Feb 21, 2009
Well, I guess this is going to be my last entry since my life is changing at a time when I knew the day would come that my pain issues are nothing compared to the challenge I have up ahead. After last Sunday when my father called me complaining of chest pains and rapid heart palpatations. Thank God that things happened the way they did and when they did because to have it any other way would have been tragic. My father who was diagnosed in Sept. 2008 with Alzheimers now has serious issues with his lungs. He was diagnosed with a PE (pulmonary embolism) and has an unknown mass in his right lung as well. He was released from the hospital with an array of new drugs he has to add to what he already is taking. After these few days I can see that his Alzheimers may be at another level as well and knew that it would be impossible for him to give himself blood thinning injections as well as all the pills. That's where I come in. Early on after the diagnosis of Alzheimers I made him a promise that I would honor his wishes and take care of him. He is still competant enough to know what is going on right now but he knows that I will not let anyone or anything take his honor away now or ever!
He is a blessing in my life and I am honored to be the "chosen" one that he trusts to take on the caregiving role. Despite my ailments and my chronic pain, I am going to do the best I can with myself so that I have the strength to carry him as well.
Please pray for me and for him for the long road that is up ahead.
Thanks to all those on the Pain Forum for your support and replies.