Monday, April 11, 2016

I Can’t Complain…Yet

Taking care of Hubby, I feel bad that I can’t make it all better for him. I feel bad the healing process is going slow (or at least it seems that way). And then I wonder… Is this what I have to look forward to?

Granted, I shouldn’t have any problems eating after my surgery (which I know will eventually happen, I just don’t know when). And by “shouldn’t” I mean the only sore throat I expect to have is the one caused by the oxygen machine. No cutting above the neck for me. No, my scar will be down my chest.

I still shudder at that thought.

That doesn’t mean I’ll feel like eating, though, does it? Hubby is on a liquid diet (feeding tube) right now and I hate bugging him when he should eat, but I do because he needs it. Hopefully, he’ll return the “favor” of bugging me when I’m not doing something I should (like probably getting up and walking around).

I’m glad to be there for him. And I’ll be doubly glad he’ll be there for me. I can’t imagine going through recovery without someone by my side. I want to be his motivation, because he’ll certainly be mine.

He thinks he’s being a pain. And a wimp. Well, he might be a wimp at times (he tends to get that way when he’s sick), but he’s not a pain. I just want him to get better. And if that means nagging for him to do what he needs to do to get better, then I guess I’ll nag.


Hey! Today is my library event. Wish me luck! And if you happen to be near the Washington-Centerville (OH) Public Library on Far Hills Road, stop by and say hi. I'll be there from 1-3pm.

Tomorrow I go in for my six-month check up, or the start of it. I’m sure my doctor will schedule tests (like an echocardiogram and EKG). Fun, fun! And while I may feel a little symptomatic (mainly, I just never feel like I’m getting ahead in my exercise program), I don’t think it’s at the severe level yet (and I hope it doesn’t get there for a very long time).

On Wednesday Hubby should get the results of the pathology on his lymph nodes. Fingers crossed for some good news. I sure would love to say he beat cancer.

And I’d love to be in a super-duper good mood when the Penguins game comes on. Penguins and Rangers start this Wednesday in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Let’s go Pens!

So… Do you tend to nag your loved one when they’re sick and not doing what they should be doing to get better (even if that means staying in bed and sleeping)? And why are sick people so stubborn? J

Have a great Monday!


JeffO said...

We have fortunately not been sick in the way your husband is, so most of what it means so far is we have the "Why don't you go back to bed?" kind of stuff.

Fingers crossed for your husband's test results. Sadly, Ohio is a little out of my range, so I won't be seeing you at the library. Have fun!

Maria Zannini said...

You keep nagging him. That's your job.

Greg got in a work related accident years ago, a heavy wheel gear fell on his head. Luckily he was wearing his hard hat. Still it knocked him out. The doctor told me I had to wake him every two hours and ask him questions to make sure he wasn't suffering from concussion.

He cussed me out but I didn't care. I woke him every two hours on the dot for 24 hours.

That man has almost died on me twice. I warned him it wasn't going to be on my watch. :)

Here's to good news and a speedy recovery.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Jeff - Ohio is only a little out of the way? Oh, okay. Weather hasn't been all that great anyway, huh?

Maria - I like that "wasn't going to be on my watch." I'll have to remember to use it on Hubby. He wanted to go to my book signing with me. I pretty much had to tell him no. Deep down he knew he shouldn't, but he just wants his life back to normal. I told him it won't get back to normal until he gets well and he won't get well unless he stays home and rests. I think he finally got it. I hope. :)

Jennette Marie Powell said...

I think being dependent on us is one of the hardest things for our tough-guy hubbies. We have to keep up the nagging, because the sooner they get better, the sooner they can quit being waited on!

I have the same trouble with never getting ahead in my exercise routine, and AFAIK there's nothing wrong with my heart. :) Hope you get good news at your checkup.

Have fun at the library event! Wish I could've gotten off work to be there with you.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Jennette - Library event was a bust for me. The other guy had a couple of people talk to him but neither of us sold anything. Oh well... The lady at the library said she'd try to get me into the other library next year (if they're still doing it, and she hopes they will).

The Happy Whisk said...

It's great that you guys have each other.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Ivy - Sure makes life better, that's for sure!! :)

The Happy Whisk said...

Agreed :-)