Happy Friday Everybody..TGIF!!!
Not sure why I'm so thankful it's Friday since I'm still writing my dreadful paper, but the bright side is that tomorrow is a sleep in morning and no getting up at 5am. I haven't been sleeping well and have decided that two summer classes are two much work with kiddos.
Ducky..I'm happy you posted, are you still having pain? I hope you get all of it resolved soon. Any news on the job front? and I think somebody asked about disability, is this a possibility since the military made you leave? I'm not sure if that money would be enough but it was a good idea whoever thought of it by the way.
Oh how great it is to see a post from the bear!! We have missed you dearly....glad to see that the meds are helping...you tell your story so funny, but that must have been kind of scary!
Well, instead of a birthday party for mom yesterday, we have been spending the weekend at the hospital. She became ill Thursday night with what we all thought was some sort of stomach bug. Still wasn't well Friday evening, she was in alot of pain. So about 10pm, I took her to er, where they diagnosed her with a bowel obstruction. The doctors are trying a very unpleasant treatment to get this to resolve on it's own, but by noon today wil decide if surgery has to be done. Not at all the 80th brthday any of is invisioned for her, this has been very, very scary. She looks so tiny and frail laying in that big old hospital bed....The details of the surgery haven't been explained, but it can't be good. All I can say right now, is thank heavens for morphine, it keeps her out of pain.
I'm heading to the hospital now, I want to be there when the doc comes in ...but would appreciate if you would send all your good thoughts , prayers, etc, her way. She is just the dearest, sweetest soul, and it breaks my heart to see her this way.
Yally, I'm here. Just on a roaring pity pot. Too much work, hung over employee (everyday and the 2X4 came out on Friday), fingers won't work, etc. I'm ok, just feeling sorry for myself and needing a night of g'friends and margaritas. Hubby went to church without me this am as I don't even want to get dressed but that's just alright. Will have a day off from looking "hot momma". Hubby is doing ok but still a lot of pain in lower abdomen. Seeing a colorectal specialist Thursday.
Had to cry when I saw your post, Bear. I do that a lot these days but it was so good to see you're with us and what you said about your MIL is very sensitive and caring. What a guy! I hope you get to post more now since going back on your meds. My 2X4 comes to mind right now. I miss you.
My fingers will not cooperate and I'm on the max as far as my meds go. Don't need this right now. If they don't slap hubby in the "big hospital" in the city on Thursday I'm supposed to go to Tulsa Friday to see Phantom of the Opera. My dream since I'll not be likely to ever make it to NYC in this lifetime.
Yally, was the hubby in the hopsital in OKC or is he home? Hope he's ok.
Sorry I haven't been back on, it's been more than a little hectic here, but thankfully, seems to be calming down now.. Mom had her surgery done yesterday afternoon, and it went really, really well.The surgeon hadn't ruled out the possiblity of a temporary colostomy, but that didn't have to be done. He was able to do the repair without removing anything, so she should be able to be home by Friday, if things continue to go well. What a relief!!!! I don't think you realize how worried and stressed you are until it's over! Not sure what this will mean for recovery time, etc, we were supposed to take her to Michigan in about 3 weeks, perhaps that won't happen now. We will have to see.
Guess I'm doing ok, all things considered...no lack of stress here! Which of course always seems to show up in the joints. A question for al you enbrel users...do you ever have MORE aches and inflammation after your dose? Last couple of weeks, if I inject on Friday....either Sunday or Monday can be kind of sore days (especially my knees and hips for some strange reason)....I also swell up a bit in the legs like I'm holding extra fluid. Probably just some sort of strange coincidence, but just thought I'd throw it our there to see if anyone else could relate.
Oh my gosh Ducky!! Hugs and prayers your way..so sorry that both sides of your family are dealing with such sadness...like we talked before..wish we could re-wind that clock...this year has not been an easy one for so many of us here. Best wishes on the job interviews...is one of those the teaching one you talked about?
yally..when does baby girl leave again? you know we'll be praying for both you and her! One of the boys took a school-based trip through Europe when he was a junior in high school, I was so worried...but he had the time of his life...it was a great experience for him, and I'm so glad he didn't miss it...but at the time it was a different story lol. Hope your hubby is better!
Boo, owe you an e-mail, hope you are doing ok...my heart is with you, dear....think I've been joining you on a cyber-pity party...emotions all over the place from all the stress...but you've had to deal with so much for the past year, you deserve to let loose. I know I would have caved a long time ago if I were you!
Mom, thanks for the input on the enbrel, guess I'll just keep watching how things go. Congrats on the gym, that is awesome! I walked with my friend Mon am, but skipped class today. just too tired. Will try and make it out tomorrow morning.
went the hospital tonight, and mom is doing well, it seems. The surgeon came while i was there, and wasn't real excited at the thought of her traveling in 3 weeks. He didn't rule it out completely, but said we would have to see how she does. If all goes well, she may be able to go home Friday, but one of us will have to be with her. So, perhaps she will come and stay with me for a bit, since I am home all day.
Time to turn in....hugs and hellos to all I missed.....will check in tomorrow...sweet dreams! Jody
OMG! Waaaaaay too much going on with you guys!
I'm doing great and looking forward to a weekend. Yahoo! Boo
Hi guys! I'm back. I haven't read the posts yet, got in late tonight and have to go back to work tomorrow!
Just wanted to say HI!
we had a wonderful time. Hope everyone is well. **
Yeah!!! A post from Erin!! Gosh we sure have been worried about you, girl, and missing you terribly. I was hoping that things were much better for you...so, so sorry for all you've been going through!! Did you get the pics I sent you of the kittens? They are so cute! Doing great, they have a wonderful home, and momma is still here, being spoiled rotten by my hubby.
Mom went home from the hospital on Saturday...so far so good. That little 80 year old has a lot of fight in her lol! The change in her from Saturday to Sunday morning was really amazing. I think the morphine was really keeping her groggy and even weaker, beacuse she is moving around quite well, and eating better too. Hubby went yesterday mroning to fix her breakfast and get some things set up for her (awwww..such a doll, he is). he too, was surprised at how good she is doing. Today home health is supposed to start daily visits for wound care and some pt for strenghtening. trying to have someone with her most of the time, although she seems perfectly comfortable to be on her own. The trip on the 18th is still up in the air, we'll have to just see how she does. It is so important to her, it's a family reunion for all her brothers and sisters and their families ( she has 9 siblings still living), plus we are supposed to stay with another one of my sisters. Yally...been wondering how things were at your house..too busy here to give you a ring or a text...but my heart was there, you know that! Things are slowing down a bit...but not at your place it seems...so sorry to here you and hubby are still sick...gosh this has hung on a long time! Can still send you cookies lol...as a matter of fact i can send EVERYBODY cookies! The freezer is PACKED and since the party had to be cancelled..I won't have to bake for a year!