Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Sitting in the dark

I'm sitting in the dark in Tim's hospital room listening to him sleep. He's pretty doped up, which is fantastic, because with his last surgery (after his accident) nothing would control the pain, he didn't sleep, and he was in constant agony. But he's snoring and dopey and can't keep his eyes open. He rated his pain as a 5 on a 1 - 10 scale. His face is calmer and quieter than I've seen it in a long time.

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We arrived at 6:30 am, his surgery was at 8:30, he was done at 1:00pm and up to his room at 3:30. Sitting in a surgery waiting room for 9 hours is incredibly exhausting. Moving from one polka dot chair to another, trying to find the most comfortable place, going to the cafeteria just for something to do. But where else could I be? It will be hard to leave him here; I haven't slept without him for over a year. I am so relieved and happy, though, as he seems peaceful. All is well.
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Today I am grateful for kind nurses, orthopedic surgeons who are down to earth, attitude free, and do their job well, and the morphine that is keeping my husband out of pain.

15 comments:

Mariella said...

Er1in I am so sorry you are going through this, I wish your husband a fast recovery, be strong everything is going to be alright.x

Plantress said...

I am so glad that he has you with your sense of committment. It's so good that he looks peaceful and out of pain

TheEccentricLady said...

So glad he is resting well! Still praying for a speedy recovery with manageable but short lived pain. I'd prefer no pain but we know it's not possible. You get a good nights rest too.

Jamie said...

You are both in my thoughts and prayers

Ann On and On... said...

I'm sure just knowing you are there decreased his pain too. I hope he continues to get better...quickly.

Becky Jane said...

You are so observant to be grateful for these things...bless you and hubby too!

Dawn said...

so glad it went well!

Michelle @ Ten June said...

Wow, how touching! I can't imagine how you both are feeling right now. I hope everything is well.

Cora said...

So sorry Tim is having to go through all this, but glad he is out of pain and is now comfortable. God be with you both as he recovers.

beth said...

you are a wonderful wife...i hope he knows that. hang in there....i know you will. it's what we do :)

Ruth said...

I hope the recovery is a speedy one.

cheri said...

i have been away long enough, so imagine my surprise when i read this. at the very least, he's comfortable. take comfort in that.

we will be including you in our prayers, as you have done for me in the past.

i'm here for you....

Cinner said...

Erin, I am so sorry you are going through this, happy your husband is doing so well, and great that he is in great care.Praying for you both and praying for the least amount of pain. You rest too my friend. hugs.

Myrna R. said...

I'm glad he's in less pain. Thanks for letting us know how he's doing. You take care of yourself too.

Mo Pie, Please said...

Stay strong and patient as it sounds like a a very trying time in you and your husband's life. Sending well wishes and positive thoughts your way and here's to hoping for the most pleasant recovery possible.

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