Lyn, Padraig, Mary and all others........
Lyn, you sound as though you have come to terms about
your Dad, but isn't reality just horrid sometimes? He is so fortunate to have you and Cait, and hopefully the siblings will make visits only if they are positive and loving. You are right. He needs and deserves a loving and safe environment right now, more than ever. Sure wish I could help......
Facing health issues when you have led such a healthy lifestyle must be frustrating. I agree with Lyn, though, that the stress/grief/loss over a loved one can so easily cause or exacerbate health issues. I started getting severe migraine headaches which I had not had for many years, for almost 5 months and daily, while I was dealing with the estate and then just realizing the loss. I thought I was taking good care of myself and I think I was to an extent, but my emotional mental health was all over the place and that certainly can alter blood pressure at the very least! I sent you some information which may or may not be helpful....
Mary, hoping and continuing to send those good thoughts out to you, that are whipping those kids into shape, feeling better yourself, and being able to enjoy your husband as you both deserve.
Take care all. I don't know what the weather is like where all you folks are, but we are experiencing more extreme weather these last couple months, bringing a lot more snow than usual, some fierce winds that could tear siding off houses, roofs off buildings etc. On my road is a pretty hysterical sight: we had about
18 inches of snow and more was coming that evening right when the mighty wind of all winds picked up and formed gigantic snow drifts! There is a 4 1/2 foot snowdrift at the end of the road and I am waiting for the road crews to find time to clear it so that I can leave my house! I shovel off my driveway everyday, sometimes more than once a day, mainly for the exercise benefit as my rig can get through it fine. After shoveling yesterday to make the trip to the front door easier for the rural paper delivery boy, I noticed that within an hour there was a 2 foot drift against the front door! Snowdrifts other places nearby are even higher and traffic is impeded almost everywhere in a 100 mile radius due to these enormous snow drifts, whiteouts, and more. Personally, I enjoy the cold temperatures, the challenges of keeping warm, manuevering through so much snow etc. but there are many in town who are not sharing my opinion
fondly to all,