Sunday, January 23, 2011

Job's comforter

So my dad phones this morning to wish me luck and encourage me prior to my next hospital date - it's tomorrow, but he thought it was today.

He gives me a graphic description of his partner's daughter who was operated on yesterday - intensive care and this and that.

'Don't worry, Dad' say I, 'I'm just getting some test results tomorrow. Then I'll know what comes next.'

'You watch, they might just whip you into hospital right away - they've been taking their time with your tests and cancer grows.'

Gee, thanks dad. I felt fine this morning when I woke up, but for some reason, I'm all shaky now.

He continues by suggesting I get medical insurance. It'll save my life he says.

'I can't afford it.'

'You must!'

Even better, so now something that is beyond my reach is required for my survival. Nice shot, Dad.

Sigh, I do love him, though the farm dog (in today's pic) is much more comforting.


  1. Thinking of you, MM. I hope all goes well.

  2. Your dad is a klutz who clearly loves you. He's worried and doesn't know how to keep his mouth shut.
    Let us hear when you can. Thinking of you too.

  3. I agree with Pam--your dad is nervous and concerned. When this is behind you, tell him "Thanks a lot." Be well.

  4. Yes when fathers are worried and not nearby, they sound crazy, but it is okay, it only shows how much he worried about you and how much he loves you.
    My father is just the opposite, even when a person is on his death bed he will be encouraging them to be positive and things are absolutely fine and he would also give them very convincing scientific explanation, and make them believe that nothing is wrong with them.
    I think that is how he has himself survived till now, he is almost 89, and still healthy and takes care of his own affairs without any help from anybody.
    You are in my prayers, and everything will be fine.

  5. Well, I'm sure he meant well. haha

    Hope everything goes okay with the tests.

  6. oh man. i hope you get good news, with or without health ins. i don't have it either and i hate it when people tell me i should get it. like i would skip it if there was a way i could afford it.

  7. Thinking about you! Be well!!!

  8. Reminds me of my mom. He's just worried about you, and sticking his foot in his mouth every two sentences. Worried about you a bit myself. Hope all goes well.

  9. MM I just love the farm dog and his love is shown in a completely different way to your Dad.
    Seems there is little to say at the moment except to let you know that I am with you in thought.
    Stay strong..

  10. Family!
    Hoping the results are all great.

  11. Hey, all of you. Thanks for the messages of support.

    Rama: I'm sure that positive attitude helps one to have a longer life - if so, I should live to be a hundred!