Monday, January 12, 2009

Updates... Of All Kinds


#1 Thank you to everyone who has kept my Nana in your thoughts and prayers. I actually don't have any concrete news. She is not doing well, or even doing better, but she is still hanging on. At some point that will probably create more issues but for now she is still in the ICU and still hooked up to a respirator. I am relying on my father's updates, but seeing as he went 2 days without calling, I might need to switch informants. He has also openly admitting to being a bit more optimistic than anyone else there. She has a heart arrhythmia and I guess today they will try their last remaining option to treat that... if that doesn't work then they have exhausted their resources. I'm not entirely sure what that will mean but it doesn't sound good. So please keep her in your thoughts. I know she is exhausted physically and emotionally but I hope that if it is her time to pass that she is able to do it in comfort and in her own bed.

#2 My pain level is actually improving. While still there, I can tell a noticeable difference with certain hard to do movements (like... ahem... getting on and off the toilet) and I am much more encouraged than I was at the end of last week. I have been off the pain killers for 3 days and have been doing fine... they never did work that well to begin with. I will also say that my emotional state and outlook has improved 100% since going off of them... so I'm thinking it is possible they were bringing me down.

#3 I need to focus my efforts on getting help for the things that are making me feel most out of control. Sorry Renee but that means you may be helping me clear off my desk (it's always more fun to file someone else's papers...right?!). I just can't feel on top of our bills and finances functioning from the tops of piles. There is still a lot I cannot do around here but I need to get the house back up to functioning so that I can manage it on my own. Who knows how long it will be until I'm able to do everything... I can't leave the paperwork to stagnate any longer.

#4 The voting still continues. I can't help but get sucked into the SUPER close race for 4th. I mean it is really neck and neck. So keep voting. Please. You will have the opportunity to win your own reward for doing so.

The 2008 Weblog Awards

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"So does this make you appreciate all I do around here?" Mrs F asks Mr F last night.

"Not really." Mr F replies

Mr & Mrs F then begin to laugh hysterically

"I already did." Mr F corrects himself.

"Yeah, right." Mrs F replies

"It does give me a new perspective on how crazy the kids are." He adds.

Well... that's something... I guess.

18 comments:

Supermom said...

I am all yours if you need me!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Michelle :)

Staci said...

I voted. You still have 4th...by 3 votes.


Is your helper coming today?

Christy said...

Hahahaha!! Your convo with Mr. F made me giggle.

Haley said...

Glad the pain is starting to ease up!

gooddog said...

Hang in there Mrs. F! Thinking of you and nana...
Also, opioids can definitely be depressants- not sure what you were on- but I hear it all the time at work.
Off to vote!

SK and Family said...

I am glad you are feeling better! I am off to vote (for the last time? Or is that tomorrow?) and I hope you win 4th!!d

SK and Family said...

Wow, I cannot get in to vote! People must be flooding that site today... I'll try again later!

Heather said...

Those painkillers are the devil for sure. Glad you're off them. I didn't want to be on them either, despite my doc telling me there was nothing wrong with taking vicodin. I didn't feel right taking them.

Your conversation with Mr F = classic.

Mrs Furious said...

Supermom,
Thanks! I'll let you know. I'm still trying to get word from the sitter.


Staci,
Thanks for voting!
And Yes... Thank God!


Christy,
I was stupidly expecting him to actually compliment me. ;)


Haley,
word.


Gooddog,
I think that was definitely a part of it... it just didn't occur to me until I went off of them.


SK,
I'm not sure when voting ends. Tomorrow sometime. I vote at night and I know tonight is the last night. They haven't really made the cut off clear.
Thanks for voting!!


Heather,
I'm going to get back on sangria as my pain killer of choice ;)

Renee said...

I know all of you out there will be quite jealous...I got to spend the whole day w/ Mrs. F and adorable Baby....and yes, she is as fabulous as she seems in her blog!!!!

The painkillers probably really were messing w/ your mind, Mrs. F so Sangria is probably a much better choice.

Let me know how the week progresses-organizing at someone else's house is A LOT more fun than your own!!!! (not that I felt like I did that much but I did thoroughly enjoy the company!)

Nutmeg said...

Mrs. F, if you know what hospital she is in, my husband might actually be a suitable informant. I don't know if she lives very close to where your father lives or not. If she does, there is a good chance my husband will be in the hospital she is in this weekend.

Thinking of you (and voting!)

Mrs Furious said...

Renee,
LOL! Yes I'm sure everyone is jealous that they didn't get to take down and wash my shower curtain!!!

Thank you so much! I really appreciated all your help and company!!!


Nutmeg,
She's actually over in PA outside of Philly. I'm thinking your husband is on the NJ side. If he is over there let me know and I'll get the hospital info and email it to you.

Nutmeg said...

yeah, sorry. In south NJ this weekend he's going to 7 different hospitals so it would have been like an 80% shot if it had been in NJ. I wish we could have helped you at least a little bit! Thoughts are with you regardless.

Mrs Furious said...

Nutmeg,
Thanks for thinking of me!

Deb said...

Uhh... soooo... do you have leftovers on those pain pills? Because I like to stockpile that stuff. Maybe that can be my giveaway prize for my daily vote?

Wait... are the feds following your Google patterns AND your blog? If so, I deny ever writing that comment above.

Mrs Furious said...

Deb,
no comment ;)

CM said...

I voted.
Early.
And Often.

Splaneyo said...

I'm thinking of you and your grandma.

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