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.
"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.