Wet and Aggressive Corella challenges Magpie

Wet and Aggressive Corella challenges Magpie

Friday, 1 May 2015

Home Again.

Himself was released from durance vile aka the hospital late yesterday.

His breathing is better.  But not good.  We have some follow-up appointments to go to over the next few weeks and he has come home with some exercises (and a nifty little gadget to blow into) to improve it.

He is glad to be home.  Very glad.  After some hesitation (because he smells funny) the cats are also pleased.  I am ambivalent.

He came home with instructions that he is not to drive, stretch, or lift anything over a couple of kilos (which includes Jazz).   All these surgeries later none of these are new restrictions.  His current breathing problems mean that he goes an attractive grey shade and starts gasping if he exerts himself in any way at all. 

And, in his usual fashion, less than a hour after we got home he demonstrated  why I tell him he is a vile convalescent.  Untrustworthy and a complete toad.  

While I was visiting him one day the cats were bored and lonely.  Somehow they managed to push the set-top box off the entertainment unit and bring it crashing to the floor behind it.   And repeated the trick the next day.  In the fall(s) a multitude of wires and plugs were disconnected.  It is (of course) relatively inaccessible.  I have got the television working again (a must because he is an addict).  I was pleased (and a little proud) that I managed that much.  Some other things have power, but don't (at the moment) feed into the television as they should.   I am not technologically adept, and have mobility issues.  It is probably not a good idea for me to attempt to disconnect and reconnect everything.  I have arranged for someone to come in and fix it all for him (with my fingers and toes crossed hoping there is no irreparable damage to any of the components).

So what does he do?  He sends me out of the room to get something for him.  In my absence he stretches behind the entertainment unit and starts to haul on the morass of wires, holding the set-top box over his head.  And pulled a stitch.  It is seeping rather than gushing, but to come back into the room I left only minutes before and find him grey, gasping and bleeding filled me with useless rage.

He is asleep at the moment.  Long may that state of affairs continue.

Shortly I have washing to do.  And plans to booby trap the area around the entertainment unit to prevent a repeat of that particular trick.  No doubt there will be others.  Hiss and spit.


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  1. Argh!!!! Maybe a constant dose of sleeping pills will do the trick? Or a strait jacket?
    My heart goes out to you. Hang in there. As soon as he's breathing better he'll want to go on a trip and you can rest. ;)
    I'm not adept at the wire things either. Maybe you can plant some double sided tape under the bottom of the set up unit to make it stick in place and foil Jazz n Jewel's attempts at play. I used to use museum putty under all my things because of earthquakes, although I've had cats race around table lamps and shatter them before.
    Hugs!

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    1. River Fairchild: Sleeping pills and a strait jacket are tempting. Very, very tempting. For me.
      The set top box has been in that position for over a decade. They have never, ever come close to dislodging it before. And yes, now we need to find a way to anchor it.

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    2. I have several things anchored with blu-tac because Angel was constantly knocking them off shelves etc.

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    3. River: The set-top box now sits on a non-slip mat. Fingers crossed.

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  2. I am glad to see you post even if the circumstances leave a lot to be desired.Are the people who release patients aware of the fact that you have health issues of your own or don't they care? I know what it is like to try and take care of a sick person when you don't feel all that good yourself. Stay strong! If it becomes to much, don't wait, admit it and deal with it however necessary. your friend, the rat from America.

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    1. mohave rat: Short answer? They don't care. I am not their patient. I am hanging in, and will continue to do so. Thanks.

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  3. we too have too many wires hidden behind who knows what, wishing you both smoother sailing everyday from now on.

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    1. Linda Starr: So many wires, so many plugs... Familiar to lots of us it seems.

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  4. Motion detectors work well for that.
    Sorry about that. I believe my wife would say I obey doctor's orders to the T and do what they say. I don't want recovery time to last longer than it should because I was an idiot.
    Glad he's home though!

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    1. Alex J Cavanaugh: Motion detectors would only work if they gave him a short sharp shock if he persisted. Which has problems of its own. Nice to hear of someone who does follow doctor's orders though.

