Thursday, September 18, 2008

Emotional Week

It has been a very emotional week! Starting with my birthday last week which is always emotional for me and it doesn't help that it is on 9/11. (I did have a fabulous birthday though, thanks to all my friends and family who made it special) I did get a phone call from my Dad to wish me a Happy Birthday and he informed me that he was in the hospital and had had surgery that morning. What?? I guess he had been in alot of pain and was having some bleeding and complications from his prostate cancer so they needed to do surgery. It has been a hard week for him and he is still in the hospital as of today. He has had, I believe 3 surgeries and 7 blood transfusions this last week and has had problems even if with his kidneys. He is hoping to be able to leave the hospital today because they have been able to stop the bleeding and his kidneys have started to function on their own. It has really been hard not being able to be up there but my sisters, Mimi and Teri Lyn, have been there for my parents and I am getting to go this weekend to help out. He has started radiation for the cancer and hopefully that will take care of the cancer without doing much damage to the rest of him. I sure do love my parents and it has been a hard year for them health wise but through it they have had such amazing faith and strength. They amaze me, I feel so fortunate to have them as my parents and I am so looking forward to seeing them.
I also have been having some medical issues and in fact I need to go in for my own surgery in the next couple of months. I had an appointment with the surgeon this week to discuss what will happen and Adam really wanted to come with me but of course I did not think that was needed since it was just a consultation. No big deal, I did not want him to take time off work. Well I had to reschedule my appointment this week because I could not go on Friday and Adam did not know that I had rescheduled it. He happened to have a meeting in Ventura on the day of my rescheduled appt and happened to come home for lunch before heading into the office so when he found out that I was leaving for the dr appt he called into work to take the rest of the day off and insisted on coming with me. I felt like he did not need to be there but boy I was so wrong! I am so glad that he knows me so well because I was getting so nervous waiting for the doctor and this was just for the consultation, it was so nice to have Adam there. He asked so many questions and found out so much from the surgeon that I realized right there that I needed him more than I knew. He is my rock! It was just one of those moments where you realize how much your husband takes care of you and it felt so nice. Love him and I did need him, I always need him, I need to remember that.

By the way since I mentioned my surgery, I am having part or all of my thyroid removed because they did a biopsy last month on it and there were some suspicious cells that could be cancer but more than likely it is not but just to be safe they will remove that part. I think that it will all be OK but surgery is never fun. So I am really not looking forward to it.
Hope this next week sees my Dad getting better and resting comfortably at home. It needs to be a better week!

13 comments:

Heather said...

Wow what a patch of sadness for one week. Stay strong for your surgery. It is so nice to know that Adam is one great guy who takes care of you. Keeping you in my prayers.

Rachel said...

Oh Pam we will keep your family in our prayers. And yes Adam is awesome!

redstarmama said...

Thinking of you and praying for you! I hope the week gets better for you and your family!

Kaye said...

Pam....not fun. I got teary eyed as I read that! I am glad Adam loves you like he does...he's not so bad. Surgery is not fun, but maybe you will get some good drugs out of it...you know how I enjoy that!

Kaye said...

ps....I think you might need my pity box!!!

Kelly said...

I am so sorry you have had such a rough week. Please let us know if we can do something for you while you recover from your surgery.

Julianna said...

i am so glad you had your sweet adam with you. it make such a difference to have someone else there. i'm here for whatever you need!

MaryAnn said...

Pam, I am so sorry to hear about your dad and your surgery. If you ever just want to vent out you can call me.You better let us help out after your surgery. You've done so much for us, let us return at least one favor. :)

White Family said...

Pam we will keep the fam in our thoughts and prayers. Let us know when you have the surgery... we would be happy to help out with whatever.

Jaimers said...

I didn't know you were having surgery! You have just had one thing after another right now. We will definitely keep you in our prayers. We're coming out at the end of November. All of us, b/c we think Grandpa would look forward to it. Hopefully, I'll get a chance to see more of the family too. I love you!

E. Rose said...

Man, when it rains it pours. What a great hubby Adam is.

Shand and Bry said...

Holy crap Pam! You have got a lot on your plate right now! I hope your dad recovers soon and please let us help you in any way we can when you have your surgery, even if it's just bringing you yummy treats or something. :)

E-Star said...

Wow what a start to your birthday week... Glad that you have a hubby that knows when a strong woman like yourself needs some loving assistance! I am sure things will go well... Surgery always sounds scary but I am sure you will be in good hands!