I regret to inform you ladies and gentlemen that I will NOT be able to attend the Dirty South Shavers Face Book group meet up. Even though I want to be there and see all of you that are attending, I simply can't due to my dad's health situation. What would normally be a simple hip replacment surgery, has now turned into a high risk situation due to my dad's 50 years of smoking. A cardio specialist has already put it off once due to my dad's oxygen being too low to be put under for surgery and said that he wouldn't survive it. So they scheduled it for 9/16/2017 which is the day before the meet up. My dad had bronchitis and is still a heavy smoker despite already having half of a lung removed and bing on oxygen due to lung cancer:
It's no longer an option in terms of my dad putting off the surgery. His hip simply won't support him anymore and has fallen numerous times because of it. So that is the main reason why I have to cancel going to the meet up. I've got to stay near by so I can be reached just in case something goes wrong which I am hoping and praying nothing does. If I didn't have this along with some other stuff going on, I would definitely be there for sure.