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  5. I so know what you are going through! Someone just like that lives in the house!!!! I am glad he is home and that YOU are still navigating. Keep on doing but take care of yourself too!

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    1. Bookie: I was pretty certain that this would be a sadly familiar scenario to too many of us.

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  6. Oh the poor sausage I feel so sorry for him, they don't do sickness very well do they and they make it hard for everyone around them, hang in there with a bit of luck all will be well in the end.
    Merle.............

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    1. Merlesworld: Sometimes he is at risk from me, as well as himself. He really, really doesn't do recuperating quietly well. Despite several lessons in what not to do. Fingers and toes crossed.

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  7. So like the mother, goes the child? Just asking. I'm also inept at plugging in wires from this to that. I explain to hubs that I don't want him injured, and he listens a bit better, but the ill don't want to acknowledge that they have lost some competence. . . Just foil what he might do as best you can. . . Good luck.

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    1. D.H. Hudson: I don't like admitting that there are things I can no longer do either. His inabilities are temporary - or will be if he can restrain himself. Sigh. Foiling away here.
      I hope your husband is doing much, much better. If he listens to you, which the skinny one doesn't, you have a better chance...

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  8. EC ~ I think gaffer tape might work for you ~ to tape the set top box in one place, the cats in one place ~ oh and the Skinny One in one place. Yes, gaffer taper will definitely do the job for you. Take good care of you x

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    1. CarolHasANewBlog: I am not sure that gaffer tape is strong enough. I am thinking of chains...

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    2. chains. The big heavy sort that anchor the ships to the piers.

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  9. I hope you find something to help with your husband. I know leonard Nimoy used a device to help him catch his breath. He had to hook it up to his face and turn it on. Is that the nifty little gadget you mention? Take care.

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    1. Spacerguy: His nifty little gadget is manual. A tube into which he blows to get some balls dancing. Hopefully it will strengthen his lungs. If, of course, he uses it.

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  10. oh dear Dog he is like a naughty toddler. I feel your despair. be free to scream at him. I would come there and do it for you. there is only ever an occasional thing on TV worth watching anyhow. VICIOUS is good.
    a virtual hug from me.

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    1. Ann ODyne: Words were spoken. Quite quietly, but firmly. He even looked (temporarily) cowed. This morning he is feeling sore and sorry for himself. Which will hopefully keep him behaving.

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  11. I'm glad he's home again but I'm sorry he's acting like such a jerk!!

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    1. fishducky: Not unexpected. He really, really doesn't convalesce well.

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  12. Yep you have your hands full with Himself. Hopefully, he has learned his lesson but I suspect you are pessimistic. I wish both of you well. My TV is a mess of wires and has 3 remotes full of buttons I can only begin to fathom the use for.

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    1. Sue in Italia/In the Land of Cancer: So many wires, so many remotes, so much anxt...

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  13. You'll have to kill him and leave him for the cats to eat the evidence. You must look after yourself and 2 more operations will do you in. As you say in the sidebar, my life is full, well I'd like to see it going on fully in the future.

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    1. JahTeh: I am pretty certain that if the cats attempted to consume the evidence they would be sick. And I would have to clean it up. The surgeon is quite pleased with himself (as always) but admits he doesn't know how long it will last. I hope that he digs his toes in and refuses to do another one. There isn't another surgeon here who is appropriately qualified and I hope (and believe) that the skinny one won't go to another city to try his luck. I have to believe that.

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  14. remember when the tv plugged into the power socket and that was about it? no tangled heaps of messy, confusing cords. I wish we could go back to that but it seems impossible.

    as always, you have my best wishes on the recuperation/ caregiving side of things

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    1. kylie: How well I remember the one plug days. I am not certain that the distance we have come justifies all of those cords and remotes either.
      Thank you for your good wishes. They are appreciated - and needed.

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  15. Typical bloody men. Honestly!

    Perhaps some kind of straight-jacket may appease the situation. Just a thought :)

    But all things considered it is very good news to hear he is home.

