Sunday, April 9, 2017

MIA For Good Reason

I had been struggling to fins my happy for quite awhile.
I didn't really want to post doom and gloom so I quit posting so much.

Just over a month ago, it was determined that my husband needed to finally see a specialist because of his lowering kidney function.
OK, we will deal with that.

A couple weeks later, I get a phone call.
My niece tells me that the doctors think my sister had a stroke and she had coded at the hospital.

This was March 15th~ the ides of March, which my sister always mentions on that day.

It was a subarachnoid hemorrhage, which is a rare type of stroke.
She has been in the SNICU since.

Make progress and step back, repeat.

Amidst this, my husband had his nephrologist appointment and was scheduled for an ultrasound and told that if that showed nothing, he would need a biopsy.
He went down and had to give a bunch of blood and urine samples.
Fast forward to next morning and the doctor calls and tells me he needs a biopsy right away cause he is passing a lot of blood.
He had the biopsy just a few days later.

We are still waiting on the results for the ultrasound and biopsy.

Things have been crazy lately so I have not written anything or barely even read anything blog related.

Twitter and Facebook are weird places to be without my sister around.

She is making progress. But, it is going to take a very long time and in the end she still won't be the same.
And I know, it could have been worse and I should be grateful for that. My husband has told me that several times.
Of course, he has never gone to see her so he didn't know how bad she looked for a while and I feel that I shouldn't have to be super positive either.
I am happy that she is making progress. But, it isn't easy to see her that way either.

Between that and Honeyman's kidney problems, I am just pretty emotionally spent. Makes it hard to be happy about a lot.


  1. I'm sorry to hear about your sister and your husband's health issues. It is very stressful to deal with both I would imagine.


    1. Thanks, Betty. All of it was just so sudden and it got to me. My daughter told me that I needed to cry. I did end up doing that and it did help.

  2. Health issues of any kind suck indeed, yeah, it can always be worse, but a lot of time that doesn't make it better. Hopefully things get going on the upswing for all soon.

    1. Pat, that is so true. Thank you.

  3. Thoughts & prayers for everyone!

  4. We're both sorry to hear about the health woes your husband and sister are facing. I can only imagine how stressful that would be, especially at the same time. Hang in there.

    1. ABFTS. Thanks, guys. Husband's results came back that his chronic kidney disease has been cause by an incurable disease that was never caught when it should have been. So, they are just hoping to slow down the progression. The sis is doing better, but there is no telling how much better she will get. She gets to relearn how to walk and all that stuff. Cognitive function is the big question.

  5. Sending vibes of good health to you all - including you, Ruth, because it's easy to get run down while worrying and caring for others. Take care, Jenny xxoo

    1. Thanks, Jenny. Doing the best I can.

  6. Oh gosh and I have missed your posts- so sorry you are having to go through all of this. It's hard when everyone around you is having major health issues. Just don't forget to take care of yourself.

    Also, most of your blogger friends, don't care about doom and gloom. My goodness - tell us. It will help you to unload your burdens.

    1. Thanks, Debby. I've never been good at taking care of myself. I need to do better.


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