“And hang on to that DNR … That signature could be worth a lot of money real soon.” ~Dr. Gregory House
The title of this post is from a television medical drama, House, and a conversation that Dr. House had with Dr. Foreman, who had a famous patient’s Do Not Resuscitate order.
See the guy in the picture at the top of my blog? Sisyphus. Yeah, I feel like him sometimes. Working my way up hill, to only slide back down before reaching the top.
My dad is sliding down the hill. Just zoomed past us. And he won’t be working his way back up.
I never lost a parent. Still haven’t. Some say I lost a daughter 18 years ago, and a son 15 years ago. I don’t know about that one yet.
If the words mi sheberach mean anything to you, think of Pinchas ben Devorah. If that is gibberish, hey, just think of Pearlsky’s grandfather and wish him an easy trip, will ya?
(By the way, the nurses are giving the amino acid in school, but the kaka will be hitting the fan soon. More later.)
Thinking of you and yours.
And HERE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V72SN6p-Nvg&feature=related) for anyone who is interested.
I’m sorry — for everything that you’re going through right now. I’d say “hang in there,” but it’s such a cliche in the lives of people like us. Instead, I say “Have courage and strength.”
Much love and ease to you —
I’m sorry you’re going through all this.
Sending you good thoughts.
So sorry for all you’re dealing with, SD. Sending positive thoughts to you, Pearlsky, and your parents.
On this, I don’t know what to say.
Correction, I do what to say about the Amino Acid issue, just not about your Dad. I’m glad she is getting it, but I’ll bet you are sleeping with one eye open I can’t imagine what your fucking blood pressure is. How is your physical health doing by the way, I haven’t seen you talk about YOU lately, and I am, understandably, curious.
It is a topic you avoid, and I am never sure if it is intentional out of wanting to be private, or if you are simply too busy to have your own life or identity outside of being the caregiver, or if that’s simply not how you roll, but I’d be lying if I didn’t say I am dying to know, and maybe it’s just because of how I roll, more about the people behind the words.
About your Father.
I have Daddy issues, you know that. The story is long and I won’t bore with the tale of My Two Assholes here. I do not know what it is like to lose a Father I cared about and loved and who cared about me. I do understand loss, that I know, and so I can only say that I hope you remember all that is good about what you had, that his passing is easy for him, and that you make it through OK.
Timing huh? Life can be a cruel bully can’t it? Tell you this much. You are one tough sumbitch.
No, I can’t translate for deeper meaning but I am sympathetic and care that you, Pearlsky and your Mom are supported from those nearby and from the One he passes to.
(kaka made me chuckle! That I can translate.)
So sorry to hear that your Dad is not getting well. You know my thoughts are with you and the family.