Photos owned by Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee
Skip and I are battle-worn, weary. I will be glad when we’ve … sailed these seas … by Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee.
Skip is up, walking … he is sitting up, down. He is a little irate … he is really … ready to come home!
This evening he will have one more procedure done. That’s the ureteral stent to keep the ureter open … next week the big kidney stone will be broken up. He is supposed to get to come home, afterwards.
Skip is still coughing … pneumonia. He has been on antibiotics/IV. His body has been through the mill with the fluid once again around his heart, pneumonia … and finding out the cause of his kidneys having problems.
He will recover from this. I feel good about him leaving the hospital this time. Last week, he was discharged too soon. He never did begin getting better once he left … he only became worse. Worse to the stage, he couldn’t function. He slept … and he couldn’t walk … he fell twice. He couldn’t sit up, he only fell backwards. This time … he is so much stronger.
Skip was in fine form, yesterday. I could see it in his face … he is wanting to come home very much. He is fussing … now. I smile thinking about it!
I will have surgery in April … this past summer I had to take some tests, discovered the cause of something I never knew I had for many years. It caused much extra pain … in combination with my ‘forever’ pain. This extra-awful pain has happened out of the blue since I was young.
You would think … after all the CT scans, and all the other body scans I had for the years I battled cancer … it would have been mentioned. It wasn’t. The good thing is … I know now. When I found out … my first thought was, ‘I’ll be damned’.
The pain has been there since I was a teenager … it’s so bad when it does happen … that if I were driving, I would have to stop. Whatever I was doing, I had to stop … and I would literally bend over with it. What is the pain?
I can’t believe it … hiatal hernia. I’ll be damned … so, that’s what that was all this time!
Note by this Author:
I can only say, I will be glad when Skip and I have …. sailed these seas. We are battle-worn, weary.
Photos/story owned, written by Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee/@GeeGranny on Twitter.