A Very Stressful Summer

Hello to everyone! I am sorry it has been so long since I have written a post. It has been a long and stressful summer for my husband and I. Out of the last three months he has spent five weeks in a hospital bed. The rest of the time was spent mostly in his own bed. I was having a hard time writing something that wasn't so depressing that I would chase everyone away from my blog. But hopefully that has all changed.
We were so happy to return home, that it was almost like winning the lottery! I stayed with him the whole time and slept on a cot in his room. So I had the same treatment as him except not all the shots and needle pokes, medicine and tests. But I got woke up at night every time he did. It is amazing how much they can put off until after midnight!
He never got to eat much food, liquid or solids while he was there. I on the other hand had a choice of a deli or food court. The food was very good, but I got tired of eating the same things over and over.
I highly recommend the University of Chicago Medical Center as an excellent place to go when all else fails. They were able to do what our current doctors had not been able to do in a year and a half. The doctors and nurses and staff were excellent and very friendly and all in all we both rated our overall stay there a 100%.
I will write more about "Mike's Not So Excellent Summer Adventure" later.


Earth Girl said...

I'm so glad you are home and happy.


Elizabeth McKenzie said...

When your hubby is sick it's a helpless feeling for the wife. My hubby was diagnosed with Wegners, finally. He went through several months of misdiagnoses until he finally sat a PA down and made her listen to him. Once they got him to the right specialist and started him on steroids, he improved remarkably. After two and a half years, his doctor pronounced him cured, for now. So I sympathize with you. If not for modern medicine and thank God for our insurance, by the way, my husband would not have made it another few months.

Thanks for joining me on my very neglected blog.