Thursday, February 19, 2015


   Sometimes I think that my patience wears thin, when dealing with people. You can be told one thing and do it only then to get told Oh! no, you have to have this other information. I am going to have to continue to deal with people like that. I just added a couple more phone numbers to my list. I figure I can get more from them if I treat them like I want to be treated. 
   It just caused me to make a drive today that I would have much rather not made, but it is taken care of for a while at least. The sky was cloudy off and on with some sunshine, but we have never gotten out of the teens. We started off at 5 below and I don't know what the wind chill was. We  have had a few snow flurries. Not really amounting to anything yet.
  I would much sooner just curl up on the couch in front of a fireplace with a nice fire whether I read or embroidered would to be decided with a cup of something hot then being out in the cold. 
   At least when we had hubby out yesterday to go to see another orthopedic doctor, it was cold but not like today. It was windy, but warmer.  We finally got to see what the x-ray looked like of his hip. We now understand why the leg will not support him. The piece that got dislocated is just out there not attached to anything. If they tried surgery again, they would have to take out what was put in and they very bluntly said that would  cause more harm then good. He will be living in his wheel chair and at the nursing home He requires more help then I can give to him and the fall risk is to great. We don't need him breaking anything else. I told him at least he is still here so that is something to be thankful for. That is enough about that. 
   I had fun with my grandson's this past Tuesday. We went to check on a price of a part to fix their 4 wheeler. My middle grandson told brother he had enough money to pay for the part, but he had to pay it back. He told him he would talk with mom and dad. We did exercises that my middle one needed to do. He had that done before mom got home from work. He still had what he needed to do on the computer and there is no way I want to know their password to get on the computer. That way they can't get on it when mom and dad are not home which I think is a good idea. He didn't argue with me. He is looking forward to hanging out with grandma this summer.
   Well I need to fix me something to eat so I will close for not. Everybody stay warm and take care.


Debby said...

I'm sorry the news for your husband wasn't better. Then to have other disturbing people to mak things harder.
It's so cold. I hope you don't have to go out alot til it gets warmer. Hugs

NanaDiana said...

I am so sorry, Shirley that you did not get better news At least you know exactly where you stand now. None of my writing is showin up here so I hope it comes through I just see a bland screen as I type

God bless you. Stay warm and safe xo Diana

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Hi Shirley. I can certainly relate to this post. It seems like every day I see my husband deteriorate just a little more. I hope I never am put in the position that you are.

Oh, this cold crappy weather has caused our bathroom pipes to freeze and also the drain for my washer. It never ends, but the bright side is that it could be far worse.

Best wishes for you and your husband. Wishing you some good news.
xx, Carol

Blondie's Journal said...

You have so many difficult and frustrating things to deal with, my friend, but you always find the positive side in everything.

I just love you, dear lady. Stay warm!

Jane x

Vickie said...

Oh, I hope your husband is not depressed by this news. I suppose it was not a surprise. I am sorry for such difficulties Shirley. I am praying for you both.

Charlotte Huffman said...

Sorry to hear about your husband's hip but at least he's still here for you. Stay warm and God bless.

Susie said...

Shirley, You may feel like a medical pro by the time you are finished with all your calls and running. Bless your sweetheart. I hope you can still enjoy time with your husband...I know he would much rather be his old self. Hugs to you. xoxo,Susie

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I'm sorry your hubby's hip can't be fixed. You have so much to deal with, Shirley, and I admire your great attitude and spirit. I will keep you and hubby in my prayers. Stay warm and safe. It's snowing now at 11 pm as I type this after some sleet earlier.

Gert said...

Shirley, I'm so sorry to hear about your hubby's hip. But yes, the good news is that he is still here and able to see and talk to you and his family. We don't understand the "why" but have to accept it don't we? ~sad~

So glad you've had such good times with your grandsons!! What a blessing they are to you... Course, you have a lot to do with that! What a great grandma you are...


Mereknits said...

Not so great news about your husband, but we don't want him to undergo surgery that will not help.
Hang in there,

agravette said...

I'm so sorry about your husband's leg. I'll be praying for you both.

CatieAn said...

Oh Shirley I am sorry your husband's news is not good. But you are right he is still here. I do hope they can help manage the pain better.