Sunday, March 13, 2011

Brain Farts and Blog Fog

I don't know where to begin with a post, it's been so long, like starting over.  Never was comfortable with it, always panicked when I'd hit publish, but... oh, well, here goes.  Just going to start typing and see where this ends up.

Back on the last post, when I said slowly, had no idea or intention of being THAT slow.  But, unfortunately... sh!t happens.  Thanksgiving came, then Christmas and New Years.  I hate the holidays, but I survived.  Then came a larger, more heaping pile, of deep doodoo.  In an effort to not bore you to tears, this will be a shortened version.

Hubby had two cataract surgeries, after my last post, spaced a month apart.  Those went great.  Due to inherited droopy lids, he decided to have a lid lift.  I was thrilled to, once again, be able to see his hazel eyes.  The surgery went great, he was released to return to work, all seemed well, then BOOM!  During a night shift, after waking up one afternoon, he had hard chills.  Mind you, he is not a complainer, he's one tough cookie and very healthy.  The weather was cold and many people were sick, we thought he might be getting the flu.  He took a hot shower, didn't feel much like eating, headed on to work.  By the time he made the hike from the parking lot, to the change house, then on to his unit, he knew something wasn't right.  He asked the fellow he was relieving, to please hang around for a bit, while he tried to see if he could feel somewhat better.  Thank goodness he did, he works alone and not long after getting there, he passed out.  Who knows when he would have been found.  Company medics were called and he was transported to the ER, by ambulance.  The ER doctor told me, "He is a VERY sick man, he is the sickest man we have in the hospital".  I knew he was sick, that was obvious, we just didn't know what he was sick from.  They ran him though a gamut of tests.  Turns out he had a raging bacterial infection/sepsis, origin unknown.  Couldn't help but wonder if it had some connection to the last surgery?  Several days later, when he was out of ICU, the doctor told him he was lucky man, he could have died. (hubby's dad died from sepsis)  Talk about a reality check!  Left us both feeling quite vulnerable.

After the fact, I can't help wondering if it may have had anything to do with contaminated alcohol prep pads, used before his IV's, used at his work, too.  Heard about the recall on TV, walked to the kitchen to check two packets I'd hung onto... sure enough... same manufacturer that was recalled.  We'll never know, but, for the life of me, I can't help being suspicious.

Hubby is doing great, now.  We are expecting our 5th grandchild, the 1st boy, next month.  The pregnancy has flown by, although my daughter would beg to differ.  To hear her talk, you'd think she was gestating an elephant!

So, there you have it.  It's the best I can muster, through brain farts and blog fog.  My Mom always said... "The road to hell is paved with good intentions."  Lord knows, I don't want to end up there!  I can already feel my butt puckering, as I prepare to hit publish post.



 Nobody bothered to tell me I typo'd "Brain".  How embarrassing!  Now, here it is, April 4th, and my granddaughter says, "Granny, what's Braig?"


Crap on a cracker!



27 comments:

Deborah said...

Well lookie here! How adorable are you?

Your poor hubby! That must have been horrible (well, duh [channeling my inner charlie sheen]).

I am sooooo glad to see you back.

Hartwood Roses said...

I'm also really, REALLY glad that you have popped back in to visit with us. It sounds like you have had a lot going on. Congrats on the grandson! Thank goodness your husband is okay.

Marlene said...

Welcome back!!! What a harrowing few months you've had! So glad to hear your hubby is doing well after that horrific scare!

How cute you are, too!!

Gigi said...

I was just scrolling through people I follow this morning and wondering about you - and then - here you are!

So sorry to hear that you and hubby have had such a time! But definitely glad to hear that he is on the mend.

And spectacularly happy to hear the news of the newest grandchild on the way!

Rebekah said...

Oh so glad he's alright! What a nightmare!

So happy to hear the good news about a grandson on the way! And equally happy that you're back to blogging! Tell your tush to chill out! ; )

Ms. A said...

