Monday, November 24, 2014

My Life Was A Telenovela

The last couple of days have involved fun, like watching my son execute a textbook right footed pass across a crowded soccer field as his team won three tournament games on Sunday.  It was watching The Walking Dead with my husband and cheering as Daryl beat death yet again.

The last couple of days have also involved drama.

Lots of uncontollable sobbing prior to my surgery, because dammit, I was terrified.

Sudden projectile vomiting in the post-op, that thankfully, was only water, not the apple juice I usually get.

Kind nurses who helped clean me up after my projectile vomit fest.

Post-operative bleeding that was going to mean yet another surgery last night.

Friends who, while far away, talked to me via email and text, and got me through my BIG FREAK OUT over the idea of bleeding and surgery.

The sudden cessation of bleeding following an impromptu prayer petition from a complete stranger.

The friends who visited and distracted me from the fact that my back itches like crazy from the pressure bandages.

A passive aggressive person so self-centered and attention seeking that she texted people many times about her colon and other unmentionable parts and how someone needed to drop everything to take care of HER.

And a family that, even if we don't see each other every day, comes together when it really counts. I don't know what I would do without them.

I'm supposed to be discharged tomorrow, just in time for a day of Thanksgiving.

But I'm already thankful for so many things.

Except for the passive aggressive crap. That gets on my nerves.


  1. You just keep thinking of the good and the giggles. I'll keep providing them.

    Im just so glad you're going home today..right? Today! Im so incredibly thankful for your friendship, don't know what I'd do without you. Xo

  2. Hope you get home in good time to enjoy Thanksgiving, and the all bleeding and vomiting has ceased. :)

  3. Welcome home friend! Have a happy thanksgiving!

  4. Happy Thanksgiving, Tina. Much love to you, and many rolled eyes at the passive aggressiveness. xo

  5. I hope you're home as scheduled. Have someone buy you a backbrush, like you use in the shower, for scratching your back. Best gift I received when I had my surgery!

  6. Oh, come on! Here's how to turn the P/A thing into a blessing! Repeat after me: "I'm SOOOOO grateful I'm not a P/A loser like XXX'! Seriously, I hope you're feeling better, my friend. I'm thinking of you and sending you love and light from downunder. Lets face it - we've got a LOT of light to spare down here!!!

  7. Thy name is my healing, O my God, and remembrance of Thee is my remedy. Nearness to Thee is my hope, and love for Thee is my companion. Thy mercy to me is my healing and my succor in both this world and the world to come. Thou, verily, art the All-Bountiful, the All-Knowing, the All-Wise.


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