Saturday, 16 August 2014

Bad News

Old Man Watching has been diagnosed with cancer and liver failure and who knows what else.  He has been uncomfortable in the guts for a month.  We were blaming the water so started buying big jugs of filtered/clarified water.  I probably will not write much here for a while.  It is too upsetting and looking after him right now is a full time job, day and night.  When I am stressed I may read your blogs and make comments but I don't think I will have the strength to be writing about this very hurtful and stressful time in our lives.  I had hoped we would get to go on a holiday camping at some new place for our 50th anniversary in 2017 but I doubt that will happen now.

My faith and friends will get me through this.  He has no beliefs so that makes it harder for me.  But I will support his passing as best I can and may write a bit but I doubt it.  It seems to be a full time job to look after a dieing mate. 
He is 77 and always claimed he wouldn't make it past 40 as he had such a wild and dissolute youth.  He has dodged a lot of bullets over the years, like car crashes and that aortic aneurysm in 2003 and seems content to go off now and just drift away.  He just wants meds to make it easier as he would not put one of his dogs or horses through pain.  He asked me to shoot him a few days ago but we gave away or sold all his hunting/guiding guns a few years ago.  Here he is at Paradise Bay at Horne Lake near Qualicum Beach last July.  We had a wonderful time with the grandkids.  Such great memories.
I will probably not have the time or energy to write more for a while.


  1. Wishing for the best... sending prayers your way.

  2. I am really sorry to hear about his state... i wish it was an early identification to get cured soon. He sounds very strange but conscious at same on his deeds. Sending you my best and sincere wishes friend... Hope all is well, and take care of him

  3. Karyn, I am just so saddened to read this, and am so sorry for what you both are going through, and will have to endure. Please know that I will be praying for you both, daily. Count on my prayers!!

  4. Oh, Karyn. I just popped in to try to catch up. I am so sorry this has happened. Please pass on my best wishes (though he probably has no idea who I am!) and of course I send you my heartfelt sympathy too. I must be a horribly tough time for you, even for you who knows tough times, but please don't worry about us - take care of Old Man. We'll all be praying for you and him.

  5. Dear Karyn, so sorry to hear this sad news.