Thursday, December 3, 2015

Mak'n plans...



So many daily trips ahead for Dad and I as he starts radiation treatments.  We have made the 70 mile trip to the docs many times just to get to this point. He has both a scan and radiation today. 
Dad's spirits are good, and as ever he is more worried about me (or more likely my haul ass driving) than he is about himself. 

We are planning future adventures for when this bump in the road is behind us... 
which may include a hot spring, a boomstick, a cabin, a wet line, and a teepee...




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  1. You drive carefully, young lady. I well remember many, many trips up the switchbacks from Sedona to Flagstaff when my mom was in treatment. It's all too easy to get tired and distracted. Prayers coming.

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    1. LOL... Yes Ma'am!! Thanks for the prayers.

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  2. Those all sound like very worthy trips. There are many more fish to catch.

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    1. It helps to take his mind off of the treatments. There are plenty of fish left!

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  3. Sometimes having a focal point other than the tiger's tail is a good idea, even if it's your little girl's daredevil driving style. Praying for Pops. Keep us posted.

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    1. It seems to help. Thanks for the prayers for Pops.

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  4. Keeping you both in my prayers. Hot springs and fishing, sounds good. Take good care of yourself too.

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    1. Thank you Celia. I'm working on getting him past this.

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  5. Lucky man to have you at his back. Bet he knows it.

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    1. Nelly, I'm the lucky one to have him for my Dad, and still around.

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  6. Old NFO:
    Thanks for the thoughts and prayers.
    Still getting used to this new format and some how deleted your comment.

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  7. Not the easiest of times, take care and don't forget to add the odd treat for you into the plans. healing hugs for both of you.

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    1. Grannymar, thanks and hugs to you as well.

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  8. I'm so sorry to hear that it is cancer. Will have you both in my prayers. Your strength is a daily inspiration to me, B.

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    1. Jenny, Thanks for the prayers and sweet words.

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  9. Know what you are going through. Prayers and big hugs. And ice cream Lots and lots of ice cream.

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    1. Chickenmom, Prayers & hugs are most welcome here. He has a long standing affinity for homemade coffee milkshakes, like daily!

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  10. Future plans are the most important part of getting through daily life challenges. Not sure I would like sleeping in a TP, but that cabin looks cozy.

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    1. Tabor, It seems to really give him hope to look ahead.
      I used to put up a teepee in the backyard when my kids & grandkids were little, we slept out there on occasion, always a fun adventure...

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  11. Thinking of you and Dad. Don't forget a little fun along the way.

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    1. Thanks Odie, we are all about having fun on the journey.

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  12. Ahhh...the challenging life experience that never quits...these road trips, made in hopes of prolonging a marvelous life, afford the opportunity for deep conversations and meaningful exchange, an opportunity that many who lose their loved ones suddenly, do not have.

    We only have now...but setting out goals for the future and road trips to look forward to taking is one of the secrets to enjoying now. Somewhat ironic.

    Your father is a strong man. You are a strong woman.

    Don't forget to stop for hot coffee on the road!

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    1. Cheri, it is difficult at the moment to have much in the way of conversations as Dad's voice is affected by the cancer. We are hoping that some of it will come back after treatment.
      Dad is strong, I don't know about me.

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