Sunday, February 10, 2013
I haven't fallen off the face of the earth. If you've read my status updates, you know I've been at the hospital with hubby most of the week. He has some prostate problems, which led to kidney problems and although we got to come home Friday afternoon, we have more tests and procedures in our future, hopefully early next week, so we're not done. He's still pretty ill, sleeping a lot, and has a catheter which they had to put in surgically through his tummy, so he's also pretty uncomfortable.
I stayed at the hospital with him almost the entire time. I came home for about 2 hours each day, to shower and change clothes. But I slept there in the room with him on a couch, it wasn't comfortable, but it was where I wanted to be. When you've been with someone for over 42 years, it just doesn't seem right to spend a night apart, if possible. And before you give me some martyr crown, I have to admit, the thought of driving home in the dark and sleeping in this house all by myself (son has been working a lot and is gone more than he's home), completely freaked me out.
We met a lot of great nurses and student nurses while we were in the hospital. I have nothing but the highest regard for people in that profession. They work awful hours and do things most of us would have difficulty doing, with compassion and patience. I love them all. I also know it is not a career I could have handled. I discovered that when I took care of my dad six years ago, while he was in hospice in his home. That was the hardest thing I have ever done. I hope I am up to the task with hubby. I also hope he is well very soon.
Thanks for all the care and love I got from my Spark friends. It means a lot. My three boys were also very good and visited often and helped out taking care of Lola. My eating was horrible. I would skip meals, then snack. I never went down to the hospital cafeteria once. I avoid places where you can pick everything you want to eat, not trusting myself to refrain from eating too much. I would bring healthy snacks from home along with me to the hospital, but then I would eat too many of them.
Thanks goodness Lent is here. I'm not Catholic, but I'm happy to see all the fish sales. Both hubby and I are resolving to get back to eating healthier, and that will include more fish meals. I like fish, and I have gotten away from eating it very often.
So once again it's back to being a GOOD Sparker, after being unavailable for a week. I hope you all welcome me back with as much enthusiasm as I feel to be BACK!