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Thursday, August 30, 2007

The Desire of My Heart3

I've been busy at work today. But, I'm going to try and continue here.
The following days are pretty blury. I think I was numb. I'm not sure when I recovered from my surgery. Because of my foot, I wasn't too concerned about the holes in my belly. I was on vicodine. The interesting thing about vicodine is that it doesn't really take away the pain, but it sure does make you not care. I call it "the fog". I was in and out of the fog for weeks. Thanksgiving and Christmas came and went. I don't remember a thing about them. After about two weeks, I left my mother's house and went home. At the time my husband worked nights. So, for 10 hours a day I would need someone to stay with me. I remember my brother stayed with me a lot. Now that I'm thinking about it I'm not sure who else did. I'll have to ask. My husband took care of everything. Up until then I had been taking care of the bills. Also, he had to keep up with the house. He was great! I'm not sure how long I was on the pain killers. One day I was watching Dr. Phil and he had a woman on his show who was addicted to vicodine. I took my last one that day. Which is when the fog cleared. But, I was still unable to fully process what had happened until I was done healing. After I stopped taking the vicodine I could stay at home by myself. With my wheel chair I could get around the house on my own and I came up with some creative ways of doing things. Because I started with the wheel chair I didn't really learn how to crutch well. Thats a lot harder than it looks. All together I was layed up for 8 weeks. After that I had physical therapy. It was the end of January before I could put both shoes on and walk without limping. Just in time for the big test at the Fertility place.
Continued on Tuesday.

5 comments:

Leigha said...

Thank you for sharing your story with us, Bethanie. It sounds like you have been through a lot, but your blog has been a blessing to me, as I'm sure it has been for many others.

Bethanie said...

Thanks leigha!

Jen in MS said...

Hey Bethanie,
I just read part 2 and 3. I just can't imagine how hard that time was for you. I can only relate to the devastating times I've had in my own life and I know that God allows use those times to grow us in some way.

I'm looking forward to reading "the rest of the story".

I thank you for bravely telling of this time in your life. I know that more healing will come out of doing so.

Sherry said...

I only read your last two posts. I am praying for you. Isaiah 55:8 has been a Blessing to me. Take care and lean on Him.

Mary said...

Keep sharing dearheart, it really is a blessing.

Have a wonderful Labor Day weekend!

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