Saturday, July 05, 2008

I Miss My Husband

Over the past several months, my husband has had various health problems. First it was muscle problems in his back, which necessitated physical therapy. Then we discovered he needed more thyroid medication. However, that hasn't helped much with his general tiredness. When he's not at work, he sleeps a good bit of the time, and when he is at work, he requires lots of caffeine to keep him going. He had a sleep study done this week, which we hope will yield results that could lead to help with his tiredness. I feel badly for wishing my husband was available to do more around the house and to have fun and do things with. What if he was seriously ill or disabled? Still, I do miss really having my husband around, instead of asleep.

I hope everyone had a nice holiday yesterday. We spent the day with my in-laws and had a good time. We even got home in time to catch some local fireworks, although we enjoyed a fine display of (illegal) pyrotechnics for a good bit of our drive through Cleveland. My sister-in-law is pregnant, so I need to find lots of easy knitting patterns for baby items. :) We got to see the first "pictures" of my little nephew-or-niece-to-be yesterday.

Speaking of babies, Blonde Liz, who recently had a C-section, reminds us of one of the things to be thankful for in living in this country, which is the excellent health care. I also had a C-section, and I realized at the time, and have at intervals thereafter, that my Wildchild and I could have died under other circumstances. We also came close to losing Wildchild when she had a bad case of croup. At least, I believe so since they brought the crash cart in. It is indeed a blessing to live in a country where lives can be saved through good medical care. I hope we don't go to nationalized health care! However, Liz makes me feel woefully deficient in the catechesis of my children. I did sing Christmas carols to the Scientist, since she was born on Dec. 21st.


Jane said...

We nearly lost our oldest when she was one. She had to be flown to Indy. We could not have had better care or a better outcome for my niece Abby this winter. I'm with you. I'll stick with the system we have.

Liz said...

I'll be praying for you guys!

Sniz said...

I didn't know about your husband. That's go to be so hard. I'd feel like that too if Rog had the same thing...but like you said, we have good health care here. Maybe they'll find out what's wrong!

Take care Barb. Sniz

Susan B. said...

Hi Barb,

I'm sorry to hear of the health problems your husband has been having. I know that chronic fatigue can be so overwhelming. I will pray for you both.

My sister is doing better and my state-of-mind is better than this time last week. We shot off some fireworks on the 4th, which was a lot of fun. We both needed to have fun. :-)

kate5kiwis said...

oh (((barb)))
i hear you about your dear hubby.
life throws us some curve balls at times: wishing you strength and patience and extra love to help him through it.
mwah X