Cooking Through Adversity
Mar. 13, 2010 3:19 pm
Updated: Mar. 22, 2010 4:08 pm
Thank you for all the support and encouragement after my last blog, and I apologize for the morbidity. I just had to rant. Short story: Everything turned out okay.
The tests are over, and the HubbyMeister is resting. He is such a brave warrior. My Knight in Shining Armour. (Well, the armour may be slightly rusty, but he's mine! :))
The morning of his tests (yesterday), at 4:00 a.m., I awoke to Hubby sititng beside me, stroking my hair. As I focussed on him he exclaimed, "There you are!" He grinned mischeivously. "I'm not dead yet!" These four little words woke me up completely -- not only physically, but emotionally and psychologically.
I realized that ever since I learned the latest health set-back I have been re-living three deaths that shook me to my core before I met Hubby. I know that I will be a basket case when the time comes. (But he's not dead yet!)
So, the good news: We got to the hospital with 15 minutes to spare. (And Hubby survived his "No Coffee Morning" with more than the usual good-natured whining. :D) And, I got to work at 6:45. I have never been to work that early.
Long story short, I went through the motions knowing that either he or the hospital would call when it was all over. Well ... He called sounding totally drained at 1:00 p.m. "Come and get me."
"Are you okay?"
"Well . I'm tired .. the meds to stimulate the heart made me dizzy, I passed out, and got sick."
"That's bad. "
"No, it's okay, honey! The nurses were really good."
("Oh NO, Sparky! Please no more That's Good/That's Bad jokes!" Okay! I will try to keep this short as I want to take a nap!)
Seriously, though. Knowing what I know, passing out in medical tests is not a good sign, but now the waiting begins for two and a half weeks for the results and what needs to be done.
One more thing: He asked if I could take the afternoon off, but I already had that covered. My immediate supervisor, when she heard that Hubby was taking tests, said, "You can take the afternoon, if you want." So, after the phone call, as he never asks me to take time off I went downstairs to my Supervisor dressed to go. She just looked up and grinned, "Have a great weekend! Take care of Hubby."
So, when we got home, we napped for an hour or two every two or three hours until it was time for bed. I pulled the Norwegian Meat Balls out of the freezer and we had them with rice and veggies for dinner. We were in bed by 9:00 p.m. last night and up at 8:00 this morning, and Hubby continued the napping. We had the Norwegian Pancakes before I laid down for a nap around noon, but have held off on the afternoon nap so far.
I did make the Peanut Butter Easter Eggs, for the first time which are very, very good. (I substituted almond butter for the peanut butter due to the peanut allergy.) These are very rich and extremely Yummy, and seemed to perk us up a little. We are practicing taking deep breaths and keeping our eyes on the cats, as they make us laugh, and we will watch the fireflies and stars in the summer. After all, he's not dead yet! And that's good! :D
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Peanut Butter Easter Egg March 2010
Peanut Butter Easter Island Egg setup March 2010