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A whole year of "the 13"s???

Friday, March 08, 2013

Tailbone is officially broken. Not displaced so no surgery, but considerable trauma.

  
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.DUSTY. 3/9/2013 1:54PM

    So sorry! I can't imagine. Does that mean you have to be in a wheelchair and can't walk until you heal?
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TATTER3 3/9/2013 11:34AM

    Been there...ouch!!!

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SIMPLYABUNDANT 3/9/2013 11:27AM

    Ouch! I suppose avoiding surgery is a plus, but I can only imagine how uncomfortable this is for you!
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NATPLUMMER 3/9/2013 11:07AM

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LKWQUILTER 3/9/2013 8:02AM

    Hope your "tail" is feeling better. When it rains, it pours. ((HUGS))

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LYNNWILK2 3/9/2013 2:56AM

    Oh my, I hope you feel better very soon, take it easy!

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CORNERKICK 3/9/2013 1:26AM

  Hope you get better soon

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COOPQUILTLADY 3/8/2013 9:56PM

    No surgery is a good thing. I guess when you're down and out things HAVE TO be looking up!!! Take care of you both! emoticon

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DOTTIEJANE1 3/8/2013 8:47PM

    ouch, so sorry that this has happened. Hope you get a complete recover shortly . emoticon

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Struggling back to normal

Sunday, March 03, 2013

Hubby is doing well, but still isn't allowed to drive. Today I fell while skiing and reinjured my tailbone. Now he's taking care of me. Wow.

  
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DOGLADY13 3/6/2013 8:56PM

    Oh no! Did a black cat cross your path? or did you break a mirror?

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 3/4/2013 4:42PM

    ouch! hope it gets better before biking season.

We are expecting a lot of snow tonight and tomorrow. Are you?

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NATPLUMMER 3/4/2013 11:23AM

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RICHILA 3/4/2013 10:23AM

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APPLESBANANAS 3/4/2013 4:58AM

    Oh no! Maybe this is a sign that it's time for you to take a break and relax. I'm sorry to hear about the injury.

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CAROLIAN 3/4/2013 1:18AM

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KATHYSCOLLIES 3/3/2013 11:49PM

    It's good to know that hubby is still improving, but I am so so sorry that you have hurt yourself. Sore tailbones are NO fun at all, no matter how you hurt it.

It's great that your hubby is well enough now that he can help you !

Hope you are feeling better quickly!!

Hugs,
Kathy


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Home, improving

Friday, January 25, 2013

DH has been home since Monday evening, and is doing much better. I am stupidly PTSD --exhausted, strung out, crying easily, overwhelmed by the simplest tasks.

Apparently, this is normal. But I don't like it.

  
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APPLESBANANAS 1/26/2013 12:50PM

    I hope you get some rest this weekend, glad to hear he's home.


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NATPLUMMER 1/26/2013 11:47AM

    Glad DH is home and doing better. I'm not surprised you are stressed...it is to be expected.
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TATTER3 1/26/2013 10:08AM

    Live it moment at a time! Things will settle....keep Sparkin'!!

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SIMPLYABUNDANT 1/26/2013 9:30AM

    emoticon You've been through a frightful event and are probably still scared for the future. You are living with a "new normal," but in time you'll adapt and the stress will start to fall away. Just give yourself time, and remember to take good care of yourself too. Rest...deep breaths..staying focused and grateful in the present moment ~ that's what helps me through crises and their aftermaths.
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KATHYSCOLLIES 1/25/2013 10:51PM

    Glad to hear that Hubby is home and improving!

This has been so stressful for you, I know, but take a couple of deep 'cleansing' breaths, or go for a walk around the block, or a bike ride. Have a nice hot soak in the tub with a good book, or some aromatic candles, or good music..... anything to let you relax and reduce some of the pressure of these very frightening days you have just experienced.

You have to take care of yourself first or you may not be there to share in the wonderful future in store for you and your hubby. If your Mom is anything even remotely similar to mine, you probably grew up being told over and over again, that "This too shall pass and then the sun WILL shine again"..... emoticon

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CAKEMAKERMOM 1/25/2013 8:42PM

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 1/25/2013 6:42PM

    Sometimes, being sick is harder on the spouse than the one who is sick/ill. I often felt that way when I was very ill and my husband had to care for me many years ago. I think he had the harder time because he had all the responsibilities and all I had to do was recover.

It will get better....

Hugs,
Kay

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LKWQUILTER 1/25/2013 6:07PM

    Remember to take care of yourself. I have found it is almost more stressful for the caregiver than the patient. That is what happens in our home anyway. ((HUGS))

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Update and hair pulling insanity

Sunday, January 20, 2013

I am suffering social media burnout. I spent the evening preparing for the 4 - yes, FOUR - new clients who stuck with me throughout many appointment changes and crises and who did the work they needed to, and whose cases I ALL have to file tomorrow. DH is doing well and may get to come home tomorrow, a trip that, thanks to having to take care of 4 clients tomorrow, will in no way include my involvement--not stressful at ALL, that.

  
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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 1/25/2013 11:29AM

    I'm glad to hear your husband is able to come home soon. It's been a busy, stressful time for you.
Hugs,
Kay

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CAKEMAKERMOM 1/21/2013 11:30AM

    Take it one thing at a time and it will all be done. emoticon

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NATPLUMMER 1/21/2013 10:43AM

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DATMAMA4 1/21/2013 10:27AM

    So sorry to hear of the conflicting responsibilities! BUT it is VERY good to hear about your hubby coming home. Having someone in the hospital is always such a stress to begin with, on top of anything that's physically wrong.

