Sunday, April 15, 2012

Serious Post

My father had a stroke late Thursday night. He is still in the hospital. The doctors say that the effects will be permanent, although they may get better with time and therapy.

I will post and comment as often as I can but it may be awhile before I'll be back full time. I do have back-up pictures which I will post.

Prayers and good thoughts are appreciated.

Also, if any of you readers smoke, please think about quitting. My father had a heart attack in '99 and triple bypass surgery. He has had three transient ischemic attacks (mini strokes) and now a stroke. These were all caused by his smoking, which he has done since childhood.

Love, Bethany

32 comments:

  1. Bethany, you and your family are in my thoughts! What a scary thing to go through. Thinking of you and sending love your way.

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  2. Oh honey I'm so sorry about your dad. :( Y'all will be in our thoughts and prayers. *hugs*

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  3. I'm so sorry, Bethany... I don't know what to say other than I hope your father will make a good recovery. My thoughts and sympathies are with you and your family in what must be an extremely difficult time.

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  4. I'm so sorry to read this! I'm sending as many positive and healing thoughts that I can, and hope that your dad will soon be up and on his feet again.
    *Hugs*

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  5. I'm keeping you and your father in my thoughts. May the damage be much much smaller then you all fear :-(

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  6. oh, bethany, i'm so sorry you have to go through this. you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers!!

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  7. Bethany I'm so sorry to read about your dad. Sending positive thoughts and energy to you and your family. *hugs*

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  8. I'm so sorry to hear about your father :( you and you family will be in my prayers. Don't rush back, of course we'll all miss you here in the polish world but family is more important and being with your father is where your time and energy should be. Take care and stay strong!

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  9. Aww i hope your dad pulls through ok, think positive!! xx

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  10. Oh no Bethany, I'm so sorry that's a horrible thing to have to go through, I hope he pulls through and keeps fighting.

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  11. I was just thinking last night, "where the heck is Bethany, she hasn't commented on any of my posts". Even if it comes out crappy, I can always rely on you to see some good in it. We all appreciate you for that and I promise you the words of support are genuine from all of us that truly care about you. E-mail me if I can help. I work for a rehab center. :)

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  12. I'm so sorry you have to go through this and I hope your dad will improve with the doctors help and therapy. You take however much time you need to be with your family and cope with all of this and don't worry about your blog! WE will all be here whenever you can return!

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  13. I am so sorry, Bethany. Will be sending good thoughts to you and your family.

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  14. I am so sorry about your father. My dad has had heart surgery and a TIA recently, and I am so scared that he too will have a stroke. I will keep you both in my thoughts and prayers.

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  15. I'm so sorry to hear about your dad Bethany. I know it will be a tough road to recovery, but you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I'm not a smoker, but thanks for reminding others of how truly dangerous it is.

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  16. I'm so sorry Bethany, wishing your dad a speedy recovery.

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  17. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I know what you are going through.

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  18. I am so sorry to hear about your dad! Hope he is doing better! Don't worry about us-the ones who love you will be here when you get back!

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  19. Bethany, I'm so sorry to hear about what's going on with your family. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you as you focus on your family and your father's recovery. In the meantime, we're not going anywhere <3

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  20. Bethany, I hope things are constantly improving for you and your family. Your presence on your blog will be missed and I hope you know I, and most likely all your readers, are thinking of you.

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  21. Bethany, I'm sorry to hear about your father :( I hope he has a speedy recovery,best of wishes to you and yours. <3

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  22. I'm really sorry! I hope everything is alright and he gets better soon!!

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  23. I'm really sorry to hear about your father. Wishing him a speedy recovery. My thoughts are with you. <3

    ~ Yun

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  24. I'm really sorry to hear that! I hope he gets better very soon! Take all the time you need, we will be here, when you come back <3

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  25. Bethany, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers, I am so very sorry that this happened to you! I actually quit smoking over a year ago and I think it's great that you're trying to reach out to smokers through your own personal experience.

    Take all the time you need. I'll be praying for a speedy recovery for your dad. Stay strong, girl! And I'll be here whenever you get back :)

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  26. Thank you all for your wonderful, uplifting comments.

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  27. Taking care of family can be very tiring and frustrating. Know that you have lots of prayers and always ask for help. People love to help in any way they can, whether it be cooking, cleaning, planting flowers, etc. :)

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  28. Oh no, I'm so sorry! You and your family are in my thoughts, I'll be hoping for a quick & full recovery! My grandfather had a stroke so I know what you are going through is no fun! Best wishes! Don't worry about us, do what you need to do!

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  29. I just saw this post, and I want to let you know my thoughts & prayers are with you and your family.

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  30. So sorry Bethany! I hope you and your family are alright, and that your Dad is on the mend. Thoughts are with you xxx

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