Sorry all for not being around the past week: my dad, who is 70, had surgery last week to repair a leg injury he suffered in a major accident he was in a couple of weeks ago where he suffered head trauma, lacerations, and his leg injury. He also went into shock at the time of his accident and had a small cardiac event which they monitored since he had a heart attack at age 47 and a quadruple bypass surgery 8 years ago.
His surgery last week was routine, but he again suffered another cardiac event a few days after coming home from the hospital that led to a massive heart attack and since then he’s undergone another open heart surgery. Right now he’s still in the Cardiac ICU and I’m not sure when he will be coming home, but I’m at his side, along with my stepmom, pretty much until the nurses kick me out and tell me to get some sleep.
So, that’s what is going on in my life right now and is my top priority. Dad will need lots of time recovering after he’s released although he likes to think he will be up and back to running 10 miles a day and running his 13K marathons like normal in no time…I would say he’s in crazy good shape for a 70 year old except for this heart thing! So I’m going to drive him insane taking care of him until he tells me to go find something else to do! I’m an only child, so it’s my job to take as good of care of him as he did of me when I was a little girl. Yes, I’m a daddy’s girl…<3
Anyway, I know all of you have told me before that life comes first and blogging will always be here when I had my own issues, and I always felt awful, but now it’s my Dad and I don’t feel at all guilty stepping away from my blog. I guess when you almost lose someone you love beyond words it changes things.
I do have some posts written and scheduled for this week and maybe the week after (I think!! It’s been too crazy to check, so if not, then I’m losing my marbles!), but I’m not sure how often I will be checking my blog, other blogs, or Twitter. And I apologize in advance! Even though I don’t feel guilty stepping away since this is my dad, I hate to miss all of your blog posts and chatting with everyone since I love all of my blogging friends and followers!!
I hope to be posting and chatting with everyone as normal very soon! Thank all of you for your good wishes, prayers, and thoughts at this time..they are much needed and appreciated since he isn’t out of the woods yet!