Thursday, December 31, 2009

Saying Goodbye to 2009

Today is the day we say our last goodbyes to 2009!

2009 has been a very rough year for us here. We've had a lot of blessings along the way that have helped me keep my chin up. A couple have choked me up in appreciation. There's been a couple times I've been choked up in fear of the situation, such as hubby's 2nd hospitalization with septicemia, osteomylitis, and diabetic ulcer. He was critically/gravely ill and it was actually worse than when he had the stroke 3 years ago and was in a coma! We're still working on healing and he's still on home IV's. He had surgery a week ago and today was a doctor visit. The ortho is pleased with the progress and said he can use just a cane now IF he can keep the weight off the inside/toe area. This isn't easy for him due to the stroke's change in his balance and gait. He can't use crutches because of the pic-line (for long-term IV's) on the inside of his upper arm. But he doesn't need to use the walker now unless it's for a long walk (like in the dr's office). He's still to be off his feet though and have them elevated as much as possible. The stitches won't come out for another 2 weeks though because the diabetes is involved and he needs stents. No insurance so the stents are on hold for a while longer which the specialist said was ok. (I'm sharing this because I hope it helps someone to be more careful with their diabetes or a family member/close friend who needs the support and more of a diabetic reality check!)

So, adios 2009! May 2010 be a better year for all!

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