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Wednesday Whatever!

Hello, People!



Today’s post is going to be a bit of a catch-up. I don’t know how many of you noticed but I haven’t been around much lately. There’s a very good explanation for that. There is actually two reasons for me not being around, one, is good, the other not so good.

The first reason being the husband. He is back in the hospital. Monday morning at 4 a.m.  I had to call an ambulance for him as he was in so much pain he thought he was dying, or wished he was dying. That was a very long day. I did manage to have my first ambulance ride in the FRONT of the ambulance. I’ve had a couple of rides in the back. Riding in the front passenger seat was interesting. Especially at four thirty in the morning. No traffic for one and I saw a couple of coyotes crossing the highway.

Anyway, getting back to the husband. In the emergency room the husband was in terrible pain and throwing up. He couldn’t even keep water down. At first, they thought it was his appendix. They took blood and found he had an infection…..somewhere. More tests were ordered. I was there from 4:30 until almost noon. I had to go home and take my insulin and meds, so I left him there as the emergency doctor told me they would be keeping him for a while yet.

I waited at home for the husband to call me…..with no call. I waited….and waited…and waited. Tried to take a nap, but worry kept me from that. I finally called the hospital at around 6 p.m. They told me they were keeping him and transferring him to a regular room. They gave me the floor he would be on so I called the floor nurses desk. They told me …. yes he was in the room but sedated for now and that I could talk to him later.

The husband finally called me about forty-five minutes later. Seems it wasn’t his appendix after all. It was his colon. It was infected and had a blockage. So they were keeping him for a few days, he wasn’t to have anything to drink or eat until they rid him of his blockage and knew he would be ok. I told him I would come and see him in the morning. Which I did. Just in time for me to have to step out of the room while they gave him an enema. Yeah, I know….too much information. Sorry.

Anyway, to keep a long story short. He is supposed to be home sometime this afternoon. Unless they change their minds. Poor guy was so hooked up to so many things he could hardly move. But, at least, he’s alive and he doesn’t need surgery. So far. He’s had it rough the last few months.

The second reason I haven’t been around much is that I’m writing a new book. I had this character keeping me awake at night. I don’t need some character keeping me awake, as I don’t sleep very good as it is. She insisted I put away Dee and Tee away for a while and write her story. She almost dictated what I’ve been writing. So, I am working on a new book. It’s a bit of a continuing story of a short story I did on here about three years ago. It was called ‘The Arsonist’. Some of you might remember it.

The book is going to tell the story of how a girl/woman turned out to be an arsonist for hire. Why she sets fires, how it makes her feel and why she wants to stop. It’s going to be about how she’s not really a bad person, even though she sets fires. How she wants to stop, but can’t. And how one man is on the hunt for her, finally tracks her down and what happens between them and more importantly what happens to her. I think it’s a mixture of psychological suspense with a touch of romance. I’ll keep you updated on the book(s).

I’ve fallen so far behind in my reading and blogs and stuff. But, I’m still around. You can’t get rid of me that easily. So, see you next time!



PS….A quick update since I wrote this post. The husband will have to stay in the hospital for now. I just received a phone call from him. He told me he has had a bit of a set back. He tried to eat some soup and it didn’t go too well. He’s in severe pain again and can’t keep anything down. So for now he is where he needs to be. Keep him in your thoughts if you will. Thank you. 





31 thoughts on “Wednesday Whatever!

  1. Hi Jackie so sorry to hear R is not doing so well. Yes he is in the right place where he will be looked after. Take care and good luck with the new book, sounds exciting.


  2. Sorry your husband is having a rough time. But good thing he got to the hospital and he’s getting the help he needs. Good luck on your new story and can’t wait until you share it. Both you and your husband will be in my thoughts.


  3. Sorry to hear about your hubby. Hope he feels better soon. And good luck with the new book!! It’s exciting when characters take over like that!


  4. Gut issues like that need to be closely monitored – glad they are keeping him. Wish he was more comfortable. (Trying to sleep in a hospital is one of the worst parts…and lack of sleep makes you feel bad…what a cycle)
    The new character sound very exciting…I was going to say fiery, but ….
    Glad she’s demanding attention as writing is a good way to keep busy in this sort of situation.
    Sending warm and healing thoughts – you’ll be in our thoughts.


  5. I am so sorry to hear Rob’s had these setbacks. But right now he’s in good care and hopefully they will figure out exactly what is wrong and treat him accordingly. I’m happy to hear you’re writing again! I remember the short story. I’ll be back home tomorrow so drop me a line any time, my friend. A big hug ❤


  6. I’m very happy books are being written on their own power. That’s such a great experience. Hubby sounds like a not so great experience. I’m very concerned for you both. I will keep good thoughts for you both. How on earth did you get home from the hospital? Giant hugs.


    1. Thanks, Marlene. The husband wants to come home but he can’t until they find out why he can’t eat. I had to call a cab. Thank goodness I had just enough money to do that. Man, I didn’t realize how expensive they are! First time in many years I’ve been in a cab. Big hugs.

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  7. Sending you loads of strength, love and hugs, Jackie. Make sure you look after yourself – I know that doesn’t sound like much but I have run myself into the ground a few times when my hubby has been in the hospital, it’s very easy to do.

    I’ll be checking in here on and off for the next few weeks, but my mum has just gone into palliative care (she’s 3,000 kilometres away) so I’ll be going to see her. Stay strong and I hope I can get back here in a few weeks time and see some good news xxx


    1. Thank you so much Dianne. I’m trying to take care of myself too, but sometimes….well, you know how it is.
      I’m sorry to hear about your mother. You too stay strong. xxx

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  8. Jackie, I am so sorry things still keep going badly for your husband. What a trying time the two of you are going through right now. I hope he is home and doing better now and this is the last of the health scares either of you will have to face this year.


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