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Dad

Posted 2014.07.06 6.51 in Family/Friends by Stephanie

Dad

August 1938 – July 2014

Memorable Quotes

Posted 2010.06.17 18.17 in Family/Friends by Stephanie

“Colo-rectal cancer is a real pain in the ass.”
– my Dad

Tuesday Update

Posted 2010.06.16 8.34 in Family/Friends, Pointless Blather by Stephanie

(Yeah I know it’s Wednesday.)

So no posts for a week. Lots going on, or nothing going on. Or both. I’ve been so intensely exhausted lately, it’s getting increasingly difficult to function. I still get up and go to work, still do most of the stuff that has to be done, but otherwise, there’s no energy left over for anything else.

This world cup thing is on, 3 games a day now in the group stages. I’m cheering for England (till they get eliminated) and in games where England aren’t playing, I cheer for the underdog.

The big thing this week is tomorrow. My dad goes in for surgery to get his cancer removed. I’ll be taking him to the hospital (at 5am…) I haven’t spoken with him in a week or so, I don’t know how he’s doing, but I’m nervous. Haven’t been able to sleep much the last two nights. I’m sure things will work out fine, but I can’t help be concerned — it’s my dad, after all.

Uncategorizable Updates

Posted 2010.03.10 15.31 in Family/Friends by Stephanie

Uncategorizable because I don’t really know what sort of heading to use, or where to file them, or how to respond or react or what to do, really. Sometimes things happen and I guess reactions are deferred or just fail to trigger, because it’s either far enough outside the comfort-zone so as to be a bit un-processable, or gets lost somewhere between being startled and denial. Or, maybe I’m just a bad person and don’t know how to deal with stuff.

Anyhow, in the last month or so, my dad was diagnosed with cancer, but from the sound of it, they’ve found it early enough. There’s a lot of questions still. He’s going to have surgery to remove it, but first he might have chemo to shrink it, then radiation later. Or maybe there’ll be radiation first, and chemo after. Or maybe radiation and chemo first, and surgery later. As I said, lots of questions, particularily what’s and when’s.

Today they installed a valve in his arm so that they can plug the chemo in. I think they call it a pic line or a stint or something like that. 18 inches of tube though, they snaked in through a vein in his arm, leaving a little valve thingy on the outside. So he has that, but doesn’t know if they’re actually going to start the chemo this week, next week, come summertime, or whatever.

My dad seems fairly calm, but I’d like to have some of the whens and whats filled in.

The other wierdness is that my aunt has seemingly disappeared. She lives in BC so it’s not like we see her or speak with her too frequently, but from what I understand, she has vanished and been missing for several days now. My dad called the RCMP out in BC to ask them to start looking into the situation, but they have decided that she isn’t really missing.

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Tuesday Update

Posted 2009.09.01 13.11 in Aquaria, Family/Friends, Photography, Pointless Blather by Stephanie

Crazy busy recently so there’s only time for another bullet-point post for now; I’ll come back and make longer posts when I have time to elaborate on things.

  • Too busy on the weekend for a photo expedition, which was a bit disappointing – after four consecutive weeks, I missed one. So the film photos I posted recently will stand-in this week. There’s a long-weekend ahead and hopefully I’ll have time to get back out and take more pics – either digital or film, we’ll see.
  • Yesterday was my dad’s birthday – happy birthday dad! My dad is one of the Good Guys; if he wore a cowboy hat it would be white. He doesn’t wear a hat though, so instead he has white hair. (Ok, it’s more silver than white, but you get the idea.)
  • The zebrafish fry were already mostly free-swimming yesterday, if I have that term correct. That is, instead of all clinging to the sides, corners & bottom of the wee nursery tank, by yesterday evening the vast majority of them were hanging out in a school in the middle of the water column. There’s closer to 3 dozen than 2 dozen, or perhaps even more!
  • The snail-on-snail action has been continuing, with Little Buddy gettin’ it on with Big Blue and Speed Racer pretty much every day. Still no eggs though! Grrr. If he keeps going like this, I’m going to have to move Little Buddy to another tank for a while so the others can get a break.

That’s all I can think of at the moment but I’m sure there’s more.

Cheers!

Happy Birthday Dad!

Posted 2006.08.31 0.00 in Family/Friends by Stephanie

You’re the best!