    *Hugs*

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    1. Wendy: Typical of this man anyway. Sigh. And hiss and spit. Thank you.

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  16. I shouldn't laugh....
    Well, that's done now. You know being unfit is unfair punishment in itself, but, wait....Himself will never figure it out, will he, because he's of that other sex. Shame the cats didn't drag all their little snakes out from behind.

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    1. Joanne Noragon: Until the rotten television and all its attachments are connected to each other and interacting this episode will continue. Unless I kill him. I have already arranged for an alibi.

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    2. I'll swear you were in California.

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    3. Paper Chipmunk (aka Ellen): Two! I may yet need them.

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    4. You were in California. Absolutely.

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  17. Tie him down while he's sleeping! But then I suppose he would struggle when he woke up. And that would not be good.

    Why do people do things they should not, when they are only hurting themselves? It's a mystery to me. Good luck with this struggle.

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    1. jenny_o: Not only hurting themselves. Also hurting and distressing those that care about them.

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    2. Yes - I meant the emphasis on "hurting" as opposed to "helping" but it was an unfortunate use of the word "only" ... I do hope he behaves, for both your sakes. You are so right.

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    3. jenny_o: He is a little better (now the tv is fixed). Long may it continue.

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  18. Men really can be idiots at times and have to realise that being cut open is a serious matter and it makes it all the harder for you.

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    1. Andrew: People (without bringing gender into it) can be idiots. For an intelligent man some days he is stupid. Very, very stupid.

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  19. I think for me that might've been the tipping point... (I'm envisioning a lurid headline in the next day's newspaper). Then again, that would assume there'd be enough strength left to commit a felonious act. Alas.

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    1. Paper Chipmunk: It is amazing how much energy can be found in a fit of rage. I will pay for it later no doubt.

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  20. The most difficult job in the world is being a caregiver. It is thankless, expected, and oh, so hard. However, some day another will be my caregiver, and I pray that I am easy, but when one is in pain, they can only think about themselves. I hope I am kind and cooperative when it comes my time, but I can't promise.

    Hopefully, himself will recover quickly.

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    1. Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe: I too hope I can be reasonable in the fullness of time. My mother and my partner have forceably reminded me of how difficult other people's lives can be made.
      He is if anything worse today, but with the benefit of nagging I have got him to a medical centre. He has been examined and the wound redressed. He is now sitting quietly. Good.

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  21. I say handcuff him to the chair he sits on. If only for his own good but your sanity.
    As for those wicked cats... bad, bad, bad. Remind me again why we love them with such a fierceness?

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    1. Birdie: We are masochists? We are not very bright?

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  22. Hey, use a squirt bottle like people do with bad kitties, LOL!

    Sending well wishes to BOTH of you!

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    1. 1st Man: I would like that squirt bottle to contain something which stung. Perhaps I shouldn't be allowed one...
      Well wishes gratefully received.

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  23. First, I'm glad he is home safe. Second - will men ever learn??? Do they really think they can and have to do everything? Even if they have instructions not to????

    I hope he will recover quickly and you don't have to feel another rage. I'm pretty sure he would drive me up the wall. Good thoughts to both of you.

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    1. Carola Bartz: He was possibly safer in the hospital. I don't think any of the staff wanted to deliberately hurt him. In my rage I would like to smack him. He does drive me up the wall. Very rapidly.

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  24. This is worse than bad. He just doesn't seem to realize the depths of his condition. I am fearful for both of you but refuse to give in to anxiety. I am sending you all the love and positive vibes I can muster, EC. Let's hope that everything can be remedied soon so he'll behave.

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    1. DJan: It is fascinating because as a rule I am MUCH more optimistic than he is. I think he is practising the gentle art of denial. I have got him to seek medical attention today and feel a bit better. He has a new dressing and is (for the moment) sitting quietly. Long may it continue.

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  25. Sweetie, my heart crumbles reading this. I would suggest barbed wire, electrical wire, thumb tacks, broken glass....spread around his bed, but since you're the one in charge of caring for him, you'd be the one stepping in it. Keep the cats out of the bedroom before he inhales a cat hair and you have to dig it out. I'd come over and help, but, you know....there's the ocean to cross...

