Sunday, February 25, 2007

Another Dad Update!

As has been mentioned on numerous occasions, Mom & Dad are in the midst of their yearly 3-month stay in Hawaii. Last year they bailed on Hawaii to take us to the Caribbean, but they've been doing this for almost 20 years.

It's been a tough year or so for Dad. But he doesn't complain. Loudly. Too much... The pacemaker, the cancer, the arm ripped out of its socket, the bladder surgery and subsequent self-catheterizing ritual, the frustration of not regaining full use of his arm--all of it has taken a bit of a toll. So a few months of relaxing in Hawaii should be a good thing, right?

Well, a couple of weeks ago, he misjudged a step, and fell onto his "good" arm. Hurt his ribs, too. Dad, who takes the blood thinner Coumadin, will bleed uncontrollably from a simple scratch. When he bruises, he puts us all to shame. Need proof? See below--

Not just the big honker on the upper arm, but the additional bruising on his lower arm, as well as the band-aid near his elbow.

Other than this, they seem to be enjoying themselves with friends and golf. They go to concerts, they go to movies (air-conditioning, ya know!), play golf, and basically lounge around. They did go out for Chinese New Year's. Mom emailed this account:
    "Dad's ribs are fine now but he has a crescent shaped cut on his forehead
    where he ran into a parking sign in Chinatown. He's too tall to live here!"
More updates, if and when they become available!

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