Monday, April 27, 2009

Wanted- good wishes.

Dad is going in for cataract surgery on Tuesday morning. My mother has successfully undergone cataract surgery in both eyes over the past few months, and is doing well. Dad, though, has major mobility issues. He has had all the eye examinations so far with the help of my driver, who has picked him up from his wheelchair and seated him at whichever examination seat he needed to be on. My frail, almost skeletal father still manages to surprise the doctors and technicians with his lucidity and excellent English. Somehow it is assumed that a physical wreck is unlikely to house a sharp mind.
The nurse who took his ECG was very kind- she praised him for his fair skin and good looks, and of course was happy to point out that I was much darker than him. A little flattery is good for him, even though he does take it with a pinch of salt.The home nurse has shaved and shampooed him, and we have taken special permission for her to stay with us in the hospital.
It is not a major surgery. But one that he is very keen to undergo, so that he may enjoy the privilege of reading again. Please pray that he may do so.

25 comments:

Revs said...

Prayers and best wishes to your dad. May he sail through it with ease and enjoy his reading like never before

- A regular reader, guilty as charged for never having commented.

Goofy Mumma said...

My prayers are with you!

Mimi said...

Sending love,prayers and hugs your way

Aneela Z said...

fingers and toes crossed..inshallah all will go well.

Gauri said...

My prayers and loads of best wishes are with your dad, Dipali.

Hugs

G

kbpm said...

Hugs & Wishes

Space Bar said...

hoping it goes well, dipali and many more years of good reading for him.

Monika said...

prayers and good wishes for ur good all will go well

anshu said...

lotsa hugs n no worries!! :)) luv ya!

Anonymous said...

prayers and loads of good wishes to your Dad. May he enjoy his books once again.




- tj

Maneesha said...

all the best and a big hug mommy.

Banno said...

All my prayers. Take care.

Sands said...

Been here for a while now. Delurking to give your dad my best wishes and pray that all goes well :)

Usha said...

My prayers and best wishes are with both of you!

choxbox said...

sending up a prayer.

Suki said...

All the best to your dad, Dips!

Mystic Margarita said...

Prayers, hugs, and good wishes coming your way, Dips. May your dad have years of reading to enjoy.

Jawahara said...

Best wishes to your dad. I'm sure he'll have a successful surgery. I know it's worrying though. Take care.

Nat said...

am and will be praying. take care, I'm sure before you know it he'll be reading again.

SUR NOTES said...

Wishing all is well and hope the recovery is speedy.

Sharad said...

My prayers and Best wishes. I am sure he will enjoy his books for some time to come.

Mom Gone Mad said...

All my prayers going out to your father, Dipali. Let no book lover be deprived the of the joy of seeing the written word.

2 B's mommy said...

Sending best wishes and prayers your way Dipali.

I am sure he will be get back to his reading like before.

Hugs

maidinmalaysia said...

tagged

threedrinksahead said...

Just saw your post! How'd the surgery go?