Frontier Former Editor

October 27, 2009

I don’t know how this year’s going to end, but it’s either on a screaming power dive or the start of a zoom climb.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Frontier Former Editor @ 11:00 pm

First, if anyone still bothers to read this blog, I just want to preface the following with one plea.

If you have diabetes or a loved one with diabetes, do whatever it takes to get it under control. Whatever it takes.

Tomorrow my father leaves the hospital after two and half weeks. He also leaves minus his leg halfway up the shin. I couldn’t convince him to go to the hospital because he was worried more about my mother, who was in the hospital three and a half weeks  earlier because complications from chemotherapy almost cost her her leg. Once she was out of danger, he finally relented.

After two days of iv antibiotics, the doctor said it was a lost cause.

He’s taken it a lot better than I have. Other than a night duty physician who felt it was less bother for her rounds if he was kept on atavan for four days after his amputation, he’s come out in pretty good spirits considering. 

He goes into inpatient rehab Thursday. He thinks he’s going to be on a prosthesis in two to three weeks. Not if he doesn’t get the diabetes under control, and even then it’s going to be a long winter before he’ll be mobile because of the associated healing problems.

I’m surprised I’m even writing about this. I can’t believe what’s happened the last three weeks.


  1. Gosh – your family have a lot on their plate. Sorry to hear about your dad (and your mother too) xx

    Comment by nursemyra — October 28, 2009 @ 3:41 am

  2. Sounds like a very difficult time for everyone. *hugs*

    Comment by azahar — October 28, 2009 @ 5:32 am

  3. Damn. I am sorry to hear everyone has been through all that. You must be fried.

    Comment by sledpress — October 28, 2009 @ 5:32 pm

  4. That’s horrible. I have relatives who’ve lost toes and feet to diabetes, and it’s an awful thing. Because it’s so chronic, people don’t feel right going to the hospital when things go bad.

    Comment by raincoaster — November 4, 2009 @ 2:05 am

  5. Sympathies, mon Ami

    Comment by G Eagle Esq — November 4, 2009 @ 12:50 pm

  6. Dude …

    That just sucks.

    Comment by Metro — November 10, 2009 @ 7:02 am

  7. How are things at this point?

    Comment by zeusiswatching — November 17, 2009 @ 12:48 am

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