Post # 1
I just need some words of encouragment.
I was home to see my parents for my dads birthday, and realized that my father is really not doing so great. My dad has had Multiple Sclerosis for as long as i can remember. Now that im living away from home, i see it more on how bad its getting. He is so darn stubborn, I think he should be in a wheelchair, b/c he can hardly move. Last year he was atleast able to get up out of a chair by himself(holding on to his walker) and now he needs my mom to pretty much pull him up.
Mom was telling me that he has had a PT coming to the house b/c his arm functions were failing. It broke my heart.. Im getting married in 10 months and seeing how bad hes getting, i feel like he wont be able to attend.. it just totallt sucks
Post # 3
I just wanted to say, I am so sorry! My parents are doing ok, but they have eachhad cancer at least once and I have no idea when it will come back. Its a terrifying feeling and I wish all thebest health to your dad.
Post # 4
This is honestly one of the HARDEST things about growing up I think. I am very lucky that my parents are still pretty healthy, but my DH’s parents have some definite health issues. My father in law has MS and my mother-in-law was recently diagnosed with Stage 3 Colon Cancer. It is SO hard to realize that our parents are getting to be the age our grandparents were when we were kids (and our grandparents seemed so old!). I still picture my parents as 35. Except I’m 27 so hmmmm lol.
I guess I don’t have any real advice. Just commisseration that I get it, it’s scary, and it totally totally sucks. I guess a (small) silver lining is that I feel like with awareness of your parents’ mortality also comes some effort on my part to make them a priority.
Post # 5
🙁 I am sorry. My dad has had several heart attacks. It is very difficult to deal with, but helps us appreciate loved ones, life, and good health. I am sorry for your troubles!
Post # 6
Big hugs <3 My grandpa is really sick (colon cancer) and probably not going to make it to the wedding. He’s been in and out of the hospital for a while now and getting worse. I’m glad that my uncle moved back here and lives with my grandparents after he graduated from nursing school, because they have him when something happens.
Post # 7
Thanks Bees!!! Your words really mean alot!!!I also wish the best for you all!!! Big HUGS to everyone!