Dec 10, 2014

So here's the skinny...


and it's not me.  I had to get a new pair of jeans and threw them on to take Carole.  Unfortunately, those confounded long sticky labels that run down the leg proclaiming your size wasn't removed.  Hey people!  Here it is!  See my new size?  I left it on because I'm so proud of that higher number.  Isn't that what we always strive for?  A higher score?  What a putz.  That was our first laugh.  The second came when she almost flew out of the wheelchair.  I had to get a running start to get up that fricking hill in the parking lot and on the way, hit uneven pavement under a rubber mat.  I got quite a jolt and saw the back of her head come up about a foot while her body bounced forward.  I almost wet my pants.  I haven't laughed that hard since I got lost at the Ford dealership.  My husband asked why I didn't leave her at the door, get the car, and drive over to pick her up instead of struggling.  Oh.  Dumbfounded, I had no comeback other than "why would you even ask me that?"  That one usually confuses men and they shut up.
 
Next Wednesday afternoon, she will be admitted and have the surgery.  I found out that PVI ablation, typical for Afib, is not done in patients over 70.  So she will stay in Afib, have the heart's upper chambers disconnected from the lower, and another lead to help with efficiency.  Total dependency on the pacemaker.  If all goes well, she has an 80% chance of regaining her breath and not retaining fluid.  She is scared to say the least.  I downed a bag of Dove since we got home followed by an Ativan.  I guess these jeans won't be around too long.  The first 48 hours is critical and she may have to stay two nights.  Better yet.  It will take that long for her bedroom's bonfire to extinguish.
 
 


That's all I got.
As soon as I get the chocolate from under my fingernails, I may stitch a little.
 
Have a great day.
 
Thanks for listening!
 
 
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32 comments:

Anonymous said...

Marly, best wishes and prayers for you and your sister. I enjoy your blog. You always make perfect sense. I would have pushed the wheelchair up the hill too. When you're going every which way to Sunday you do those things. Chocolate is good for you, realigns your karma, keep it close.

Vera said...

Prayers for your sister and you Marly. Know that we are all thinking of you.

Robin said...

I really like your feather tree sitting in the basket on the chair. Continuing to pray for your sister and her upcoming surgery.

Robin in Virginia

JR Bush said...

Looks like you have a lot of prayers coming your
way and your sister's. Mother and I used to laugh
a lot in the predicaments that we got into. Once
we went to Belk's and as usual I let her out, parked,
did the shopping then drove about 10 miles to
our favorite restaurant for lunch and when we
got there I said, "where is your walker?" Well,
I had left it in front of the store but when we got
back, it was sitting right where I'd left it. We
got a great laugh out of that one. Julia

Margaret said...

I'll be thinking of you and your sister both, and sending good thoughts and prayers. I fervently hope all goes well and your sister's health improves 100%. Love all your decorating in the pictures. So pretty!

Sandra said...

So hopeful that all goes well with your sister's procedure~it just has too. As for the rest of your Blog post, you gave me the first real laugh I've had all day. Thanks!

Jacqueline said...

Best wishes.

Barb said...

My thoughts will be with you and your sister! It's great to have a sense of humor when things are so stressful!

Pam in IL said...

My mom and I always seem to get into those runaway wheelchair incidents too and then when she gets into the electric cart thing at a store, she ALWAYS runs into me.

You and your sister are in my thoughts and prayers.

Plumruncreek ♥ said...

I always forget to take off that sticker. Was somewhere and a woman beside let me know I forgot to rip it off. She said she wouldn't tell anyone the size! GEEZ!! She must of thought it was big. Prayers for your sister and you.

Glenda said...

At least the size was on your leg, I always leave them on my shirts so they run down my chest. I will be praying for your sister. Chocolate is cheaper than therapy, at least thats my story and I am sticking with it. Thanks for the laugh! Men are to practical.

Nancy said...

It sounds like you have your plate full. Don't worry about us we will be here when all is well. Take care of yourself and your sister. Nancy P.

Escargopotte bordados said...

the best !

blueladie said...

