Saturday, February 19, 2011


What a week! Sorry I have no been around much, but as a lot of you know, my grandfather had something called a TIA, which is pretty much a sign that a stroke will be coming for him here in the future.

Sadly, my grandpa is not a stranger to medical issues; he is however, one hell of a fighter! He has been in congestive heart failure for 29 years & had cancer twice. His strength & drive is something to be admired by us all & I know if he can do it, I can face anything I am given too.

Being the oldest grandchild, him being in the hospital as put a lot on my shoulders as my parents were not able to make it back into town until yesterday. Until my parents made it back, I Had to worry about work & my grandparents. Going between the 2. Making sure my grandmother ate & that they understood everything the doctors told them.

I am in no ways complaining, as I am soooo very lucky! I am 29 & still have all 4 of my grandparents, what a blessing! This has, however been an emotionally draining & tiring week.

I am happy to say that he is back home & will just be seeing a neurologist from time to time so they can keep an eye on him & try to catch a stroke soon, when it does happen. I want to thank you for all your thoughts for my family during this time, once again all my Twitter & blog friends have come to my "rescue." I've said it before & I will continue to say all are so wonderful & I would be truly lost without each of you!


  1. Happy to hear he is doing well! TIA's can be quite scary. You are a good granddaughter and I am sure they are very appreciative; it's amazing how many family members aren't involved in their aging parents/grandparents care/health.

  2. Thinking of u and grandpa sweetie. So glad he is ok. Hugs

  3. So happy to hear things are looking up. I'm hopeful things continue to improve!

  4. working in aged care, i see so many elderly people who have family but who aren't involved in their lives - so very very sad.

    glad to hear that he's doing well.


  5. so sorry your grandpa is not well...hoping he continues to impress you with that fighting spirit!!

  6. Glad to hear your grandpa is doing better. Mine means the world to me, so I know it's hard. Hang in there :)


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