Jun 4, 2009

It's supposed to be today . . .

. . . that we're leaving the hospital. But, no doc has been into see us yet and it is lunchtime here. Tuesday was a very rough and long day and the pressure valve finally needed to be adjusted and I ended up crying so hard in the parking lot that someone thought I needed help. I pulled myself together and yesterday was much better as far as nerves go. I even took a break and went to Hobby Lobby for the first time ever! I've been hearing so much about it. I could've stayed longer but it was a good little break. I bought myself my first set of Pitt markers so we'll see how they work here in the next day or two.

Dad is still having a hard time breathing and getting his digestion going. He's off all things once connected to him though and holding down everything he's eaten. We were told yesterday we were going home but the nurses are questioning that a bit this morning. We'll see. Once we get to Dad's house I'll be very ready for catching up on everyone's blogs and flickrs! Woohoo! I'm hangin' in there! Hope you are all doing great and making wonderful gorgeous art or writing fabulous stories for me to read!

marsha

13 comments:

Kim Mailhot said...

It was probably the perfect thing to do to release that pressure valve...I wish you had had someone there to hold you while you did but I know you know you have them holding you from far away for now.

Prayers and love always !

June said...

Oh my dear lovely friend, I so wish i could be there to hug you. I had one of those breakdowns about a week ago and i so know just how terrible it is. I was alone at home so it was easier for me. Hang in there honey just keep hanging in there its going to be ok and you will soon be home visiting us all in blogland. we miss you lots
Hugs June xxx

yoborobo said...

Marsha - A little breakdown is the very best thing for you (you need to take some pressure off the tea kettle!). I remember once, things were not going well for a number of reasons, and I drove through Burger King, parked in the lot and cried my way through a Whopper and a Diet Coke! I must have looked completely insane, but I felt much better after. Hang tough!! :)
xoxoxo Pam

Taluula said...

A good cry is good for you, so just hang in there Marsha. I am sending healing thoughts for your Dad and comforting thoughts for you.

I certainly miss you loads.

Renee (nayski) said...

Nothing wrong with a good cry OR a good trip to Hobby Lobby. I don't know how you could walk out of there with only some Pitt pens though. Hope you got good news from the doctor today. Keeping you in my prayers.

Lumilyon said...

Take your time love x

Jamie said...

A perfect reaction to your situation right now sweetie! The waiting and not knowing can be incredibly frustrating. Time moves differently in hospitals. It is no longer marked by the clock. You did the best thing you could have and I am sure it helped.

So, you went into the crack den of crafting. I am surprised you don't have to rent a U-haul to get back home. I have a love/hate relationship with that place! LOL!!

Continued good thoughts for you and Mom and Dad sweetie! Love, Jamie

crafty capers said...

Ah Marsha, life is hard sometimes. I've been there and it's a real toughie. A good cry probably did you some good. The only way is up.... all the best to you and your dad.
Now, on another note, let me know how you get on with those Pitt Markers. Tell me - do I NEED some? I'm thinking maybe I do... :-)))
Kate x

Terri Kahrs said...

Sometimes the only thing that works (besides a good Scotch) after dealing with a ton of stress is a good, gut-wrenching, heart breaking, sobbing episode. Sounds like you finally "let loose" when you knew that your Dad was sort of out of the "critical" woods. It's part of the healing process, I'm sure. Thanks for keeping us posted on his progress, Marsha. It's nice to know that he's steadily improving.

I've never been to a Hobby Lobby, but I've got a serious Michaels and AC Moore (in NJ) addiction. Something happens when I walk in. I get the "Oh, Look at thats!" followed by, "Oh, I didn't see that before!" and "I neeeeeed that gizmo!" I think that I need serious intervention at times!

Take care of YOU 'cuz you're important to us! I miss you lots! Hugs, Terri xoxo

roc said...

hey marsha...the person who wanted to help you in the parking lot wasn't a flight attendant was it? did she slap you? oh...i know...not too sympathetic, huh. sorry about that.
good to cry. no harm done in that. it helps release all that pent up energy. did you know it's the number one energetic release? so it's actually helpful. todd's dad had a hard time eating after his surgery and was short of breath too. it's a rough surgery..so it actually sounds like he's doing pretty darn well inspite of his health problems and age. he'll be home before you long. you're doing great. hang in there! one day at a time. i'm still praying for you all!

lilylovekin said...

Nothing beats a good cry for making one feel better except maybe a trip to Hobby Lobby. I love that store but we don't have them in Ca. I hope things are better for you now.

Cathy said...

marsha, i'll slap roc for you, ok.
sometimes a good cry, not to mention a jaunt to hobby lobby (not that i have one here) is just the thing you need to carry on.
you're doing great, hon. sending hugs!

Leslie said...

A good cry and a trip to Hobby Lobby sounds like the perfect cure for a lot of ills! But, just in case, I'm still sending good thoughts and prayers your way!