Don't know how much more I can take....

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by Mom2oddson, May 29, 2008.

  1. Mom2oddson

    Mom2oddson Active Member

    This has been a terrible month!! I have been sick since May 10th. I've had a virus, broncitis, coughed so hard I ripped the muscles from my ribs, I have a bladder infection and even though I've been on antibiotics for 19 days, they can't get my sinus infection under control.

    Add to this, My Mom has been in the hospital since Monday night with pneumonia and now they think she is getting the flu on top of that.

    Add to this, husband's Grandma fell Tuesday night and has been in the hospital since then. She broke her pelvic bone, fractured her spine and has a concussion.

    Add to this, husband has to leave for San Diego tomorrow for work. He will be there until November 7th. It's either that or get layed off for the summer. His work did give him special permission to fly home next weekend to see our Son graduate, but that will be it for 161 days!

    And poor husband, he is usually a very strong person, but with everything happening at once and knowing that he won't be around at all to help - he's falling apart. He can't think straight, he's having trouble sleeping, he's wracked with guilt at the thought of leaving everyone when we need him. And of course that means I need to be extra strong so that husband can lean on me.

    Like I said - I don't know how much more I can take. And because of my ribs - I'm not to bend, twist or lift anything for WEEKS. I have a graduation party to put on next weekend!

    Anybody got something to scare off all these bad-luck gremlins??

    Thanks for listening. Since I can't lean on husband right now, it's nice knowing that I can lean on all of you! Just getting it off my chest helps.
  2. Big Bad Kitty

    Big Bad Kitty lolcat

    I am SO sorry for all the health problems that have beseeched your family!

    Sending you strength, hugs, and lots of good juju.
  3. Shari

    Shari IsItFridayYet?

    Wow. You do have a load right now.

    What's up with the sinus infections? I'm glad I'm not a member of that party right now, tho. Hope they can get on top of that. What kind of antibiotic are you taking?

    Maybe the graduation party can be meat and cheese and veggie trays. With all thats going on, surely the attendees will understand. If they don't, uninvite them. Life happens, they can get over it.

    I'll see what kind of evil-chasing gremlins I can find for you. Surely I have a photo of me just out of bed that will ward off most anything else.

    Hugs. And lean away.
  4. busywend

    busywend Well-Known Member Staff Member

    OMG - run away! That is the only advice I have! Run very fast!!!

    NOBODY can handle all that. You need help. Find someone, someway to help out.

  5. Mom2oddson

    Mom2oddson Active Member

    My antibiotics list has been a amoxicillan, as that ended switched to arithomax and as that ended, I'm now on Cipro-something.

    I do have an appointment with an ENT specialist, but the first available appointment is June 12th. I'm on the emergency wait list for any cancellations.

    My Son (Louie) has stepped up for his own graduation. He's got a cleaning schedule made out so that the place will be sparkling when everyone arrives. He's planning burgers and brauts done on the grill. We'll have store bought Mac and Potato salads, veggie and fruit trays and chips. He's called some family members as asked them to bring something to share.

    Why is it when the kid becomes this amazing person that you want to spend a lot of time with, he has to leave for College?? Since my Mom is in the hospital, he's been staying over at their place at night to take care of my handicapped sister so that my Dad can stay with my Mom. He even arranged with his principal to take a couple of days off of school so that he can help husband pack for his trip and help the rest of the family. I'm so proud of him.

    At least, once husband is safely on his way to San Diego, I can fall apart. I'm taking tomorrow off of work and am going to spend three days in bed or on the couch! Hopefully rest will help.
  6. tiredmommy

    tiredmommy Site Moderator

    You need HELP, dear. You can probably handle most of the food prep for the party. But the cleaning, setting up the yard and anything heavy simply must be delegated. If your kids can't/won't help, offer to hire a few teenagers in the neighborhood to help. Do you and husband have siblings that can help with Mom and Grandma? If so, inform them today that their presence is required. Now.

    Make sure you take a little time for you and husband before he heads out. You'll both need it. {{{Hugs}}}
  7. Star*

    Star* call 911

    Maybe 161 days without your husband and romance will give your ribs a chance to heal and give that bladder infection a chance to go away?


    I'm going to find all your screaming meanines and give them the ole' STAR LOOK OF DEATH. You're part in this is to stand up, arms out, turn in a circle clockwise with the axis rotation of the earth THREE times without falling and repeat "SCREAMING MEANIES BEEEE GONEEEEE."

    BIG HUGE HUGS to your Mom (wishes Mom a better day and to get out of the hospital.) And Grandma too.

    All kidding aside - take care of yourself as best you can and get some help wherever you can find it. Enough is enough!

    Hugs & Love
  8. trinityroyal

    trinityroyal Well-Known Member

    Big {{{{{HUGS}}}}} to you, to your son for pitching in, to your mom, and to your husband.

    I agree with the others. You need help.

    Sending strength, more strength, a shoulder to lean on, good juju and gremlin-chasing-away thoughts.

  9. Steely

    Steely Active Member sorry things are so rough.