Monday, November 28, 2011

I was so excited for Thanksgiving this year. Tim was off Wednesday. I lucked into being off on Thursday after two years of working Thanksgiving day. It was the first time we were both off for two days in a row together (that didn't involve a Dr. or a hospital) in longer than I could remember.

We were keeping Thanksgiving small and simple. Well, as small as it gets around here; the six of us, my brother and his kids, and my mom. That makes eleven.

We did have a couple of very enjoyable days. Wednesday we got things done. We prepared for the next day's feast. We worked on some projects around the farm. Thursday we feasted and lazed around watching the parade, playing games, and relaxing. Thursday evening we took the kids to The Pottery Place to paint ornaments. The trouble started later that night.

We ate dinner rather late, after we got back from The Pottery Place. Around midnight Tim started waking up in pain. We assumed it was indigestion from all the rich food and the late dinner. We tried to sleep. We both had to work in the morning.

I left for work about 4:30 AM. Tim still wasn't feeling well, but he got up and went to work about 9. It was then that he realized his pain might be more than indigestion. I was home by ten, and Tim was on his way to the ER.

A few hours later I was on my way to the hospital, and Tim was getting prepped to have his appendix removed. Things went amazingly fast through the ER and OR.   Twenty four hours later we were on our way home. Tim had one less organ, and a slightly larger belly button.

His pain has been minimal, and he has been resting and relaxing for the most part. Jake and the kids were here until Sunday. We ended the weekend with a campfire, and Mamaw and Jake took the kids to a movie. (Glad Jake took some pictures this weekend. I never got out the camera.)

This year has been incredibly frustrating, but I am trying hard to look at the good. This holiday, we did have two days off together without any medical issues. For that, I am very thankful. Tim's appendix acted up in this calendar year, when our insurance deductible has already been paid. Despite everything, we did have a good and relaxing Thanksgiving.

Is it too much to ask to be done with doctors and hospitals for awhile? Or perhaps to just not have any new medical issues come up? Please.

1 comment:

  1. I'm glad you had a nice Thanksgiving. I'm also glad that the health scare wasn't something worse and that everything came out ok. Now, hopefully things will start to calm down for you guys. lol