Wednesday, August 18, 2010

He's Baaaaack!

Howdy, fine friends!

A real familiar feeling is starting to come over me. One where I get into the car and go get my husband from the hospital, only to turn around and take him back in after one week.  Hopefully this was the LAST time we have to to do this.  Frankie's WHOLE summer was basically spent in the hospital!  So now he still has the same drain in, but I insisted on more than two flushes to flush it. I mean, really. They want me to flush it every four hours....with what, air?!!  I already spoke with Tim, the home health nurse, and he was receiving orders about the flushes, too.  Maybe with the order being that specific, we'll get the supplies he needs.  The day shift nurse that did the discharge was such a sweetie that she gave me 10 flushes and a stack of alcohol pads.  So when he came home, we ate and then I fiddled with the drain. I irrigated it and it went in nice and smooth. Nothing much came out, but I know it's patent or it wouldn't have flushed as easily as it did. I'm just going to keep a hawk's eye out on it!!!  I guess it's that inner nurse inside me again, bursting to come out!!!

Now that all has been said and done with Frankie and he is finally on the mend, it's my turn for treatment.  I can't begin to tell you which foot hurts worse-my right or my left.  My right has been hurting for quite some time with muscle spasms in the calf.  I upped the magnesium and it seemed to help for awhile, but I don't know if all the driving I've been doing has irritated it even more.  Could very well be.  And now I've got a NEW problem with my left foot where it is killing me! I can't even stand to bear weight on it hardly.  I must look a drastic sight waddling with my walker down the sidewalk outside the hospital!!  A few years back, I had plantar fascitis in my right foot and I received a cortisone injection there and it actually took all the pain away within a day or two and I could go back to work.  So tomorrow, I have an appointment with a foot doctor about my ingrown toenail on my right foot (which is why the appointment was made in the first place) and I will be mentioning the new, much worse pain in my left foot.  I tell ya, my body is falling apart on me and I can't seem to keep it together!!  Maybe some superglue will do.........LOL!

And then, to top things off, we were getting out of the car to get my hubby's prescriptions filled and he noticed that our wheel hubcap was off on the passenger side.  I know it was there at the hospital, so we think someone ripped it off!  Isn't that just too much?  We are on stress over load that it's gonna take a YEAR to get over this past summer!!!   But, at least Frankie is back home and hopefully to stay this time.  Must be his labs were OK and no more anemia, or we would have heard about it, I'm sure.  I was so fixated on making sure I get supplies for the drain that I forgot to ask about his lab numbers.

Well, that is it for now, folks.  I am so tired I can barely keep my peepers open.  Frankie is already in bed, TV on, fast asleep.  God bless him, I hope his ordeal is over with finally.

And God bless you all, my friends and family. Thank you for your love and support.  I couldn't have done it without ya!!!

Until next post,


  1. Missy,
    My goodness... you have been through SO much! I hope you get some pain relief for that foot. You have been on it a lot going back and forth between hospitals and home. Hospital floors are so hard and always reeeeaaally long. What you need is a good, long boring spell!

  2. Hi Missy, thanks for having me. I pray your frankie gets to feeling better soon as well as yourself. I think a few of us could use a major break from all that ails us, no? Good Lawd this his been a heck of year for so many. Take care and I hope you'll stop by my blog. I'm having a giveaway if you would like to enter. Bring friends, all welcome. Tazzy

  3. Thank you so much, Patti, for commenting on my blog. I love it when my visitor friends do that! :0) Today I go to the podiatrist, so hopefully he can help my left heel/foot pain. And you are right about the long halls in the hospital! Hopefully we are DONE with that for a long time! If I see that hospital again, it will be too soon!
    Hope you are feeling okay. I just love reading your blog, too. Your posts are very interesting...and so many of them! I have lots of reading left to do on your blog! :0)
    God bless!

  4. Thank you, Tazzy, for visiting me! I'm in the process right now of reading your blog. It is very interesting, indeed! And we all could use a break from this fibro hell we've all be sucked in! Thank you for inviting me to your give-away. I will definitely enter! :0)
    God bless!


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