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    1. lotta joy: Tempting. Very, very tempting. But yes, you are right, I would step in it. For some of today it has been a moot point whether his own stupidity or I would kill him first. He has shown a little sense and is safe for the moment.

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    1. So glad he made it home to you and Jazz. Can't imagine what you must be going through - but we do care! Look at all the pals wishing you well. You've touched so many of us, we just want to send back all the love and good feelings to you multiplied!



      ALOHA from Honolulu,
      ComfortSpiral
      =^..^=

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    2. Cloudia: Somedays the warmth and the wonder I have found here is ALL which keeps me sane(ish). Thank you.

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  27. How utterly frustrating. While I feel badly that he has all these restrictions. I feel worse for you who are forced to try to enforce them. I can't tell you how I much I think of you. Caregiving is a thankless job and a difficult one. I hope you are able to take care of yourself somewhat and stay healthy. My heart is with you. May he be well soon.

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    1. Myrna R.: Thank you. Things are better at the moment - and hopefully will continue. And yes caregiving is a truly vile job.

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  28. Oh EC, this is the difficult and most frustrating part when it all hangs on your shoulders. Hopefully he's going to behave now and things will settle down to a manageable level. Best wishes to you both ...

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    1. Whisper Mist: He better had behave. He has used up most of his chances. And I talk tough and don't carry through...

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  29. Can you drug him? I would. I feel for you. What about restraints, handcuffed to the bed, I'll keep thinking because that is stupid and it's you who pays the price, as much as he.

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    1. Strayer: I would love for him (or for me) to be locked in a small padded room. We will survive. And the stinking television is now fixed so he may behave.

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  30. Dear woman, my thoughts and well wishes are being sent to you both. {{hugs}}

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  31. Nice to see YOU home, but I think it might have been better if "someone else" had remained in hospital....As for the wires, God forbid if the system doesn't work! Lots of luck! I do hope things improve....or you will just have to get yourself committed!!!! HANG IN THERE!! and GOOD LUCK!!

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    1. Sienna Smythe: The funny farm was starting to have a lot of charm - for me. The television and all of its components are now working. Himself has seen a medical practise about his weeping wound. I am knackered - but relieved.

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  32. Would it help to threaten him with immediate return to hospital? i can see him refusing to get in the car, but if you called an ambulance and they strapped him down.....
    Here's a tip for all those wires, get rolls of different coloured insulation tape, wrap a small strip of one colour around a wire where it connects into a machine and tape a small square of matching coloured tape on the machine at the connection point. different wires, different colour tapes. if you have too many wires and not enough colours, label them red 1 red 2 yellow 1 green 1 and so on. I used this system when I had TV VCR and DVD plus stereo all in the one area. Came in so handy when I moved .

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    1. River: We, did, at one stage use the labelling approach. I wish we had continued. The system is better now thankfully.
      And yes, I did make noises about a return to hospital.

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  33. I'm going out on a limb here and say I'm sorry he is home. It's too soon. Even one more week in hospital would have been better.

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  34. Do you have Benadryl there? If not, I may arrange to send you some; that'll slow him down a bit; maybe long enough for him to recuperate and you to get a bit of a break. And tell him he really doesn't want me to come down there; I have all the patience and kindness of a Nurse Ratched when it comes to irascible convalescents. I'd kneecap him and then dare him to get up and do something he wasn't supposed to!

    ;-)

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    1. Jacquelineand...: Kneecapping has some charm - except that at the moment he would make a point of getting the injury infected. He is steadfastly refusing any drugs as well. However, he is a world champion sleeper usually and is firmly asleep at the moment. Yay.

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    2. Can you mash up the drugs in his dinner?

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  35. Dear EC
    How frustrating and annoying for you. Hiss and Spit, indeed! Look after yourself - and himself too, but you most!
    Best wishes and sympathy
    Ellie

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    1. Ellie Foster: I do like it that people hiss and spit with me...

