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Major life stuff

Monday, November 12, 2012

I haven't been to the gym in 12 days.
There is a huge explanation for it. On Thursday Nov 1, while I was attending an all day training seminar an hour north of where I live, my husband was talking on the phone to his mother, who lives 2 hours south of where we live. While they were talking on the phone, she collapsed. He was able to contact her local police who broke into the house and got an ambulance for her. She had a brain aneurysm. She is currently in the hospital 40 minutes south of her hometown.
Needless to say we've been doing a lot of traveling in the past 11 days. My husband hasn't been back to work since, and I've taken the last 2 Fridays off so I could be there to support him through it all. (he's an only child and his dad passed away before I even met him)
I also have a history with emotional eating. And I use food to take care of people. Over the first week I managed to still make decent food choices, but this week I have fallen into the trap of convenience eating--hospital cafeteria cookies are pretty tasty!!!
This week my husband will be back home, at least for a few nights, so I'm planning to cook us a couple of healthy meals, and I am definitely hitting the gym! I need to get back into the good routine I had going on!
anyway, this was just a place to vent.
as to my mother in law's health, she seems to be doing ok. She's off the breathing tube and can talk to us, she recognizes who we are, and she answers simple yes or no questions, but she sometimes comes out with weird sentences. We are hopeful she will make a full recovery, but we know we've got a long road ahead of us.

thanks for listening
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  • v SUSANNA37
    My goodness, how scary. I'm glad help was able to get to her relatively quickly.

    I'm a food-comforter too. It's a hard urge to suppress. It sounds like your plan of getting back to the gym is a good one.

    Take care of yourself!
    1349 days ago
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