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Monday, 17 December 2012

A message to my blogger friends.

Good evening friends.
Hope you are all well and are ready for the Festive Season. 

I am nowhere near ready for Christmas this year because unfortunately my dad is still very poorly. The pancreatitus  has taken its toll on him and has resulted in him having a cyst on his pancreas. He is not able to eat and has lost 3 stone in weight. He is needing an operation and has been told by his doctor to have a high protein diet to try and build him up for the op, but it is very difficult when he can't face food. I have got him today some very high protein drinks which are usually used by athletes. He has managed to finish one today so hopefully he will be able to manage 2 tomorrow.  I just hope and pray that it is not long until his operation and he can then start his recovery. 

It seems I have been absent from the blog world for a while and don't know when I will next post a card. I still love to visit your blogs and even if I don't do much commenting you are not forgotten. I just can't concentrate on anything at the moment other my Mum and Dad. 

Love and big Hugs to you all for a Wonderful Christmas and Here's to a Very Happy New Year. 
Sharon. xxx



24 comments:

Lorraine said...

Hello Sharon,
I'm so sorry to hear that your Dad is so poorly. I hope his operation comes soon and that he can start to improve quickly.
I hope you have a lovely Christmas and all the best for 2013.
Lorraine x

Tanya said...

I'm sorry to hear about your dad Sharon. When I was very ill and severely underweight, I was put on a nutritional milkshake-style drink called Fortisip - it is high energy and fortified with loads of vitamins and minerals, so really good for weight gain/stabilisation when you can't eat - there's also a juice drink version of it called Fortijuice if he can't stomach the other one, it might be worth your while asking your doctor or pharmacist about it - I got all mine from the hospital I was in, so I'm not sure if they're prescription only or not - but they're very good in my opinion.

I really hope his operation comes soon, this can't be an easy time at all for you - I'll say a prayer for you.

Tags xx

Tammi said...

Sharon, I wish him well and will pray for your family. Hugs to you! Merry Christmas.

Sarah said...

Hi Sharon

I'm really sorry to hear how ill your dad is. I'm in a very similar position with my Mother-In-Law. She was diagnosed with advanced cancer of the Lung lining 14 months ago. The cancer cannot be operated on and is Chemo controlled. At the moment she is eating little, has lost 2 stone so she is down to 8st 11lb. She is sleeping lots and is in quite a bit of pain. I spent last weekend defrosting her freezer, stripping her bed, putting up her Christmas tree because I know how stressed she has been not being able to do this herself. She cannot walk very far through breathlessness, pain and weakness. But her will is astonishing and her positivity is keeping her going.

I haven't been blogging at all lately. Just haven't got the time to be creative with everything that is going on at the moment but I have been looking round the blogs but not commenting much.

Anyway, hope your Dad's operation is soon so that he can start recovering.

Have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Sarah x

PaperDaisies said...

So sorry to hear about your dad. I do wish him all the best. You and your family are in my thoughts. Take care Nina

Pat K said...

Hi Sharon, So sorry to hear about your Dad and hoping he will get his operation soon. Take care of yourself and wishing you all the best this holiday season. Sending big hugs, Pat K xx

Penny said...

Hi, Sharon! I so understand your need to be with family right now! I wish your father a successful surgery and speedy recovery. And I wish all of you a very lovely Christmas and New Year's! :^)
Sending biggest hugs, Penny

scrappymo! said...

Oh Sharon, i am so sorry to hear of your Dad's health troubles. i hope that the high protein drinks will boost his weight and that he can have his surgery soon.
Merry Christmas to you and prayers offered here for some positive news regarding your Dad.

Sharon said...

Hi Sharon, family comes first and blogland second. So sorry to hear about your Dad's health issues. I will keep him in prayer for you. I know this must be a stressful time for you too. Hang in there. Merry Christmas and thanks for your visits. hugs Sharon x

Helen said...

