October 19, 2011

something, something, complete

my work here is done. My dad is well on the road to recovery and I am heading home tomorrow.

Something else that is done. This blog. It's been a long time coming and, well frankly I'm more inclined to update facebook than I am this blog.

I may blog again, somewhere, someday. Might even resurrect yankinoz.robnamy.net but no sooner than sept/oct 2012 :-)

thanks for reading.

Posted by yankinoz at 4:10 PM | Comments (1)

October 7, 2011

today's the day

all systems go. Dad's pre-op tests are all good. He's strong, nervous (we are all nervous) but we've got one of the best surgeons there is. I'm taking him to hospital in a few hours. Will keep you all posted.

Posted by yankinoz at 2:54 AM

October 3, 2011

day 10ish i think

yeah I've been in Seattle for 10 days... the time has gone by quickly and I'm finding myself with less free time then I expected. I did however take full advantage of some unseasonably warm weather for a day rock climbing out in the Cascades. Stunning scenery and some pretty decent climbing too.

But that's not why I'm here.

Chemo and Radiation takes a lot out of a person. When I arrived, Dad was still fairly weak but(according to my mom) my arrival noticeably lifted his spirits. The focus was (still is) on getting Dad strong enough for his surgery. In the last 10 days he has noticeably improved. He's stronger, has more energy, seems happier, is laughing and won't stop talking. Yeah, that's the dad I remember. Tomorrow he's got an appointment for some preoperative tests to make sure he is ready for surgery on Thursday, Until then, I'm going to keep on hanging out with my family. Play dominoes, eat mom's cooking, watch Modern Family (they hadn't seen it!) and will probably hit the climbing gym one or two times for a little bit of 'me' time.

It sucks being away from home for so long (was really homesick for Sydney this morning) but I know that I am making a difference here. It's worth it.

Posted by yankinoz at 5:32 AM

September 19, 2011

counting down the days

Two more sleeps as they say. Today should have been a fun day - International Talk Like A Pirate Day is one of my favorites, yet, even in a scull and cross bone tie, a vest and a tricorne - yes, i've spend most of my work day wearing a pirate hat (I know it's 'talk' like a pirate not 'dress' like a pirate but still...) I should be FUN.

Alas, I've been down all day. Not really sure why, just the emotional roller coaster I've been on. Can't focus on anything, easily distracted. Looking forward to getting on that plane Wednesday.

Hopefully a good workout tonight (spin class) will clear my head.

Posted by yankinoz at 6:02 PM

September 15, 2011

starting to get excited now

Less than a week to go and I'm finally starting to look forward to my trip. It won't be a full vacation (I'm bringing a rather sizable chuck of work with me) but at least I will be with my family.

but first - tis th weekend t b dressin all pirate like!

Posted by yankinoz at 1:01 PM