It was the night before Christmas, when all through this house
A creature was snoring and woke up this cute mouse
I left the bed quietly with great care, hoping I wouldn’t wake my loving teddy bear
All of a sudden as I left the bed, I doubled over and felt kind of dead.
With me in my nightie and him shorts, I wasn’t sure if I should wake him from his sleeping snorts.
When down in my stomach there arose such a clatter, I knew instantly that there was something the matter.
Away from my stomach my body did push and I was in pain all the way to my tush. (Not really but it rhymed)
The ER was on the route of where we need to go and seeing a doctor who would be in the know.
When what on my CT scan should appear is some weird stuff going on…oh no…oh dear.
With a liter of fluid and a diagnosis so quick, I knew in a moment that I was becoming quite sick.
More rapid than heartbeats the specialist arose to wipe my tears and blow my nose.
With a flip of a chart on the hospital wall…they want to cut away, cut away, cut away all.
As I gathered my thoughts and continued to cry, I know my next step will be to see the surgeon guy.
So some time will pass before we will know, what they can do to fix my belly and where to stitch and sew.
Not the Christmas day we had on plan but I was happy to be with my sweet man.
It looks like there will be some things ahead that are a must and I will leave the details to the doctors I trust.
So I hope you don’t mind me sharing this day in our life and hope to make something yummy next week with my favorite knife.
I’ll keep on blogging about lots of great food but I might include some stories of this stuff that isn’t so good.
(PS Smile brought to you by pain meds.) Edit on 12-29-14 This picture was taken on Christmas in the ER. I am home and appreciate all the messages I’ve received this weekend!
Hope you are feeling better….Bob sends you a Hug and I will send you prayers for a complete recovery……May The new year bring you many blessings….
That was cute and clever, but………….. what would be cuter and more clever is seeing you feeling better. Best wishes and prayers.
Oh Barb! How you manage to keep your sense of humor (not to mention your sense of rhymn) in the face of all this adversity is a true story of courage. And to be able to do it while on drugs or in pain!
Keeping you in my prayers!
Thanks! I know you know my WHOLE story. I think I just am lucky to have so much awesome support! : )
Thanks Donna! I am just using this as an excuse to stitch more!
Thank you Connie!! It means the world to me!
Received!! : )
Awe Barb… just got around to catching up on facebook…. this is not what I wanted to see. I hope you feel better very soon! Glad you have trust in your docs, that will make the difficult decisions more comforting. Your posts always make me smile and I am looking forward to smiling again soon!
Thanks! It will be fine and I am so lucky to have so many supporters.