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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

SO HERE IT IS - EXACTLY ONE WEEK AND A DAY SINCE I DISLOCATED MY KNEE. I DID NOTHING - AND I MEAN NOTHING - TO CAUSE THIS. I HAD DECIDED TO CHANGE DH'S SHEETS ON HIS BED SINCE I CAN'T REMEMBER WHAT CENTURY IN WHICH THEY WERE LAST WASHED. I ALSO CAN NO LONGER RECOGNIZE THE COLOR OF THEM. HMMM ... PERHAPS THEY REALLY DO MAKE GRAY SHEETS. BUT ONE IS TAKING THEIR LIVES IN THEIR HANDS TO VENTURE FORTH INTO THE "INNER SANCTUM".

OF COURSE I HAVE MY ZIP LINE FOR GETTING TO THE LAUNDRY ROOM AND BACK, BUT THAT ONLY REQUIRES A PATH. THE BED IS ANOTHER MATTER ALTOGETHER. THERE ARE MOUNTAINS ONE MUST CLIMB AND FEW KNOW (IF ANY) WHAT LIES BENEATH WHATEVER YOU ARE STANDING ON. I WALKED VERY CAREFULLY, SIDEWAYS, TO GET TO THE BED. I COULD PULL OFF THE OLD (AND CRISP) SHEETS, BY SIMPLY KNEELING ON THE BED. BUT TO PUT THE CLEAN ONES ON WAS A HERCULEAN TASK BEST ASSIGNED TO THOSE WHO HAVE SURVIVED THE CLIMB OF EVEREST.

BUT ATTACK I DID. WHY? I TRULY THOUGHT HE WOULD BE IMPRESSED THAT I HAD TAKEN THE INITIATIVE TO DO SOMETHING NICE FOR HIM ALL BY MYSELF. SILLY GIRL! I HAD GOTTEN ONE SIDE OF THE BED COMPLETELY MADE AND HAD ONLY TO PULL EVERYTHING OVER FROM THE CENTER TO THE OTHER SIDE. BUT THAT MEANT FACING "THE PILE" AGAIN. I DID FINE AND WAS ABLE TO COMPLETE THE MAKING OF THE BED BUT STILL HAD TO GET MYSELF OUT FROM BEHIND "THE PILE". "THE PILE" CHOSE TO CHALLENGE ME THIS TIME BY SHIFTING AT MY ABUNDANT WEIGHT JUST AT THE HEIGHT OF MY CLIMB. I WAS ABLE TO GRAB A CURTAIN ROD TO KEEP MYSELF FROM A COMPLETE FALL. BUT, IN THE PROCESS, I DISCOVERED THAT MY KNEE WAS FACING THE WRONG DIRECTION - AGAIN.

THIS IS THE SECOND TIME THIS HAS HAPPENED. THE FIRST WAS THREE YEARS AGO. SO I CALL DH FROM THE FLOOR OF HIS ROOM AND HE HAS HIS CELL PHONE TURNED OFF! OF COURSE HE DOES! HOW FOOLISH COULD I BE? I HAD COMPLETELY FORGOTTEN THAT HE BLOCKS MY CALLS WHEN HE IS WORKING. SO INSTEAD, I CALL DOWNSTAIRS AND THEY CALL FIRE AND RESCUE. THE MANAGER LET THEM IN AND I AM HOLLERING ,"BACK HERE - IN THE BIG BEDROOM". I HEAR THE MEN APPROACHING AND THEN HEAR, "WHERE ARE YOU? WE CAN'T EVEN SEE YOU." "I AM BEHIND "THE PILE" AND I THEN HEAR "WHICH ONE?"

DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA WHAT IT IS LIKE BEING MARRIED TO A HOARDER? I SPENT ONE ENTIRE WEEK WITH MY LEG SUSPENDED IN AIR AFTER THEY HAD POPPED IT BACK INTO PLACE. WHY SO LONG? THE SWELLING WAS INSTANTANEOUS AND INTENSE AND THEY FEARED FOR MY WELL BEING IF THEY RETURNED ME HOME.

