Yep, life is INSANE right now.

So...Dh is having surgery in 2 weeks. As a result, he's started a liquid diet, starting yesterday. He's a big guy, and is going from 4500 calories to 900 a day. As a diabetic, this could be problematic.

He was on a job site yesterday morning, and we ran a couple errands yesterday aft when he got home. When we got home, my computer was off.

And wouldn't come back on.

At all.

Now, I started getting some blue screens on my desktop last fall, but we figured RAM was failing slowly. But yesterday, the desktop wouldn't even boot.

Now, I work on my laptop, but only as a front end to my desktop. So this was...problematic. Plus, I stood to have lost some very urgent work.

Dh did some diagnostics, determined it was most likely the motherboard and/or ram. He went to the computer store and picked up a new motherboard and ram, saving my chip. This was diagnosed amidst much cursing, yelling and general bad behavior on his end. Since he's JUST started the liquid diet, it is bothering his blood sugar, leaving him extra cranky, plus not being able to take his meds for a couple of days.

It was unpleasant to say the least.

Well, he got home with the new parts, started installing and let out an unholy yelp. I was on the phone with a family member, saw his hand bubbling blood out and I HOPE I said to her that I had to go fairly calmly. In his haste to cut a zip tie. he used his pocket knife, which slipped and caused a major gash from base of thumb to knuckle right down to the bone.

Turns out his blood sugar had dipped and he seems to have grayed out/passed out. He had another incident where he started to pass out right afterward and his blood sugar dipped to 40, problematic when he can NOT have any solids (Thank god for glucose gel shots).

Now, I don't drive. At all. Can't. Panic attacks, no license, the works. Thankfully, we have a hospital only a mile away, and he was okay to get us there safely.

They were great, no stitches (They glued his wound) , splinted his hand, gave him a tetanus shot and it was a big thumbs up from there.

So, the computer is okay. Thank god. His hand is okay, mostly. Thank god.

Things should be quiet, right? RIGHT?

No...not in my world.

Stomach flu came back with a vengeance *sigh*

Dh had a pre op doc visit today. Good thing? EKG was good. They scheduled him for a stress test, which I'm glad about.

Not so good? He needs his gallbladder out before end of this year. He had the H Pylori bacteria, which can cause ulcers, so they have to give him antibiotics.

As he gets home and is telling me all this, I get a text. From SIL. She's being induced. SIL and Bro live 500 miles away, so all I can be is phone/text support. She had such high blood pressure that they didn't even let her go home. Bro rushed to her at speeds in excess of 100 MPH--how do i KNOW this? Well, he sent me a PICTURE of his SPEEDOMETER. yes, he was not ONLY driving that fast, but he was taking pix of how fast he was going. MEN!!!! I'm horrified and terrified that he was driving that fast and he has a major headslap in his future.

So far things are progressing slowly with baby boy, but the doc told SIL probably early morning... She's scared but seems okay.

Is it the weekend yet? Oh, and can I have a drink please ;)
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You don't believe in half measures, do you. LOL

Glad everything's coming along, even if it's been a rocky road.

Got my fingers crossed for your SIL!

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Oh my goodness.... I am so glad that DH is mostly okay, and I will keep him in my thoughts for a successful surgery. I wish mine would consider it... I can't give you a drink, as I don't drink, but I can give *hugs* :3

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Thanks so much, Murgy, Its literally a (short) life if he doesn't do it. Doc has given him less than 18 healthy months if things don't change.

Hugs! I hope yours would consider it.

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Thanks. Swelling is down and I can make it to the bathroom (a whopping 15) feet without any support. I'm making progress.

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OMG! You need a good long lie down in a dark room after all that drama! LOL! At least it all turned out okay - at so many places along the way it could have been worse. EEP! I'm glad DH is okay and I hope his hand is better soon. And at least you should be an auntie soon - that's exciting! Keep us informed!


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Apparently I do--according to my update post. Thank goodness everything does seem to have worked out, though still not an auntie LOL!

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You never do things by half, eh, hon? *HUGS*

Baby steps, one thing at a time. *HUG*

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It seems!

baby steps! And I DO have your email...we're trying to work out financial mojo to see if it is doable!


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I think you need a holiday after all that or at the very least a relaxing spa treatment. Hope you get better from the flu asap, your new nephew is well, your SIL is fine after all the stress of pregnancy and birth, hope your hubby reaches surgery without anymore mishaps in between; and you give your crazy brother sermon from me for driving so fast and send pics from his mobile at the same time.
Wrapping you in cottonwool to block out the world

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I think so too ;) I'd love to drag SIL to one at some point so we can just relax together.

I cannot believe my bro was that irresponsible :/ But thank god he got there safely!


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I guess the universe believes you can handle many challenges at once! Hoping for the best for your SIL and the baby... major, major headslap indeed for your brother - his family needs him. Idiot. Hope DH is alright and adjusts to the new diet - sounds like one heck of a ride. Hang in there!

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I guess LOL! Hugs and thanks! Everything has turned out okay thus far!

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*hugs* sending all my love, prayers and good vibes your way!

if it helps I will send a Vegemite covered nakie Gibbs bearing aslightly rust speckled mason jar of the strongest stuff he has! :)

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Wow - sending all the peaceful thoughts I can gather your way. Relax and breathe as much as you can.

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Would you like some holy water mixed in that drink? lol!

Bless your heart, that was a day, to be sure! All the best to all of you, good grief!

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LOL I dunno ;) would that be a good or bad thing ;)

Thanks! The week has gotten more stressful but I should have some baby news VERY soon and thats what it is all about! :)

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Wow! Umm...not sure where to start! OK...Glad that DH is ok and the thumb was nothing that couldn't be quickly fixed. Balance until surgery with his diabetes is gonna be a bitch and I send you many * warm...happy and encouraging thoughts... Very happy about your SIL...the wait and labor will be worth it in the end. And distance sucks...but you can coney a great deal through calls and simple encouraging words...Go....have a drink and relax...this all will be ok! *hugs*

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Thanks so much! He hadn't had another low blood sugar episode, so I think his body has adjusted.

Many hugs! Despite the stress I'm okay :)

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Oh my goodness!! Wow -- what a couple of days! Sorry about the stomach flu and all the other stresses right now. Hope your SIL and baby are fine. Glad DH is okay. Two weeks with no food? O.O What test did they run for the H. pylori? Blood or stool? (professional curiosity)

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I know (and it continued through yesterday). Last I heard at 9:30 baby was fine, SIL was getting ready to push, and baby should be here soon!!

I'm not sure if they discovered the H. Pylori via his blood work or via endoscopy--I know they took some samples when they did that. With the gastric bypass they're REALLY concerned with ulcers, so checking it is a routine thing for them. I'd assume blood, though they could have determined it from the scope samples.

BTW, could use your prof input in my recent post--anemia, I haz ;)

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It would actually be better if they diagnosed your DH's H.pylori with the biopsies than through a blood test. The blood test isn't indicative of active disease... even though most docs use it that way.

I'll be sure to check out your post.