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Sunday, January 6, 2013

Checking In

Greetings! Sunday morning and a quick post to catch up on what's going on with us. My husband has had a very long, rough week, two surgeries, lots of pain and just plain all-round discomfort. As of this morning, he had his first solid food in more than ten days. He loved those scrambled eggs! The pain level is almost zero and the doctor is expecting to send him home tomorrow. He is facing a major surgery, probably in the next 4 to 6 weeks, which will hopefully permanently fix this problem. It won't be pleasant and I won't go into details at this time. Suffice it to say it will require 10 days or more in the hospital, and a 6-week convalescence at home.  But for now I am so happy he is not having pain.

On the homefront, well, I have not been home much. So when I am here, I lavish attention on the dogs and kittens, talk to the canary and then try to sleep. I have managed some meditation time, and some spell work for healing, but that is about it.

Weather has been frigid and snowy, but today and the next few days are predicted to be a January thaw type condition, temps in the 40's. I will take it as it is a pain going downtown Syracuse in slippery weather.

I have missed reading blogs, commenting and posting, but hopefully things will calm down when my honey bunny comes home. Hope all is well with everyone. Be happy and healthy and safe.

Love and hugs from Robin.

17 comments:

thecottagebythecranelaketwo said...

At least he's going to be better even if it takes one more surgery. It sure sounds tough but I hope he will recover quickly!

Have a great day!
Christer.

oldgreymare said...

I'm so sorry that you both are going through this medical crisis. May it be over soon and successfully. <3

Aine O'Brien said...

So glad you posted - I was just thinking about you and wondering how your hubby was. I'm glad to hear he is making progress and of course he will be in my thoughts and prayers/petitions.

Introverted Art said...

Robin, so glad to hear your hubby is not in pain anymore. I can't imagine all the discomfort and pain he mist have gone through. We are all here with you, keeping our fingers crossed that all goes well with his surgery and recuperation.

Linda Wildenstein said...

Robin: Much love to you and hubby. Oma Linda

Witchy Cats said...

So glad your hubby's pain has subsided. I am sure you will both be happy when this is all over!

Take care and hang in there, my dear friend ~
Kim

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Glad to hear the good news about the scrambled eggs! Wishing you and your husband all the best, especially in regard to the upcoming surgery.

mrsduncanmahogany said...

Sending your husband well deserved healing energy! Sending you well deserved healing energy as well. Its not easy when a loved one goes through a rough patch, but good thing he is not in any pain now. Hopefully the next bout of surgery will sort this out once and for all. Take care, drop by when you can and please take time for yourself. Its hard to do, I know, but you need to be healthy and strong to take care of your husband! xoxoxoxox

Magic Love Crow said...

Robin, I understand everything your hubby is going through!! You give him big hugs from mom and me!!! And, while you are at it, give yourself a hug from us too and all your fur babies! We love you all! We are here for you!! We are sending lots of healing thoughts your way!! Thank you for writing!!!!

AkasaWolfSong said...

Oh Sweetness, this is awesome news...I'm happy for you and hubby, and most especially that after one more surgery this all should be corrected. You remain in my thoughts and prayertime and I send loving, healing energy, as well as peace your way!!!
All my love!!!
xoxoxo

Jeanne said...

So good to hear from you! I have been SO WORRIED!
As long as your dear Hubby will not be plagued by this malady any more, will be worth the days in the hospital & the convalescing at home. Though I am sure that the Kittens and the Puppies will assist you. Be sure to take some time for yourself throughout all of this!
Do not over do!!! And do not be afraid to ask for help from those around you. I know they will gladly lend a hand.
Know that all of you are constantly in my thoughts and I am sending healing energy your way. ♥

Ellen in Oregon said...

So glad to hear that your DH is coming home to recover. He will recover much faster in his own bed & build up his strength for the (hopefully) final surgery. Take good care of yourself during this stressful time as caregivers tends to ignore even their most basic needs which is no good for anyone. I hope your DH continues to do well and that all will be well after the final surgery. Eating extra protein helps healing because the body burns many calories healing from the infection and the surgery. Zinc also aids in healing. Take care.

Sandy Sandy said...

Glad things are finally turning around! Hugs to you all!! Love, Sandy

Mina said...

Oh Robin, I am so sorry to hear about your wonderful husband. What a terrible thing to be going through. I am so grateful that the upcoming surgery, though intense and long healing, will improve his pain levels and hopefully contain the problem. I know this has been as hard on you as him so please take care of yourself. Know that my candle will burn for you and your family this eve. Warmest hugs, Mina

The Boston Lady said...

Robin, I am so glad to read this update. I've been away from the computer a lot lately and it was good to log on today and see your husband is feeling better. I am sorry he faces more surgery and discomfort in the future, but the end result will be worth it I am sure. It's a tricky, painful condition and he will need all the recoup time possible. Here's hoping the best for the both of you in the upcoming months. Ann

Crystal Lyons said...

Glad to hear that he is out of pain. I hope he is home by now and continuing to improve and regain his strength!

scottii said...

I hope everything get better. Be strong and hang in there!

Also, I was trying to find some information on the Book of Shadows. Any suggestions? What do you know about the Book of Shadows? My friend showed me his app he created. Check it out and let me know what you think?

Thanks again.