Thursday, September 18, 2008

Please, no more

Suddenly and without warning I found out that we're waiting to find out if my Dad has cancer. The bomb dropped on Tuesday. He might not. He probably doesn't. It could be a medication he's on that caused the false positive. It could be a couple of other things, according to the good doctor.

But it could be cancer. It could.

And today I took Lucy to the vet to have some dental work done. In the end, they took out four teeth. Four more teeth from my impossibly sweet and now nearly-toothless companion.

The receptionist laughed when she answered the phone at 1:04pm. She said she knew as soon as it rang that it would be me - calling as soon after 1:00pm as I could - asking how the surgery went.

She was kind. She clearly deals with animal-loving lunatics all day long. But make no mistake, I presented myself as a complete nutcase today. Without question.

The thing is, I'm worried that my Dad has cancer and I had to surrender the only tiny little thing I have in my care to the cruelty of dental surgery and the uncertainty of anaesthetic.

I am a nutcase at the moment.

I would cry "Uncle", but I just don't have the energy.

8 comments:

AnnaMarie said...

Oh no. I'm so sorry you have so much to worry about. I hope you hear a good diagnosis for your Dad soon.

Poor Lucy. I hope she has a swift recovery and that those remaining teeth stay healthy for a long time.

I'll cry "uncle" for you tonight, you rest.

Lori said...

Oh Kristin ((hugs)) I hope all is okay with your Dad! Give Lucy some extra snuggles for me.

Rosepetal said...

Oh, I am thinking of you Kristen, and wishing for good results for your Dad's tests. Much love.

Hennifer said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your father, and your pet.

I will keep the hope up that the tests are positive. Positive for your and your family, negative for cancer

A friend IRL is dealing with the same with her dad. Ugh.

Teresa said...

Oh pumpkin! The worst is not knowing. I hope it's not what they think. We too are waiting for some results for a family member... {{HUG}}

Melissa said...

I hope everything is okay with your father. He'll be in my thoughts & prayers.

Denise said...

(((hugs)) - Thinking of you.

The Nanny said...

((((((((hugs)))))))))