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Weekend recap

8 Aug

Hi everyone!

I hope you all had a fabulous weekend and were able to fit in everything you wanted to do before it was over. I spent this past weekend alone in our apartment while Joachim spent Thursday-Sunday in Prague with a bunch of his friends. Sounds like they had a great time drinking their way through the city but once he got home late last night he was more than ready to go to bed. I found myself hanging out with my co-worker/ friend Lykke for most of the weekend and we managed to have a great time together. Friday night we had dinner and wine at her place, Saturday we went to IKEA and the electronics store so she could purchase a new digital camera before we headed out on the town with two other co-workers of ours. Turned into quite a long evening when I walked into my apartment around 5:30 a.m., Sunday morning! Spent all day yesterday cleaning, putting some new IKEA things together and relaxing a bit before Joachim arrived.

To update you on my dad, he and my mom are headed back to Colorado today, Monday morning 🙂 Over the weekend the doctors weren’t sure if he would be allowed to come to Sweden because they were scared of clots forming in his legs. They gave him special compression socks to wear and are urged him to walk so he can prevent that as much as possible. Thankfully, after reviewing the x-rays, the doctor told him that he would be able to come to Sweden just as long as he wore those dorky-looking socks on the plane. I realize that he may not be in the best shape to be walking around for long periods of time but I’m pretty sure we’ll be able to work around that. I think everyone is relieved that things are going to start to get back to normal and he’s very happy to be heading home…to his own bed. From my research, it seems like 6-8 weeks is the normal healing time for broken ribs (well broken anything really) so by the time he gets here he’ll be about halfway through the recovery time.

Aren’t you all so proud of me for posting as much as I have this last week? Hopefully I can stay on my roll and keep updating you with little things here and there. Glad you are all still following my blog and like what I write. It means a lot that you all care!

Love love love,



Dad Update

5 Aug

First of all, I want to say thank you to all of you who have been keeping up with what’s going on with my dad. It really means a lot to me, and definitely him, that so many people have reached out to call and write to him. When I left off, all we knew was that he had a “couple” broken ribs and was supposed to head back to the hospital on Thursday morning to get another CT Scan to check out the air pockets outside his lungs. All day Wednesday he stayed (by himself) in his hotel room, worked a bit and was still very uncomfortable with the amount of pain he was in. He made it to the hospital Thursday morning and the doctor told him how many ribs he really broke. Seven to be exact. I was in shock when I heard this and was a bit saddened by the fact that they let him leave the hospital that first day, all alone, with seven broken ribs. The first day, the doctor told him that he had broken “a couple” ribs in which my dad thought that meant two. I think if he would’ve known he broke seven, he would have been more adamant about staying in the hospital where he could have help getting around, eating, etc.

Anyway, my mom is flying out to San Diego Friday morning so my dad has some company in the hospital. He is supposed to be there for 48 hours so they can monitor him and give him higher-powered drugs. Another thing the doctors saw when he went in on Thursday was a build up of mucus in his lungs because he hasn’t been able to cough since he is in so much pain. Hopefully, with the higher medication, he will feel less pain and be able to cough some of that stuff up (gross I know). When I spoke with him yesterday he sounded like he was in better spirits and was on the road to recovery. He told me how much he realized how many friends he really does have and all the love he has felt since this whole ordeal has happened.

Thank you guys for thinking/praying about my dad and my family. It truly means a lot that so many people care about him and I couldn’t be more thankful for all of you. I’ll keep you updated with what comes next  🙂

Have a wonderful weekend and give the people you love just one more hug.

Love you all!!