Thursday, June 18, 2009

Life, the Update

Thank you to everyone, here, on facebook, and via e-mail, who expressed concern, offered prayers, kind words, good vibes, etc. I have had a tumultuous two weeks, but everything else fades compared to concern for my dad.

Last Thursday, he had the lower portion of his left leg amputated. This time, the wound is healing just fine. They moved him today to a rehab that his doctors promise us is the best in the area. And of course, while I have all the "What can we do to facilitate his physical and emotional healing/get him through this?" sorts of questions, my sister had the practical ones. "Is the place clean? What's their health record like? Are the caretakers kind? What should we do about having a ramp built at home?" I'm smiling as I think of it.

Everything else is coming along. The car probably only needs a radiator. The conference is over and I didn't suck. My grad class dropped to six, but is back at seven, so it might hold. The baby shower turned out nicely. I finished my survey syllabus (wasn't stressing initially cuz I teach it every semester, but condensing fifteen weeks to five? Gulp!). I still have some worries, but am feeling a bit better.

I wish I could hug all of you back and cook dinner for you.

9 comments:

Mary Anne Gruen said...

I've read your postings on Shakesville. Please accept my prayers and good thoughts as well for this very difficult time.

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LeftLeaningLady said...

Just a thought since I am not positive where you live, but have you looked into hyperbaric medicine to treat your father's wound? some insurances do pay for it and it works AMAZINGLY for wounds that will not heal.

mrs. o said...

(((elle))). Glad you are feeling better.

RageyOne said...

Good to hear from you and the update on your Dad. I've been thinking of you and wondering the outcome. Glad to hear that he is on the mend and you are doing okay also.

Do remember to take care of yourself as well through all of this.

Still thinking of you.

The History Enthusiast said...

I hope your father starts to heal quickly and adjusts to this new situation.

(((ELLE)))

Cait said...

Hey, elle - Shaker Caitiecat here, I just wanted to say I hope things turn upwards for you and your family soon.

I wanted to tell you how much it meant to me, too, to have you compliment my writing, as I have been aspiring to improve my rhetoric and analysis so as to feel worthy of having my work sit alongside yours. I admire you and your work enormously.

*hugs* and hopes,

Cait

elle said...

Thank you all!

@LeftLeaningLady Never heard of it and off to read about it.

@Cait Our work, our stories, our lives, are worthy and necessary--I'm so glad you're sharing your perspective and insights. Keep right on doing it!

Ouyang Dan said...

I have been away from the internets for a while dealing with life...so I am sorry this blessing comes late.

I hope for the best for your dad, and that things continue to look up.

missincognegro said...

Thank you for the update, and you and your father will remain in my thoughts and prayers. :)

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