Monday Meeting

Hello, People!

I do hope you all had a great weekend. Come join me for some beverages, snacks, and a good old-fashioned chat session.

 

Monday Meeting

 

Are we comfortable? Settled? Need a refill? Please, help yourself to all the virtual goodies you want! I’m having my ever-present cup of coffee.

Let’s start this meeting with an update on the husband. He’s home from the hospital. As most of you know he was admitted to the hospital via Emergency because he was in a lot of pain and couldn’t keep anything in his stomach last Monday morning. He finally came home Thursday evening.

After a lot of blood tests, x-rays and CT scans it was determined he had what is called a ‘mechanical obstruction’ in his lower intestine. Because of his previous colon operation for colon cancer and his high doses of pain meds he became so constipated that it was obstructing his intestines. This was a serious situation as people can die from this. So they kept him in the hospital with a tube through his nose to his stomach, IV drips and various other things. He wasn’t able to eat anything and for the first couple of days, he wasn’t even allowed to drink water. They wanted to keep his stomach empty until they could do something about the obstruction.

It was a very long week for the both of us. He finally started to feel better about Wednesday. I think talk about a possible operation scared him well. πŸ˜‰ I’m half kidding. It was a scary time.

Bottom line….he needs to drink tons of water, have a high fiber diet or take Metamucil. He needs to exercise more. Get out of bed and walk. He needs to keep himself regular or next time he might die. I hope they scared him enough that he will do these things. I did get him the Metamucil and make sure he takes it every day. Oh boy, that stuff is expensive! But it’s worth the cost to keep him out of the hospital.

I have him drinking lots of water too. I refused to buy him his pop/soda water and bought extra water. So far he is ok with it. The exercise part…..well that’s a struggle. He just refuses to do it. Not much I can do about it. Nagging him would just frustrate the both of us. I certainly don’t need that and neither does he. Anyone with any suggestions?

In other news….not sure there is any other news. ha!

My mind has been so tired and fuzzy I can’t remember what I’ve told everyone before. I’m just so tired. I’ve been going to bed before 10 p.m every night….that’s how tired I am. So far it hasn’t helped because I’ve been having some really vivid and tiring dreams lately. I think it’s the stress. Eh, I’ll be ok.

How have YOU been doing? I’m trying to catch up on everyone’s blogs. It’s hard once you fall behind. I do what I can. I’m trying to get back to my writing again but I’ve been so tired I have a hard time concentrating. I think that’s the most frustrating about being this tired. The lack of concentration. I find it difficult to write when I’m this way. I did go to my doctor the other week and told her how tired I am all the time. She had me do a bunch of blood tests to see if I lack in vitamin B12 and K. I haven’t heard back, so I suppose I better call her. Sigh. One more thing on my very long list of things to do.

Sorry for being so whiny today.

Again….How are YOU?

 

 

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10 thoughts on “Monday Meeting

  1. You haven’t gotten to know me, yet, so I feel odd being the first one to respond, but you asked so nicely, I feel I must. I’m glad your hubby is okay and I hope your stress level drops considerably.

    As for me, I’m generally okay. I am a little fuzzy in the head, which is normal for me on Mondays. I’m frustrated because I should be writing for the novel I’m working on, but I’ve been cruising through Facebook and blogs all morning. Both are great distractions.

    That’s pretty much it. Thank you for asking. May I have a refill on my coffee, please?

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    1. So glad you dropped in Bradley. Sure, one coffee refill coming up. This place always has fresh coffee.
      Hubby is doing better, thanks, and so am I.
      I should be writing too, but just can’t right now. I’m hoping soon though. Here’s to writing those books! Stop by anytime.

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  2. Good to hear hubby is home and on the mend. I take the Metamucil to. I slack up because of the cost. But I think I will try and take it regularly. My doctor told me to take it at night. The walking or exercise gets the bowels moving.

    I know how it is to be behind. Especially when you follow a lot of blogs. The last time I feel behind I got overwhelmed and felt guilty I couldn’t catch up. You do what you can and don’t let it stress you. Your rest is priority.

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    1. Thanks, Kim. I will have to get the husband to take the Metamucil at night. Kind of makes sense. It is expensive isn’t it? The docs keep telling him that walking helps the bowels but it hurts him to walk, especially his back so he does little of it. I don’t know how to get him up and moving.

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  3. Dear Jackie, I’ve just finished my espresso. I know all about the fuzzy head thing, about the being so tired you can’t think, about having someone dear that won’t do his exercises or what ever it is he needs to do for his very important health. Give yourself a break – this is just the way it is for now. Do something nice for yourself inbetween, remind yourself that it won’t be like this forever, go have coffee with a friend and laugh. and write a bit anyway, through the fuzz. and if you can’t, well, then you can’t. Celebrate every good moment, my friend always told me. wishing you all the best for the day!

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    1. Thank you so much for the very wise advice. I’m sorry you know what I’m going through. It’s not easy but we manage. I think I will be nice to myself today and just write whatever my fuzzy mind lets me. πŸ™‚ You also have a wonderful day!

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  4. I was reading this and got called to do something and never came back. Bet my coffee is cold. ;( I put on a pot last night so I’d have it ready this morning. The pot was hot, no water. Ever done that? Brain fart. It’s cooking now so I’ll be up to speed in a few. I know how nasty water can taste. I add some lemon juice and a little bit of stevia sweetener to make pretend lemonade. Then a straw makes it even easier. Bypasses some of the taste buds. Fiber is something most of us don’t get enough of in our diets but you are right to be concerned. A bowel obstruction can kill and a person must move. So many things, even coffee, dehydrate. Pain pills do that too and you don’t have the financial resources to help with that. Sometimes hypnosis and I’ve heard tapping can help with pain management. I need to explore that further myself. My daughter is always in pain too and pays for every movement. You may as well quit beating yourself up right now. You are dealing with life threatening situations and writing about how you are feeling can help but creativity may be hiding a bit. You owe no one else anything. Take care of you and your hubby. We all understand and if we don’t, tough. Giant squishy hugs.

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    1. LOL on the coffee pot. Yes, I’ve done that or I’ve forgotten to add the grounds. πŸ˜‰
      The husband adds stuff to his water too. I drink it plain as long as it’s nice and cold. He’s also been looking into other ways to deal with the pain. Right now I think he’s just tired and wore out and a bit defeated. Seems he just can’t get well. I do what I can but even I can only do so much for him. If he doesn’t work with me not much I can do. Thanks Marlene for being around. I appreciate it. Big hugs. ❀

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