Poor Dad

Thursday morning I get a call – “Your father has been in an accident, it happened at work”. The strangest words ever muttered… mom was unusually calm while explaining what happened. I guess I need to tell you guys what he actually does at work. As my sister explained it: he is a lineman for Center Point Energy. He has actually been with the company since he was 17!! As a lineman he is also part of the weather relief team – if you’ve been my friend for awhile know, you know I talk about evacuations during hurricane season and how we are always separated from our dad since has to go help cities without power. Anyway, at work he uses these “cherry picker” trucks or bucket trucks like here. While in the air, dad slipped and fell 12 feet to the ground – he is ok but can’t really move and is in a lot of pain.

While mom is telling me the details I am at work trying to concentrate on my new job but seriously… I was in shock. Dad was already on his way to the ER and after that going to get an MRI. Dad hates MRIs. So after that call it was the waiting game. I hate waiting.

I came home as soon as work was done for the week, expecting to see a broken man. But of course in my dad’s true 9 lives theory he really was ok, bruised everywhere, swollen and sore, but it could have been a lot worse – what if he broken his back or neck? So, Monday I asked for the day off to take him to the Houston med center. He tore 2 ligaments in his shoulder and needs surgery. They say he will heal in 4-6 months. He requested some Call of Duty and Medal of Honor on xbox while he is healing.

I am just extremely thankful he was ok. We are all very lucky! Thanks to everyone on twitter for the love and prayers <3!!

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  1. hiyono Said:

    on February 5, 2012 at 1:48 am

    Oh gosh! I hope he recovers sooner! Kudos for asking to play awesome games while he is at it though. Hahaha. Cool dad.

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    Mija Reply:

    @hiyono, only time dad can get away with playing games all day if he is hurt. That is the only time mom allows him to become a video game zombie and veg out in front of the tv!

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  2. Emily Said:

    on February 5, 2012 at 9:05 am

    Im sooo glad he’s ok!

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    Mija Reply:

    @Emily, Me too!! Even though dad is a man of steel it was still scary!!!

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  3. Cat Said:

    on February 5, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    Oh no, how scary D= I’m so glad his injuries weren’t worse. I hope he has a speedy recovery and that his surgery goes well! That’s cool that he asked for Xbox games to play though, haha.

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    Mija Reply:

    @Cat, Last time dad went into video game zombie mode was years ago when he broke his foot. He finished 2 call of duty and 3 medal of honor games within a few months.

    Thanks so much I hope he does heal quickly!

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  4. Alex Said:

    on February 5, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    gah, i’m so sorry to hear that! 🙁 but i’m glad your pops is okay!! that’s a relief. LOL @ the request for xbox games. XD you should go get that for him! dudes and their games…!! i wish your dad a speedy recovery while playing call of duty! :3

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    Mija Reply:

    @Alex, he is doing ok! His surgery was long but he is at home now!

    He finished playing the new game BEFORE his surgery!! I should have never given it to him until AFTER his surgery ><;

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  5. momo Said:

    on February 5, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    Oh my gosh that must of been terrifying, I’m glad he’s okay! I remember a few trips my dad made to the hospital due to work injuries (he’s a mechanic for street sweepers), but as yours is, my dad is also made of steel, nothing can bring him down haha not for long at least. I hope your dad has a speedy recovery!

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    Mija Reply:

    @momo, thanks!!! Dads are seriously supermen!!! My dad is doing well but healing is going to take months ;o;!

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  6. Richelle Said:

    on February 7, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear that your dad has been injured! Thankfully, he isn’t in worst shape though. At least now, you’ll get to spend some more time with him 🙂 I hope he makes a quick recovery.

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    Mija Reply:

    @Richelle, that is what we all said! After a fall like that and he only needs that kind of surgery is a miracle!

    Thank you so much!! <3

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  7. Jessica Said:

    on February 9, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    Oh dear, I’m glad your dad didn’t suffer anything worse, and I hope he makes a speedy recovery!! I’m sure he’ll recover much sooner with such supportive family members 🙂

    And I’m sorry, but I kinda chuckled when your dad requested CoD and MoH while he recovers, he must be such a cool dad!!

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    Mija Reply:

    @Jessica, he is determined to heal in just a few months -___-; he has super power….plus xbox lol

    He is a cool nerd 😛

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  8. Kimmy Said:

    on February 11, 2012 at 4:16 am

    I love that he took pictures during the auto show. XD

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    Mija Reply:

    @Kimmy, I do too! His photo shoots! Remember his pictures at the college?

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  9. Joyce Said:

    on February 12, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    I hope your father recovers quickly! 4-6 months sound like a bit of time. call of duty sounds like a good remedy tho hahah! your father is funny.

    best wishes hun !! stay strong and everything will be ok!!<33

    -Joyce
    carouselstreet.com

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    Mija Reply:

    @Joyce, he gets so bored easily – about 4 years ago he broke his foot and played video games and took up photography. He just gets restless which I can understand!

    <3 Thanks Joyce~!!

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  10. mishi Said:

    on February 21, 2012 at 4:03 am

    Wow, that’s crazy =( glad he’s relatively okay.

    Surgeries are so pesky =x but sometimes healing time happens quicker for some so here’s hoping for your dad. Will he need any kind of physical therapy?

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    Mija Reply:

    @mishi, yeah he just started his therapy – it is hard seeing him in pain during his sessions, but if he keeps up with it he should heal and be back to normal in 4-6 months!

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  11. Carrie Said:

    on February 26, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    I am so sorry about your father’s accident. Thank God that he still has life. “If you have life, you have hope”.

    I wish the best for you and your family 🙂

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    Mija Reply:

    @Carrie, thank you for your kind comment! He is recovering and with 4-6 months of physical therapy he should be ok!

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