Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Time is Fast Approaching

Do you ever feel like you don't have enough time to do something? Do you ever feel like you don't have the help that you would like to have in order to get things accomplished? Well, that is how I am feeling lately. I feel like I have so much to do with so little time to do it in. I have a very long to do list and when I get something done... I think of something else and then add it to my list. So, my list never gets any smaller if you ask me.
My husband works 2 jobs in order to allow me to stay home with Cameron. Bless my husbands heart for working so hard and never complaining about it. I just wish he was home with me in the evening to help out around the house. This is where I give single moms a round of applause for doing it all on their own. Cameron keeps me running 24/7 or at least that is what it feels like and I take care of two other girls around the same age as Cameron during the week so indeed there is no rest for the weary. Shawn and I are dragging butt and we are worn out. Gotta love that my surgery is around the corner. That is this Friday and I have so much to do before that time arrives. UGH, I have a ton of laundry to fold and put away, I want my kitchen to be cleaned up and in good shape before my in-laws come over and we still have to go to the grocery store, clean the bathrooms and I would like to mop my kitchen floor too, but who knows if that will happen. I feel like I am nesting, but I am not even pregnant so that is kinda scary!! I guess that I just feel that since I am gonna be out of commission for awhile then I should have everything done or it will be a BIG mess by the time I am feeling better and able to do stuff. You know 7-10 days for weight restriction is not going to be a good thing for me especially when my hubby is always gone in the daytime and evening working his jobs!! It just makes me tired thinking about it all.
I am going to try to plan meals so we have everything and then I can throw things together or have my mother in-law do it for me, but if you know me then you know that I hate imposing on anyone for help so, it will be difficult for me to just sit around, relax and recover. I am like my Mom in that aspect and like to have everything done right away so, indeed it is always hard for me to relax even if I am not going in for surgery.
So, I got a call from the nurse at the hospital the other day. You know the nurses that calls to ask you one hundred billion questions. Well, you gotta love it when they ask you if you have a living will. Now come on folks!! Do they really need to ask that question!?! Seriously, there is nothing like scaring the weebee jeebies out of someone that is already having a hard time with going through the surgery and then you ask them if they have a living will. Oh, I just about freaked out!! Then they ask if you smoke (nope), drink (nope, but need a stiff one now) and do you take any street drugs (absolutely not) and then they ask you if you take caffeine......Hmmm, well, if you are like any other normal person in this world then you need a little caffeine every now and again so..... uh yeah, I might have a Diet Coke 2-3 times a week. Other then that the only other things I had to mention were that I am allergic to the plastic tape that they use to tape down your IV's and my other surgeries. Uh yeah, that plastic tape gives me some major skin irriation and I just can't use it so it is a MUST that they use the paper tape on me plus it feels alot better when they rip off that tape off your skin. Yeah, with that tape, you don't lose AS MUCH skin as you would with the clear plastic tape. I shouldn't need any surgery for the skin repair after they rip off that tape. We should be ok there. Another thing that I am totally a BIG baby about is when they put the IV's into your hand. Well, I never have ANY luck at all when they put an IV into my arm. There has only been 1 time that they have put an IV into my arm and did it on the first try. All other times have included about 5 people in my room and each person taking their own turn in poking me and try to find a vein. Seriously, is there a better way then bringing in people off the street to help in trying to find a vein? Is there a better way or a toy of somesort that they could use to run over the top of my arm to help find my veins? After many years of fertility treatments and every other day blood draws.... I can't really blame my veins for wanting to hide. How in the world do people do it that are addicted to shooting up drugs? I mean what type of satisfaction do you get from sticking yourself with a needle every day? I personally think you gotta be stupid if you want to poke yourself with a needle everyday. I just can't stand needles!!!!! I hate them and it irritates me to have nurses that sit there and put the needle in, can't find it, pull the needle out a little bit, jam it back in, then sit there and roll your skin over the needle with hopes that they will soon strike blood. Uh yeah, it is not pleasant at all.
Well, enough of my rambling. If I get off here and quit blogging then perhaps I will get some things done around the house. I guess a part of me thinks that if I keep blogging then I won't have to have my surgery (hahaha). Yep, I can't help it that I am a chicken!! Have a great day everyone.

9 comments:

Brandi,Dan & Lukas said...

I have the same problem with I.V's and blood draws. No one can ever find my veins and I get poked over and over. I hate it. My mom is a nurse and has been for 30 years. She was the clinical educator and taught a lot of classes on putting in i.v.'s. She is really good at it so when she is there she gets sort of frustrated and wants to do it herself but she can't because it is against the law because she is not on duty. I am sure your surgery will go well.

Kelly said...

I will be praying that they get that darn iv on the first try. I don't have troubles with the iv, but I do have troubles when they draw blood. They can only get it out of my left arm, not my right AT ALL.
As much as I would LOVE to have someone here to wait on me and do my chores, I too do not like relying on others to do my work, while "taking care" of me and my child. NOT FUN! I will be thinking of you.
I hope you get all your chores done prior to friday.
HUGS

Krista said...

Thanks so much for your comment on my blog. It really helps knowing there are others out there that understand exactly how I am feeling. Especially others that have overcome this struggle and have a child of their own in their arms.

Krista

He And Me + 3 said...

I will be praying for your surgery, that everything goes well and that you are totally peaceful. Hoping that you get everything done to prepare for that big day too.

Elaine said...

I know I feel like you, so overwhelmed and yet her I sit reading blogs. I think I get frozen sometimes and just sit here.

I am praying for your peace about Friday, and that you feel safe and comforted with the knowledge that your creator is taking care of everything.

Have a great day,

Elaine

Aspiemom said...

Yep, I have the same problem with finding my veins. Sometimes that's the worst time of the whole surgery. I did pretty well after my gallbladder surgery and pray that you have the same experience.

Your son is such a cutie!

Debra said...

Lisa,

I'll be praying for you. I know the time is fast approaching and it must feel like you need to get so much done and so little time.

I'll be praying the Lord's peace upon you and your home.

Hugs to you!

Candi B. said...

I am praying for the IV...I HATE THEM! After I had Carter, they put me on fluids and the stupid IV infiltrated. OK...I just had a seizure and a very traumatic delivery...the least they could do is leave the stupid IV alone!!!!! My hubby was making fun of my hand, calling it my "Sherman Klump" hand because it was so fat from all the fluid!

Davisix said...

Hi Lisa! Missed you while I was gone. :) I hope your IVing goes smoothly. They are yucky indeed! oxoxoxo Ang