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just a quick upload to let you all know how things are with my dad and me
my dad has suffered a massive stroke he is unable to speak or swallow so cannot communicate he also has damage to his eyesight from the stroke as well so can't see much
the whole of his right hand side is also affected
he now has complications in the form of internal bleeding and is being treated for that
the best that we can hope for him if he pulls through is 24 hour care in a home something that my dad would not want we all seem to be a bit lost at the moment
i've had the day off from visiting today so we have tried to do more normal things taking scamp out for a walk and getting out in the sunshine
and it's done me no end of good to pop in on epz and catch up on all your photographs
no votes on this shot from heysham i just wanted to pop in and say hello i miss epz and all the friends i've made here when things get back to some sort of normal i will be back Wink
andy

Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:for those who are lost
Username:andylea andylea
Uploaded:9 Jun 2013 - 7:20 PM
Tags:General, Landscape / travel, Low light, Sunset
Votes:Voting Disabled

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
9 Jun 2013 - 7:26 PM

Beautiful Andy, lovely light, like the foreground detail,
Best Wishes,
Fred.

Last Modified By Badgerfred at 9 Jun 2013 - 7:27 PM
jdinne
jdinne  11 England
9 Jun 2013 - 7:31 PM

Andy my thoughts are with you and yours.

Take care

John

moiral
moiral e2 Member 4moiral vcard Scotland
9 Jun 2013 - 7:35 PM

Some beautiful tones in that sky and great foreground detail Andy.
Take care.
Moira

morpheus1955
9 Jun 2013 - 7:41 PM

Beautiful image Andy great composition and light. My thoughts and best wishes to you and your family

Hugh

Nigeve1
Nigeve1 e2 Member 1806 forum postsNigeve1 vcard United Kingdom89 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2013 - 7:45 PM

Beautiful landscape, great composition and light capture.
Best wishes to you and your family.

Nigel

thorn
thorn  10124 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2013 - 7:48 PM

Hi Andy,
a beautiful pick and the light is gorgeous......thinking of you and yours....my mum had a stroke not as bad as your dads but her speech went and her memory and she wasn't able to walk about....she's in a wheel chair now....she can stand with a stick but not for long....but what i want to say to you is it took six weeks but she was able to talk after six weeks......slow at first and her memory isn't good....she's better one to one but she's not in a home.....she's at home with dad....there is hope...wait and see what happens after a little while.......i'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers,AnnSmile

fazzer
fazzer e2 Member 535 forum postsfazzer vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2013 - 7:54 PM

Best wishes
Jeremy

Quoise
Quoise e2 Member 1292 forum postsQuoise vcard United Kingdom
9 Jun 2013 - 8:08 PM

Beautiful choice to upload. My thoughts are with you and yours

ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2481 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2013 - 8:13 PM

A beautiful image, my thoughts are with you & your family,

Ali

helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2013 - 8:16 PM

Thinking of you at this very difficult time Andy SmileSmile
Helen

Mike_Smith
9 Jun 2013 - 8:21 PM

Great image, but more importantly thinking of you, i have been in your position.

johnke
johnke  154 forum posts South Africa9 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2013 - 8:22 PM

Hello Andy, I am so sorry and hope that at least your Dad will recover and leave you in a happy place. It is with great sadness that your news comes to my heart and I hope that we will see more of your fantastic Images very soon. But for now take some time off to spend some quality time with your Dad, Kind regards and warm wishes...John

dawnmichelle
dawnmichelle e2 Member 7dawnmichelle vcard United States
9 Jun 2013 - 8:44 PM

So sorry to read about your Dad's illness , I know it effect's not on him but you as well because seeing a loved hurt is the hardest thing to do..feeling helpless and at a loss .. the stress and worry sets in and depression.. I know that from personal experience and if at all possible take time for you cause you will need to be strong for him and if you let yourself get worn out you will be no good to neither to of you.. Again experience talking.. However we have the Lord to give us strength and for healing and I will pray with my heart that you both and your family find the strength to be there for eachother..I pray that your dad recovers... May God bless... xx

marktc
marktc e2 Member 448 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2013 - 8:45 PM

Andy, Clare and I are so sorry to hear your news. Like some of the others we will keep your dad in our thoughts and prayers. Don't hesitate to ask if you need anything at all.