DH GOT HOME FROM WORK SOME TIME LATER AND I (BEING THE DEVIL I AM) HAD TURNED MY CELL PHONE OFF. LET HIM WONDER WHERE I WAS. I KEPT WATCHING EACH HALF HOUR AS HE CALLED, AGAIN AND AGAIN. I FINALLY ANSWERED AT 11 PM.
"WHERE THE HELL ARE YOU?" "WHY ME? I AM IN THE HOSPITAL WHERE I BELONG."
"WHY", HE SAID. I ASKED HIM IF HE HAD GONE INTO HIS BEDROOM AND LOOKED AROUND. THIS HE DID WHILE I WAITED. "DID YOU MOVE SOME OF MY STUFF?" THIS IS ALL HE NOTICED! "WHY YES, I DID. AND I ALSO CHANGED AND WASHED ALL YOUR BEDDING. BUT IN THE PROCESS OF RE-MAKING YOUR BED, I WIPED OUT ON 'MOUNT JERK' AND DISLOCATED MY KNEE SO I AM IN TRACTION FOR AWHILE. HIS RESPONSE?
"FIRST OF ALL, WHO ASKED YOU TO AND SECOND, DID YOU LEAVE ME ANYTHING FOR SUPPER?"

I SWEAR TO GOD ABOVE - WHO HIMSELF BECAME MAN - THAT HE NEVER, EVER INTENDED FOR THIS MAN THAT HE HAD CREATED, TO DISPLAY SUCH DENSITY OF MIND. IS IT POSSIBLE THAT HE DID INDEED INSTILL THE MAJORITY OF BRAIN POWER IN THE "WEAKER OF THE SEX?" I AM TRULY BEGINNING TO WONDER. AND THAT WEAKER PART IS A BUNCH OF BULL!

ERIN
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BARB4HEALTH 11/21/2012 11:34AM

    How terrible for you! I can't even imagine all you have had to deal with!

I love your border and am praying right now, Oh, God be with this lady who is in such emotional and physical pain. Lift her up with eagle's wings to mount above all this adversity. Thank you, Lord! emoticon

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MILLISMA 11/19/2012 7:34PM

    So sorry to hear about your knee and you husband's lack of concern. I have to say that I'd leave his mess and sheets to him and let him take care of it. Hope you knee is better soon.

hugs...Mary Anne

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RAINBOW_LADY 11/18/2012 3:50AM

  I'd leave the room to him - sleep downstairs myself and hubby's sheets get cleaned when he remembers. Same goes for my kids, who are big enough and daft enough to do them themselves!
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EATVEGAN 11/14/2012 11:31PM

    And you are with this man, why? Sorry, that is none of my business. I was married to a total jerk, but he would at least have been concerned that I was hurt and rushed to the hospital.

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JILL313 11/14/2012 10:46PM

    I wouldn't touch his stuff. Let him lie in his own dirty sheets as it's not worth it or does he even want you to do that for him. Take good care Erin. I'm glad your home. Forgot totally about his room as it is a hazard zone. It sure doesn't appreciate you I'm sorry to say. He sounds like a Jerk, sorry you have to deal with his nonsense. Be stronger and well soon.

Hugs,

Jill

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1_AMAZING_WOMAN 11/14/2012 1:29PM

    Hugs

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RURAL3 11/14/2012 1:24PM

    This is what you wrote on the 5th
I HAVE BEEN PUT ON VERY LIMITED MOVEMENT FOR A WEEK. NO WALKING - UNLESS ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY. TOTAL REST IN A RECLINER OR ON A BED.

What happened to that? Sorry you are hurting Erin. Sometimes we are our own worst enemy. Let him change his own sheets!!! Just keep the door closed and wear a clothespin on your nose emoticon Hey they can't smell anything when they spray that Fabreeze around. Or so the commercial says and they are always right.

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WALLINMW 11/14/2012 1:15PM

  Yikes! Glad you are home. Stay motivated. Feel better soon.

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