Sunday, March 13, 2011

Well, I am Home Again

Hi to all my loyal Followers! After 7 days in hospital, I am home again. I wish I could say I am 100% better, but I'm not really.  Still, I am better than I was when I went in, and being away from home over these past few days has been very convenient for hubbie, as he had to rip up old carpet and polish the floorboards in 2 of the rooms - so you can imagine the DUST involved!!  Not great for an asthmatic to be around, plus the smell of the floor paint/polish was apparently quite strong too.
So, "God works all things together for good, for those who love the Lord etc..." so it worked out fortuetous (is that how you spell that??) that I was not home during these kind of renovations.
Lots of other things been happening too, windows being cleaned, other carpet shapooed etc., but will tell you more about it later.
Our new house is moving closer and closer to being finished, so perhaps the Builder's date of "end of March" might prove to be close to the money.
My very sad news is that my dear, beloved Dad is nearing the end of his life.  He has been in end stage renal failure for the past 5 months, that we knew of, but we didnt know how long it had been going on before then.  He is in hospital now, and we are hoping to have him moved to the Mary Potter Hospice area of the hospital (for palliative care) early in the week, as the specialist tells us that he does not have too much longer with us.  My sister flew down from Queensland last Tuesday evening, so she has been able to spend all day with him in the hospital each day.
I was given a "leave pass" from the hospital to go and see him on Tuesday night when he first went into hospital, and then again on Thursday evening once hubbie could drive me in, but they didnt want to discharge me, as they felt I still needed to come back to the hospital after the visits to continue working on getting my own health back on track.  I am glad that they did really, as even though I have left hospital, I still dont really feel great.
My Dad has been a fabulous Dad, full of cuddles and jokes, love and laughter so it is dreadfully sad to see him now, just lying in bed sleeping most of the time.  He knows we love him dearly and this is a terribly sad time right now, as I am sure anyone who has been through it will understand.
So, if you dont hear from me for a while - it is just because of everything that is happening.  I hope you all take a moment to give your Mum and your Dad a big hug and a kiss, and tell them how much you love them, and how much they mean to you.
Until next time.....Hugs n Blessings from Sue x


  1. Oh goodness, when it rains it pours! Glad you are out of the hospital, but wish you were well! Hugs to your Dad, we will all be here when you get back!


  2. So sorry to hear about your dad. May God fill you and your family with His love. You are in my prayers.

  3. Hi Sue...sending lots of prayers and hugs your way
    Dawn x x x x

  4. Thankyou so much friends, it means a great deal to me to know that I have special friends out there thinking of me, and sending prayers my way. Hugs n Blessings, Sue x

  5. Hi, Sue. I hope you are feeling a little better by now. Sorry to hear about your father, I know the feeling for cancer has taken away my father when I was only 25 and he has 52.It were very hard days.My mother died in a fire at her house about 14 months ago. A short circuit began the fire and as she had already taken her sleeping pills, she woke up to late and died in the way to the hospital due to the toxic fumes she inhaled.I'll be praying for your father and hope you get better soon.

  6. Oh Sue, I am so sorry about your Dad, but hopefully, if he is sleeping, he is not in pain.

    You really have got a lot going on at the moment haven't you?

    Remember to try and take care of yourself whith everything else that is happening.

  7. Thankyou, thankyou all SO MUCH for your kind thoughts and prayers. It does my heart good to know that there are people out there who care about my dear Dad and about me, even though we have never met. I really appreciate your kindness. Hugs n Blessings from Sue x

  8. I'm so glad you're home, Sue and I pray that you continue to feel better, each and every day. I am so sorry about your father. I am still lucky enough to have both my parents and I am so grateful for that. Sending prayers for a peaceful time for you dad and for all of you as well.