I am Sorry for my Absence

I am so sorry I have not been posting or reading much as of late.  I had to be admitted to the hospital for nausea and vomiting that turned out to be Gastroparesis, which means my GI tract is not working right, you can read the Mayo Clinic information if you wish by clicking on the link.  I am told this is, most likely, a life long disorder and I will just have to rebuild my strength and just adapt my diet and lifestyle to this.  I’m definitely not happy about it, but I will accept it and do all I can to maintain as normal a life as possible.  I always joke that I get all the “pretty bracelets” while in the hospital due to all the alert bands they have to put after the ID band.

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All My “Pretty Bracelets”

I was so blessed to have friends, and family visit me while I was in-patient.  My niece even spoke to me on the phone once, which made me cry because I love her so much and missed her so much.  She asked me if I went to live with God like Grandpa (my Dad died in March), and I assured her I was just “with the doctor,” and that I loved and missed her so much.  She told me she loved and missed me too, this is from a two and a half year old, and she wanted me home soon!  The call made me cry afterwards because of the question and also because I missed her so much.  I live with my Mom and when my Dad died suddenly my Brother and his family moved in with us, so I am used to seeing her daily. I had my day brighten by visits from friends, I even got flowers, a card and and a balloon out of it as get well presents from a dear friend. He even called my Mom to ask what flowers I could have since I happen to allergic to most flowers on God’s green earth.

My Get Well Presents! 🙂

I look forward to catching up on all the blogs I follow, comment and write a few posts myself now that I am home. I have found not having Duluadid running through my veins on top of my normal mediations for my chronic pain and muscle spasms.  I can’t wait to get started.  It is still going to take time for me to rebuild my strength and I still tire easily so it will take a while.   I am getting there slowly, but surely.

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2 thoughts on “I am Sorry for my Absence

  1. It looks like you have been in good hands. Small gestures from loved ones like your niece’s words mean the most don’t they? My niece is only one but I can’t wait to have lovely aunty conversations with her. At the moment our best conversation involves going “Babadabaaa” in a high pitch excited voice, over and over. Take it easy and don’t worry about being absent, you can catch up later 😊

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    • You are right I am in great hands, and my new friends her help as well, kindness and also reading is a great distraction from my even greater limited capabilities while I recover and regain strength. My niece’s conversation meant the world to me, so did the giant smile from my 4 month old nephew the day I got home. I walked over to say hi, he was in the playpen and as soon as he saw me he started to babble, coo and smile with this smile that went all the way to his eyes! Children are the best and living with my niece and nephew give me a special dose of medicine, known as love and laughter, daily. I love that anyone, any age can give me this medication and you cannot overdose on it, the more the better! I’m so glad your niece gets to have aunty conversations with you as well. I hope that is also a great dose of love and laughter as often as possible from family and friends in your life.

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