Thank you!

Dec. 6th, 2013 06:01 pm
melcreada: (all this bullshit)
Big, big HUGS and thanks to everyone who reached out to me about my dad. I have bemoaned the death of LJ, but it's deeply comforting to know some of you are still out there. It's a really nice feeling.

I wish I had good news, but I don't. It seems every time we go to the doctor, the news gets worse and worse. But all in all, my dad is in decent spirits right now and that is all I can ask. They haven't made any firm decisions about treatment yet - every appointment feels like it lasts a year and I want to shake someone and tell them to speak in plain English.

But, as I mentioned to someone earlier, this ain't our first rodeo and from previous, similar situations with both my dad and brother, I can say that nothing yet has been unfamiliar - the waiting, the worry, the back and forth to the hospital, the joking, the frustration, and the knowledge that somehow I have become a caretaker. Thank goodness my sister and, to some extent, my brother are sharing this load because I don't know what I would do otherwise.
melcreada: (sm - usagi gnash!)
Well, I'm off - my family and I are flying to LAX tonight and tomorrow we are boarding a Carnival cruise ship for a week. My stress levels are at maximum, but hopefully by this time tomorrow I will be sipping a margarita or similar, bidding a fond farewell to dry land.

I'll be checking my email once or twice, but for the most part I will be incommunicado for the next 10 days or so. Take care, flist and see you on the flip side!
melcreada: (dc - rated arrrgh!)
Off to Lake Tahoe in the morning. Trying to ignore my irrational fear of flying (again). See ya'll on the flipside...

In other news, did you talk like a pirate today? I got some weird looks, let me tell you... ^___^
melcreada: (dc - vulnerable)
I am packed and ready to go to San Jose/San Francisco! So excited! Although, I do hate traveling alone (mainly due to my insane fear of flying). I hope I can sleep tonight...

Today I found some cake pans and muffin tins (nice ones) for 50% off and snapped them up for about $12 total. I also came across a man's Armitron watch inlaid with crystals (really lovely) for $15, marked down from $60, so I got that, too. Yay for bargain shopping!

Okay, peeps - see you on the flip side.
melcreada: (reality melt)

I am going to the dentist tomorrow. Hold me.

In spite of having a smoking hot dentist (and how many people can say that?), I am greatly afeared of people sticking sharp objects in my mouth. I blame my parents, who let me watch The Marathon Man when I was a wee child, thus ensuring that my first visit to the dental torture chamber was a laugh riot of tears, screams, and hyperventilation.

Kidding. Sort of.

I will now obsessively brush my teeth 3 or 4 more times before tomorrow morning.

They have to make a pill for this.

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