Tuesday, February 17, 2009

All Undressed and nowhere to go

Yeah, so my dad didn't have the surgery on Friday because before they could start the operation his blood pressure dropped dangerously and they had to abort. Also, now dad doesn't want surgery and is opting to get the rounds of chemo first, and then maybe reconsidering the surgery. While I respect my father's decision in this matter, it is afterall his body and his life, my oldest brother sees this as one more instance where dad throws in the towel. Now granted, our father does have a knack for quitting. No obstacle is too small to precipitate giving up.
But I don't think that that is what dad's doing in this instance. I think that he has carefully weighed his options and he's heading down the path of not least resistance, but best outcome.
Also, I have to give a shout out to UPMC Passavant's cafeteria. I had the best red bell pepper soup there the other day, and I mean that it was really delicious! Almost as good as my mom's stuffed bell pepper soup, which is saying something. I don't know how the cooks at a hospital cafeteria manage to make delectable food, but this is by far the best hospital cafeteria food I've ever had. The soup was far superior to the funky bisque that I had at the Carson Street Deli the next day. A word of advice: Never order a soup with seafood in it from a mid-range deli. Whatever you are thinking at the time ('How bad can it be?'), ignore that voice! Get a veggie wrap instead. Your intestinal tract will thank you later.


drollgirl said...

i hope your dad is going to be ok. chemo is brutal (my mom had it for her bout with breast cancer), but it can do the trick. this stuff is just so damn hard, and my heart goes out to you and your dad.

and that soup sounds rad. and in a hospital?!?!? astonishing!!!

jennifer from pittsburgh said...

Thanks for the kind thoughts, droll. This might end up killing him, but it won't be any time soon. He's home now, probably watching the western channel on dish ;)