Thursday, April 17, 2008

Update

It's been a bit of a bumpy ride here, but things are finally settling down. The Knuckle Head wasn't able to eat for several days. Worries were worried. Tests were run. Turns out his stomach, which had a great deal of work done on and around it, was traumatized and on strike; it wouldn't contract (which is part of how it digests). So now he's on a med for that, and the hope is that the stomach, after a bit more rest, will decide it's safe to get back to work.

I'm weary and, after hustling around all day to get the kids to and from their lives and the husband to and from his doctor, have very little brain left at the end of the day. But things are gradually easing up. I was able to spend a couple of hours in my garden yesterday, and after mucking around in dirt, planting and weeding, I began to feel that it might actually really be Spring.

10 comments:

Susan at One-Woman Show said...

Spring is here, even if some days it might not look -- or feel --like it. Keep on digging in the dirt and take care of yourself. Warm wishes from north of the city to you...

sageweb said...

Wow I hope his stomach stops acting so selfish.
It is spring now and wishing you life will soon be back to the everyday life it was before KH's surgery.

yellowdog granny said...

glad things are getting back to normal..spring rains are heading for us..knowing that our version of rain is some what along the lines of the flooding of the ark..im debating if i should bring my pots of veggies and herbs onto the porch..i want them to get rain, but not beat to death..have to see what's what...i have tomatoes, 2 types of peppers, basil, rosemary,lavender,japanese eggplnt and lettuce..so far..dang..this is almost like work..

Doralong said...

Playing in the dirt is a great way to feel better. I don't blame his stomach actually, I'd be pretty irritated too!

Stop and take some time to rest yourself- you go down and the whole thing goes straight to hell in a handbasket you know..

more cowbell said...

I'm very glad to read this. Here's hoping the road to recovery is quick. And no hills. Been offline lately but wanted to check on things before hitting the hay.

evilganome said...

Hopefully the bumps will smooth out. I spent a good part of my morning out playing in the dirt. Spring is starting to happen here in Boston. I wore shorts!

jason said...

Gee, there are meds to contract the stomach? I never knew. I wonder if it would work externally? Someone would be making a fortune by now :)

Claire M. Johnson said...

Yes, I've been gardening too. It's very therapeutic and so simple. Nothing more satisfying than pulling a few weeks. I saw a bunch of forsythia today and thought of you. Hugs, honey! Hugs for the K-guy, too.

Elizabeth said...

Susan: Thanks for the good wishes, and the kind offer to help earlier. It really has been a lovely week, weatherwise, hasn't it? And that's helped a lot with everyone's spirits. So nice to be able to pop outside without bundling up, to see color, and feel the sun.

Sage: I know! Isn't his stomach being totally inconsiderate? Sheesh. Just because some guy sliced and diced it a couple of weeks ago.....

Granny: Those are all my favorites. Especially Japanese eggplant. How nice. I'm just doing tomatoes and basil and cutting flowers - sunflowers, zinnias, cosmos - this year.

Dora: I know. I have to be the solid rails that carry everyone else's life.... luckily, the kids are in school so I have the days to myself mostly. and gardening has been so theraputic. Helping things grow and live, I guess.

EvilG: Shorts in Boston! Spring is truly upon us! But, seriously, I lived in Rhode Island for a few years, and those are some loooong hard winters.

Jason: Ha! There's a thought! If only I could rub that on my tummy, and make it tighten right up. No, sadly, that's not how it works.....

Claire: Exactly. So straight forward. Take the little seedling, move it to a bigger pot. Give it light, water, room for it's roots to spread, and it grows and blooms. It's forsythia season here too.....

pat said...

I'm glad to hear things are settling down and hopefully healing is happening. Spring is here in Vienna, though it's a tempestuous one. Wish I could Fed Ex you all a pot of mashed potatoes, but instead will send best wishes!