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Friday, August 12, 2005

My Dad

My Dad passed away this afternoon. This wasn't supposed to happen. I really don't know what to say, I am really numb.

I don't know how I am going to get through this funeral. We were close. There is a large Dad-sized hole in my heart now, and the world has changed again.

The doctor thinks that he had a deep blood clot because he was bed ridden for a week in the hospital. They released him today and he made it to my brother's driveway where he collapsed and died. Apparently, because he was mobile, the blood clot broke away and either went straight to his heart or brain. He didn't suffer. It's strange because he made it through surgery. He had a party in his hospital room last night, he was going home.

Tomorrow, I will be traveling to Pittsburgh to my brother. Most of the arrangements have been made, he took care of a lot of it. For that I am thankful.

I hope that he is in heaven. He can party there.

13 comments:

Kiwi Jo said...

Im so sorry for the loss of your Dad Joanie. ((Hugs))

Melissa said...

Joanie...
I'm sooo sorry for your loss. I was wondering yesterday how he was doing. My prayers are being sent your way, and I hope that you arrive at your brother's in safety.

Hugs!

KarenV said...

Joanie, I've just read this on Legacy - I'm so, so sorry about your Dad's loss.

I know exactly what you're going through as my mom died very suddenly last month - not the same thing, hers was a gastric haemorrhage - but she died unexpectedly in her sleep. She didn't know anything about it and didn't suffer - I know it seems like small comfort at the moment, but I hope the knowledge that your dad's passing was quick and pain-free helps you in the days and weeks ahead.

Look after yourself - the funeral will be hard but try to see it as a celebration of your dad's life as much as anything. Take care and stay strong - you are in my thoughts and prayers.

{{{{{Joanie}}}}}

BeckySC said...

Dear Joanie,
I am so very sorry. I am praying for you and your family for strength that you will need through this. Words at this time are inadequate, I know this to be true, but they are all we have through the distance. Please know I am thinking of you.

(((((((Joanie))))))

Chelle said...

I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad! My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Ana said...

So sorry dear Joanie, all my thoughts and prayers are with you

Nicki said...

I just wanted to say I'm so sorry too. {{{hugs}}}

Karoline said...

{{{{Joanie}}}}I'm very sorry for your loss

Ashleigh said...

I'm so sorry Joanie. I really fele terrible for you. *hugs*

cathymk said...

Joanie, So sorry to hear of your loss. Will be thinking of you. All the best.

RĂ³sa said...

You don't know me but I'm a memver of the Stitching Bloggers Exchanges BB.

I just wanted to say I'm so sorry for your loss. This kinda strikes a cord with me because my father died in similar circumstances many years ago. It was so unexpected because he was coming home and things seemed fine.

My thoughts are with you and your family.

Dawn said...

I'm sorry for your loss of your Dad. You will be in our prayers and thoughts.

Isabelle said...

I am sorry for your loss Joanie. {{{{hugs}}}}
We don't know each other yet (we're in the same ornie exchange) but my thoughts and prayers are with you.