Tuesday, September 23, 2008

My Life is Becoming a Soap Opera

While I would love to be showing you pictures of my home all decorated for fall or sharing my recipe for caramel apple cake or even taking pictures of the garden in early fall, life has other plans for me.

In my last post I was feeling good about getting through the stressful time with my Mom. I really appreciated your helpful comments. I even printed them off and cut them out to keep at hand in case stress hit again.

Good thing I did.

I have since had a first hand look at how life can change drastically in an instant.

Last Friday my husband got on an airplane to return home from his business trip in Miami. He was perfectly healthy and felt fine. He fell asleep for part of the flight. Woke up with a stomache which got worse as the day wore on. By 8:00 I decided he needed to go to the ER. He was writhing in pain the whole way. He has been in intensive care since then. The diagnosis is pancreatitis. Most people I tell about this have never heard of it. But those that have say it is extremely painful. So far they have not been able to determine what caused it. He is hooked up to all sorts of tubes and on morphine. It is so sad to see him like this. In our 27 years of marriage he has barely had more than a cold or the flu.

So now, we wait and we pray and we do everything we know how to aid in his healing process. Yes, it would be nice to be assembling fall themed blogs. . . but that will have to wait.

~To everything there is a season~


  1. Oh Kim...I'm so sorry your husband is going through this. I will definitely keep you and him in my prayers. Please know that God is watching over you.

    Big hugz,

  2. Oh Kim I am so sorry your husband is ill. Hopefully soon they will get to the bottom of it and be able to treat him. Your Fall pictures will be beautiful when you get to them. Just focus on you hubby and we will pray for him.

  3. Oh Kim, So sorry to hear about your hubby. I have you in my prayers and God is taking care of both of you at this time.

    I am sure you will be able to get to your fall decor in due time. Focus on hubby is the main thing. Hugs Friend!

  4. Oh my goodness, Kim. I hope your husband is ok. I will keep him in my prayers.

    Take care.

  5. Kim, I've been thinking about you for days, thinking I should email you. I am so sorry your family is going through this. I hope your husband gets better soon. Just focus on him. Prayers and love, Twyla

  6. You sweet girl, take care of yourself and your man at his time.
    Thank Goodness your mom is taken care of right now so you can concestrate on your hubby. My daughter in law's mom suffers with pancreatitis quite a bit and she is in bed on morphine several times a month when a new attack happens. She started several years ago is one of the FEW that still has attacks. When the attack is over she lives a very normal life, which includes lots of travel both domestic and foreign...
    So there is life after these painful attacks.
    God bless you and your family. Just do what is necessary and important right now.

  7. So sorry to hear about your husband and hope he is better soon. My prayers are with you and your family.
    My Dad had that when I was a kid and I remember him being in a lot of pain. One of the few times I've seen him cry. He recovered and was just fine.

  8. You must have a lot of good coming your way soon, because you've sure been through a lot. I hope your husband starts feeling better soon, and I hope you are hanging in there. Thinking of you - Barbara

  9. Kim,

    You and your husband will be in my prayers. At least he is in the best place he can be to get the care he needs.


  10. Remembering your husband in prayer and asking the Lord to wrap his loving arms around you both at this most difficult time.

  11. Kim,

    I will be praying for your husband.

    May he heal quickly.

  12. I hope your hubby will be okay. I have heard of pancreatitis and heard that it is very painful. I'm sorry that life has thrown you a monkey wrench, but God is with you. He is control. It's okay that you're not blogging about fall! Really it is!

    With a big hug, Sharon

  13. So sorry to hear about your husband. I have heard of that condition and know it is serious.
    I wish him a speedy recovery.

  14. Oh my goodness, Kim. I'm sorry to hear about your husband's illness. I'm sure you are worried sick and upset about his being in so much pain. I will pray for his speedy recovery and your strength and peace.

  15. Hi Kim,
    I'm sorry I didn't see your question about the rocking chair covers till today. They came from Cracker Barrel.
    How's your husband doing? I pray he is doing better.

  16. Oh dear Kim! I just cannot imagine what you must feel when you see your husband in such pain. I am so sorry that this is happening to him. I must admit not only have I not heard of this but have no idea what recovery means. I hope he will get well very soon. I am sending prayers and positive thoughts your way!

    Hugs ~

  17. I'm so sorry to hear about your husband. My cares and prayers are with you!

  18. I'm so sorry to hear this! My husband was in the hospital one year ago today with the same thing. It was our wedding anniversary. It was very painful. It took a few days but the pain subsided. WIll keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

  19. Kim,

    I just found you blog and wanted to tell you how much I enjoy it. I am sorry your husband has to go through this and know how difficult it is as two of my friends had pancreatitis (no fun). Thank you for sharing your life with us. I know how stressful and trying times are for you as my mom had Alzheimer's too. You are not alone and please don't be afraid to ask for help. Take a deep breath, count to ten and ask God to help you through this difficult time. Enjoy every minute with your mom as they pass all too quickly. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.




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