Saturday, January 12, 2013

Once again....

Life just keeps on a-comin' .......

Life for the last number of weeks has read like a soap opera....only worse....I haven't watched daytime soaps in about twenty years but I think I could give it a run for its' money....

If we even go back further...say to last April, when hubby took a really bad turn, physically...we had no idea what was going on but of course feared the worst....went thru a summer of testing....until the first week of September when he was officially diagnosed with Crohn's Disease. Three days after that, I fell and broke my wrist which put me out of commission for several weeks.....then at thanksgiving, hubby started to feel unwell again, ended up in the hospital with an abscess on the abdomen wall....was in the hospital for a week getting it drained...Then Emma found out she was pregnant.....not a time for celebration, unfortunately....a few weeks later towards the end of November....the abscess returned and hubby once more was in the hospital for several days to have it drained...then at fourteen weeks Emma had a terrible miscarriage...where she delivered this tiny, miniature baby, all by herself...I got there in time to drive her to the hospital to receive medical attention.....that was on the 11th of December....then two nights before Christmas, Maya, our twenty year old daughter, came home from her shift at the coffee shop, went to bed and woke up, Christmas Eve morning a completely different person.....she was admitted into the hospital on Christmas Day....hubby and I got the turkey in the oven then left all the preparations for the rest to do....there were 17 people at our home , having Christmas dinner while hubby and I sat with maya in the psych ward at one of the city hospitals. The doctor calls it Conversion Disorder....it's when the brain breaks under stress and manifests itself physically in your mind and body. Something like Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. This weekend Maya came home on a weekend pass...we hope she's able to stay home....we are exhausted...every day for the last three weeks we've been at the hospital daily....sometimes twice a day...long hours.....

And it keeps on getting better.....a week and a half ago, hubby saw the surgeon again...he wants to do the surgery...he said it should be February or March...I thot, oh good...maybe Maya will be a lot better by then...I certainly can't be in two hospitals at once! Last Wednesday the surgeons office called...they have a cancellation this Wednesday....they want hubby to take it....we discussed it at length...he decided to go for it....so, this Wednesday he's scheduled for a resection of his bowel.....a very painful and long recovery I've heard....he's to be off work at least two months....that means as well as his day job, he can't teach his classes...which means we won't have the money to celebrate our fortieth wedding anniversary in Hawaii this June....hubby is really disappointed....I'm resigned to it...I'm not sure Maya would be ready for us to leave her anyways by then...I told him that maybe we can do it on our 41st.......sigh....as long as he gets healthy is all that matters.

So, that's life right now...told you I had the soaps beat....

Hope you people have a good weekend...and if you're the praying kind and if you could remember...please pray for Maya and my hubby, Don....it's going to be a tough few weeks while he's in the hospital...and maybe you could pray for me too....I surely would appreciate it.



2 comments:

Katharine said...

Prayer and blessings friend as you walk through this difficult place!

joyceandnorm said...

That's a lot to deal with. Sending over hugs and prayers.