Late last year my poor HoneyBun blacked out causing a very nasty fall which resulted in five broken ribs in his back (two of which were broken in more then one place), a bruised kidney of which he only has one, six weeks of supposed healing, then finally major surgery to plate and pin his ribs back in place, which had been snapped off at the spine. Since then, he has had COVID (picked up while in hospital) and has been feeling generally unwell and fatigued. So, when his sick feeling continued the lines became blurred and we both thought that his body had had enough and required rest and lots of TLC.
|Memories are precious|
Leon’s pain continued and he was put on morphine and sent to the short stay ward. When I saw him on Monday the pain management specialist said that he would be discharged and need to manage his pain at home, but to come back if he didn’t feel any better. I expressed my dissatisfaction with this decision and said that I felt that something was terribly wrong. Another doctor examined Leon and decided that more blood tests should be conducted as well as an ultrasound, as the CT scan had come up clear. It turned out that Leon’s gall bladder was seriously inflamed and completely blocked. Okay I thought, they would do surgery today or tomorrow, probably tomorrow as they were waiting for blood thinners to clear out of his system. Then I received a phone call from the surgeon this afternoon (after hours of panic and worry as I had been told that something was really wrong, and the doctor would get back to me), to tell me that Leon’s gall bladder had become necrotic, and surgery had become urgent. Weighing up all risks it was best to proceed immediately. Key-hole surgery was now off the table – it would be open surgery.
|We are always better together|
I know there are people in the world with far more serious problems, but if each one of us looks out for those we love and others around us with sincere compassion, this world would be a much safer place. With hope, love, and trust in our hearts we can overcome anything. I am grateful for my caring and loving husband, all of my beautiful family and wonderful friends. Let's all hold on to what matters the most - each other. May God bless you all.
'And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.' ~ Romans 8:28
About Josephine Anne Griffiths:
Josephine-Anne Griffiths has always had a passion for the written word, both reading and writing it. She is a professional proofreader, who enjoys making the writing of others shine. Josephine is currently rewriting a fictional memoir ‘Charlie Dreams’. Josephine has also tried her hand at short story writing and poetry, with a poem published in Glimpses of Light Anthology. She also writes inspirational, narrative non-fiction with a fierce passion. Josephine-Anne, fondly known as Jo’Anne to family and dear friends, is happily married to Leon. They live at the base of Sydney’s beautiful Blue Mountains. Between them, they have six wonderful children, eight gorgeous grandchildren, and a sooky ‘jug’ dog called Toby. You will find Josephine either lost within a book, behind her keyboard, or in her garden daydreaming.
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