Monday, January 12, 2009

Quick update

Thank you EVERYONE for the wonderful bday wishes. I felt virtually hugged with each and every message!

On the fitness front, I've found a podcast that I just love. It's called The Nutrition Diva and it's part of the Quick and Dirty podcast family. The episodes are short (6 to 8 minutes) and cover everything from nutrition fads to anti-aging strategies to dispelling nutrition myths, and more. (For anyone who's a word and grammar geek like me, the other Quick and Dirty podcast I love is Grammar Girl.)

For now, if you could say a prayer for my dad, that would be great. His arm is not healing well (bones not lining up on their own) so he's going in for surgery tomorrow where the doctor will insert a rod into the bone to stabilize it. Having surgery is a calculated risk for anyone. My dad's at a higher risk, as he is 78, diabetic, and has significant weight to lose.

I will be dividing time between home, the hospital, and my parents home (my mom needs quite a bit of help) so I may be MIA for a while. I'll read what you write as often as I can, and feel very happy that such a wonderful community of friends exists in this world -- in my world!

12 comments:

KatieFeldmom said...

Prayers said and fingers crossed for your dad, your mom, and you.

Jo Lynn said...

Consider your dad prayed for!

Julianne said...

Omigosh, I hope your dad's surgery goes well tomorrow! As a matter of fact, I am sure it will!! Take care of your dad and family, we'll be here for you when you're ready to come back! :-)

Diana said...

I've seen patients at work come through this without any hitches, here's a prayer for your Dad.

Jacey said...

Best wishes for you and your family, especially your dad.

Kim said...

Happy Belated Birthday.
Will be praying for your dad.
Take it easy and don't forget to take care of yourself too.
See ya when you get back.

tfh said...

I'll keep your dad (and your family) in my prayers. Take care.

AKA Alice said...

Am thinking of your dad. Hope the surgery goes well.

You take care of yourself too.

(PS...thanks for the podcast link. I love GrammarGirl!)

Irene said...

*sending well wishes to your dad!*

aron said...

lots of get well wishes being sent your dads way and lots of hugs to you... cant be easy! hang in there girl :)

Brit-Man said...

The main thing is, you need to do, what you need to do. I'm sure your Dad will be fine, he comes from that sort of generation, that was built to last as they say.

So try not to worry too much okay. I know it's going to be hard, but he would want to know you're being strong, and trying to get through every day as normally as possible.

Good luck, and chin up.

:-) :-).

Matt

Anne said...

Hope your dad's surgery is success. It's nice that you live close enough to help with his recovery. I'm sure your mom really appreciates it too.