Sunday, February 12, 2012

"Reflections About The Past Week..."

Almost nine decades...and...sixty seven anniversaries...
Two parents...
Two surgeries...
Two different hospitals.
(Both on the same day...
both unexpected...and both of emergency level urgency.)
One hip replacement....
Five+ weeks advanced residential health care rehab.
One nuclear stress test...
Two cardiologists...one surgeon...
Zero time to wait...
Four cardiac stents...
No driving...no lifting...no excuses.
Nothing is the same.
Reality.
Shock, Tears,
Tension, Fear, Worry,
Separation, Anxiety...Assurance, Success,
Appreciation, Understanding, Relief,
Clarity, Sighs
Reality.
A new normal...for all of us.

"There us no medicine like hope
no incentive so great,
and
no tonic so powerful
as expectation of something better tomorrow."
~Orison Swett Marden

9 comments:

marianne said...

Jeeh Margaret! What a complicated situation all of a sudden....
I wish you strength and that all will end well ♥

Lisa at Greenbow said...

You bet this is all scary. Hope and prayers for all the best. Hang in there.

jinxxxygirl said...

Hang in there Margaret! This too shall pass.....I can't imagine handling all that, but i know you can do it. Bring a sketch pad! Hugs! deb

Watercolors by Susan Roper said...

You KNOW I feel your stress! I will pray for you and yours as you traverse these situations. Stay strong...Susan

Nona said...

Focus on those first two sentences and you will do well with the rest! God Bless your beautiful parents.

Laure Ferlita said...

Better tomorrows await....so that you can focus on this moment, on those in need and on taking care of yourself.

Live in the moment and let those better tomorrows take care of themselves.

Lynn said...

Taking care of one parent is stressful enough, two at once? OhMIGOD!!! Blessings upon you, may the strength appear when you need it most along with patience and don't forget to take time to take care of yourself as well!

studio lolo said...

Oh my, I can't even imagine!

Deep breaths, you can get through this. You are a strong woman, and I imagine your parents are of the same strong will.

((♥))

PAK ART said...

O my! I can't even imagine. My prayers and thoughts are with you. Peace to your parents too as they struggle along the road of recovery.