Friday, April 12, 2013

The Rollercoaster of Life....

Life is filled with ups and downs....as I'm sure you all know and have had to deal with! I've unfortunately been on one of the roller coaster of life's downs....

Three weeks ago my dad was diagnosed with cancer....and yes everyone keeps telling me that it's "only" prostrate cancer...and that it has such a high recovery rate....but...he is my dad! And he is diabetic...and he has kidneys that are only functioning at 25% capacity......so I worry....

Added to that has been the battle with the medical insurance to get them to pay for the operation that he needs to remove the prostrate....so ...it's been stressful....

It's finally been sorted though, and he is now scheduled to have the op on the 17th of this month....and I won't be able to be there....which makes me feel even worse....

A while back my dad had asked me to stitch him some lions...and it's been in my pile of stitching and I have always intended to get it done. But now I was hit by the stark reality that he may not be here forever. So I've put everything else aside and have tried to stitch  on it....it's been slow going...not because there is much to do, but because stitching on it reminds me about his mortality.

This was how far it had been when I had last stitched on it....


I've stitched quite a bit more....thought I had taken a pic but can't seem to find it!

If all goes as planned, this piece will be at the framers next weekend, and I will take it down to Cap Town the week after when I go down for work...and will spend te weekend with the family.

I do hope that you all have a good weekend.

Take care xx


10 comments:

cucki said...

Super sweet stitching x

mysparemoments.com said...

I'm so sorry Thoeria to hear about your Dad, there is no it's only, he is your Dad and naturally your worried, why wouldn't you be. I'm sorry you won't be there as being away is probably more worrisome. I think finishing the lions is a good thing even if it is a little sad and I'm hoping you and he will come out the other end of this better, thinking of you all and keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.
Just on a side note, I'm moving my blog to wordpress and I'm hoping you'll come visit me there when you feel up to it.

Terri said...

Sorry to hear about your dad. Hugs and prayers!

Linda said...

Sorry to hear about your dad Thoeria. I'm sending hugs and happy thoughts your way. The lion picture is awesome. He will love it.

Linda

Mouse said...

(((HUGS)))) for you and your dad ... paws crossed all goes well for the operation and glad you got the lions done and ready to go with you when you go down and see them .... take care yourself too :) love mouse xxxxxxx

Claire said...

Sorry about your dad.Your stitching looks great.

Monique said...

Best wishes fir your dad. I am sure taking that down to CT to give to um, will really make his day!

Denise SA said...

Hoping all goes well for your Dad and hope you get your lions finished

Stitching Noni said...

I am so sorry to hear about your dad. I do hope that his operation went well and that he is on the road to recovery...
I love the Lions that you stitching for him
Hugs x

Kaisievic said...

Hi Thoeria, So sorry to hear about your Dad, my prayers and wishes are with you at this difficult time. It is so hard to see a parent facing a life threatening illness, isn't it? I know how you feel, my Mum is very ill, too.

lots of hugs, Kaye xoxoxo