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Keeping DH in line is really keeping me in line!
Monday, August 24, 2015      6 comments

I promised him I would help him if he would pay attention. What? I wasn't listening. Sigh. Measuring his foods has caused me to suck it up and measure mine with more diligence and showmanship See the size of the cereal in th... Read more
Feeling a little dual personalitied or- how to smile when you want to rip something into pieces!
Sunday, August 23, 2015      14 comments

I smile, I cajole and I keep calm. In my pre Spark-controlled condition I would have been cooking and tasting like there was no tomorrow. Chopping with the fervor of a secretly crazed butcher. Stuffing anything I could find in my mouth. Can't ... Read more
He followed me home, can I keep him?
Saturday, August 22, 2015      9 comments

My house looks like a tornado hit it and my organization side has taken a hit. There are "helpful" papers everywhere as the rehab printed a bunch of things like PT exercises and medication lists. The pharmacy added all their own helpful ... Read more
Advice for when you or your loved one is in rehabilitative health care.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015      8 comments

It's tough to see a loved one incapacitated. Have some moments by yourself or with them to get those important emotions worked out and then get ready to take time to do some business. There are rules and regulations covering patient rights and... Read more
Rehab; surgical recovery for DH.
Tuesday, August 18, 2015      7 comments

A suspected complication corrected itself and DH was sent to rehab on Sunday. It doesn't mean he is out of the woods or out of pain. Just closer. Real close.The facility is less than 10 miles from our home. And he is still confused; ca... Read more
Dialogue with a bad patient.
Saturday, August 15, 2015      9 comments

DH does not handle sick very well. He leans on me. Hard. He agrees with everything the doctors and staff say, then does what he wants-that's nothing new! Lies to look better than he is. So I have to get tough. Imagine his distress and... Read more
Friday, August 14, 2015      11 comments

DH has suffered some setbacks. Instead of being discharged as anticipated to a rehab facility tomorrow he may go back in for more surgery. I won't know till later today. In a normal world, I'd be whining. I sat with my kids for two days cho... Read more
Holding hands
Wednesday, August 12, 2015      9 comments

Here we are, holding hands. He keeps looking warmly at me. half a smile on an unshaven face. How cute, you may say. Holding hands is a great idea. It keeps me from wringing his neck. The surgery went phenomenally. His recovery is on tr... Read more
Step down and step up.
Sunday, August 09, 2015      7 comments

DH has graduated ICU and now is on a step-down floor. Still in a room on his own with one nurse to 3 patients. Grumpy. Still sleepy. He lost a lot of blood but didn't hit the trigger for a fill-up. He'll make his own in a few weeks. Sore. ... Read more
Family time.
Saturday, August 08, 2015      8 comments

It's been fun bonding with my son in laws and daughters on an adult level. This is their first major issue with our side of the parents and I've always been the family rock. I'm still being strong but it's interesting to see them want me to lean... Read more
So far, so good
Saturday, August 08, 2015      11 comments

The nurses in ICU want to keep my husband. "He's such a doll!" Ok, they can keep him for a day or two then I want him back. Even if he is minus a few parts. The surgeon said he did well. Nothing that indicated cancer (we weren't sure... Read more
Busy weekend ahead. Good luck and good health to those who need the support.
Thursday, August 06, 2015      10 comments

I'm starting my weekend by wishing all my Spark friends who are engaging in their activities a hearty, "Go get 'em"! Especially my Spark buddy, ONEKIDSMOM, who didn't fool me for a moment. I knew her inner competitor was going to win out! ... Read more
I'm too sexy for my clothes!
Tuesday, August 04, 2015      15 comments

My shorts keep falling off. I've lost enough weight to need new shorts. I've toned up enough that my shirts fall off my shoulders. Or maybe I've become too sexy for my clothes. ... Read more
Party for DH. More fun than a barrel of monkeys and leaving one of us in real stiches
Monday, August 03, 2015      10 comments

I hosted our kids and DH's siblings for an afternoon to spend time with him in fun and frolic. Why sit an stare at him in the hospital mourning the loss of time when you could rib him without guilt? Get it out now. ... Read more
I get by with a little help from my friends.
Thursday, July 30, 2015      11 comments

I appreciate your comments on my blogs if I'm grumpy, venting or down in the dumps. You all know I try not to be blue. You've become the backseat passengers to my ride into the future. For example, here I sit trying to be the calm wife and ... Read more

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