Sunday, December 27, 2009

Just a New Chapter In My Life

Wow where has the time gone? Thanksgiving has come and gone. Christmas is over. I haven't posted in over a month. I am behind on reading my favorite blogs. One of my followers has passed away. Life has continued and I am missing it.

I have no time for the gym. I have no time for myself. I don't get more than 2 or 3 hours of sleep at a time. Dan spent 11 nights in the hospital and 20 nights in rehab. Now he is home.

I check blood sugars twice a day. I enforce regular mealtimes despite Dan's protestations of not being hungry. I am keeping a log of blood sugars and will call them in weekly. I keep a schedule in my head of pain meds and keep in touch with the back surgeon's office and the PCP's office. Yesterday I made 2 trips to the pharmacy and had to talk to an on-call physician regarding meds that were supposed to be called in but weren't. Life is difficult and different.

We are now going to try and eliminate the drugs that are making him so sleepy that he not only doesn't want to get out of bed, he can't walk safely to the bathroom alone. I jump up constantly day and night to make that walk to the potty so he doesn't fall.

All this said, Dan's surgery looks perfect. He is healing well. Now for the hard part.......feeling better and getting stronger. I wish to thank everyone for the good wishes and the concern. Life will return to normal and so will we.