Saturday, May 28, 2011

Half Full Friday - on a Saturday!

Half Full Friday is a series of weekly posts that Eyegirl originally started in June 2009.  We believe that a lot of our happiness is determined by our attitude about the things that happen to us.  So by participating, I'm deciding to see the glass as half full instead of half empty; I'm choosing to concentrate on the positives instead of dwelling on the negatives.  The Half Full Friday posts are a way to do just that.  They're a list of the things in my life that have brought me happiness over the past week.  I'm determined to find something good in each day.  Are you?

For the next week, I'd like to challenge each of you to keep a list of at least one thing that brought you happiness each day.  Be sure to link up here once you've posted your list!  (This isn't a blog hop so please only link up if you've participated by posting your happy list.  Thanks!)
~I'm happy because...
My daddy's home from the hospital!

Thanks to Sarge, I now have over twice the number of participants as I did last year for my Third Annual Doggone Dog Swap!  There's still plenty of time to get in on the action if you're interested!

I've gotten some new followers this week!  Welcome! 

My computer apparently didn't like Internet Explorer 9 any better than I did -- it was gone once I restarted my computer!

I got my haircut today!

While it's not exactly bright and sunshiny today, at least it's not raining!

Much thanks to everyone for your kind comments on my last post.  My father is feeling considerably better now than he was when he was admitted to the hospital.  He's still got a long ways to go though before he's completely healthy.
Source:  weheartit
To make a very long story short, the doctors found one problem and got it taken care of.   We thought he was good to go and his plan was to come home yesterday morning.  But then they discovered something on an x-ray and decided to do a CT scan.  That showed even more than what the x-ray caught.  My father has spots on both lungs and his liver.  The doctor said it's very likely cancer only they aren't sure what kind yet.  They tried to do a biopsy on him but he couldn't lay the way they needed him to because it was too painful as he has a bad back.  They couldn't knock him out to do it because for some reason or another they need him to be awake and coherent during the procedure.  I vaguely recall them saying they'd need him to take deep breaths for them or something.  They allowed him to come home late yesterday afternoon and he'll go back up this coming Friday and they'll try something else.  Once they have the biopsy, they'll be able to determine for certain that he has cancer and what kind it is.

If it really is cancer like the doctor thinks it is, this will be the third kind he's had now.   I really disliked my father a great deal as a child and as an adult when I lived with him but we've actually become much closer now that I live on my own.  I truly hope it isn't cancer or if it is, that the treatment won't be too difficult on him.  I'm not ready to lose him yet. 

I don't think it's all sunk in yet.

I've had trouble this past week with commenting on certain blogs.  So if I'm not commenting, please just know that I'm still reading.  Has anyone else had an issue with this or is it just me?  I can comment on some but not all.

15 showed me some love:

P said...

I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you that your dad is going to be okay, honey. xx

Scooter said...

Hey Sprinkles.
I am so glad to hear your dad is at least feeling better now. I will have paws crossed and I am sending my strongest healing thoughts to him and support to you. I'm so glad you have more followers...I'll be doing a Half Full post this coming Friday so I can join in your fun. Haircuts always make you feel good once they're done.
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, COP

Scooter said...

Oops, I forgot: Lots and lots of folks/pups are having trouble with Blogger. It's being all stinky and not wanting to comment very good. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't.

The Daily Pip said...

I am glad your father is feeling better. My paws are crossed that it is NOT cancer. It is nice that you and your father are growing closer. I hope you have MANY more years together!

I have to go back and check out your dog swap. I think I missed this post - though I don't want to give my mom any ideas for swapping me out for a younger dog!

Your pal, Pip

Meg said...

That is wonderful that you got some new followers!

I am glad you dad is doing better--every little bit better counts.

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

We are so happy to see an update on your Dad. You are a good daughter to him. We all hope that the report will be OK. It sounds like he has already had more than his share of illness. We hope that despite all that is going on you can still have a decent weekend.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Lorenza said...

I hope everything is going to be ok with your Dad!
Paws crossed!
IE9 is not funny. That is what my laptop... and my mom thinks!
Happy weekend!
Kisses and hugs

Deborah said...

HI, I haven't been around much and I'm sorry about that. I really hope your father is OK. Even though you had a rough relationship, he is still your Dad and it is still hard. I'm sorry.
I have been super busy with work and babysitting the baby and my Mary Kay business. I had to take on another job! OH least I have fun with it!
I will keep you in my prayers and your family.
PS How is the book? Have you started it yet?

Velvet Over Steel said...

So sorry that your dad is still not out of the woods. My dad had lung cancer and passed 3 1/2 years ago. He had his problems with drinking and my childhood was not good with that or with my mothers issues... but I loved my dad and miss. What I'm trying to say is I think I understand. :-/

I'm praying for your dad and You my friend!! Take care of yourself too & keep us updated!!

Big Hug,
Coreen XOXO

Raising Addie said...

We have all paws crossed for your dad.

Give him lots of snuggles to make him feel better.

Chasing my tale...
Addie, Lucie and Hailey

Unknown said... glad your father is home but so sorry to hear about the possible cancer. Fingers crossed it isn't malignant!!

I know what you mean about your feelings towards your father - mine was really strict & "scary" when I was growing up and I never had a close relationship with him but after I grew up, got married and lived on my own, our relationship really blossomed. I was very sorry to lose him 2yrs ago - but you know, it's the happy times you remember and I'm so glad we got to "find each other" before he left.


the booker man said...

miss sprinkles,

i'm really super glad that your daddy is home from the hospital and feelin' the betterment. i am hopin' and prayin' that he doesn't have that icky C word. pretty please let him know that me and asa and mama are thinkin' of him and wishin' him the very bestest.

*woofs 'n mega huggles*
the booker man

pee s -- i think pretty much everybuddy in blogville was havin' troubles leavin' comments this past week, so no worries!

Zuzana said...

Glad that your father is doing better.
Many people had trouble with commenting last week hopefully it has been resolved.;))

Nadine, Chewy and Lilibell said...

I'll be keeping you and your Dad in my prayers and hope that everything works out well with him.

And yes, I've been having so many problems with trying to leave comments, just this morning I was still having issues with it!

Hugs, Nadin

Zona said...

I'm so late to the blogs after a crazy weekend but I'm glad to hear your dad is feeling a bit better. I have my paws crossed for both of you!!!

Hopeful wags,

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