Monday, February 20, 2012
How are you?
Good morning my friends ~ I have been away from blog land for a little while ~
Unfortunately, our family is going through some trials lately and frankly I have just been too exhausted to blog ~
I am going to warn you now. If you are looking for a funny, pretty post ~ it's not going to happen here ~ sooo, I will share with you now ~
As you may know, Mr. Vintage had his surgery in November and unfortunately, there were complications with the epidural. He is partially paralyzed on his left side from his chest to his hip. He is in constant pain and can't do much of anything. We have gone to doctors, doctors and more doctors. He has had cat scans and ultrasounds and a myriad of other tests and we are now being told that he has nerve damage and it may not heal ~ now we wait to see if the nerves regenerate. It is a waiting game.
So, every day, I get up and go to work ~ having my wonderful husband in the back of my mind. Then I come home and do everything that he used to do and ofcourse what I always do. He is so wonderful, he tries so hard. He does make dinner on week nights and he helps with the dishes as much as he can. Because of the pain, he can't walk very well and can't even bend over. I usually fall into bed around 8:00 every night as I am exhausted. I am still sleeping in the spare room, as I would not want to rock the boat when he is in so much pain. He doesn't sleep well and gets up 5 or 6 times every night.
I am also trying to deal with my daughter's father's estate business ~ he didn't deal with it prior to his passing. I am blessed in that I work for a law firm and they handle that kind of thing.
We have our house on the market, because without his income, we are struggling to make ends meet. Sometimes, I just get overwhelmed. But I have to thank the good Lord that I have a full time job.
We still have sweet Chessie, who likes to curl up next to me (he thinks he's a lap dog) ;-) Animals do bring our blood pressure down ~ I can attest to that.
So there you have it. My life, not so pretty right now. I can only pray that we get through this and that brighter days are ahead. I am still trying to smile, albeit, sometimes through tears.
I have missed all of you so much.
Thank you Brenda ;-)
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