Thursday, March 8

Love Thursday - friends and bloggers and parents


Picnic in the woods like my parents used to do it 1987

There are many people I feel love towards today. First my lovely friend E who took me out on the town last night to see Buena Vista Social Club, perfect timing considering how low I was feeling about my dad (who was in hospital yesterday having surgery for an enlarged prostate). The music was fantastic and it cheered me up no end. By the end of the performance the entire audience was on their feet: swinging, clapping, stomping.

I also feel completely blown away by all the kind thoughts left on my blog yesterday. It makes me feel all warm inside knowing that there is such a large community of wonderful and caring bloggers out there who take the time out to send some good vibes when they are so desperately needed. Thank you so much Amy, Gattina, La Cubana Gringa, Mar, Blue Jude, Beckie, Brian, Dragonheart, Bearette, Harley, Cats-goats-quotes, Kelly, Sacred Suzie, Jamie, Nicole, Caro, Tricotine, Vanessa, Mrs Lifecruiser, Claire, Bex, KG, Gel (emerald eyes), Edvard Moonke and Sharon.

I spoke to my dad this morning and he sounded terrible. The operation was successful but it took fours hours, he lost four litres of blood (and so had to have blood transfusions) and then there were complications afterwards, which meant that they had to operate again. His poor 80-year old body is pretty battered and he is in a lot of pain. I cried buckets after we hung up. It feels terrible to be so far away when he is so unwell, and I want to be there for my mom too. So my darling has convinced me to go and see them. Which I am. I have booked a ticket today, and I'm leaving on Saturday. I can't wait...

24 comments:

Mr. X said...

Let's hope it all goes well from here onwards, then.
Regards to all!

Edvard Moonke said...

I think you do right. I'm wishing all the best to all of you!

Sharon said...

Your ..darling..is a good man.

meredith said...

It's so good that you can go be with your Dad. I hope he is feeling better quickly. Happy Love Thursday :)

La Cubana Gringa said...

Excellent idea, going to see your dad! In my line of work, the only thing that I've come to appreciate more than the fragility of the body...is the strength of the human spirit. And spirit is something that can be shared. So go share yours with your dad...you might just lift his, and that'll get him one step closer to healing.

You and your family are in my thoughts. xoxo

Bex said...

I'm glad you are going to go see your dad. I remember when my dad almost died--it was so hard to not be there for him.

You and your family are in my thoughts!

KG said...

Do hang in there! I'm so glad you'll be able to be with your parents a bit while your dad heals.

O.k. Now I'm sending EXTRA doses of good vibes to all of you!

daisies said...

oh my gosh ... i missed your post yesterday, will send your dad tons of healing vibes. so glad you get to go and be with him on the weekend!

you and you family will be in my thoughts ... hugs xox

paris parfait said...

So sorry to hear about your dad's health woes, but glad you'll be able to visit. That should cheer you both up! As for Buena Vista Social Club, we have the DVD and you're right, it does make one feel better. Safe journey and thoughts and prayers with you and your dad. xo

Nicole said...

fantastic idea to hop a plane and go visit. your mom and dad will both appreciate it!

i will be thinking of you on your journey and may your dad heal up well!

Vanessa said...

I'm so sad to hear about the complications but delighted that you're going to be able to fly to their side. I'm sure seeing you will be wonderful medicine for your dad :)
I saw Buena Vista quite a few years ago when it was released. It was at the San Sebastian film festival. The whole place was dancing in the aisles too! Such a buzz... I love the soundtrack and still play it often (Dos Gardenias Para Ti... is such a beautiful song).
Love, warmth and wishes for a save journey.
Vxxx

Erin the Innocent said...

I've got my fingers crossed for a speedy recovery for your dad!

I don't know you but I've been reading through some of your blog entries after you commented on my Love Thursday.

Bongga Mom said...

All the best to you and your family. I think the blogosphere is rooting for you!

PastorMac's Ann said...

Oh, I hope that he heals quickly. I glad that you're going to be able to be with him.

emmie johnson said...

Hi! Sorry to hear about your dad. I sincerely hope he gets better soon. Don't worry.
Love your blog. I am getting some really positive vibes from it. Good luck.
Have a great day.
You could perhaps drop into my blog on friendship greeting cards for some beautiful e-greeting cards and friendly tips.

J.Doe said...

The best of luck to your Dad. I'm sure he'll appreciate the visit.

sognatrice said...

Just to let you know that I'm thinking of you and your family, and Happy Belated Love Thursday :)

BlueJude said...

Have a safe trip!! Best wishes for Dad!

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Brian said...

I hope that you have a safe trip and your dad makes a full recovery.

Caro said...

You have a heck of a darling!

KatieBelle said...

I'm sending lots of good thoughts your way!

Love,
KatieBelle

Mrs Lifecruiser said...

OH, I'm so sorry to hear that the operation was that bad for him! Still hope for a good recovery though.

Your darling really is a darling huh? Showing that he really loves you - hang on to him :-)

I'm so glad that you're going. Have a safe trip.

It's in situation like this one really wishes to have some kind of magic wand....

Patti said...

Prayers for your dad, and I hope your trip is awesome.