Tuesday, December 9, 2008

I Should Have Stayed in Bed!

Today is definitely one of those days where I think I should have stayed home. My motivation level is about negative five. Very unlike me, however, it is one of those days. It's cloudy, rainy, freezing and there is a possibility of snow soon. Good thing I bundled today. I've got my gloves, scarf and hat so I'm ready for whatever Mother Nature throws at T-town.

In other news, illness seems to be going around my family. My grandfather (dad's dad) has been in the hospital since the middle of November. He's in Florida so my parents have gone down a couple times the past few months to help out and visit. He's really sick and not doing well. They are hoping to send him home at the end of the week with 24 hour care. He hates being in the hospital. I don't blame him. I know he was very happy Saturday night when Florida won, so that makes me smile. Hopefully things will start looking up for him soon.

This morning my dad found out that he has melanoma. Yes, I am freaking out. No, I don't know anything more than that. We have to wait until the end of the week to get more tests back. My mom sounded good on the phone. She is the eternal optimist which I love. I know there is no reason to freak out until we know more. Ever since she called I have been worthless at work. I've been reading and learning about treatments and what happens at what stage of the cancer. Somehow I feel like the more I know, the more likely it will turn out to be nothing. My mom noticed it on his back last week and he immediately when and had it checked out. I questioned her for ten minutes today on if it was new, if she had noticed it before, blah blah blah. I know I can't do anything about it, so I'm just praying about it and hopeful that everything will be fine.

I could really go for a big bag of twizzlers right now....

3 comments:

gingela5 said...

Twizzlers and white pants...now that would be a combo!

Crazy Momma said...

Sounds like your family needs some thoughts and prayers!

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Lump said...

ohmygoodness so sorry to hear the bad news about your grandfather and dad. Melanoma runs in my family.

hope you start to feel better!