Thursday, March 11, 2010

Stress? What's Stress?

Sometimes I wonder....

I know that there is a reason for everything. But my family has had better weeks. Terri had to go get chemo (the chemo that she's allergic to. But it's the only one that works on her) and they gave it to her at half strength. She got sick and they wanted to stop but she told them to keep administering it to her. It took them NINE HOURS to get the full dose into her. Her doctor told her "you know what Terri? I wouldn't blame you if you said you wanted stop doing this anymore." Apparently this doctor doesn't know her very well. I got to feeling under the weather with a fever and general state of dizziness. Thought it might be my sugar, but it was fever and after I hit the Tylenol, I felt better once it popped. But it came back twice and it's gone for now but I don't know what the heck is going on. Then to top it off, Lou had an accident. The ambulette came to pick her up and take her to dialysis. Well, they have to put her wheelchair on a metal riser that lifts her up from the ground into the ambulette. I don't know how, but her safety belt that was supposed to be fastened came loose and she and her chair rolled off from the riser and she ended up falling back, hitting her head something fierce, and ending up in the neuro intensive care unit. Her CT came back negative so they think she'll be okay but there's a little blood at the base of her skull so she's going to be out for a while. It really hit me like a sucker punch because of all the things that I figure that could happen to her, this was the LAST thing I would've figured. It's times like this I still wish I drank because boy I could use a stiff belt right about now...

4 comments:

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

Hope you are both better soon.

Indigo said...

(Hugs) You seem like you could use one even if it is virtual. I would of been pissed at her doctor if I had been Terri. To me it sounds like he was saying it was ok to give up. I think she's courageous as all get out.

As for Lou that was one heck of a fall. I hope things look up soon for both your sisters dear friend. (Hugs)Indigo

Carolyn said...

Mik, I don't know how many times I've wished I still drank, but like you, I know better. We have hard times- you and your family are always in my prayers and my heart, but thanking God we have something so much better than any drink or drug could ever give us.
I do hope you feel better, and my, I sure hope Lou is OK! I cracked my head open when I was a kid- e mail me someday and ask (too silly to post here!) and I turned out OK (I think) so I send more prayers up for Lou as well. And am still praying hard for Terri. I wish, as I often do Mik, that I had magical words, and things like I hope the Lord will give you all a break, and then follow with something along the lines of, but He has some purpose in all of this, but that doesn't work and sound right. You know as well as I do- but keep the faith brother of mine, and some day it will all make sense. God Bless you guys Mik!

Barbara said...

Oh, Mik! God bless you, heal you, encourage you and give you strength for your day.