Thursday, 29 March 2012

Long Time No Blog


I can't believe it's nearly three months since i last said something here. A day after my last post and the luscious croissants, my precious Dad was rushed into hospital for emergency surgery (as if having terminal cancer wasn't enough). He underwent four major operations in three days and spent a week wired up to machines in the critical care unit. He pulled through and has been recovering in hospital since then. It's been a horrendously difficult time, juggling work and as much visiting as we can every day and seeing someone we love suffer. Soon he will be discharged from hospital and he'll need 24/7 care. I don't know how on earth we will cope.

How people survive more stressful situations than this is remarkable and my thoughts are with people around the world dealing with oppression, war, torture, violence and starvation. If I survive this ordeal, I mustn't forget how unbearably difficult life can be and I must help people who are finding life difficult.

This picture was taken by a friend in her living room...hopefully she won't mind me putting it here.

11 comments:

Sherry said...

You've been on my mind and only yesterday I had dropped in at your blog to see if you had left any word as to your whereabouts.

I'm so saddened to hear about what these last months has been like for you and your dad. Despite the cancer he is a strong person to be able to go through all of this and come through it well. His spirit is strong indeed.

Needing 24/7 care now will be a great stressor for you and you will find the strength to do it. Just remember to make time for yourself in each day so that you can breathe and decompress. That is so very, very important.

Sending you many warm hugs and peaceful prayers.

Carole said...

Sometimes life sucks! I wish I could give you a hug and maybe wash the floors for you. xo

lynne h said...

If I survive this ordeal, I mustn't forget how unbearably difficult life can be and I must help people who are finding life difficult. my dear kate, i think about this...

love...

e said...

Sending you hugs and warm thoughts from afar...

Connie said...

Life is full of hard times and trails, but these are the places in life that true growth can take place. Always remember that the Lord loves you. He went through great pain and suffering for us, and He knows what hard times are. He is the only one that can lift us up in the darkness of pain and give us full and glorious freedom. I'm praying for your father's full recovery and for you to gain strength and peaceful rest in this whole situation. Your cyber friend, Connie

grrl + dog said...

... and this too shall pass....

You're in for the steep climb now girly, and you will emerge the other end with gifts and strength you never knew you had.

Also probably feel like 6 inches of chewed string, but there IS an end.

My virtual hugs to you.

Jill said...

Much love to you all

Jo Murray said...

A trying time for you all. Hope Dad is comfortable and feeling much better. I wish you well.

Celeste Bergin said...

I like the image so much, the heart made of a thread. It does remind me how our parents and our love for them is "woven" into our lives. No matter what happens we will always be made up of them and in that way nothing shall ever separate us. I hope that you will blog more in the future...I am sorry you're facing such challenge. I am sending up positive thoughts for you and your Dad and family. Keep blogging! :)

Rosie Kearton said...

You are in my thoughts Kate - I do hope you will get help with looking after your dad and that life will hold joyous moments amongst all the hardship

Parabolic Muse said...

I am sorry to hear about your dad. So difficult. Reaching out helps. I have been through this several times. So lonely-feeling. You are loved.