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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

The Rehab Houdini Returns!

Yes, I know, I disappeared again, but I have a good excuse! 
As of Thursday night, this was my view:
If you can't quite tell from the bad cell phone pic, it's an IV bag loaded with a few selections for my dining enjoyment. I had a lovely seat in the ER of my favorite hospital as the health problems that have been plaguing me finally came to a head.
Sam steered me out the door forcibly, and he can do that; he's a big guy, and he's good with knots.
I spent the next 5 days being poked, prodded, cleaned out, transfused, inspected, rejected, and detected.
I found out what stuff that had been inside me looked like.
I didn't take photos of that, chill.
My dance partner through this carnival of secretions was a monitored IV unit I dubbed WALL-E who followed me to the bathroom and everywhere else. We were tethered tightly. I felt like I was playing jumprope at times trying to launch myself back into my Venus Flytrap of a hospital bed over tubing and electrical cords, bright magenta panties in the air despite my demure hospital gown.
If I had any modesty left, it's gone, baby.

At least I wasn't alone for any of this. Sam left my side only to shower and check on the house. He slept in a recliner. He jumped the minute I needed something. He unplugged and plugged WALL-E as needed. And all he kept saying is, "We'll get through this."
People, that's love.


Pattie @ On Hollyhock Farm said...

Wow! What the hell is wrong?? The hospital is such a germ factory! I hope and pray you get out of there soon. 8^(

Life in Rehab said...

I'm home making a full recovery now...and man, is my bed comfortable!

Sarah @ The Ugly Duckling House said...

Very happy to hear you are ok! Praying for a speedy recovery for you. Take all the time you need, we'll wait!

Deb said...

Sunny - WTH? You need to take better care of yourself girlfriend!! I hope you're feeling better and that Sam and the minions are waiting on you hand and foot, while you lay in bed and relax. With a crown on your head of course.

xoxo Deb

Vonda said...

Good grief! Take care of yourself. Like Sarah said, we'll wait!!
And don't worry, there's plenty of cool projects on here to go refer back to and try out! I don't mind the 'lather, rinse, repeat' for a while!

Anonymous said...

OMGoodness, I'm glad to hear you're home, but good lawd, what an adventure! Please, please, please rest and take care of yourself. As others have said, we'll wait :-)

allison @ said...

oh no! Hope you're feeling back to your awesome self STAT! (that's a medical term for asap) ha!

Bambi said...

oh, Sunni get to feeling better, and take all the time you need. Sooo glad you have a good man taking care of you :)
(>^.^)> hugs

Keri said...

Yikes! That sounds awful but I hope you will be feeling better soon. Put your feet up and boss those minions around for a while!

Lou said...

Be well! Take care of yourself!


Keep calm and HEAL on! Seriously, get better and start creating again.

Christie, Describe Happy said...

Sending some love your way! Miss you!

Heather said...

Glad to hear that you are feeling better! Take care. Sending hugs your way!

La Vie Quotidienne said...

I am so sorry...this must have been both frightening and horrible. So happy that you are home again and on the mend. We missed you!

Dharma said...

....geez, I can't leave you alone for a minute! speedy recovery Lady!! hug your manthing for being so Rock-Star awesomepants :)

Mrs BC said...

Hugs to you Sunny, hope you feel better soon!

Kim K. said...

I'm so glad you are home again. Thinking of you BIG time.

Carol said...

Oh my goodness! While you're down, read the Help. I loved it! Maybe I can catch enough free time to load some travel photos for your enjoyment : )