I'm sure he'll be happy to be home in your loving care, surrounded by the familiar, in his own place. That alone will help all of you.

Thanks for the update!

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SIMPLYABUNDANT 1/21/2013 10:14AM

    emoticon You have a lot of blessings to count, although you have been in a whirlwind for a while, so even the blessings might feel overwhelming at times. Imagine yourself as the calm center of this (temporary) storm, and take one step at a time through the next days and week. I am so happy that your husband is coming home! There is so much to celebrate here!

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DOGLADY13 1/21/2013 9:41AM

    Yeah! Your Beloved is coming home! WooHoo! You must be exhausted. I hope you get through today in one piece.

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TATTER3 1/21/2013 9:31AM

    Step at a time! Keep Sparkin'!!

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APPLESBANANAS 1/21/2013 5:09AM

    Keep limiting your sign-on time to the social media sites until things start to clear. I got rid of facebook last year and a LOT of time appeared in my life. I only have twitter to follow the Dali Lama...so I don't spend much time there. If you can ditch any social media that doesn't serve you efficiently, do so!

Good luck today. When your head hits the pillow tonight be proud of all that you completed today!

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MOTLEM 1/21/2013 12:52AM

    Count your blessings, I say. Hubby coming home and 4 new clients to boot. I can't see anything wrong here, except it would be lovely to be there for your hubby of course.

Things have a tendency to work out for the better in the long run. Just take it as it comes and stop stressing too much, girlfriend.

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KATHYSCOLLIES 1/20/2013 11:54PM

    Keep your 'chin up' - things are getting better every day!

You still have the clients, ergo an income.

You still have your hubby, and he is almost well enough to come home, ergo no more trying to be with him at the hospital.

You still have friends and family to support you, ergo LET THEM HELP!!!

Now you just need to smile, enjoy a good 'belly laugh' and maintain your sense of balance.

This "trial" ( pun intended, Madame Attorney) too shall pass and life will return to normal!

Hugs,
Kathy

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Relief and frazzlement

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

We got to see my husband briefly this evening. I'm sorry I didn't write about it earlier, but I was completely internet fried between here, Facebook, Live Journal, and texting. He looked better than expected so shortly after the surgery.

Which is to say that he looked like a helicopter crash.

I got through the talk from the nurse, and through talking to him and holding his hand, with a reassuring smile on my face. He was alert enough to respond to us, and speak love with his eyes. He squeezed my hand many times. He tried to tell me he loved me, but he had a ventilator tube down his throat so I shushed him and told him that I knew. His dad, though shaken, was also great about smiling at him. Our dear friends Kat and Eric, and Karla were there to hold onto Erin while she made the first adjustment to the shock of seeing him looking so wan and helpless, then Erin talked to him and our friends all talked to him. The nurse asked about the nail polish, and he flexed his hands to show it off, indicating that he understood. I went back to the bedside to kiss him goodnight, and we all walked back to the waiting room.

Where I had to put my head between my knees for a very long time.

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I know that he's doing really well, and that he's strong and healthy. I know that the post-surgical frailty is completely normal and that he will be getting stronger by the hour. I know he will look SO much better when I see him tomorrow. But wow, that was hard.

I'm wearing his wedding ring on the middle finger of my right hand. I look forward to returning it to him when he can tell me he loves me.

  
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KATHYSCOLLIES 1/20/2013 11:48PM

    I'm so glad to hear that things have well for your hubby!

He is obviously surrounded by great medical caregivers, wonderful friends, and the family who loves him. What a lucky man indeed!

I will continue to keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

Remember to look after yourself, too, so that the pair of you are able to enjoy the love you share for many years to come.

Hugs,
Kathy

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DOGLADY13 1/17/2013 6:36AM

    I'm wiping the tears off my face. I am relieved for you and deeply touched by your love for your husband. Thank you for taking the time to let us know what is going on in your life.

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MOTLEM 1/17/2013 1:26AM

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LKWQUILTER 1/16/2013 12:55PM

    Praying for all of you. (((HUGS)))

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MAHGRET 1/16/2013 11:40AM

    Here's hoping he will improve quickly and be breathing on his own soon.

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COOPQUILTLADY 1/16/2013 11:11AM

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SIMPLYABUNDANT 1/16/2013 9:54AM

    I am so glad you had so many people around to support and encourage and love you and your husband. That kind of love can be tremendously healing. I can only imagine the shock and fear you've been experiencing, like the world has somehow tilted on its axis and everything has shifted. But your husband has come through surgery and, even as I write this, is recovering. Please know that your many friends here on SP love and support you too.

Blessings....

Su
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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 1/16/2013 8:26AM

    That's great that he made it through the surgery. I'll be sending many healing thoughts his way in the days to come.

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TATTER3 1/16/2013 6:40AM

    Prayers for you! It will get better!

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MAGGIE101857 1/16/2013 6:15AM

    Will keep you all in my prayers - hard to see the one you love who is normally so strong, needing tender loving care and hurting so badly. emoticon

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APPLESBANANAS 1/16/2013 4:54AM

    My heart goes out to you and your family. Take care.

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Take good care of yourself so you can take care of him through the recovery!

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FITANDFIFTY2 1/16/2013 12:38AM

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