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When it Rains, it Pours

Thursday, April 21, 2011

So as the title suggests, when it rains, it does pour. His father passed away on March 20th and we have been going ever since that day. We have been cleaning the house out. We have already loaded up 2 dumpsters between the lanai area and the garage. Every Saturday and Sunday we work until at least 3pm. We are slowly starting to clean the rest of the inside of the house out. I am not completely sure what the time line currently stands at, but his sister's husband will be traveling to Mexico to visit his family for a month in about 3 weeks. This leaves only me, the honey, his sister and her 3 month old baby to finish everything up. In the middle of this, we will have to be looking for an apartment and I need to be working on getting something full time. If it is not where I am at now, so be it. I will also have to travel back to Indiana to get my storage shed cleaned out so we will have furniture for this apartment!

The same day he passed, my dad was put in the hospital back in Indiana for pneumonia. When dad went for the X-Rays to see if his lungs were clear of the pneumonia, they found a 2 inch spot on his lung that they are checking out. He saw the surgeon yesterday and they will be doing a PET scan and will find out the results of that scan on May 4th. Hurry up and wait please. I am thankful that he is surrounded by family and I do not need to move home, but the urge to be near him is there. The surgeon is hopeful that he can remove it with surgery, but with cancer, you just never know. This does not come as a surprise to me, dad smoked for 45+ years and has COPD. I just pray that it has not spread and that surgery and maybe radiation will take care of it.

Welcome to the stress that is my life. I need a full time job, fast, the honey will be returning to school in the fall to finish his final year. Then we have grad school. He is not sure where he wants to go. In the midst of all this, we need to find an apartment, find a way to fly back to Indiana for the both of us (I don't want to go back by myself for this) if dad has a surgery. I have been hungry non stop for like 2-3 weeks. How I have not gained blows my mind, but I am very grateful I have not. I am leaning very much on the honey to keep me in check somewhat, and he has done a wonderful job.

With my tax return we are going to get me caught up on the credit cards, and then get gym memberships. I am excited for that. Going to the gym is a huge stress reliever for me! I did well today, and only had some whoppers and ONE Cadbury egg and i believe I stayed fairly close to my nutrition ranges. Even if I went over, it was at least much better than what I have been eating the past couple of weeks!
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    Hey Alley - just read this, did you get the results of your dad's PET scan? You're in my thoughts and prayers!

    3432 days ago
    Alley, so sorry to hear about all the stress you have experienced lately. Just remember, one day at a time. Everything together may look very daunting and intimidating but just look at it as single tasks that need to be dealt with and you will get it done! I wish your dad all the best for his test.
    3440 days ago
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    You are doing very well in spite of all the turmoil in your life. I hope things level out and that you find a job soon. All the best to you and yours..
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    3446 days ago
    Wow, you sure do have a lot on your platter, as the saying goes. Sounds like you have great coping skills and a wonderful attitude. I hope your dad gets better soon. emoticon
    3447 days ago
    My heart goes out to you my friend!! Sounds like you really are making head-way on the house cleaning. Im so glad you have your boyfriend. I will be praying for your dad. Chin up girl!! I believe you will find the perfect place to live. Keep making wise choices as often as you are able!! emoticon emoticon
    3447 days ago
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