"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > The Back Porch > Off Topic Discussions
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 04-27-2011, 02:08 AM   #41
Senior Cook
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 161
Just read the entire thread Barb...WOW!! Sounds like your entire family has gobs of "soap opera" quality stuff going on. Whew! Just try to focus on your father during this horrendous time, &, pray that his pesterous GF picks up some type of septic hospital disease just to keep her AWAY from him (I know that doesn't read very nicely, but...point trying to be made)...Just ANYTHING to get her out of his hospital room, while trying to be all "ooey-gooey" over him especially w/seriously concerned family members present just turns my stomach!!
I sincerely do hope for the best, &, your da is now in my prayers!...(should I send them to Carolina, or elsewhere?)
__________________

__________________
Midnight_Merlot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2011, 02:24 AM   #42
Traveling Welcome Wagon
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Somewhere, US
Posts: 15,919
Thanks BT!

MM--Thanks! Actually my prayers regarding the girlfriend have been that she changes, but also that she goes away. The lawyer has been contacted and the girlfriend is not being left alone with my dad. Also, even though I am in South Carolina, my dad is in California.
__________________

__________________
Barbara L is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2011, 02:35 AM   #43
Senior Cook
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 161
Thanks for the prompt reply...just in time for my rosary beads even!! *winks* California, - here it comes!!
There is DEFINATELY something "quinky" (HA - a Scooby Doo/Themla remark) that just doesn't sit quite right as far as the GF goes....I KNOW that I am an UBER skeptical person to begin with, but...she just doesn't settle "right" with me...Through all of this though, I really am wishing the BEST for your Da...I lost my Grandpa many yrs. ago to a rare brain cancerous disease. At the time, it was so rare, that there were only 5 documented cases for it in the US. I know much has changed since then in modern medicine, &,...your plight strikes near & dear to me...My SINCEREST well-wishes are being sent your way!!!! *HUGS*
__________________
Midnight_Merlot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2011, 07:33 AM   #44
Head Chef
 
tinlizzie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: SW Florida
Posts: 2,003
I'm also late in hearing about your situation and wish you the very best outcome, and as much peace of mind as possible in these sad and difficult days.

Liz
__________________
No matter how simple it seems, it's complicated.
tinlizzie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2011, 08:59 PM   #45
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 10,524
We will continue to keep your dad & tour family in our prayers. Take Care.
__________________
simonbaker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2011, 03:12 AM   #46
Executive Chef
 
Bolas De Fraile's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 3,193
I read this thread with trepidation each morning. Barb mate you catch more flies with honey than vinegar. Someone in your family should appear to break ranks and befriend the GF.
__________________
I was married by a judge, I should have asked for a jury.
Bolas De Fraile is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2011, 10:41 AM   #47
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Katie H's Avatar
Site Moderator
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: I live in the Heartland of the United States - Western Kentucky
Posts: 15,156
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bolas De Fraile View Post
I read this thread with trepidation each morning. Barb mate you catch more flies with honey than vinegar. Someone in your family should appear to break ranks and befriend the GF.

Bolas raises and interesting point, that is, keep your friends close and your enemies closer.

It might be a good move to be warmer to the GF, if for no other reason than to get some sense of what she's up to. Of course, not making the whole thing obvious, but I'm sure there are subtle ways of doing this.

Hang in there and be as strong as you can.
__________________
"As a girl I had zero interest in the stove." - Julia Child
This is real inspiration. Look what Julia became!
Katie H is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2011, 11:04 PM   #48
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 10,524
Quote:
Originally Posted by Katie H View Post
Bolas raises and interesting point, that is, keep your friends close and your enemies closer.

It might be a good move to be warmer to the GF, if for no other reason than to get some sense of what she's up to. Of course, not making the whole thing obvious, but I'm sure there are subtle ways of doing this.

Hang in there and be as strong as you can.
I completely agree with that statement. A close friend I had always said people like the gf are put in our lives & are known as saint makers. Hang tough & kill'em with kindness.
__________________
simonbaker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2011, 11:45 PM   #49
Traveling Welcome Wagon
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Somewhere, US
Posts: 15,919
My daughter always treats people in a friendly and respectful manner, and it was the same with this girlfriend. The girlfriend is doing everything she can to try to drive a wedge between my dad and the family.

Anyway, he was moved into a temporary nursing facility while they wait for the biopsy results (doctors are going over them together and will meet with my dad next Tuesday). They do not like the place he is at, but the girlfriend has talked him into staying there. He has already fallen there once. The family is hoping to move him to one a little closer to home, where he can have a private room.

We have found out a lot about this girlfriend that I can't share here. Believe me, this is not a case of family vs girlfriend trying to get money. We do believe that is what she is doing (and have reason to suspect she has done this before), but we don't care if he gives her everything, if he is not being manipulated. None of his actions concerning her are consistent with his normal behavior. The tumor pressing on his brain is making him say and do things he wouldn't normally say or do.

We just want my dad healthy and happy.
__________________
Barbara L is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2011, 11:54 PM   #50
Ogress Supreme
 
PrincessFiona60's Avatar
Site Administrator
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 36,289
I'm sorry your Dad had a fall...falls are unavoidable, unless you tie the person in bed.

Chin up! Still sending prayers and good thought to you and yours.
__________________

__________________
PrincessFiona60 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:35 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.