Mark, Clare and Benjamin

Kenfromsot
Kenfromsot e2 Member 657 forum postsKenfromsot vcard United Kingdom
9 Jun 2013 - 8:53 PM

So sorry to hear of your dads condition Andy. Thinking of you and your family.

Kind regards and very best wishes.

Ken

netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2198 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2013 - 9:17 PM

A lovely image to upload at this worrying time for you,it's not easy but look after yourself so you'll be strong to support your Dad.
I shall be thinking about you.
Netta

RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2013 - 9:30 PM

So sorry to hear of all these worries and family problems, Andy: it must be devastating for Dad but just as bad in other ways for you and Jan. I do hope things improve and you will all be in my thoughts.
Ronnie.

Michaela_Solway

Lovely image Andy.. Hope it acts as a temporary distraction to current situation
All thinking of you
Regards
Michaela

BIGRY1
BIGRY1 e2 Member 2BIGRY1 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2013 - 9:46 PM

Stunning image as always.
Sorry to hear about your Dad and my thoughts are with you and your family.
Take care,
Ryan

sut68
sut68 e2 Member 111998 forum postssut68 vcard England76 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2013 - 9:54 PM

Tough times Andy, our thoughts go with you and your family!!!

LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2013 - 10:18 PM

Lovely image as always.

So sorry that your dad is so sick and that you and your family are having such a tough time. Here's hoping for the best possible outcome for you all.

derekhansen
derekhansen e2 Member 6185 forum postsderekhansen vcard United Kingdom24 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2013 - 10:30 PM

Excellent shot Andy. Wonderful depth to this and as with so many of your images the light and colour are beautiful. All the very best to you and your family.
Derek

Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 4Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2013 - 10:40 PM

Our thoughts are with you, Jan and your Dad.
The image is beautiful and we have missed all your wonderful sunsets.
KateGrinGrinGrin

taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2013 - 10:47 PM

A beautiful image, I hope things work well for you!

annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3188 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2013 - 11:33 PM

wonderful subtle tones, love it

nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jun 2013 - 2:47 AM

Superb compo and colours, so beautiful an image, Andy! Sorry to hear about your dad!

jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1082 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
10 Jun 2013 - 5:27 AM

Terrible news, I hope things get better. A lovely picture anyway

Peter

almiles
almiles  438 forum posts United Kingdom100 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jun 2013 - 6:24 AM

Sorry to hear your news and I hope matters resolve in a way your Dad would be happy with. Taking time out from stress like that helps keep you going in the longer run and it looks like a beautiful spot you visited.
Best wishes
Al

ugly
ugly e2 Member 6ugly vcard United Kingdom56 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jun 2013 - 6:36 AM

Another nice image...

Dave

AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jun 2013 - 7:21 AM

I'm so sorry to hear about your dad Andy. It's so hard when parents grow old and become ill. I'm glad you found some time for yourself visiting us on ePZ and doing the everyday things of life. Stay strong.
Best wishes
Ann

barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jun 2013 - 8:49 AM

Be strong!!!!!
My sincere thoughts are with you all...

boov
boov  1 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2013 - 10:47 AM

Super image

boov
boov  1 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2013 - 10:48 AM

With you all the way... take care

Briwooly
Briwooly  8452 forum posts England5 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jun 2013 - 10:54 AM

Stay with it Andy we are going through a similar situation with my father in law at the moment and its not easy my thoughts are with you mate

Brian..........

SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64538 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jun 2013 - 11:34 AM

Beautiful shot Andy.
What awful times you're all going through. I so hope your dad improves very soon.
Good to see you on here still keeping in touch. And a big cuddle for Patch too.
xxx

Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States52 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jun 2013 - 12:06 PM

Nature has a way of soothing the troubled heart.
I hope that your dad finds peace, and praying for strength for you.
My mother passed the exact same way....I can empathize with you.

Last Modified By Joline at 10 Jun 2013 - 12:07 PM
Skeet1Away
Skeet1Away e2 Member 342 forum postsSkeet1Away vcard Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jun 2013 - 4:08 PM

Andy, super sky and lovely tone throughout your image very nice....

Paul.

lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jun 2013 - 6:41 PM

Your emotions are coming through in your titles Andy, and what a lovely image for anyone to get lost in.
All the best to you and your's, from myself and Julie.

John.

pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jun 2013 - 6:48 PM

Great composition with a lovely sky overall a superb picture.

So very sorry to hear the sad news of your dad, words are never enough but my thoughts are with you and the family, I had wondered where you were as previously you were such a regular poster on EPZ - my biggest fear is stroke or cancer as both have struck my family over the years. Take care and spend time with your dad, he may or not know what is going on, either way its very sad, I feel for you and your dad.

danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 10474 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jun 2013 - 7:59 PM

Not much I can say Andy but I do hope any pain disappears. It isn't going to be an easy time for you but we will be thinking of you your dad and family. 24 hours is a long time and who knows....

As normal a superb image.

Danny

Tynnwrlluniau
Tynnwrlluniau e2 Member 440 forum postsTynnwrlluniau vcard Wales36 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jun 2013 - 8:21 PM

Such a difficult time for you, Andy. Beautiful capture.
Regards
Alun

WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41066 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jun 2013 - 9:54 PM

It's hard not being able to do anything but your presence will mean so much to him. Stay strong,

Dave

ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jun 2013 - 5:44 PM

Oh no!! My thoughts are with all of you, Andy. This is simply awful Sad

Shellio
Shellio  3 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jun 2013 - 8:37 PM

Firstly, I am so sorry to hear about your dear Dad, Andy. I hope things improve immensely for him and my thoughts are with you all.
A lovely image you have posted here, just one of many over the years.
Shell

Growmore
Growmore e2 Member 5Growmore vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jun 2013 - 11:04 AM

I'm so sorry to hear about your dad Andy it's that thing in life we all dread and it sounds very bad, you will need all your strength at this stressful time. Let us hope
for a good recovery Andy.
Regards Gary

Rock
Rock e2 Member 12Rock vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jun 2013 - 8:11 PM

I shall pray for your Father.

Rock

mickp
mickp e2 Member 8mickp vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2013 - 5:41 PM

Sorry to hear the sad news. I will be thinking of you at this difficult time.
Mick

raygregson
raygregson e2 Member 6raygregson vcard United Kingdom
16 Jun 2013 - 3:24 PM

stunning shot andy,sorry to hear your news.ray

geffers7
geffers7 e2 Member 437 forum postsgeffers7 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jun 2013 - 8:44 PM

Best wishes Andy - difficult time but you won't regret the time spent with your dad.
Geoff

Billyray
Billyray  670 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jun 2013 - 8:02 PM

A sad time for you and all the family Andy. I sincerely hope there is improvement in your Dads health. I know how hard it can be and ALL on EPZ are sending you and Jan our best wishes.
Ray

Skeet1Away
Skeet1Away e2 Member 342 forum postsSkeet1Away vcard Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jun 2013 - 8:58 AM

Andy, best wishes............


Paul.

NeilWigan
NeilWigan e2 Member 4NeilWigan vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2013 - 5:13 PM

That's life Andy , you just do what ever to get through,Hope things get better, best wishes from us.

Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8235 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2013 - 11:53 PM

All the best to you Andy, I hope things improve for you soon. My father was very ill last autumn but luckily he recovered, I hope it is the same case for you, best wishes, Ed

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