Blah... my poor baby is soo tired! I just can't believe how well he's handling this surgery. In case you don't know Opie had his back fused. He's been in some pain, but he said the pain is soo different then what is was from his injury that it's such a relief! Still, when he doesn't get his meds on time he's in ALOT of pain. It hurts me to see him suffer! I wish I could do this for him... he looks pitiful! But So far all the nurses here have been amazing. Mary was the first nurse in our room, she was very funny. Lane was kinda mean joking around with her. She went to wipe his finger with cotton ball and he yelled OUCH! she says OH! I'M SO SORRY! and he's like, gotcha! But she took it very well and has been extremely pleasant and just as humorous. The second nurse is Mike (which is Opie's best friend's name, also). He is really cool! He used to be way into surfing, now he pans gold at Dallanagha and makes Didgeridoos. He brought one to our room and played it for us, it was so cool. For anyone who doesn't know what a didgeridoo is here's a link... http://www.metacafe.com/watch/385543/didgeridoo_magic_of_australia/. I'd embed the video on this post, but it would take forever. Mike also made me a necklace. It's an indian arrowhead on a leather strap. My computer stinks, I'm going to have to see if Charlie could fix it for me sometime. The 3rd nurse we came across who is of note was David! He was really nice, gave us some extra sleep in the morning! YAY! Anyway, memorial is just so exceptional whenever it comes to the treatment of their patients that I wouldn't go anywhere else. Besides, they're way cleaner than erlanger (which is covered with staff infection...). I don't think there is a hospital with comfortable cots (my hips and back are KILLING me) but the atmosphere makes up for it. A few sore muscles and joints are well worth being able to stay with my sweetheart during his trials. I am so grateful for Rebecca Coleman for taking care of the kids for us, they have nooo idea how much everything they do means to us. And I appreciate Mike (coleman, not our nurse) for sacrificing his wife at night while we're in the hospital. I know it's not easy to be without your better half when you spend all day at work! So thank you both!
Bill O'Rielly word of the day: Callow.
Well I am going to go now and search the web for a while.
I'm at the library, again. Just in a seat that's alot more comfortable.
So Opie is about to have surgery on his back. He got hurt on the job in April (on my birthday actually) and has been out of work on workman's compensation since August or September. He was supposed to have surgery last month, then they found an irregular heartbeat during his presurgical testing. So they have sent him to a cardiologist, tested him, poked him, prodded him, and just about anything else they can do just to tell us his choleserol is high and that his heart is fine.
The surgical nurse at Memorial called last night to let us know that his presurgical testing is tomorrow and his surgery is Monday. Wow... talk about giving a person some heads up.
I feel like I have a million things to do in just 5 days. I need to let Becca know when to come over to watch the kids while we're in the hospital, finish some extra cleaning so that everything is super sanitary when we come home, cook some pre-made suppers so Becca doesn't have to cook for the kids or her kids while they"re staying over, and so I don't have to cook supper when I come home, help Ireland finish sorting her clothes so the piles can leave my living room, get the laundry all caught up before we leave... blah....
Being a mother of 3 is difficult when you don't have the practice of being a mother of one and then 2 first. I barely had practice being a wife. That's okay, I think I'm managing very well.
Welllll, I better go. My hubby and my son are getting impatient now that they've finished looking around.
God Bless! Please pray that Opie comes out of the surgery alright and heals quickly. He's been in terrible pain for a long time.
I needed to go to the library to look some stuff up so I figured I'd put in a new entry. HELLO.... How is everyone? I'm doing okay, better now that some time has passed after losing my baby. But that's okay, too... I'm trying again. My step-kids are really great, too. They can be the sweetest kids, then they can be little helions... but they are kids. It's normal.
I am soo in love, been married for 3 months and I couldn't be happier!!! Opie is such a great man! Even if he does fall asleep while I'm typing on the computer at the Library.... :D
I just got my cell phone fixed so it works at the house now... before if I needed to make a call I had to ride all the way to Trenton (15 minutes). The guy at verizon had no clue what he was talking about. I stayed on the phone for an hour and a half and he couldn't figure it out, then I get off he phone and fix it by just piddling with the settings. Blah... hehe, not because I'm smart but b/c I'm lucky.
Kaila, congrats on the you-know-what! Glad you had fun, and I love you. Send me pictures!!!
That's all, have a nice day.
I'm getting married again... yay... don't slam him until you meet him, he's the most godly man I've ever met... and I know alot of godly men.
His name is being concealed right now, but will be revealed later.
btw, he's 45 with 2 grown children, 2 children at home, and 1 that lives with her mother... so go ahead with all the cautionary comments, I don't mind. A fool despises wisdom and instruction, and I'm no fool.
God bless you all.
I need some prayers right now. I am dealing with a very difficult situation at home.
To be more specific I am now going through a divorce, in which I have a scriptural right to divorce my soon to be exhusband. He was unfaithful to me. Which is the entire and only reason for the divorce.
I've also had to get a Temporary Protective Order, which I am hoping will become permanent next Thursday in court. I've recieved threats, and he was abusive to me while we were married. (physically and emotionally).
I need prayers because I am still healing from all of that, but I also need the strength to not think evil thoughts about him. I have alot of anger from this whole situation. I am currently still residing in Dade county... I think I will probably stay here. Right now I am making a living by taking care of the children and housecleaning of a Policeman here in Dade County. I lost my job at Subway because I got sick with a fever and congestion right when the swine flu was kicking off. I called in and my boss told me if I didn't show up I didn't have a job. I told him he could have it because I wasn't going to spread something like that. That was it. Anyway... I am ranting a little now. Good night all!
"The Lord is my Shepard"