And it's not pretty. *sigh*
Ya know the old adage about things coming in threes? I've come to the conclusion that is baloney. When I get hit, it's multiple things for a long length of time. Grr.
A week ago Tuesday my father woke up feeling confused & disoriented. Idiot that he is, he refused to go to the doctor's right away & instead decided going to work was a good idea. I got to work around 7 like usual and asked as I do how he was doing. He told me he was confused. I remember saying that's not good, but not thinking too much of it. Started going about my day. My coworker offered to give my dad a ride home since my mom was going to take him to the hospital after all. My dad said okay, but within minutes was out the door and off to home.
I sent my coworker to try to catch him but he was already gone. I got in my car to go after him, but he got home so quickly that he called my mom and told her he was home. I went back to work and my mom told me she would be taking him into the emergency room.
So, the entire day the hospital was running a battery of tests and nothing was coming up. He started coming back to himself and had no memory of leaving work and scaring me half to death. He stayed the night in the hospital and came home a week ago Wednesday. The doctors concluded that he'd had a mini-stroke, but thankfully it doesn't seem to have done any damage to his brain at this point. He is in excellent health and in good physical shape, which the doctors said was probably one thing that kept it from being worse than it was.
My parents had planned a trip up to the UP of Michigan and were planning on cancelling it, but the doctors said he should be okay to go. They went & had a wonderful time, which makes me really happy.
Facing the mortality of a parent is always terrifying, especially when they're healthy overall. I admit to still feeling stressed and a bit overwhelmed. It doesn't help that I'm in what I would call financial difficulties right now, which doesn't help the stress level at all. I really need a vacation from life, but with no money and such, that's not really a possibility right now. Bleh!!
So, that's what's been going on with me lately. I haven't even been able to get on Facebook much since my phone has decided to have a major hiccup and I can't seem to get the site to work much for me. Boo! Anyway, just know I'm alive and stuff. Yay? :P