Friday, September 05, 2008

Bill's Dr. Appt. & Blood Work....Blood is thicker than water...and it boils quicker too! LOL

I don't say much about Bill's illness...I would rather post about "happy" things....but.....I've had a trying week....This past Tuesday was Bill's regular Doctor's Appt. to see his heart Dr. He missed the last one three months ago because he said he didn't feel like going. Well, he tried that again Tuesday morning and I finally told him if he was too sick to go to the Dr., he needed to be in the hospital where they could come see him there. I was going to call 911 if he was too sick to get ready! It took me forever to get him ready...he wouldn't get in the shower so I sponged him the best I could and put clean clothes and socks on him. He wasn't a happy camper!! When we were nearly there he said, "You know, I feel better than I have in a long time." What can I say?????
And this morning, we both had to have our three month blood work done. He did the same wears me down trying to get him going. I feel like I've been fighting a war. I've been thinking about starting a blog to vent...and call it "The Long And Winding Road"...that leads me to my grave.
Rachel, I just finished reading "The Last Lecture" by Randy Pausch. What a legacy he left. Wouldn't it be nice if everyone was like him?


bennie and patsy said...

You just go and do your new blog and vent, vent, it will do you good to get it out or just vent on this blog ,we will all understand. I will have to read the new book.

Margie's Musings said...

I understand your dilemma. I have a high maintenance husband too,

Judy said...

Clara, Anytime you feel like venting you just write me an e-mail and vent, vent, vent or even do a blog if you want. I don't mind listening to anyone venting. We all need to vent sometimes and that is what friends are for. I have done my share in my time. Hope you have a good, stress free weekend.

Marci said...

Clara, I am sorry that he is hard to motivate into doing things. I will pray for you my friend and for Bill.

bobbie said...

It's so difficult when someone you love, and know is so ill, will not cooperate toward his own health care. On the other hand, I am of two minds because I do feel it should be up to the individual as to his own care. I'm not sure where I stand on that.
As to the general health of Health Care in the U.S. - I also blame the AARP. They were all for this. I feel they sold us down the river. I feel they are nothing but a glorified insurance company, and their policies cost more and give less than so many others.
So much for me and my soap box. Sorry about that.

Beth said...

Clara, I'm so sorry you're having such difficulties. I know it must be so frustrating. You go ahead and vent all you want to--we'll listen. Lord knows, I sure do enough venting myself. And most of the time, it feels real good to get it out of my system.
I'll keep you both in my prayers.

Marci said...

Clara, there is an award for you over on my blog!!!

Rachel said...

Clara, you know you can vent to me anytime!! I understand perfectly. It's a real struggle and you do feel like you've fought a war and you are wore out before you start. Bless your heart!!!

I try not to vent my problems on my blog either. Maybe we need to sometimes and get it off our chest!

Jamie Dawn said...

I'm so sorry that you are having such a hard time trying to get your hubby up and around. It must really be frustrating, and I'm sure he gets very frustrated too. I hope you can be patient with him. I also hope he will begin to feel better and give you a bit of a break.
You are a dear lady. It is okay to vent about your hard times. We all have them, and even though our problems are not the same, we can all relate in one way or another.

I sure like the looks of your delicious cobbler in that post below.

Sharri said...

Oh Clara, you poor thing!
It sounds as though you needed that vent! You certainly are going through a trying time of it.

I will be praying for the Lord to give you His strength Clara.

Grammy said...

Oh, My goodness! Reading your blog about getting Bill ready reminds me of the trouble I have had getting Gramps out of bed to get ready to go where we need to go.God bless you, dear friend! I know we have it tough, but God is right here with us to help us through, isn't he? Today is the first I've taken the time to read your past few blogs. Please know that I am thinking of you.
Ruby (aka Grammy)