Watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong. Let all that you do be done with love. I Corinthians 16:13, 14 NKJV

Sunday, December 10, 2017

We are home, thankfully

I've been trying for a couple of hours to get a page to come up so I could write out this post, but for some reason it would not bring up a post page. Thankfully now I have an opportunity to give an update. I am happy to report that my husband was discharged from the hospital today! I was so happy to hear this news. Last night I struggled with the repercussions of all the stress that I have been under for the past two weeks. 12 of the last 15 days my husband and I have spent at a hospital. It drains you. The stress of node ring what is going on is a lot and then there is the stress of trying to keep up with as much as I could here at home and the driving back and forth. Anyway this morning I began feeling the stress build up again, I was afraid that I would get the dreaded news of Jason having to stay in the hospital another night. And I came to a place of acceptance about it. But I am thrilled he was able to come home. He is running a fever so we are keeping an eye on him. Tomorrow we will be calling the Dr office to set up appointment.

I am so exhausted that even though it is only 8:45pm- I am really thinking I will finish this post up and then I will finish getting ready for bed. I need to recoup from the last several of weeks- they have been stressful. This week I want to get back into eating better- and I want to get more exercise in. I've done the best I could but last week I only got 2 walks and one workout with weight. Hopefully this week will be a more successful week for me.

Ok- I better close. Hoping I will be able to get back to posting soon. :0)

Friday, December 8, 2017

An over due update

 So sorry to be getting on here so late for an update. Thankfully Jason was able to have surgery today. He didn't make it back to his room till almost 3pm. The surgery went well. He was in the recover roomy twice as long as I had thought he would be and it really worried me. Even after he got back to his room-  His oxygen level were low causing him to have to be on oxygen for a while. He was able to get up walk around his unit a good amount. This evening he was able to eat a regular meal!! That is big news! It had been since Thanksgiving since he had been able to eat a regular meal.

 In the 8 days that my husband has been in the hospital this time- when I have left the hospital - there has been a wreck at one particular intersection two different days. I think that this intersection needs something done for safety. I've been very thankful that I did not get to that intersection any earlier than I did. Today I went by his wreck before the cops had made it out- that's how recent the wreck occurred. As I drove on by - I not only prayed for those involved, I also thanked the Lord for His protection.

I am exhausted and my battery is running low- so I will close for now. The plan is that every thing goes well that Jason will be able to come home tomorrow. I sure hope so!!!

Thank you for the prayers, they mean a lot. :0)

Thursday, December 7, 2017

surgery scheduled

We are still waiting to hear from the Dr. But we hav heard that Jasin will have surgery tbremove his gallbladder tomorrow morning at 9:45. Please keep him in your prayers. I'll try to get on here and update as soon as I'm able to do so tomorrow.
Thanks for the continued prayers. :0)

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

My Best Deal

So last week - in the middle of all of the hassles of my husband's medical problems I was able to make a quick stop at a local thrift store and I got a great deal! I didn't realize how good of a deal I got until I got home.

This book as a brand new price on it at $14.99
I thought they were going to charge me $1.99, but when I got home and was looking at the receipt - I noticed that I had only been charged .49 cents! What an awesome deal!! It has a lot of new pages in this book - along with pages for each month so you can plan what you will be doing in your garden each month. It really is a cute book. I can't wait to start planning our next garden. I am thinking this book will be an awesome resource for years to come.

What awesome deals have you guys gotten lately? I know you get good deals - cause I see your posts about them. Finding great deals is just another bright spot in life!! :O)

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Before you get confused and think I'm perfect....

So before you get confused by my last post and think I am perfect, I need to do a "rest of the story" like Paul Harvey used to do.

My husband had the scope done. Nothing conclusive from the scope... That was disappointing.  My poor husband is suffering and these tests all come back normal and it is frustrating to him. They have another test they want to do before they head in the "gallbladder is causing this issue" direction. Sadly it couldn't be scheduled till about noon time tomorrow. Another long day for my husband not getting to eat.

