My wife Terri, who isn’t known to have the healthiest medical history, is once again in the hospital. This time it’s for a very strange malady: Part of her intestine somehow twisted itself to the point where the flow of her digestive tract was cut off significantly. This caused her no end of pain and nausea. So the entire weekend has consisted of an ER visit Friday night, ending in her admission to the hospital sometime in the early morning on Saturday. Sunday I was awakened at 9:30ish by a somewhat drugged Terri, alerting me to the fact that she was to be operated on within the hour. Her family and I met in the lobby around 10:30 after I saw her off to the operating room immediately before. But that couldn’t be the end of it.
No, she’s dealt with post-op fever, elevated heart rate and other ailments, and has actually been operated on once more to discern whether the previous operation was causing her additional problems, which they determined that it, thankfully, was not. Almost immediately after the second surgery her heart rate started coming down and she seems almost infinitely better. She was very scared and, being a worrier in the first place, was quite upset prior to going into surgery.
A group of friends stayed with us through it all for this last round and again I want to express my sincere thanks for their vigilance and support. It would have been a much lonelier, and much more solemn night without them and I’m sure even I would have worried quite a lot. I tend to be more of a positive thinker but it has been stressful, as well as terribly tiring.
Now that things are looking up again, I’ve got work to go to (though I’m still not sure whether there’s work today, it being Columbus Day and all) and my car in the shop to worry about, not to mention a contract for BreatheMedia and work I’ve yet to do for hooyip! Let’s hope it all comes together somehow.
Akai and all the fam miss you, Terri! We’re looking forward to having you home soon!