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30 January 2013 @ 12:49 pm
Daddy-do is gone  
My father died suddenly on Sunday. He'd gone into the hospital on Saturday morning for a sharp pain in his back, thinking "maybe it's just a kidney stone." They diagnosed an aneurysm in his aorta (pressing on his kidney, which was how he felt it) and scheduled the cardiac work-up for the next morning, intending surgery to put in a stent. The aneurysm burst in the night. My step-mom was there, holding his hand when he left us.

People (of course) keep asking me how I'm doing. I suppose I'm still somewhat stunned. Sunday was the hardest day, day one of my loss. This week has been odd since I cannot afford time off from work. I'm in the office every day, trying my best. My sister is the choreographer for a show and she's stuck in rehearsals all week. So although I might have visited with her after work, she's not home until after 10:30 pm. Instead, I've been going to my dance classes, because what else will I do with my time? Dancing, sweating, working, distracting, and getting hugs from several dozen very close dancer friends. That's all I've got right now, plus my Sweetie, who's been amazing.

I started drafting a eulogy yesterday. Dad's obituary was printed today. I fly back to Ohio on Monday evening next week, the funeral is Tuesday, I fly back home on Wednesday. Also, Social media is very weird.
 
 
 
eithni: sorroweithni on January 30th, 2013 09:10 pm (UTC)
Oh, my condolences. :/
Jennebunnyjadwiga on January 30th, 2013 09:45 pm (UTC)
*hugs* and sympathy.
May his memory be for a blessing.
Dieppe: Me in Dieppedieppe on January 30th, 2013 09:45 pm (UTC)
*HUG* And yeah, Social Media can be weird.
Gwynethgwyneth1362 on January 30th, 2013 10:32 pm (UTC)
Thinking of you. It is a hard time.
raventhourneraventhourne on January 30th, 2013 11:24 pm (UTC)
Hugs and luv!
gargoyal3gargoyal3 on January 30th, 2013 11:49 pm (UTC)
Hugs
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marymont: oh shitmarymont on January 31st, 2013 12:58 am (UTC)
Oh, Cat, I am so sorry to hear it. My prayers are with you.
Usqueba: Lainusqueba on January 31st, 2013 07:51 am (UTC)
I'm sorry to hear it [[[[hugs]]]]
kdmorinkdmorin on February 1st, 2013 07:17 am (UTC)
I'm so sorry. You are in my thoughts.