Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Birthday MONTH: Day 28


Are you wondering where I was today?

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nope. I was not sailing in the Isle of Capri with my sister.


nope. I was not at the Myan Ruins.


nope. I was not at the casino winning $250.

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nope. I was not in Pompeii with my adorable son.


nope. I was not on a Caribbean cruise with my girlfriends.


nope. I was not at the Vatican in St. Peter's square.

This day, I was at work.

But my mind was really somewhere else...

Dad had another surgery this morning. His third surgery in less than 45 days. He is recovering fine so far. However, I really don't want to be there when the anesthesia wears off and he realizes that he no longer has his right leg.

Today was a hard day.

I don't know which is worse, Diabetes or Alzheimer's OR watching someone you love suffer from both of them.

I promise to catch up with you tomorrow...I miss ya'll ;)

Don't you just wish sometimes that you could just get away???


Karen said...

Oh GOD Girl!
I am speechless. I honestly don't know what to say.
I barely know you. Well . . I feel like I've known you forever. But I love you. And I'll tell you face to face in April.
I hope that is enough.
Hugs. Karen

Anonymous said...

I wish you were in all those other places and had nothing to worry about and no sorrows. I love you chickadee. Keep your head up and just remember I am ALWAYS ALWAYS here for you no matter what it is you need SERIOUS! BIG BIG BIG hugs


Connie said...

Well, I would have been anywhere else I could be but work, sweet chick!!

trash talk said...

Jodie, I am stunned. I didn't realize your daddy had diabetes as well. I'll be praying hard tonight, that he'll understand and remember why his leg is gone. This is such a hard time for all of y'all and I wish there was something I could say or do to make it easier...I really do. My heart aches having gone through something similar with my mother. Just remember, I'm holding you tight in my heart each and every day.

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Jodie, Honey, I feel exactly the same as the others. I'm so sorry that you and your Daddy are having to go thru this. You are in our thoughts and prayers, We love you, Hang in there.
Big Hugs,

Sares said...

I'm sorry Jodie.It sounds like it was horrible. It seems you are still maintaining your sense of humor, the beginning of the post had me in near giggles.Hang in there and sunnier days will come around again.

Marlene said...

Jodie..sooo sorry, Be gentle with a good book or watch a funny movie...just a couple hours to forget and getaway helps so day at a time.

LiLi M. said...

Your post started so cheerful, but was sad in the end. Please do understand me well; you couldn't do anything else: these things are sad. You know my parents both died young, maybe that is the only way to avoid diseases of the elderly, but fortunately we have no choice in these things, we have to take what is happening. I wish you strength to deal with whatever reaction your father has and to deal with acceptance that he has these diseases and I hope it will improve or at least won't get any worse from this operation. Take care! (when it comes to commenting posts like this I think it is so hard not being able to write your native language, I do hope my comments wil comfort you).

Lori said...

Jodie, i am sad to hear this about your father...sending hugs to you, it sounds like you need some right now:)

T's Daily Treasures said...

Dear Jodie, your post gave me goosebumps. So sorry to hear all that you are dealing with. It is always so hard to see a parent, loved one, suffer with debilitating disease and illness. You are doing the best you can to deal with it all. My mother-in-law had diabetes and ultimately died of cancer. It was hard to see her go downhill but my husband was there with her every single day to take care of her and help out his dad, and he never regrets all that he went through because everything he did was from a place of love. God Bless you and give you peace in all the challenges you are faced with. Best wishes, Tammy

Linda said...

I have no real words of comfort as you're going through such a difficult time. I pray for your strength and comfort and that of your dear Dad.

Thankfully I've only had to deal with "little" things so far with my parents - but they are 84 and 79 and I'm only 44, so I know these days are coming. Honestly it's part of the reason that I've had such a difficult time dealing with aging, because I KNOW what these coming years are going to bring and I don't like it.

You're such a sweet soul, a dear daughter and helper to your Dad - I pray that each day, you'd find a new blessing.

Linda ♥

June said...

I am so sorry Jodie. This must be the hardest thing for your sweet family. I'll be saying a prayer for you all. I wish there was a way to ease your burden right now. My thoughts are with you all.
Big Hug,

Lou Cinda said...

Jodie, I am so sorry to hear about your dad. I can only imagine how difficult this is for all of you. I will pray that he understands the reasons for losing his leg and that each of you can cope with the realization of this as well.

My best friend's dad has just been diagnosed with alzheimers and it has just broken my heart! I grew up loving her daddy as my own, and to see him traveling this road is heartwrenching!

My heart and prayers are with you my friend...

Lou Cinda :)


I am so sorry to hear about your dad. My prayers will be with him and you.

Sandi said...

With love, Jodie, Take Care.


Sue said...

Hi there,

I was talking with a dear friend last evening who is going through a very similar experience, and you and your dad came to mind. I just wanted you to know you're in my thoughts. It's so hard to make those difficult decisions for the ones who raised us, but I know you are doing everything you can with loads of compassion and love. Sometimes that just has to be enough.

Take Care.

Sue E.

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Leanne said...

I'm glad you remember the blessings in your life, that's a good way to start. It doesn't help with the hurt though. I haven't been visiting your blog long enough to know whether or not your Christian but I pray God (or the deity of your choice) gives you strength in the coming weeks.

Inspired Comblogulations said...

Yes, I for one wish I could get away. It is my hope that we who have put our faith in God, will someday be in a place where there is no illness or pain, no tears or heartaches.
Until then I pray he will hold your dad and you so close to His heart your hearts will beat as one with His and He will bring peace and comfort that passes all understanding.

miss lynn said...

oh jodie. i am so sorry.

Geralyn Gray said...

That's tough Jodie.......and I know even tougher when he wakes up....I am so sorry....stay strong!!!!!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Jodie,

I know what you are going through and yes, it would be great to escape.
You are a kind and loving daughter to your Dad.
Sending loving thoughts, prayers and strength, to get through the coming days.
Hard seeing ones we love suffer.


Anonymous said...

I love this post by you....
Even though it was a 'hard day' with Daddy. There's something about it, in your writing, and in the beautiful pictures that portray YOU!
My heart and prayers remain with Daddy and you daily....
I love you Jodie,