Home for the Holidays, by Thomas Kincaid

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Would You Like A Little Cheese With That Whine?

Well, I'm tired of talking about being sick and I'm sure you're tired of hearing about it. But I can't believe how ill I was. Whew! I am able to be up and about some today and am very thankful for that. My side hurts where my finicky kidney is and I am swollen a bit, but at least I can walk around my house. Whew! If my side doesn't get better in a few days, it's off to the doctor I go. I was told after my second surgery on this kidney that if it didn't get better they'd have to remove it. Well, darlin', they can have it! I've been in and out of terrible pain since I was nine years old and I am done!

Well, that was fun! I whined for a few minutes and I now feel much better! :)

I must say that after being in bed for almost a week, the house is beginning to fall down around our ears. Sweet husband tried, but he's a guy and "clean" in his book is different from "clean" in mine! Also, "I'm taking care of the children" is different in a guy's book than in the mother's. I worry about responsibility and consistency with chores and work coming before computer games. I'm fussy about reading scriptures as a family and saying prayers and my husband is so funny. If everyone is silent because they are watching TV for hours, he feels like, hey, if it ain't broke, don't fix it. I have to laugh! Boy, sometimes I wonder if I'm accomplishing anything at all as a homemaker. Well, after 6 days on my back, I realize that I really am needed in my home!

I will get around to visiting all my favorite blogs in the next day or two. It will be great to reconnect again. Hope everyone is well and happy.

Have a great Sabbath, tomorrow!


Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

Glad you're up and about. Don't overdo.

beth at aunties said...

I too am glad you can get up a bit more. I am so sorry you have been so ill. It sure isn't fun to have our bodies break down and aging isn't for wimps.
But then you aren't aging but dealing with something you have been through the refiner's fire with. I truly feel for you Elizabeth and your pain.
I know because I too feel like I whine enough around here and I just want to be back to normal. I feel like such an invalid that we finally had our first cleaning lady ever come in this month. We now need to figure out how to work her into our budget.
Whether is breaking your back or having a rotten kidney, it sure can try our patience. I go back to TOSH Monday to see if I can start back into Pool therapy.
Please don’t over do and make your self sicker. It isn’t worth it. You are a wonderful and sweet mom and your family is so lucky to have you.

I truly hope you are completely well soon:-)

Bobbie said...

glad to hear you are up and around and your family missed you! Hope you are feeling better each day.

By the way... I was married when I was 36 and will be 40 next month. That is not a picture of me on the right on blog- just advertisement. My camera/computer is not working so I can not load pics.