Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Poorliness

Poor Himself is currently ensconced in Treliske hospital, having become very poorly over the weekend. I feel very strange, as if I'm living in some parallel universe ruled by doctors and nurses speaking in a language I don't understand. My husband has seeped away, and is replaced by an old, frail man.

It's difficult to keep sane at the moment. But I know I must keep doing the things I always do – work and walking Mollie – and my friends have been so wonderful and supportive. Several have provided food so I don't have to cook (eating is difficult when your stomach is constantly lurching as if on a cross channel ferry) and sleep is a bit hard to come by.

But I know he's in the best place and just hope that he responds to his treatment very soon. Keep your fingers crossed.

31 comments:

Lane said...

I've got everything crossed for Himself and you. I hope he feels much better soon and I'm glad you have the support of good friends fp. x

Flowerpot said...

Thanks Lane - much appreciated.

DOT said...

How difficult for you. I do know what it is like to see someone age in days through illness.

Equally, they rejuvinate in days too. So fingers crossed.

Flowerpot said...

Thanks so much for encouraging words - I do hope so!

Akelamalu said...

Oh Flowerpot I'm so sorry to hear Himself is so poorly but he is in the best place and remarkable things happen in hospital, I'm sure he'll be well again in no time. In the meantime to supplement what the doctors are doing for him I will be sending him oodles of Reiki and positive thoughts. Of course I'll be including you in my prayers and Reiki. Keep your chin up m'dear. xx

Shirley Wells said...

Sending lots of positive thoughts and cyber hugs. I hope Himself feels much better very soon. Everything crossed for you both. x

Pat Posner said...

I'll keep everything crossed for Himself and you, Flowerpot. Oh and for Mollie cos she must be missing him, too.

Take care of yourself
xxPat

Talli Roland said...

Fingers, toes and everything crossed for you and Himself. Sending you lots of virtual hugs! x

Chris Stovell said...

Aw, Sue, sorry to hear that. Here's hoping that the hospital sort him out asap. Raising a glass of vermouth to his speedy recover. Cx

liz fenwick said...

FP - you and Himself are in my thoughts and prayers.
lx

Flowerpot said...

thanks so much Ak - very cheering

Flowerpot said...

Thanks Shirley - much appreciated.

Flowerpot said...

Thanks Pat -m yes both the animals are missing him as much as me. Well not quite as much!

Ellee Seymour said...

I'm so sorry to hear this, how worrying for you. And yes, fingers crossed, toes too!

Debs said...

My fingers are well and truly crossed for Himself. I do hope he gets better very soon.

I'm glad you have such supportive friends and Molly to keep you busy and to look after you. x

Grump said...

I hope Himself is responding to his treatment. My thoughts are with you. I had to visit a hospital last night as partners grandmother has just had a stroke. Thinking of you all.
X

Colette McCormick said...

Keeping everything including eyes crossed for Himself and if I learned anything from a similar experience its that you need to look after yourself so please make sure you do. Also routine is a great distraction.

Flowerpot said...

Talli - hugs are much needed!

Chris - he is making progress which is great news.

Liz - thanks - need a few of those right now!

Flowerpot said...

Ellee - yes it is very stressful but good to see progress.

Debs - yes Mollie is a huge comfort. Dont know what I'd do without her.

Grump - yes he is thanks though has a bit of a way to go yet. Many thanks for your thoughts.

Flowerpot said...

Colette - yes you are too right. Friends are supplying food which is a huge help and I am doihg my best to look after me too!

Alcoholic Daze (ADDY) said...

Fingers and toes crossed. I completely understand how you feel. It is lovely that friends are flocking round. All I can say is keep busy - it helps distract you and makes you tired at night.

Flowerpot said...

Thanks Addy. I'm trying to strike the balance between not tiring myself out but being with people I love.

Philipa said...

Fingers crossed, FP. I do hope Himself gets beeter soon x

I'm glad you have supportive friends nearby. PLease do eat xx

Flowerpot said...

Thanks Phil. I am making myhself eat three times a day and very strict about that. Have to keep fit.

Crystal Jigsaw said...

Gosh, I'm so sorry I haven't read your blog for a week or so; and I'm sending my very best wishes. My fingers are well and truly crossed.

Take care, CJ xx

Flowerpot said...

Thanks CJ - he has been moved to start treating teh source of the infection tomorrow I think so everything crossed again!

Liane Spicer said...

So sorry to hear about Himself, FP. Sending positive thoughts for his speedy recovery.

Flowerpot said...

Thanks Liane - much appreciated.

Philipa said...

Any update, FP? Or is it still a waiting game? Everything still crossed for you both here xx

Flowerpot said...

Thanks Phil - looks like he will be in there for another 4 weeks or so but he is making progress.

MarmiteToasty said...

oh my, Im so sorry to hear all this....Im sending you both so much love and hugs and good wishes....

oxo