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for those who are lost

By andylea
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

Tags: Sunset General Low light Landscape and travel

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9 Jun 2013 7:26PM
Beautiful Andy, lovely light, like the foreground detail,
Best Wishes,

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jdinne 14 16 England
9 Jun 2013 7:31PM
Andy my thoughts are with you and yours.

Take care

moiral 7 12 Scotland
9 Jun 2013 7:35PM
Some beautiful tones in that sky and great foreground detail Andy.
Take care.
morpheus1955 10 3 2 United Kingdom
9 Jun 2013 7:41PM
Beautiful image Andy great composition and light. My thoughts and best wishes to you and your family

Nigeve1 Plus
4 1.4k 101 United Kingdom
9 Jun 2013 7:45PM
Beautiful landscape, great composition and light capture.
Best wishes to you and your family.

thorn 13 124 2 Scotland
9 Jun 2013 7:48PM
Hi Andy,
a beautiful pick and the light is gorgeous......thinking of you and 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 8 54 7 United Kingdom
9 Jun 2013 7:54PM
Best wishes
User_Removed 4 920 United Kingdom
9 Jun 2013 8:08PM
Beautiful choice to upload. My thoughts are with you and yours
ali63 Plus
5 775 1 United Kingdom
9 Jun 2013 8:13PM
A beautiful image, my thoughts are with you & your family,

helenlinda Plus
10 344 22 United Kingdom
9 Jun 2013 8:16PM
Thinking of you at this very difficult time Andy SmileSmile
Mike_Smith Plus
10 420 1 United Kingdom
9 Jun 2013 8:21PM
Great image, but more importantly thinking of you, i have been in your position.
johnke 4 223 15
9 Jun 2013 8:22PM
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 10 12 United States
9 Jun 2013 8:44PM
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 Plus
7 96 15 United Kingdom
9 Jun 2013 8:45PM
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 9 57 United Kingdom
9 Jun 2013 8:53PM
So sorry to hear of your dads condition Andy. Thinking of you and your family.

Kind regards and very best wishes.

netta1234 5 382 2 Wales
9 Jun 2013 9:17PM
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.
RonnieAG Plus
7 154 118 Scotland
9 Jun 2013 9:30PM
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.
Lovely image Andy.. Hope it acts as a temporary distraction to current situation
All thinking of you
5 3 8 United Kingdom
9 Jun 2013 9:46PM
Stunning image as always.
Sorry to hear about your Dad and my thoughts are with you and your family.
Take care,
sut68 14 2.0k 76 England
9 Jun 2013 9:54PM
Tough times Andy, our thoughts go with you and your family!!!
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
9 Jun 2013 10:18PM
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 Plus
9 210 24 United Kingdom
9 Jun 2013 10:30PM
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.
Irishkate Plus
7 41 111 United Kingdom
9 Jun 2013 10:40PM
Our thoughts are with you, Jan and your Dad.
The image is beautiful and we have missed all your wonderful sunsets.
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
9 Jun 2013 10:47PM
A beautiful image, I hope things work well for you!
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
9 Jun 2013 11:33PM
wonderful subtle tones, love it
nonur Plus
8 17 12 Turkey
10 Jun 2013 2:47AM
Superb compo and colours, so beautiful an image, Andy! Sorry to hear about your dad!
jaktis 13 84 Sweden
10 Jun 2013 5:27AM
Terrible news, I hope things get better. A lovely picture anyway

almiles 7 38 102 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2013 6:24AM
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
ugly Plus
9 9 57 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2013 6:36AM
Another nice image...

AnnChown Plus
7 202 1 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2013 7:21AM
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
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2013 8:49AM
Be strong!!!!!
My sincere thoughts are with you all...
boov 4 2 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2013 10:47AM
Super image
boov 4 2 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2013 10:48AM
With you all the way... take care
Briwooly 11 452 5 England
10 Jun 2013 10:54AM
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

SlowSong Plus
9 7.0k 30 England
10 Jun 2013 11:34AM
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.
Joline Plus
11 28 53 United States
10 Jun 2013 12:06PM
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.
10 Jun 2013 4:08PM
Andy, super sky and lovely tone throughout your image very nice....

10 Jun 2013 6:41PM
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.

pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2013 6:48PM
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 13 636 17
10 Jun 2013 7:59PM
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.

10 Jun 2013 8:21PM
Such a difficult time for you, Andy. Beautiful capture.
Jasper87 Plus
7 1.9k 150 England
10 Jun 2013 9:54PM
It's hard not being able to do anything but your presence will mean so much to him. Stay strong,

ChiliMan Plus
11 135 17 Singapore
11 Jun 2013 5:44PM
Oh no!! My thoughts are with all of you, Andy. This is simply awful Sad
Shellio 6 2 United Kingdom
11 Jun 2013 8:37PM
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.
12 Jun 2013 11:04AM
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 Plus
15 10 2 England
12 Jun 2013 8:11PM
I shall pray for your Father.

mickp 11 9 7 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2013 5:41PM
Sorry to hear the sad news. I will be thinking of you at this difficult time.
stunning shot andy,sorry to hear your news.ray
geffers7 Plus
7 49 1 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2013 8:44PM
Best wishes Andy - difficult time but you won't regret the time spent with your dad.
Billyray 9 70 3 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2013 8:02PM
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.
19 Jun 2013 8:58AM
Andy, best wishes............

NeilWigan 7 16 16 England
20 Jun 2013 5:13PM
That's life Andy , you just do what ever to get through,Hope things get better, best wishes from us.
Glostopcat 11 255 2 England
21 Jun 2013 11:53PM
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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