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My Dad

Category: Life As I Know It | Posted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 3:35 am

I don't like saying this, but I don't think my dad will be with us much longer. He has kidney problems and they have been slowly shutting down. He sleeps the vast majority of the day and hardly drinks any water. We visited with him recently and he clearly wasn't with it mentally. He was born on October 11, 1936, so he just turned 81 last month. This isn't something that I want to prepare myself for, but I can't ignore the signs.

I wish I could say that I have a close relationship with my dad, but it's just not true. He's always been around, but we never really bonded as father and son. He coached my baseball team when I was a kid and I worked with him for nearly four years. In all that time I can't remember one really in depth conversation. I have no doubt that he loves me. Somehow we just never built a relationship. That's really a sad statement.

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Frank wrote on Sat Nov 18, 2017 11:03 pm:

Sorry to hear about your Dad's poor health EG. I hope you can find more time to spend with him. I don't think it is possible to be fully prepared for future events. Thinking of you.


Netty wrote on Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:21 pm:

I'm sad to hear of your Dad's failing health EG. 81 years is a good life. I am also at the age where my parents are aging and their health is starting to deteriorate and it is hard. I hope you are able to spend some quality time with him before his time comes.


eclecticgarden wrote on Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:42 pm:

Thanks Netty.I am trying to spend time with him.

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