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  36. Oh, dear! EC, I can understand your frustration and annoyance with him (anger). I would've reacted similarly! Men! Obstinate stupidity! Lock him in the garage if he doesn't behave himself...lock him in there, anyway! ;)

    Take a few deep breaths, Sue....and keep taking them; and stroke the two Js...that'll help keep you calm...a bit. :)

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    1. And wave a big darning needle threaded with wire in front of him!!!!

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    2. Lee: The cats are also distressed. They missed him, and me when I was at the hospital most of every day. Then when he came home he smelt funny. We are all settling though. I like the darning needle and the wire concept though.

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  37. Oh damn!! It happened again. I left a comment this morning, checked back just now and it had disappeared.
    Actually it may be for the best 'cos I was really angry when I read your post earlier and felt 'himself' should have stayed in hospital until he was really well and on his feet again.
    I am so concerned about you and wish you could get some outside help as you will wear yourself to a frazzle and get no thanks for it whatsoever. Do please take care of yourself as it seems nobody else will.
    What is wrong with that man of yours? Can he never do as he is told? I must admit I hope his breathing improves for both your sakes and that stitch that burst hasn't caused even more problems. Grrr...how stupid can one person be?
    I think I know what you mean about the little gadget to help one breath. Is it one of those with 4 balls you have to keep in a certain position when you breath in or out or something like that. I've had two of them after operations and found them good but quite difficult to use until you get used to them. They certainly do help though.
    Once again, please dear friend be careful as we don't want to find you ending up suffering from utter exhaustion as who then would look after you both. Lots of positive thoughts heading your way. Hugs.

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    1. Mimsie: That is exactly the gadget I mean. Mind you, I have yet to see him use it. When he gets up later I will nag about it.
      I am tired. V tired. But at least the hospital trek has stopped. And hopefully he will behave better.
      We have had the incision checked out, and it is fine. Hugs back.

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    2. That gadget is used to force proper deep breathing to prevent a recurrence of fluid in the lungs. Nag away, he doesn't want pneumonia and/or pleurisy because of fluid build up.

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    3. River: I have been nagging. Unsuccessfully. Which won't stop me.

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  38. Oh Boy...I feel for both of you. He must be so frustrated that once again he is severely restricted and you must be so frustrated with what appears to be his bad attitude toward doctors orders. Fingers crossed he heals quickly.

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    1. Delores: Fingers, toes and eyes crossed.

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  39. it sounds like you both had a fright you could have done without (and all us blog-friends too). hopefully he'll be able to settle into a more patient approach to healing now which will paradoxically return his independence more quickly. love and birds as always

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    1. Kim: The visiting birds have helped him (and me). And at first light (some hours away) will be back. Joy and bliss.

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  40. I am hissing and spitting with you. What's up with that???

    Too bad he is not a book addict, huh? Much safer.

    Hugs!

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    1. Lynn: Loving the chorus of hissing and spitting I am hearing across the world. And yes, another book addict in the house would be safer - though would cause some space issues. Rather a lot of space issues.

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  41. Sometimes we can make stubborn willfulness work for us, but sometimes it is the enemy. In your case physical restraints may be in order.

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    1. Jono: Stubborn wilfulness (which my father always called pigheadedness) has worked for both of us in the past. Which has probably set dangerous prededents.

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  42. Oh my a trio of naughtiness in your house!! I had to use that breathing thingy after a couple of my operations. Not fun. Especially at first. But it does help.
    Please take care of yourself. I do know what stress can do to us. Off work today as the stress of being a caregiver has reared it's teary head.

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    1. Teresa: I have had a frustrated exhausted weep or two as well. Look after yourself.

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  43. Oh dear I'm a bit out the loop here. Sorry. I'm trying to catch up with what's going on in other blogger's lives.

    Well I'm glad he's home with you, even if he's being a pain in the arse! :D

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    1. LL Cool Joe: You have been busy. And productive. And sucessful. Welcome back.

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  44. A caretakers job is not easy, bit it sounds like your job is near impossible. I feel for you, EC, as my hubby has similar traits.

