Monday, August 24, 2009

Not the Greatest Day Ever

Good Evening Humble Readers...

Today has been chock full of crap, all the way around.

I woke up with that feeling you get just before you get a cold. You know that weird scratchy feeling in your throat, and all you want to do is sleep.

Then, while I was in the midst of my pity party (I am a huge wimp when I'm sick), half the cable went out. And it was the half that has channels that I usually watch.

Then, I got to work and discovered that tonight I was only going to have one experienced person working the sales floor and that I was going to be training two brand new staff member... brand spankin' new. They were scared of the customers, scared of the phone, and scared of the computers. (Ok, they weren't that bad, I was just running around like a chicken with my head cut off)

And then, my Beloved got a phone call that no one wants to get (and the kind that reveals my whining as the selfishness that it really is). My FIL had a stroke this morning. Mom and Dad C were in a small, rather remote town in northern British Columbia visiting my Beloved's brother and sister, and their families.

Dad C has had some heart trouble in the past (a double bypass two summers ago) so this is not entirely unexpected, but he had been doing so well lately.

What we have been told so far:
  • it happened around 10:30 this morning
  • he has no mobility on his right side and he is unable to speak
  • he's been moved from the small rural hospital to Prince George, a larger town 3 hours east of where they were
  • the doctors say that it was a major bleed, but only time will tell
  • he's not agitated and is alert
  • he recognizes family members and smiles whenever they come in the room.
  • according to my Beloved's sister, 'it's not life or death'

So, as of right now, we are staying put. They are hoping that in a few days or a week he will be able to be transferred to Calgary. (altho they also mentioned Vancouver, which is no help to any of the family out here as that puts him even further away, but whatever they determine is best I guess)

We are worried, scared, and torn.

Please pray, send good vibes, whatever...


  1. Mrs.G, you are & the DH are in my thoughts & prayers..Being suck, having no cable & having the FIL have a stroke..Nothing like bad things coming in 3's..Sending any & all good vibes your way..

  2. *SICK..see that should make you laugh

  3. We had satellite for a while but I got tired of going out and sweeping the snow off the dish to get a signal. Apparently there is a cover they would have put on for free if we asked at installation before we knew there would be a problem, after the fact it was $ thanks. So no more satellite. I feel you.
    I hope you feel better soon and your FIL has a speedy recovery and excellent care.

  4. Oh hon, I'm so sorry to hear about your FIL's stroke. Your family is in my prayers.

  5. I will be praying for you father-in-law.

  6. You & your family are in my thoughts and prayers.


  7. When it rains, it pours, right?

    Praying for your FIL...may he have a quick recovery. And for you, too....hope you feel better, soon!

  8. Oh no, I am so sorry to hear about your FIL. :( My mom has had a small stroke in the past, and I am always worried about her having another. Prayers for a speedy and complete recovery.

  9. ABSOLUTELY will pray for your FIL and hubby. So sorry that things have been raining on you lately. I hope that your trip to NYC is going to be an AMAZING breath of fresh air!!!

  10. sorry for the crap of a day. Sending prayers and hugs your way.

  11. I just followed you back from the Lushary after having been meaning to pop by for some time since you left a comment on my blog recently. Hey fellow Canadian prairie blogger - I always get excited since there are not that many of us in this little corner of the blogosphere!

    I am so sorry about your FIL - that sounds very scary, and being so far away must be extra hard. We have been dealing with some family crises of our own here lately, and I know how hard it is to be worried all the time. I will be keeping you and your whole family in my thoughts and prayers, and hoping he gets transferred to Calgary as soon as possible.

  12. So sorry about your FIL hope he recovers soon. Hugs.


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