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A Very Long Week

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!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
WALKSINLIGHT 2/14/2013 7:55PM

    Oh dear - I have been out of it too but nothing as serious as your absence - I was just working between 50 and 60 hours in a week, then got sick - hubby and me both .. anyhow I am just catching up and glad to see that things are improving. I am so incredibly proud of you for eating so well under such extreme and trying circumstances - you are such an inspiration !

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MEH50BEWELL 2/11/2013 8:36PM

    I wish you and DH the best and a swift recovery. Take care of yourself too! So glad you are back I look so forward to reading your blogs. Peace my friend.

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CLPURNELL 2/11/2013 8:02PM

    Hope your hubby gets well soon!


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MARTY728 2/11/2013 12:50PM

    Glad you are back! I hope your Husband is better soon! emoticon

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BMCKEOW1 2/11/2013 11:49AM

    I hope things start getting back on track for both of you. I know I wouldn't have left my hubby at night either. Glad you are back.

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KROLES55 2/11/2013 8:58AM

    So glad you are back.. Praying for you & your husband for a full recovery.

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    Glad he's doing better and glad you're back. I hope things get better for him and he recovers quickly. Hugs!

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KERRYG155 2/10/2013 7:14PM

    Hope they are able to get him back on his feet and feling better soon. I know you'll be back on the right track soon! Take care of yourself, too.

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DUXGRL1 2/10/2013 7:12PM

    Sounds like a really hard week! Hope that he is better soon! And take good care of yourself, too!

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FORMYDARLINGS 2/10/2013 6:27PM


Hi pam. It is such good news that you and DH are home. It is so hard to eat well when stressed out and only have hospital food to choose. I love fish and we eat it often. Take good care of hubby and keep yourself up too. This could take a while and you can't wait till things get better for you to choose better. You are in this together with hubby. It will be harder than giving in but giving in is not an option. You matter too much to him and us. Take care,


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DOODIE59 2/10/2013 5:48PM

    I hope he's fine asap! Your love for your hubby shines through in your blog. He is fortunate to have you by his side. And I am most certain he'd be there for you too. You're both an inspiring example of a loving couple. It's not all about the weight ...:)
Here's hoping you're both back home soon,

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LINDAK25 2/10/2013 5:00PM

    I'm glad you're both home. I hope that hubby recovers soon. You're in my thoughts and prayers.

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VINGRAM 2/10/2013 4:23PM

    I had not read your status updates. So sorry this is happening. Warm thoughts and prayers for you and your family! emoticon

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CARRAND 2/10/2013 4:12PM

    Welcome back. I hope things go well for you both. I'm sure he appreciated having you in his room at night while he was hospitalized. Nurses are wonderful people, but a wife is the best.

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KATRINAKAT23 2/10/2013 4:10PM

  Hope hubby gets better soon. emoticon

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