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    1. Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe: It isn't easy. However, it is also voluntary. I am the only one who makes me do it.

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  45. Men! They just won't be told, will they? Not even by doctors and surgeons.
    Good that he is out of hospital, though.

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    1. lynners: He won't be told by anyone. Including his body. Which is sometimes frightening.

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  46. Great he's out of hospital, and he is feeling well, I think so. All though, how hard that is it you, still EC.

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    1. Bob Bushell: It is good that he is home. And feeling better every day (I hope). Some day this will be all behind us.

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  47. Ah yes I know a lot of people who are like that :P I've never been to surgery or had to stay in bed for multiple days, but I imagine if I did I'd probably be the same :P

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    1. Michael G D'Agostino: I hope not. It is frequently counter productive. Sometimes causes damage, and often prolongs the healing process. That said, I am guilty too. Just not to the same extent.

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  48. I must confess to not being a very compliant convalescent, either, but MEN are the worst! Years ago, when I was pregnant with our first child, my hubby had surgery for a very badly broken ankle. Got screws put into the bone, and had a full leg cast. After he got home from the hospital, he went up and down the basement steps multiple times, and pushed himself around the basement on a little wheeled stool so he could shoot pool with his buddy. He also sat on that same stool to spray paint the fence around our yard. And he even went to the bloody bowling alley with his pals. Some weeks later, I was able to go with him to his follow-up doctor visit. Imagine my surprise when the doctor told him, "You can get out of bed now!" (Ever since then, he rarely goes to the doctor by himself.)

    I hope your hubby gets well soon, and I hope you don't beat too many knots on his head while he's getting there.

    Happy weekend!

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    1. Susan: He is marginally better today, and better behaved as well. No new knots today. Yet anyway.

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  49. I'm about to get on a fucking plane and booby trap the whole house with you, event or no event in two weeks!

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    1. Riot Kitty: You have another event it two weeks? How do you cope. It seems that one ends and another starts. I am smiling thinking of the booby traps your mind could create though.

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  50. Yes, dear lady, hiss and spit, definitely hiss and spit. Wishing you both the very best and hope the patient gets a lot of sleep, for your sake and for his. I also feel for both of you but I know the stress on your shoulders and I feel for that too..

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    1. DeniseinVA: He has had a hard time. He has also gone out of his way to ensure that his hard times are shared.

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    2. sorry I have been out of touch for ages and have not visited the page . I do hope he recovers well, and that you continue to cope. Hugs. It all sounds very difficult and scary.

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    3. persiflage: I hope life has been treating you kindly. This episode is feeling a lot like GroundHog Day. We have been here too often before.

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  51. Oh, I wish you were closer to me. I'd come fix your set-top box.
    Sorry you and yours have to go through all this. I'll keep you in my thoughts.

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    1. Dawn@Lighten Up!: It is all fixed. Surprisingly, I was right about the area that was non-functional and affecting the rest.

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  52. I wish I could come help!
    Love to you, the Skinny One, and the naughty kitties. xxx

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    1. myinnerchick: The two j's are less naughty than the smaller portion. Mind you I can be destructive when I am bored too. Love gratefully received and returned.

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  53. I'm thinking an empty washing up bottle filled with cold water to squirt when causing trouble...and I don't mean the cats. Hold on, and have a drink of wine occasionally. x

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    1. All Consuming: Just water? Someone else suggested a squirt bottle and I considered other things to fill it with...

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  54. Aww I'm sorry about the stitch. I'm glad to hear he's home though. Hoping he heals up soon!

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    1. mail4rosey: The incision (about eight inches long) is still weeping. He did a good job drat him.. And yes, I hope he heals quickly too. Very quickly.

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    2. I'm here to tell you that you made me laugh today (your comment on my electric fence post). Probably not the best thing to consider, ha! but it did make me laugh. :) Sorry to hear he messed that stitch up so badly. :/

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    3. mail4rosey: I can't tell you how tempted my bad tempered self was with the idea of putting him behind an electric fence. And it made me smile. Broadly. Thank you.

