Friday, July 24, 2009

Good News / Bad News

Firstly - thankyou to everyone that sent me emails of support or left comments. I appreciate your friendship so much :)

Monday we had some good news in that my hubbies job is secure for at least the next 6 months... Part of the bad news is that we will be faced with the same types of decisions in 6 months time ??? So there is still uncertainty looming.

We are also going to have to be making some rather HUGE decisions about Miss 15's schooling - As next year she will be entering into Year 11 and will need some stability... and changing schools will not be an option ??

Sorry for the delay in letting you all know...but our internet has been mucking up for the last week. Its been very hit and miss as to whether the adsl connects. Bigpond (our server) is supposedly sending us a new modem as ours was still under warrenty (phew) but it will take at least 10 business days for it to arrive. COUNT THEM 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10 Business days... hmm!

We bought a pre-paid modem to use whilst hubby was in hospital and for holidays etc but have found it to be FRUSTRATING to say the least. It takes ages to connect - then says there is no signal and when it does work it CHEWS through the credit... Totally useless!

Me being me - I decided I had enough and decided I would pull the modem to pieces to see if I could get it inwork - by this stage I was getting particularly desperate.... we all know we are addicted and you start having withdrawels after a bit. I was sooo totally LOST!

BINGO - its working - Maybe I missed my calling - Maybe I should go and get an IT degree? But I think they might frown at my method (I admit to throwing it at the fence out of pure frustration then picking it up plugging it in and going oh my goodness its connecting!!)

I won't hold my breath that the connection will hold - but for now - yay - I am online!!

Now comes the bad news - You all thought that you had read the bad news - unfortunately not :(

I received a phone call from my mum on Wednesday afternoon... the second *MUM* flashed onto the caller ID I had this feeling of dread and I wanted to run screaming and not answer the phone... as I knew that my dad had a doctors appointment Wednesday with a specialist.

Anyway - I answered the phone and mum said the words I did not want to hear - The specialist said that your dad has tested positive for bowel cancer :(

He is now on a priority one waiting list to find out the extent of the disease... to find out if its curable or not...



Liz said...

Sorry to hear about your Dad. I have everything crossed for him and hope that the doctors can find a cure. The uncertainty is the worst bit and I will be thinking about you till you find out. I've been in your position, with my Dad, so I know how awful the waiting is. Take care.

PS. I'm pleased that hubby is OK for now as that will be one less worry. x

Kar said...

I am certainly saying prayer for your Dad. Fingers crossed too! :) It's hard but be positive for him. That's the best thing for him. Give him hope. :) And glad to hear your husband is doing better. :)

Thanks for visiting my blog. I love to see new visitors and being able to check out their little piece of the world. Hope to hear from you again. :)

Have a great day dear!

Daffycat said...

Oh hon, I'm so sorry to hear the news about your dad. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the cancer is curable. ***hugs***

valerie said...

Oh no, sorry to hear the news about your dad. Hopefully it is curable and the doctors can do great things for him. Glad that your hubby's job is secure, at least for a little while longer.

Lizy said...

Hi I hope yur dad's cancer is curable. thank you for visiting my blog Lizette

ellie said...

Chars, I'm really sorry to read all these bad news, you've really got your share and over it too. I hope from the bottom of my heart that your dad will get healed. Many comforting hugs!!! Luckily your hubby has 6 more months secured, will keep my fingers crossed the situation stabiles.

CindyMae said...

Char my dear friend, I am so glad to hear about hubbies job being secure for a while longer, so sorry that in 6 months you will have to go through this again though. I will be keeping your father and your entire family in my thoughts and prayers! Many people make through this type of cancer fine though and that is what I will be praying for!

Carolyn NC said...

Hope the situation with DH's job works out and you can get your daughter stabilized. Always hard to deal with these type of things. So sorry to hear about your dad, but on the up side, it might be a cancer that isn't so hard to deal with. My dad had intestinal cancer late in life and had no recurrence of it. Hope he has better news once he sees the dr. How long does he he have to wait? Keeping you all in thought and prayer.