Saturday, October 20, 2007

Saturday Update

I've been fooling around with my wireless device, and I found my way to the page that lets you post to Blogger without a computer.

Anyway, things are going ok. Pop had to be admitted to the hospital Tuesday on Long Island. The chemotherapy really eats at him, and eventually he needed hospital care. He wasn't too happy about having to stay till this coming Monday, but I know the care is both good, and necessary. The staff here is very, very attentive, professional, and efficient. I've been staying at my parents' house which is about 20 miles from the hospital. Tonight, though, I'm going to drive to Pop's houseboat. I'll spend the night there, and tomorrow, tend to a few things on the boat. It'll need to be winterized and all, and I need to just straighten a few things before I can do that.

Some funny stuff has happened, and I'll get to that soon. The Northport VA hospital is incredibly good. I can't speak of every single department, but anything I've encountered has been top-notch. This Veterans' Hospital is world's away from the type of horror stories we've heard about Walter Reed Hospital.

I'm tired, but it hasn't been altogether too bad throughout. I miss my reading, of course. Blogger works ok on this device, but AOL's journals don't work as well for me. I'll catch up soon. I've been watching a lot of television news, so you know there's some silliness coming your way from me.

Thanks for all the kind words and well-wishes. He's hanging tough!


  1. Thanks for the update....glad you're hanging in there. Sorry to hear about Pop. That's tough stuff.

    Wish I could swing by and say're so close.

    Take care,

  2. Sending good thoughts your pop's way, and yours.


  3. Anonymous6:22 AM

    I've been thinking about you and Pop a lot lately. I'm glad to hear everything is as best as possible. Love ya!

  4. I am glad you updated. Glad Pop is hanging in there!
    (((HUGS))) and blessing to you and yours!
    Love ya babe!

  5. It makes such a huge difference when you can feel confident in the care that your loved one is receiving. I'm sure Pop appreciates it to no end.

    You're a good soul, Jimmy. Remember to take care of yourself too. :)

  6. I am glad your Dad seems to be coping mate. I have been through this with mine. My fingers are crossed for himJimmy.

  7. I am glad your Dad seems to be coping mate. I have been through this with mine. My fingers are crossed for himJimmy.

  8. Anonymous4:41 PM

    Glad to hear he is hanging in there. I know they have made huge advances in chemotherapy treatments...but it is still so hard on the patient.
    Wishing you both good thoughts!

    Take care,

  9. I'm glad he's getting the care he needs from the hospital and I know you're doing a fantastic job as well.

    Hang in there!


  10. Anonymous11:31 PM

    It sounds as though Pop is in good hands, and that makes all the difference in the world. He's so fortunate to have you near. Continued thoughts and prayers ~ Michelle

  11. Sorry to hear that Pop is in the hospital. What he is going through I could never wish on anyone. You are such a trooper and dutiful as well. Hang in there, stay positive, and keep a smile on your face JP. Luv ya!

  12. Glad you're doing well. And sorry to hear about Pop.
    I have a Treo and now that you mention getting on blogger, I haven't tried it yet. lol
    Have a good one! ;)

  13. hey jimmy,
    sounds like your dad-in-law is having a bit of a hard time. sorry to hear that. hope he's feeling better soon. sounds like that hospital is a really good place, especially since all you ever hear are horror stories about va hospitals. nice to know they aren't all true.

    i've always wanted to live on a houseboat, although i'd have to downsize my belongings considerably, LOL. you're one very special guy...always taking care of others... it's about time you met someone who could return the favor to you once in a while... you've been to hell & back yourself recently. hope your health is holding up my friend... make sure to take care of yourself as well you know.. can't take care of others if you're not taking care of yourself.

    i'll be sending you an e-mail soon. in the meantime, take care my friend :)


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