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Sunday, November 11, 2012

Back into the Fire!!

I have spent the last 10 days having A) Two toes amputated due to Diabetic issues and B) helping my Mom put my Dad into longterm care for Parkinson's and dementia. Going back to school tomorrow is going to feel like a vacation! For those of you who have been following my healthcare issues (Hugs, Phyl!), I never had any pain after the surgery! Who knew? I walk just like I did before they were removed and feel great. Dad is doing well in his new home and is well taken care of. My new schedule will include 2-3 visits a week to see my Dad so I will have to start getting to school earlier in the mornings so I can leave school at a decent hour ( I like to stay and work late) Anywho, I miss my kids and have been OD-ing on Pinterest with new ideas and projects to try. I will start posting again as soon as we finish up what the kids were working on before I left. Thanks again to all of my bloggie friends for your care and concern!

16 comments:

Mr. E said...

WOW...if that was a suggested weight loss plan...you need a new doctor. How much can two toes weigh?!? :) THAT IS CRAZY FRIEND?!?!?!?!! I'm glad you are not having pain...or having balance issues. Ok..one last too personal smart butt question... Will it mess up your flip-flop wearing? ps..glad you all found a good place for your dad to be. I know that is not an easy choice to make, but prayerfully all involved will know & feel the blessing of said choice.

Angie said...

Whoa. I have not been blog reading lately. Thank goodness the amputation hasn't been painful. It is so tough to deal with parent issues.

Pat said...

Ted, Ted, Ted,

I LOVE smart butt questions! The easy answer is, I could never wear flip flops before the operation because they hurt the skin between my toes so no great loss! Yay!

:)Pat

Painting With Brains said...

I'm glad the surgery went well for you and that you're back in action!

Phyl said...

Hugs to you, too, my friend. Unfortunately I can't think of a single smart-butt thing to say, so sincere good vibes sent your way will have to suffice for now. Keep us posted, please, and don't forget to take care of yourself while you are looking after dad. More hugs.

dmasse said...

I was wondering why I hadn't heard from you in a while:)
Stay strong and shine brite:)
d

Pat said...

Thanks, Phyl!

Rina k6art.com said...
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Rina k6art.com said...

Hi Pat
Your positive attitude is shining through. Stay strong!

sallgood said...

I'm sorry you've had so much to deal with, but it sounds like your positive outlook will get you through! (Your family and your little artists are lucky to have you, even if a couple toes are missing) :D

Janis said...

Glad to hear you are on the mend. I too am taking care of my elderly dad and it is very hard for all. Glad your dad is settling in it has to be a relief to you.

Mrs. P, Art Explorer said...

Hi Pat! Glad to hear that you haven't had pain from the surgery. Sounds like your life has been a whirlwind. Getting back to the kiddos will be nice, but make sure you take some time for yourself. Being a caregiver can be draining (I'm watching my sisters-in-law go through that with their dad). Big hugs from NH! Mrs. P @ createartwithme.blogspot.com

Pat said...

Thanks for all of the love and support, everyone! Things are starting to level out and I am so glad to be back to school. My kiddos have been so sweet! I really appreciate your thoughts and prayers!

:)Pat

Mrs. C said...

You have had quite a year so far health wise! Glad to hear you are Ok! Hoping you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends! :)

Chesterbrook Academy Elementary said...

I am happy to hear you are feeling better.

Art Project Girl said...

Pat I have been so out of the blog world and I am only finding this out now! What a stressful year you've had. I always joke with the kids when they are crying with a paper cut or minor wound to the extremities that we might have to amputate. Really not funny! Take care of yourself and your health. I know that we are so busy as art teachers but I pray that you will find time to do YOU.