Monday, May 17, 2010

At the hospital

I am soooo tired! We went to bed about 11:00 and I tossed and I turned. I was awake off and on for several hours and about 3:30 woke up pretty much for good. I got out of bed at 4:25 because I knew I needed to find the charger to Ron's scooter and I knew I needed gas.

I am absolutely exhausted. I'm so tired that I'm having trouble walking. That old balance nerve is saying "no way, old broad!" Ron was taken to pre-op about 30 minutes ago; they said he'd be there about an hour. I went to the cafeteria to get some breakfast and some coffee - thinking that would make me feel better. It did not. I am so tired I can barely function. I'm trying to work this morning but cannot get logged into our server to download the project I need to work on. {sigh} That is not good. I was short 3.5 hours last week and don't remember exactly how many the week before. I cannot afford to be short so many hours. My extremely low paychecks are taking a toll on us. I honestly don't know how I'm going to keep us afloat - buying groceries is on a back burner right now but I know I need to go.

I digress.... I was talking about my fatigue.

Ron wants a block instead of general anesthesia. He was awake when they amputated his left foot and thinks he should be awake today, too. I said he was in better overall health in 2006 so that may not really be an option for him. But, they will discuss it with him and choose what is really best for a better outcome. We shall see.

I need to call my SIL and tell her he is in the hospital. LOL - she hates to find out he's sick by reading it on Facebook. I told her that FB was easiest for me because more people were on it and they could all get the updates at the same time. I will do my best to call her though. Later. Right now, I'm sure she's sleeping and would throttle me if I called them.

Too bad I didn't bring some scrapbook stuff with me. I could work on the graduation pictures or something. Amy and I went dress shopping yesterday. She definitely had her "this is my dress" moment! It was beautiful. I took lots of pictures of her trying on dreses and will post the "not my dress" picks once she says OK to do so. Her fiance's family are not all informed of the upcoming event. I picked one out for me, too. It is this one, but I don't look this good in it. It also has spaghetti straps and I bought this "shrug" to go over it. I owe amy for the dress, shoes, shrug, and dying of the shoes.

These are my shoes, which will be dyed to match:

I wish I looked even remotely this good but the problem is that I was born this size. Sigh... Keith has promised to go to the gym with me three times a week, starting tomorrow. We shall see if he follows through.


Pat said...

So the dress is the first one? That has a flattering hemline. That will look good. A "shrug" will do good, too. AND those shoes look comfortable. That's all we can ask for, right?

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

Yep, the first one with the uneven hemline is the one. I didn't want long and I don't ABSOLUTELY wear anything above my knees - so this was the next best thing. Amy said it looked nice.

I can't wait to post her dress pictures. She's going to be beautiful.

The shoes are very comfortable.

SkippyMom said...

oooh you are going to look so pretty :D I love your choices.

I read your next post, so I know Ron is out of surgery and doing good. I hope you get some sleep tonight [in fact you best be in bed now girly].

You are very brave - I don't think I could even attempt a dressing change on a boo boo let alone a wound like Ron's. i think your idea about the PA is a good one and i bet she'll help. Good luck.

Marla said...

Love the dress!