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
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
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
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
Strength and support. Finding and giving.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 11 comments
There is always humor in my life. I can't escape it nor do I want to. Never leave us alone in a medical room. I usually play with any plastic parts models and we make great fun of the charts on walls. This one had an especially fun chart ... Read more
How much exercise IS carpet cleaning? Busy day. Trying to clear my head.
Sunday, July 26, 2015 6 comments
According to my tracker, it's about 400 calories but I think I could have made it more. I likened it to waltzing, a slow dance plus lunges and seated rows with bands. I'm not sure what else. It took me about 4 hours of pushing back and for... Read more
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