When his tray of food arrived- it was a hamburger and fries... Poor thing he is hungry and would love to eat and got frustrated. This time I wasn able to just stay quiet- I tried to be as nice as I could be but we did have words. I need to spend some more time in prayer and in my Bible so that tomorrow I can be more patient.

So the test will be run around noon. The positive for me is- I don't have to get everything done at home in a rush and then leave my house early to make sure I am here before test is run- like I have done for the last 3 days. The negative is that more than likely if a surgery is needed- which I think there is- it probably won't happen till Thursday. And one more day of my husband not getting to eat.

Please continue to pray. I know God is still listening- I got a text from my mother in law telling me of her looking for a couple of things and God telling her where to look. So He is still listening.... Just not answering in the way or in the time I'd like him to answer.

And continues...

Seven out of the last ten days I have spent at the hospital. It gets old, really old. What makes it even harder is that my husband is grumpy- which hurts my feelings.  My selfishness wants to say, "Hey, I hate coming to the hospital every day- the least you can do is be nice to me." What good would that do? Plus it's a very self-centered way to act. So I dab the tears away and ask God for an extra measure of patience and kindness and trust that He will comfort my heart.

I can't blame my husband though- it's been a whole week or more since he's gotten to really eat and feel decent. Over two weeks of throwing up and feeling bad. He is hungry and can't eat- I'd be grumpy too.

So the GI Dr. had a full schedule on Monday so the scope was not done. My husband continues to get very nauseous and throw up or at least dry heave any time he tries to eat. Poor thing he is very hungry and really wants to eat but feels like crap if he does. So he is in a lose/lose situation. No matter what he does he is miserable.

So the scope will be done this am. We were told 9:30am- but it's 9:15am as I type and they have not gotten him from his room yet so who knows. Please continue to pray for answers and comfort. Thank you so much.

So at 9:25 we found out that they are running behind and so it will be an hour to an hour and a half- so another day of hurry up... Only to wait.... So test will be closer to 11:00am area.

Monday, December 4, 2017

The Questions Continue

So we had been hoping for more testing to be done on Sunday but the Dr on duty is a Dr that we know caused some major ongoing health issues for another family member - so we had to pass on having that Dr do the test and wait until today. We are hoping that they can get the scope done - and the Dr also said they may want to do a colonoscopy- so maybe that will be done as well.

All I know is that we want answers. J tried to eat a couple of times - he is hungry - poor thing hasn't been able to hardly eat anything at all since Thursday. And of course not too long after eating he was throwing up again. It is frustrating to see the ones you love suffer. He has suffered long enough really. Something needs to give.

Please continue to pray for him - that we will get answers and that they can fix what ever the problem is. Thank you so much.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

The Saga Continues....

I was gonna wait till later to share this post but I wanted to post and ask for prayers - that the Drs can figure out what the problem is. Spending this much time at the hospital is frustrating to both my husband and me. Thankfully there are some positives about the hospital we are at this time. 
 So first all I need to say a few things - thankfully we have Jason at a different hospital this time. This one is not down town - a big plus as the hospital he is at now is one half the distance as the down town hospital.
Another wonderful plus - is that at this hospital - you don't have to pay to park. When a loved on is in the hospital - you already have extra expenses - bills, food, and then at this hospital - you have to pay to park - $1.00 an hour or $5.00 total. And to me - that is annoying- especially when you  are leaving the hospital  without any answers.

As an added bonus this hospital has a walking trail around it. With these lovely benches and Bible verses along the path

There is lot of "Faith" needed along the journey of life. It is hard to let go and let God. He is in control - we may not understand, we jut have to leave the problems in God's hands and have faith He will take care of it.

"Hope" is another gift from God that I am thankful for. Life throws us a lot of trials, but we can put our hope in Him!  

He also gives us strength and "endurance" for the journey of life!  

"Joy" and "Peace" are a couple more wonderful gift that we get from God.
These things come as a result of a personal relationship with Him.