Monday, June 10, 2013

Something Personal

I know this is a creative space and not a "personal" blog, but I need to share what is happening with our family at the moment.  A little background:  My mother and her husband (my stepfather...although I do not recall using those words until now) live about 5 minutes from where my husband of 5 years moved to in 2007.  All of us were rather surprised when we found out my mom's then winter home was just down the road from my then boyfriend's winter home.  Fast forward:  Greg and I retired, moved to SW Florida, and got married.  During this time my stepfather got Alzheimer's, and he and my mother moved to their winter home full time.  Fast forward to this week:  Here's an update from my her words...

Tom was admitted to the hospital Friday AM with diagnosis of intestinal blockage.  They operated this morning and he did well. That's the good news....
The bad news is that it is colon cancer which is being checked for aggressiveness.... etc... I will know more tomorrow.  He is in intensive care tonight maybe tomorrow.... He is also in soft restraints to keep him safe and to keep him from tearing out all the tubes and IV...
I am so thankful for all your prayers as it helped keep me from crying all afternoon.  I will go back to the hospital in the morning to hold his hand as it helps soothe him even though he does not know I am there.  I don't know how all the drugs will affect him as they leave his system.  They are needed now to help keep him calm. Will keep you updated as I learn more... Love, Dee

I'm sharing this with you because I want to ask for your prayers for my family, and to understand why my posting will be sporadic for awhile.
Hugs to all,


  1. Oh Tress, I am so sorry to hear this. You know that I can totally understand what you and your family are going through right now and my heart and prayers are with all of you. BIG hugs my friend and take all the time you need, we will be here when you are ready.

  2. So sorry to hear about this, Tress. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. Take the time you need to be with your family and don't worry about anything else right now. Hugs.

  3. Prayers and hugs for you and your family Tress.

  4. Oh 'm so sorry...All my prayers are for you and your family.
    I think of you my friend...

  5. Prayers headed your way for your family. Will be thinking of you.