Jul 28, 2011

Sidetracked . . .

Hi y'all! I am here - life has temporarily sidetracked me in some good and some not so good ways. Wedding good, mom in hospital not good.

The last 2 weeks have been a little up and down. My mom-in-law, who we share a house with, was out of town visiting my sister-in-law 2 weeks ago and had a heart attack. It was totally unexpected - she's so active and fit. In fact she had just hiked 3 miles before she experienced the neck and jaw pain that prompted a trip to Urgent Care which resulted in an ambulance to the hospital. Lesson 1 - women don't worry about inconveniencing anyone as we often do! If you suspect a heart attack for any reason, call 911! Remember, women often don't experience chest pain with a heart attack.

She had an angiogram, angioplasty, and a stint put in and allowed to fly home a couple of days later. As my nephew (her grandson) was getting married here last weekend, my sister-in-law came with her and we were later joined by her sons. So things are in full swing for the wedding - shopping for wedding clothes, a slideshow for the reception to make, reunions with family and friends, people to pick up at the airport, kids going to bachelor parties, and all the family wedding stuff when we ended up with mom back in the hospital for 2 days and nights. Lesson 2 - do not continue to walk 3 miles a day within days of having a heart attack and sleeping a little more than usual might be a good idea.

She missed the wedding rehearsal but got out in time to go to the wedding. Sister-in-law and family went home the next day, my husband left for a business trip and we thought we'd get back in the swing of things and caught up on life this week but ended up back in the ER most of yesterday and last night. There's more to the story but those are the crucial parts. It is just never a dull moment around here the last couple of years. Mom is doing better today - we're sure there is more to find out and work on with the doctor next week and look forward to things hopefully settling down soon. I think a little anxiety is setting in with all that has happened recently. On my end of things, between mom and my daughter this year, and my dad the last 2 years before he died, I think I have been in the hospital and doctors' offices enough, I should get to be an honorary doctor of some sort. Dr. Fishy . . . maybe that will be my next piece.

So, needless to say, I am once again way behind on work and blogs and everything art or computer related. And once again I am a little overwhelmed and upside down. But if we can get mom lined out again and feeling good, I have nothing but time to work to look forward to in the near future. I did manage to finish up a kit I had started 3 weeks ago . . .

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6 comments:

lilylovekin said...

Hope your mother in law is continuing to do well. I thought of you this past weekend as my sister and I used many of your collage sheets from your etsy store to journal with. We had a blast, your images are SO much fun. Thanks. Lorrie

Marit said...

Oh my... stressed days and a lot of worries... hope everything will settle down and your mother in law stays well!

artistaprilcole@gmail.com said...

Sending hugs to all.
Prayers of healing... and wishing the rest of the week is less stressful for all! :]
Hang on there!

thekathrynwheel said...

Oh my goodness, you have a lot to deal with. Hope your MIL is ok. Thinking of you all. *hugs* Kate x

Muckypup said...

Marsha, your poor family have really been through the mill recently. Hope that you all had some fun at the wedding, between the drama! Take care, Sx

Lee said...

Hope things get better. I am a cardiac nurse, so if there's anything I can answer for you, let me know... Yes, resting after a heart attack is a must. I hope she gives her heart some time to heal. Sounds like you could use it too!! hugs to you