Monday, March 1, 2010

What a month.....

February was quite the month...beginning of Feb was my birthday & my true friends & family made it a totally amazing one!!! Second week we had an exhange student from NYC JROTC stay with us, basically we provided a bed because the JROTC kids had a packed schedual while here...it was an amazing experience for all of us...they couldn't believe how dark it is here at night because they are so used to all the lights, too funny when they said how do you drive here in such darkness....
then my dear sweet boy ended up with bronchitis...but mama is used to it so I caught it early so it didn't turn out as bad as normal thank god!!! Then finally winter vacation was here for the kids, they were so excited until....mama was knocking on deaths door!! Monday I was rushed into surgery, one we all thought might be my appendix, the surgeon told myself & my wonderful supporting family it should only take an hour....four and a half hours later i was rolled into ICU, my intestine had erupted & my body was filling with poison. I remember coming to & feeling the huge scar down my stomach & began freakin out & asking my husband was it cancer???? I couldn't get that thought out of my head, he was telling me no but again i knew something was really wrong because everyone had tears & my stomach had been completly cut open..they were only suppose to go through my belly button.............still not really understanding it all until they released me to home on Friday my family finally told me how close to death I was. I have a long road of recovery, having an extremely hard time dealing with this scar!!! I had 3 babies never had any scars or stretch marks & now I have this horrible thing on me that makes me feel like damaged goods....never again can i wear a bathing suit or will i ever expose myself to anyone. But I do have to say I have the most amazing family....they never left my side from the minute I was admitted to the hospital...the inlaws that called & sent the most amazingly beautiful bouquet of flowers, my friends with all there well wishes & all the gifts & love I have recieved through all of this & continue to receive, my JROTC family that has cooked meals so my husband doesn't have to & gifts to brighten my days. So a huge thank you filled with lots of love to all of you that have been there for me & my family through this time....one week down & at least 12 more of recovery to go.........

3 comments:

LynneForsythe said...

good to see you up and around...you get better now!!

RobinG said...

It was great to see you...survived those damn frost heaves on the way back home..lol damn I need one more hand tho to hold everything properly..lol miss ya

LynneForsythe said...

miss you tooo sweetie!!!
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