Reconciling assholes for nearly a decade.

So, my dad is in the hospital again...

He's in his fifties and he's got diabetes.  He's had intestinal cancer (of which had a piece of intestine removed) and a year of chemo.  A heart attack.  A stroke.  Oh yeah, and he's an alcoholic.

Anyway, he's back in the hospital tonight because he's got some kind of intestinal blockage.  He had been in pain all week but finally collapsed yesterday from it.  My step-mom called 911 and he was ambulanced to emergency.

But he's a hearty bastard and he's always got a positive attitude about this stuff.  My step-mom doesn't sound worried, but I don't know what the means one way or the other.  He's got a colonoscopy tomorrow morning so I'll know a bit more then.

In situations like this, I never know what to feel.  I'm not good about grief or worry.  My aunt called me about an hour ago to find out if I knew anything more and that's when I really started to think about it.  Actually, I wasn't thinking about it, but I did get that tightness in the chest feeling.  I still have that feeling now.
Permalink Send private email Wayne (AHA) 
September 18th, 2006 1:58am
Sorry to hear that Wayne. Take care.
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Permalink Send private email Locutus of Borg 
September 18th, 2006 2:30am
I think it's a rare person who "knows what to feel" in situations like these. It's like your heart tugs at your headstrings and you have to acknowledge a part of yourself that's not normally present.

I hope everything turns out well with your father.
Permalink x 
September 18th, 2006 2:38am
I can understand being upset because he's your dad, but if he's got a history of colon cancer and he's decided to keep drinking anyway, he's ASKING to die.
Permalink Send private email wicket awethome 
September 18th, 2006 8:05am
like I said
Permalink Send private email Locutus of Borg 
September 18th, 2006 8:12am
Hard act to follow...

Sorry to hear that Wayne, sounds like a tough situation.
  -tim
Permalink Send private email a2800276 
September 18th, 2006 8:18am
Hey Wayne - you know I just went through it. If there's anything I can do to help, drop me a line.
Permalink Send private email Steel McLargeHuge 
September 18th, 2006 2:30pm
Sorry to hear this, Wayne.  Hope he's OK.
Permalink xampl 
September 18th, 2006 3:00pm
Well wishes, Wayne.
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September 18th, 2006 3:24pm

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