Sunday, May 23, 2010

Bulletin

I never knew, I really never knew, just how tiring it was to visit someone, who is in hospital, and then care for them at home, draining, really draining.
Although it has only been 3 weeks, it is begining to take its toll on me. I have been most places, served in some of the worst places in the world. But this is new to me, a big respect to all those who suffer in silence and care for all those, unlucky enough to have debilitating illnesses, requiring hospitalisation. I am writing this, while at home. My lady is tired and suffering from a heart malfunction. But her words not mine are these, " There are those far worse off than me, some have no luck, and may never see another day, the chances are, I will."

She is a tough old bird, I have found a big respect for the unsung heroes, the carers! I dont want to push this, but I have to say it. We dont give them enough credit.

6 comments:

  1. Her words are beautiful.

    My oldest son fell from the hayloft when he was in 5th grade. Broke his femur & had to be hospitalized in traction for 24 days. If someone told me I needed to make arrangements for SOMEONE (me, husband, mom, inlaws, etc.) to be at the hospital 24/7 for the next 24 days, I would have said "not possible". Amazing what we can do when we HAVE to do it. From the hospital, he came home in a body cast. Another big challenge. Not saying it is our calling or a spiritual undertaking. Family just takes care of each other no matter the cost.

    Hang in there. Blog when you can. We enjoy hearing from you - even when the times are tough. Thinking of you both.

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  2. Thanks Tammy, appreciated.

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  3. Well said, Cheyenne. And well said, your good lady.

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  4. I know exactly what you mean, as my daughter had cancer as a teenager. She was home educated at the time, which did make life easier, but when she had her entire leg in a cast after a biopsy, simple things like washing her hair or going shopping became extremely complex, so I know what you're going through.

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  5. That sounds very hard for all concerned - wishing you and yours the best.

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  6. Oh your wife sure is brave and very wise.
    Hang in...though it takes such a toll!
    KK

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