Sending heartfelt prayers for all of you. Cathryn

C. M. Designs said...

Bless your heart, Marly. You're so dedicated to your sister.. I know you love her with all of your heart..
I'm praying that the surgery, sounds awful, will go perfectly..
I love your style of decorating.. The chair with the tree and basket is precious.. I feel like taking all of my "stuff" down and trying to do something like you do.
Thinking about you and Carole. Go easy on her in the wheel chair. You two sound like Lucy and Ethel.
Charlotte in Virginia

Vickie said...

Oh man! Talk about stressful til next Wednesday. We will all just keep praying.
Have a great time with the bonfire!

kelley said...

Warm thoughts and prayers for you and your sister...it just gets so complicated when a pill won't do the trick...it's chocolate and Xanax for me...still have an eye twitch...

Cricket-bug Corner said...

You are in my thoughts! Hoping for the best! Love the first tree picture - lovely!

dogwoodfarm said...

Best wishes for your sister. Keeping your sense of humor is a must!
Your samplers look so beautiful and love the simplicity of your decorating. Did you stitch the tree on the basket?
xoxo

Karen said...

Been there, done that with the XL running up and down my shirt. I can imagine you laughing and your sister almost falling out and what you said to your husband...too funny. God bless you and your sister and those who will provide the surgery and the care with kindness and excellent attentive skills during the upcoming mind numbing events.And liking your decorations.

Melody said...

Hope things go well for your sister. Chocolate is good for the stress you are under. Too funny about the size sticker on your jeans. It's good you both got a laugh. Your decorations are beautiful in your home.

Take care.

Mary said...

Hope all goes well for Carole, if she stays for two nights...that would be a good opportunity to remove thing from her house. Your sense of humor is great, I think the only way to get through life is with a good laugh or at least a snicker or two.

Barbara Shores ~ Village Folk Art said...

Marly, your Sis is so blessed to have you. I Pray that all goes well for you and your family. Love that tree. After reading your post about those 'We Be Christmas' trees ... I could not resist and got one too. Sounds like my diet...too much temptation this time of year. Oh well, so be it, Jan, 1st is just around the corner...
Am going to post a pix of my VERY, VERY, PRIMITIVE, 'We Be Christmas' tree. I almost tore it down, but it is beginning to grow on me and we are enjoying it. Mind you I love the tree, it was my crappy ornaments that were not so great and they are now going to the Thrift store and replace with what you will see, a lot of rust and grungy kind of ornies along with my German Candles.

Anyways, keep that sense of humor!

Peace and Blessings,Barb

Laura Richards said...

Hope your mother's surgery goes well and she will be feeling better. Enjoy your chocolate! It's good for stress! ☺️

Kurt Schindler said...


Love all your prim holiday decorations.

Hope all goes well with Carol's procedure.

Charlotte

Tammy B said...

Hope everything goes ok!! P.S. love your tree!!

lakelady said...

Hope Carole is doing better soon, laughter is , after all , the best medicine. As to the tablecloths, I scoop them up at garage sales. Some I use , layering them to hide stains if necessary. Others I cut up and use to make zippered project bags. I love them and try to rescue as many as I can.

Anonymous said...

The samplers which you show are derirable.Are they antique ones or do they look like antique ones?M.H.Belgium

Carol said...

Just want to let you know that you and Carole are in my thoughts, Marly... I truly hope and pray all goes well on Wednesday.

Maggee said...

I will be praying for the ultimately BEST outcome with Carole's surgery! And I better get to the store and stock you up on more Dove!! You are such a card! I so look forward to your humor, even when everything is burning around you! Ha! Big Hugs!

Marsha said...

All best wishes to you and especially your sister.

Ok, but I really haven't laughed so hard in a while as when I read your comment to your husband! I MUST remember that for future reference - Why would you even ask me that? LOL

Anonymous said...

You and Carole will be in our thoughts and prayers. Your story is hilarious. Thank you so much for sharing it. I'm glad you had a good laugh. The photos are gorgeous. Your samplers make quite a statement. I love the hanging iron candle holder. Merry Christmas! SAH

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