Wednesday, October 08, 2008

wednesday weigh in

Last week my father was admitted to the hospital for a stroke.

Today, my mother was admitted to the hospital for a heart attack.

Yesterday, I was offered another opportunity to transfer to the east coast with my company.

With thoughts swirling around my parents ... and whether I'll ever beat this virus that has inhabited my body for the past three weeks ... and researching real estate on the eastern seaboard, I haven't done much exercise.

Although my tear ducts have been getting a pretty good work out.

51 comments:

  1. I am so sorry to hear that your parents are having health problems. My thoughts and prayers are with them (and with you!) for safe and speedy recoveries.

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  2. Sending good thoughts you way... (((HUG)))

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  3. Oh, great big hugs to you. I am so sorry. What a lot you are dealing with.

    I live on the East Coast. If I can help you in some way, please email me.

    Hugs,
    Leeann
    niccofive.blogspot.com

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  4. Oh dear, oh dear. I'm so sorry to hear about your parents' big health scares. I hope they both make speedy recoveries.

    Why must big things always happen all at once?!

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  5. Gives credence to the old saying, "When it rains, it pours."

    I'm sorry for all you're going through right now.

    {{HUGS}}

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  6. My thoughts are with you and your family.

    K

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  7. That's an awful lot to deal with all at once. My thoughts and prayers are with you guys! Sending good wishes your way right now...

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  8. I am so very sorry for all your parents are going through. My mother is recovering from triple bypass surgery and yesterday my FIL was diagnosed with prostate cancer. It completely sucks. Please keep us posted on them and I will add them to my prayers.

    Kelly(Houston)

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  9. What a week...we'll add you and your family to our prayers. Will you be able to see them soon?

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  10. Are your parents on the east coast? I hope they are improving and that they are well soon.

    Also - I WOULD LOVE IF YOU MOVED TO THE EAST COAST - YOU ARE MY INSPIRATION W/THE KIDS ARE MAKING ME BATTY.

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  11. I am so sorry to hear about your parents and will have both you and them in my prayers.

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  12. Oh Jen I'm so sorry to hear about your parents. I will keep them in my thoughts.

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  13. I will keep you and your parents in my prayers. I hope you get to feeling better very soon so you can concentrate on your parents struggles. I pray that they both have speedy recoveries. This really really sucks. I am so sorry.
    Kathy

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  14. Oh no, I'm sorry to hear about both of your parents. Just wanted you to know that they and you will be in my prayers.

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  15. So sorry about your folks. My dad just had a mild heart attack 2 weeks ago. He has had two stents put in and will go in next Wednesday for at least one more. So scary when parents get older.

    Hang in there. Our home has been on the market for two weeks now. A few nibbles but nothing solid. Then the market crashed. yikes. "Looks like I picked the wrong time to stop sniffing glue."

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  16. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family!

    Kimberly A.

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  17. I'm so sorry to hear about your parents. I hope everything is all right.

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  18. So sorry to hear about your parents! I will be praying for their health and for you as you're dealing with them. (And also that you'll move east!) :)

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  19. {{{{{{{{{{{{{{hugs}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}
    You will be in my thoughts, hang in there.

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  20. Yikes!!
    Big hugs and hope all of you recover quickly and fully.
    -Anita R... frequent reader, infrequent commenter

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  21. Sending prayers for healing and quick recovery.

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  22. I so sorry to hear about your parents. I will keep them in my prayers. I pray that God's peace would comfort you even now.

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  23. so sorry to hear all that! i hope they are both doing okay now and that your virus has been cried out of your system! praying

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  24. So sorry Jen about your parents. I was shocked to read about your mom, especially. She seems to be in such great health, so I'm sure she'll be out of the hospital soon.

    I sure hope you can come to a decision with moving too. It all really comes down to family in the end, and I know you'd love to be closer to them.

    Hugs,
    Michele

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  25. I am so sorry. Sending great big hugs and healing prayers your way.

    Lorraine B.
    carolyn's boards

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  26. What a terrible week! I am so sorry and am sending positive energy.

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  27. OH NO!!!

    Sending superhugs your way, I'll keep your family in my prayers.

    ***Mariah***

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  28. HI Jen, I am sorry your loved ones are ill and you are so far away. Thinking of you and holding them up in prayer.

    Deana

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  29. Oh I am so sorry, thats alot to handle at once. Thoughts and prayers to you.

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  30. I'm so sorry to hear about you parents. I hope they are both on the way to recovery...

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  31. (((((HUGS)))))) to you and your family!

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  32. Oh, Jen... what a sobering few days. I'm so sorry to hear that your mom and dad are in the hospital. I can imagine your mind reeling at 100 miles an hour, wondering what you can do on the opposite side of the country.

    Your parents are both lucky to have such a loving daughter.

    Sandy (Ann Arbor)

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  33. Sending hugs & prayers your way.

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  34. oh my goodness....

    I'm so sorry to hear about your parents. keep us updated!

    (ps..The east coast is a great place to live....no earthquakes, fires, tornados, hurricanes, no big blizzards, its great!!! Plus, you already have family out here, so its not like you would be moving to someplace where you knew no one!)

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  35. Jen, I'm sorry to hear of your mom and dad's health issues and I'm sending prayers their (and your) way.

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  36. i am sorry you have had such a rough week. i hope your parents will both be on the mend soon. from your posts, i can tell they are both extraordinary people. i will pray for both of them, and for you.

    take care of yourself. (easier said than done.) sit outside in the sunshine.

    katie

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  37. I'm so sorry about your parents. I will say a prayer for their quick recovery and your peace of mind as regarding any move you may make. Blessings for your family.

    Michelle M in TX

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  38. I'm sending my best wishes to you and your parents.

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  39. I am sending you P&PT for your parents, and many hugs!
    Are you sure you dont allready live on the East Coast? I met a mom with a son named Henry in my daughter's nursery school who has ggb triplets in kindergarten, and her name is Jen! Only catch she has a fifth child, the oldest.
    SC, CT

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  40. Oh no! I am sorry to read this. I hope your mom and dad make quick recoveries. My thoughts are with you.

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  41. Karen in Buffalo10/9/08, 12:12 PM

    Sending (((hugs))) and saying prayers for you all. I wish I lived closer so I could offer my help in some way.
    Get well and take care.

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  42. Jen, I am so sorry to read this news. I hope that your parents are doing okay. Sending thoughts and prayers our way.

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  43. I am so sorry! When it rains, it pours, right? My prayers are with both of your parents as they recover. I hope you can make peace with whatever you decide about moving.

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  44. I am so sorry to hear about your parents we hope they have a speedy recovery and also that you can get to feeling better, it just makes life easier to deal with when you don't feel like crap.

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  45. summerwind0310/9/08, 4:30 PM

    So sorry to hear about your parents. So hard to be so far away. Good vibes coming your way from another faithful reader.
    summerwind03

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  46. I am so, so, so sorry to hear about your parents. I, too, live far away from family and friends, and in instances where someone is sick or hurt (dad having heart surgery then 3 months later, starting chemo, my dear friend being in a coma for a week to stop her seizures, etc., another friend having a life-threatening car accident), you just feel so far away.

    I guess what I'm trying to say is that I feel you, and I hope you are able to walk in peace through the coming days (and weeks and months) as your parents begin to heal and as you make decisions regarding your career and where you will be living.

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  47. Oy vey! Give them both my best! We will add them to our prayers tonight!

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  48. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  49. So sorry to hear about your Mom and Dad! I wish them both a speedy recovery; I do hope they'll be okay. Big hugs!

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  50. Yikes ---- prayers all around my dear!

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  51. Breathe....deep belly breaths

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