In July, 2013, my Daddy went into the hospital to have his 5th spinal surgery. We are a close family…it is only the 3 of us. Yes, I am an only child. Yes, I am spoiled. No, I am not rotten. 🙂 And YES…I am a Daddy’s Girl.
My Daddy is a fighter. He is Tough. He has been battling severe spinal stenosis, and this surgery was to slow down the narrowing of his spinal column. As an only child, I often do not reach out, ask for help or really let folks know how I am feeling. Shortly after my Dad’s surgery, I started making simple posts on Facebook about his recovery. Posting about our day to day experiences during this intense and difficult time, really helped to ease my mind. I also found that they were pretty entertaining. I must admit, we are a funny family, free spirited and march to our own individual rhythms.
I continued posting following his surgery, rehab and coming home. I care for my Dad and my Mom is pretty feisty. But, they are both aging and I am all they have. Hmm…..only child spoiled now??
Anyway, they are HILARIOUS. I am used to their antics, but opening up through my posts has eased my mind and has allowed me to reach out in a different way. Even though this adventure is sometimes stressful and tricky, my posts seem to unleash a whole new world of funny.
We are The Fords and We Are Built Ford Tough.