Sharon, it's so stressful having a loved family member ill but I think even more so at Christmas when we are expected to be cheerful. I hope his surgery wont have wait too long and will keep your family in prayer. Wishing you and your family a Happy Christmas. hugs Helen

Jules said...

Oh dear Sharon.

So much going on for your and your family. But they should always come first .. .. blogland is always here waiting.

What a worrying time for all of you.

I hope that your Dad is soon able to have the operation he needs, that he is well cared for in hospital and makes a good recovery.

I will be thinking of you all.

Take care.

Love Jules xx

Renee said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your Dad Sharon. It is very difficult to watch our parents health decline & the rolls reverse as we become the caregivers! I'm in that situation with my Mom at the moment. She has Alzheimer's & end stage renal failure. I hope your Dad's surgery goes well & he is feeling better soon. Will keep you in my thoughts.
Hugs, Renee

Katie said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your dad Sharon. My mom has suffered from pancreatitus so I know how painful it can be. I'll be keeping you and your family in my thoughts and wishing for a speedy and successful surgery for your dad. Hugs, Katie

sue w. said...

Hi Sharon, I'm sorry your Dad is so poorly hun. I hope his appointment comes through quickly, I know it must be a real worry for you and your mum.
Take care.
Hugs Sue W.

Ira Huberts said...

Oh Sharon I am so so sorry to hear your Dad is doing so poorly... Please wish him well from me, hope he'll soon feel a lot better. And despite all this you've come round to pay me a visit? So very sweet of you. Take care, sending lots of best wishes and blessings your way, may you all have a merry Christmas. Ira xox
irascreacorner.blogspot.nl

Klare said...

Sharon, I hope your dad is feeling a little better very soon. I would like to tank you for supporting my blog throughout the year and for all the beautifull comments left. Would also like to wish you a merry Christmas and best wishes for the new year.
Klare
:o)
X

xxxtglxxx said...

Hi Sharon :)

I hope your dad makes a strong recovery and you all get through this tough time together.

Its always a pleasure to visit your blog and always lovely to read your comments when you visit mine :)

Wishing you all the best for christmas and the new year,

hugs

xxalisonxx

Miss Sophie scrappar said...

Hope your dad recovers and that you all get to have a wonderful christmas!!
Take care!
Warm hugs Sophie

Iulia said...

Hi Sharon, sorry to hear about your father's health problems. Mo mother also has to undergo an operation, pray to God everything will be fine for both of them
Stopped by to wish you and your loved ones a Happy Christmas and a Healthy and Peaceful New Year! May it bring only good things to all of us!
Big Hugs from Romania,
Iulia

Wishcraft said...

Oh Sharon, I'm sorry to hear your dad's been so poorly. I hope it doesn't take too long for his operation date to come, and that you'll still be able to have a good Christmas together xx Hugs, Lisa x

Shelby said...

I hope your Dad gets to feeling better soon. Prayers up for him

Shelby

sue w. said...

Hi Sharon, just wanted to pop over and wish you a very Happy New Year. Hope your Dad is feeling a bit better and he's managed some of the drinks. Take care.
Hugs Sue W.

Sharon said...

Thanks Sue.
Unfortunately he is no better, in fact, worse. He is in hospital at the moment and mum is staying today until she has got some answers from the specialist. He couldn't even take any of his drinks yesterday and they keep saying his illness is not an emergency. Every day he is getting weaker and I am so worried he will not have the strength to get through his operation which he still hasn't a date for. Trying to stay positive but very difficult.
I am really missing blogging but can't face making cards at the moment.
Thank you for your concern Sue.
Happy New Year.
Love Sharon. x

thecraftycavalier said...

So sorry to hear the news about your dad Sharon. I can't imagine how difficult life is for you all at the moment. All I can do is send my love and hugs and promise to keep you all in my thoughts. So hope that you have better news soon. Hugs, Jayne xxx

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