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Always Waiting!

I woke up this morning expecting to be heading home to Vancouver, but once again my plains were derailed by someone else. I have to stay two more days in the hospital simply because Dr. Hillel wants me to be absolutely sure that I can take care of my t-stent tube. I have been managing my care while here in the hospital. The only thing that nurse does is give me my medications, which I can do at home, get me water to drink, bring me food, all which I can do at home. I am up and going to the bathroom on my own, suctioning my own t-tube, which is similar to my trach tube. Thankfully we have TV here and Vickie is here. Right now Vickie and I are watching movies that come up on the TV at the hospital, so far we watched True Grit, Thorn, and now we are watching Unknown. I love True Grit, I saw this movie a while ago, and I am not sure how I feel about the Liam Neeson movie Unknown. I try to stay away from thrillers, but since I am already in the hospital and had my surgery and don’t expect another one for a long time I am watching it. I am also writing on my computer, checking emails, downloading books on my kindle, and doing the face book thing while she is watching the boob tube, as she likes to call it. I am also chatting with the nurses. I met a nurse who is bald herself and she wears these beautiful wigs and she has a new personality.
Anything to keep my mind off my disappointment, okay the blessings I am experiencing today consist of these things. One, I have my own private room. Two, Vickie and I have been filled up on the meals that I order for my meal times. Three, Rob and Kris is letting Vickie use their car. Four, Vickie is here with me. Five, I have my computer and with Internet access. It is not too bad. And the best of all my blessings is I am able to breathe. My voice is still horse from my surgery and hurts badly and talking is a challenge. I hope that my voice will come back to full throttle soon and I will be rocking and rolling, but for now I will be enjoying be served for the weekend. Here is hoping Monday I will be on my way home and be able to enjoy my family.

2 Responses so far.

  1. I can’t believe you are blogging! You are quite amazing. So glad to hear things went well. It’s so frustrating when they tell you when you can go home and then they decide they want to keep you in a little longer. Yay for a private room and movies! Sounds like you’ve got plenty to help distract yourself. My sister has been in hospital all week and they keep telling her she can come home the next day, but then they decide that they want to do more tests and they refuse to let her home until the results are through. It’s frustrating because I really miss her and she is bored crazy because she feels fine. She doesn’t have internet and only has tv. And the women in the next bed won’t stop talking to her! Ah, the joys of public hospitals!

    I’m happy to hear you are managaing OK. Praying for your continued recovery x

  2. Jamie Holloway says:

    Thank you, the first couple of nights I was in ICU and I had roommates and the nurses were in and out all night long. Drove me bonkers. I blog so I don’t get bored. You can only watch so much TV before you want to throw the boob tube out the door. I am thankful I have had some great nurses and CNA’ s that come in and actually want to talk while they take my vidals. I hate nurses that only want to talk about health issues while taking your blood pressure. I am sorry to hear about your sister. I have four amazing sisters and I am blessed that they have been so supportive. Vickie, the one staying with me in the hospital lives in Alabama and we do not get to hang out too often . Thankfully she is staying until the 30th of August and so our visit won’t be just hospital rooms. Tell your sister that she should get a notebook and come up with pranks she can play on the nurses and doctors while she is there to get a laugh. Imagining the nurse running around or something like that would help her with her attitude. Attitude is everything. Also maybe someone can bring her some headphones and some music to play on an Ipad or I pod or something so she can drown out her roommate. It sounds to be that her roommate might be just as bored as she is and perhaps they can cohort together and come up with a fun gag to play on the nurses . πŸ˜‰ Thank you for your prayers, I so appreciate them. πŸ™‚ Oh, it is too bad that your hospital doesn’t offer public Internet service like mine to. Where do you live?

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