mild emphysema and his sleep apnea. Then he also has to follow up with his regular heart doctor about the abdominal aortic aneurysm that was discovered during his heart catheterization.

My mom has rescheduled her knee replacement surgery for November 3. We think that will work out much better than the previous earlier date, because my dad will be in better physical shape, and therefore he will be able to help her so much more.

As for myself, I have an appointment Monday, October 13, to see my neurosurgeon regarding my back pain and nerve damage. I am in a lot of pain right now, so I am ready to see him, needless to say.

Thank you all for your prayers and sweet thoughts for my family and me; we appreciate all of you very much.

"He who has health has hope; and he who has hope has everything." ~Arabic Proverb

Ecclesiastes 3:1-4
"There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven:
a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot,
a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build,
a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance....."


Weeksie50 said...

Oh, I am so glad to hear that your dad is doing better.. That is wonderful.. I am also glad that your mother was able to reschedule her appointment...

Now girl! I hope you have a good report when you go back to the Dr. and I hope you are still resting.. I know it's tough but it all for the sake of getting better! : )

valerie said...

It's good to hear the report on your dad.

I am keeping you in my prayers too. Praying that you can find relief from the pain you're in.

Lovely picture of you and your family!

Bless you today my sweet friend, Amy!

Nicole said...

So glad to hear the good news about your dad! I hope your back is feeling better soon! Let us know how your appointment goes! BTW, I love the proverbs that you wrote. If anyone has ever struggled with health, like you and I, they make so much sense!


Gina said...

Thanks for the update Amy. I will continue to pray for you and your family. :)

God bless,

Michele said...

Thanks for the update Amy. I am so glad your dad is doing so well with his recovery. I am praying for your mom as her surgery comes up and also for you my friend!

Laura said...

I'm home! I had a wonderful time in NYC, and will be posting a little about it soon.
For now, I'm trying to catch up with all of my friends!
I'm so glad your dad is feeling better. I will continue to pray for you and your mom. Bless your heart, this has gone on for so long. Hang in there, friend.
I read your last post and had to laugh. Just for the record, I believe you are "very rare". As in pretty darn special.
Love to you,

Jamie @ Purposeful Pursuit said...

Glad to hear your dad is doing good. I'm so sorry that you are in pain right now. I'll be praying friend!

hulagirlatheart said...

I'm glad things are slowly improving with your dad. I just hope your pain is aleviated soon. That has to be miserable.

sa061545@bellsouth.net said...

Baby girl, I just wish I could make your pain go away!!!! I feel so badly for you. WE LOVE YOU!!!
Mom and Dad
(Thanks to all the wonderful blogging ladies who have prayed and continue to pray for our family! You are blessing to my Amy and to us!)
Sandra - Amy's Mom :)

Dianne said...

I'm so sorry to hear that you are in so much pain, I'll send you some Ross pills. Ag shame.

God be with you my friend, I pray for that for you. You really need some peace from your Gethsemane.

Oh and I just love your new blog design, its fabu darling!

I'm so glad to hear "Dad" is doing better, this whole thing has been quite a worry.

I hope you get lots and lots of rest, for some reason only known to God right now, you seem to need it.

Love and blessings from here is SA.

Mwah dahlink!

Mia said...

Praising God with you that your Dad is well on his way to recovery!
I am so sorry you are still in so much pain : (
Chronic pain is from you know who! Praying for you sweetie as always...

Tracey said...

So happy to hear dad is feeling better....take one day at a time and take care of yourself too. I'll continue the prayers...Huggggsss...Tracey

Pleasant Drive said...

That's wonderful, Amy! Thanks for the picture of your family. Pictures are so helpful when remembering people in need of prayer. They're lucky to have you for their daughter.

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Hi Amy,

I am so happy to hear that your Dad is doing so well...

Now we need to get you taken care of....I hope the doc has some good news or a resolution for your severe pain!

Keep us posted!


Paula (SweetPea) said...

Awe what a precious picture. Did you dad and brother plan the matching stripes. Sorry, I just had to notice.

So glad you pa is doing better and will be able to tend to your ma next month.

Praise the Lord for family who can take turns caring for each other.

I pray this week goes fast for you and your doctor tells you something good that involves no pain or significantly less pain.

Love and prayers,

janjanmom said...

I continue to keep you and your family in my prayers. Please make sure Shannon and the boys are eating extra healthy and being extra careful!!

Thank you so much for sharing the good and the bad-keeping it real!! You inspire us all.

much2ponder said...

Nice to hear good news concerning your dad. I like the picture at the end of your post. Strong family resemblance. I am continuing to pray for your family and for you (((((Amy)))))that you will find healing in your back.

Smiling Shelly said...

I just realized today that your mom’s surgery should be coming up this week. I am so glad to hear that your dad is doing so well. I hope that all continues to improve for him as with you and your mother. Keep me posted on your trip to the doctor – I hope he is able to give you some more advice to help you heal faster. I know this has been such a frustrating time for you and I just wanted to let you know that you have the most amazing attitude of anyone I know who has gone through all of the trials and tribulations being thrown your way over the past few months. I thank God every day for putting such great people in my path through this wonderful community of blogville.

Big Hugs!

Kelly said...

You hang in there!
I hope you find some relief from your discomfort soon....
Thinking of you!