Thanks, Rebekah. I'll tell the tush and hope it listens.

Sarah said...

That was quite a scare! Glad it turned out the way it did.

Ms. A said...

Sarah, I'm very thankful it turned out well. Thanks!

middle child said...

You and your husband have certainly been through alot. Hope all continues on an upswing. Blessings.

J.J. in L.A. said...

Woo Hoo! You're back!!! BIG : )

I'm SO glad your hubby is ok! And "Yay!" for babies! I'm a Great Aunt as of Jan. 31st and a step-Great Aunt as of Feb. 17th. Both girls.

I had to go private so if you could e-mail me, I'll add you (and tell you what happened, lol!). My e-mail addy: jfjinca@yahoo.com

H A R R Y G O A Z said...

Suuuuuuuuuuuuper blog AND you!!!! +Following

Ms. A said...

Thanks, Harry.

Momma Fargo said...

You are a beautiful lady! And so glad your husband is feeling better...yikes...scary stuff. 5th grandchild? You don't look old enough to have one...but what miracles...love, love the babies...and with him being the first boy....he will surely be as spoiled as the adorable girls.

So glad you are back.

Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

Glad to have you back and very happy to hear hubby is on road to recovery!!

blueviolet said...

What a blessing that your husband made it through that scary time! It's so nice to see you pop up in the reader today. :)

baygirl32 said...

glad hubby is ok!

Ms. A said...

Baygirl... me, too!

Pat Tillett said...

Hey there!!!
You certainly have had a full plate for a while! I'm very happy to see your post!
Congratulations on the new grandchild!
Hope to see you post again...SOON! LOL...

bunny said...

WOW!! You and the hubster have been through something else huh? Congrats on the new grand-baby and glad everything turned out alright. You never know how thinks turn out when you enter the hospital...Been thinking about having that same surgery in a year or two and now I will really do my research. Thanks for commenting on my blog regarding my daughter going away to College...I guess I have a few months to get used to the idea...we'll see...lol

tootles,
bunny

Betty Manousos@ CUT AND DRY said...

Hey, congrats on the new grandchild!
Happy to hear your husband is on recovery process and...

Happy you're back, my dearest!!

Big hugs!
B xx
PLUS: You look terrific!

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

I'm glad to see you back, and I'm glad hubby is fine.
Be well.
xoRobyn

Peggy K said...

And here I thought I was the only one who dealt with butt pucker!

Ms. A said...

Peggy, rest assured, you aren't. Glad to know someone else does, too!

Andrea said...

Hate to hear you guys had such a bad lot there for a while!! So glad you both are ok now & hope better times are headed your way. So funny, the heading and the butt puckering...and glad you're back!

2Thinks said...

Hey Ms. A- it's taken me forever to get back to writing, let alone reading, but I sure am glad I clicked over here. Thank God your husband is well! What joy- the expectation of a new baby boy, also. My oldest son is getting married in May, our first child to begin new life with another. It is exciting, and at the same time there is that "loss-of-something" feeling again that is just so adherent to the heart of mothers. But I do look forward to the possibility of enjoying the blessing of a grandchild one day.

I'm happy you just took the step and wrote. Alighting thoughts and feelings in pictures with words is the art of the writer and you, my sarcastic granny with whom I sure do relate, are terrific at the trade!

I will sign off with the subscript my oldest son uses on his personal e-mails.

Grace- with the persistance of grass and the patience of trees.

Heidi

Ms. A said...

2Thinks, that's about the sweetest, most kind comment I've ever received! Thank you!

Marla said...

I am so thrilled to see your beautiful face once again.

Thank you God that your husband is well. I was hospitalized with a bacterial infection a few years ago. Nowhere as sick as your hubby but still no fun, no way. Tell Mr. Hazel Eyes I'm sending prayers of gratitude and good wishes his way.

Congrats on the new baby coming soon! We just found out we have #6 on the way. I think it is still a secret so you didn't hear it from me. :-)