Post # 1
So I’m really worried about my dad.
We found out late last week that he has a herniated disk in his back and he can currently hardly walk, stand, or even sit. He’s been laying on a bed in our family room since he can’t really get upstairs and is taking hard-core painkillers and is still in intense pain. The doctor is trying to get him in for surgery soon, but it takes time to fit him into the schedule (it’s looking like it will be the beginning of July).
Now of course I want my dad to feel better because it sucks to see him in that much pain, but I feel like a bad person for also really wanting to make sure he’s better by my wedding in 26 days! I want my dad to be able to walk me down the aisle and dance with me. I’ve always pictured and looked forward to these moments and now I’m worried that they just won’t be possible.
I know it could be worse – my dad will still be able to be at my wedding, something some women don’t get to have. But I still really want to be able to have these things that I’ve pictured since I was a little girl. They were up there as some of the things I was looking forward to most (outside of actually marrying my FI of course!)
So Bees – please keep my dad in your prayers and I hope his back is better soon and that hopefully he can still walk me down the aisle and dance at my wedding.
Post # 3
I hope they get him into surgery soon and that he’s feeling well enough to attend your wedding. Even if he can’t walk you down the aisle, I’m sure you’ll still be excited if he is able to be there for you.
Post # 4
I’m so sorry to hear this. My dad is going through a similar situation. He has a tumor on his spine that has messed up his discs. He’s been on heavy painkillers since April and it has improved a lot. He’s not getting surgery, but is undergoing radiation to shrink the cancer. They’ve also put him on steroids which has helped a ton. Hopefully the treatment your dad is getting will help him improve quickly. If not, maybe you could plan on getting a wheelchair for the wedding. I know it might not be what you had envisioned, but at least your dad will be able to attend your day and “walk” you down the aisle. I’ll be thinking of you!
Post # 5
- Wedding: February 2009 - Small church ceremony with mountain-view log cabin reception
Sending good thoughts and healing vibes! I hope he’ll be able to walk you down the aisle and dance with you, but if he isn’t able to do it comfortably, just be thankful he’s there to share your day:)
Post # 6
I hope he feels better soon and I also hope he is able to walk you down the aisle. I hope everythin turns out for the best.
Post # 7
I hope he feels better! Don’t worry, these things are usually easily corrected. And btw, I think what you are feeling is totally normal, you are NOT a bad person.
Post # 8
I hope he feel better! that really suck…