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  55. Oh, EC, I feel for you. And for the SP as well, but even more so for you. What a bad convalescent he is. I've used one of those breathing thingys and I found it really hard work, especially at first, so the SP will need to knuckle down and work on it. Big hugs for you and best wishes that you come out of this in good health.

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    1. Carol: At the moment he is steadfast in his refusal. It makes him cough. What did the physios say when you coughed? Good.
      Sigh.
      When he wakes again I will continue to nag.

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  56. Oh, so sorry to hear Himself is no better than when I last blogged. No surprise you hiss and spit at such male stubbornness!

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    1. Molly Bon: He has had periods of relative health. And sadly is likely to go through two more surgeries yet. Sigh. Always assuming he survives me in this recuperation period.

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  57. There was a reason my mom called my dad her 5th child....my mom now is the bad patient especially as she was a nurse....hiss and spit indeed. Ugh! Keeping you in my thoughts.

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  58. Hi Sue,

    I backtracked to this post. I'm terribly sorry I've been absent. His ongoing health woes make you go woe, methinks.

    To really lighten the mood, I could always send over Penny to watch over him while you go out and party, perhaps.

    All the best to you both and good luck with everything.

    Gary

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    1. klahanie: Dear Gary, you have health issues of your own. Apologies for your absence are sooooo not necessary. I hope that you are starting to see light at the end of the tunnel.

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  59. Sending you love over the ocean, lovely lady. I am sure he is grateful for your patience and endurance. It will get better, you'll see :).

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  60. Boobytrapping sounds warranted, and you may already have the skills. TV repair isn't easy! Congratulations on getting it back together after that sabotage.

    And I wish strength to Himself soon.

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    1. John Wiswell: From his perspective, he was being totally reasonable. As always. And I so hope you wishes for him come to fruition. Soon.

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  61. aaaaaaaagh aaaaaaggggggh

    That's how I felt reading this.

    I tell you!

    These people who want to prove they're independent.

    I had to laugh though...he could've asked you to do the thing instead of sending you out of the room to do some [fake] thing...

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    1. Guyana-Gyal: He didn't ask because he knew better than me how it should be done. Or so he assumed.

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  62. My mum's frustrated us a bit sometimes, she, trying to be 'independent' when she should be resting / not doing stuff to hurt herself.

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    1. Guyana-Gyal: I am very familiar with that kind of frustration. And, if the truth be told, sometimes guilty of causing it.

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  63. Oh gosh, so sorry to hear of the health issues and hope and pray he's on the mend! My grandmother had knee replacement surgery last summer. I went to make her breakfast, came back out to her dancing on her walker. It was a moment when I didn't know whether to freak out or laugh (I did a little of both.) Thankfully she allowed us to take care of her for once, but it was a struggle at first. She wanted to cook and do everyone's laundry and couldn't see a silly knee surgery as reason enough to stop her.

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    1. Raquel Somatra: I love the image of your grandmother dancing on her walker. Long may she continue. And would have freaked out as well.

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  64. I was just going to write that men are complete idiots and lousy when it comes to following directions, but you nailed it: he is a vile convalescent. Untrustworthy and a complete toad.

    Hope he becomes docile and obedient, but I would not bet on that. Keep well.
    I have missed you.

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    1. Susan Kane: Before this latest round of surgery when he was suggesting his sister come to help me I said she would be more use when he was home again because he is 'a vile convalescent'. He put on the hurt and misunderstood face immediately. No sister.

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  65. I am glad that he is home and getting better. Sorry to hear he is not listening to his directions for recovery! I hope the person coming to fix and reconnect everything comes soon so that he can watch tv and do as he is told. :) Good luck!
    ~Jess

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    1. DMS ~ Jess: Everything is reconnected. And working fine. Phew. He is still being a toad, but mostly making steps in the right direction now.

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  66. So very glad he is home.... and so very sorry he is bad at convalescing. Hoping all is well - or at least better - by now.

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    1. daisyfae: Thank you. He is better, not right but better. And has gone to visit his sister for a few days so I am revelling in some 'down time'.

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