Has anyone heard from LaBunna?

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okielady
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   Posted 10/11/2008 7:46 PM (GMT -7)   
LaBunna
If you're out there I'd like to hear how things are going.
Helen

hep93
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   Posted 10/11/2008 8:40 PM (GMT -7)   
We all would, La Bunna!  :-)
Hugs,
Connie
 
"But that was yesterday, and I was a different person then."
 
Alice in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll


Butterflythree
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   Posted 10/12/2008 6:37 AM (GMT -7)   
My prayers are still with you LaBunna.
Butterflythree
 
There is always hope!


Judith
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   Posted 10/12/2008 9:51 AM (GMT -7)   
"DITTO" La Bunna, How are you and hubby doing??? eyes
 
 
Judith

La Bunna
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   Posted 10/13/2008 9:21 AM (GMT -7)   
HI EVERYONE!
 
I am OK.
Hubby is doing just fine!  (Altho we have much much grumbling and shortness of temper with him.)  It's odd... the better he feels, the more annoyed he is.
 
I keep reminding him of 'the greatest gift ever received....and the miracle... and the gratitude and joy he should be experiancing".  He just looks at me and grumbles.
 
What is with him?
 
But, I am happy as can be!  I've got a handle on my business again.  I look at hubby and see nothing but good and recovery and health.  (I should state, tho, that he still is too skinny.  155 lbs on 6'2" does not go to well)  But, the dr. says this is 'typical'.  And his tastebuds are kind of dead right now.  So, if the dr. doesn't worry about it, neither will I!
 
AND- I am leaving day after tomorrow with my late father's ashes and driving to Arlington, VA, where my dad will be laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetary.
Much sadness - but, really, much honor and much much glory! 
 
I am so proud to be able to carry out my dad's last request.  Whew!  With hubby being so sick this summer, I never thought it would happen.
 
My BFF is taking a train down to Chicago tomorrow and she and I are driving out together.  It'll be so nice for both of us. 
A chance to bond with a BFF.  A break from old grumble-pants.  Doing the right thing for my father.  It's "All Good" , as they say.
I've reserved swanky hotel rooms and we are going to really live it up - after we lay dad to rest.
 
So, that's a quickie up date from me.
 
Hubby is down to (2) antirejection pills a day (started with 12!!) and he is driving again and he is doing small workouts with light weights.  And he is walking small distances. 
And he is GRUMBLING! 
Did I mention that?    :)
 
Here is my joke for the day: "Some people would grumble even if you gave them a new liver" !!!
 
 
Love and continued prayers for all of you!
La Bunna

"Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you are scared to death"


hep93
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   Posted 10/13/2008 10:12 AM (GMT -7)   

La Bunna, it is so good to hear from you and to know that you and hubby are doing well!!  Also, I am so pleased that you can carry out your dad's wishes and at the same time get away with a friend.  You'd better live it up, gal!  You deserve it!

Now about old "grumblepants":  I have 2 theories - 1.  Perhaps when he was so sick, the little annoyances didn't get to him because he was too sick to notice or care.  2.  He got an awful lot of attention for a long period of time when he was sick.  Now that he has his new liver and is doing well....not so much attention.  So that ticks him off and maybe also he thinks the grumbling will get him attention, albeit negative.

Just theories on my part.  I'm no psychiatrist.  Also, it could be that he isn't recovering quite as fast as he thought he would, so that is also bugging him.  Somehow, my gut tells me #2 is the real reason, though.  smilewinkgrin


Hugs,
Connie
 
"But that was yesterday, and I was a different person then."
 
Alice in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll


La Bunna
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   Posted 10/13/2008 11:12 AM (GMT -7)   
Connie!

You've just won a 'bingo!' on theory #2!

This is what I've thought for a while now;
All that constant attention has now changed to occasional attention.

PLUS - he really, really likes to be waited on. He always has. It started with his late mother, then his late maiden aunt, then the girlfriends, and finally the secretarys at his law firm.

Now I am expecting him to do things for himself. (I have simply stopped waiting on him. Completely.) And I think it bugs him.

He needs to do for himself for several reasons.
1. it's good therapy, whether it's O/P or P/T. He needs it.
2. He has absolutely NOTHING to do all day long and all night long every day. So, I give him things to do. A healthy person is not going to stay healthy if they never move.
3. He is a grown man with a brand new healthy liver. All the old physical ailments and excuses are gone.

I also believe that he is beginning to be "bored out of his gourd". When he was sick, who cared? He just laid there and I don't think he could even determine reality. Now he is sharp again. And he has nothing to do. I, myself, would be very cranky if I had no outside stimulus. Just the TV. Ugh.

You are quite astute, girlfriend! And I heartily agree with you!
La Bunna

"Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you are scared to death"


hep93
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   Posted 10/13/2008 12:05 PM (GMT -7)   
smilewinkgrin   And I agree with all you said, La Bunna!  Perhaps he will get bored enough that he will actually do something productive. 
Hugs,
Connie
 
"But that was yesterday, and I was a different person then."
 
Alice in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll


La Bunna
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   Posted 10/13/2008 12:14 PM (GMT -7)   
XXXXX-ing fingers!
La Bunna

"Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you are scared to death"


Butterflythree
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   Posted 10/13/2008 7:03 PM (GMT -7)   
LaBunna, It is really wonderful to hear how good hubbie is doing. It gives me great hope for the future. I am also happy that you are going to have some "me" time. We all know you deserve it. Thank you so much for keeping us updated.
Butterflythree
 
There is always hope!


bratnewton
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   Posted 10/13/2008 7:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Labunna

great that things are going so well for your hubby. And what a relief for you.
Wow what an honor to honor your dads wishes and within the sadness, you and your BFF have a great time. You deserve it


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