[Note: My wife Marla’s shoulder replacement surgery went well (so far, it seems) but she still has a long way to full recovery. She must have strong PICC Line antibiotics given to her intravenously via syringes multiple times per day for 6 weeks (and i am the one giving her these). Additionally, i am helping her with her enteral feedings (via tube feedings to her stomach) multiple times per day (because, at the current time, she is unable to do them herself, with only one functional arm.) The shoulder replacement that they put in is a special antibiotic-emitting kind and she will likely need a whole other “regular” shoulder replacement done (in the same shoulder), with a steel replacement, once this temporary antibiotic replacement fully heals and is bacteria-free. Apparently, the infectious bacteria that caused trouble in the first place — and that is hard to eradicate (since it lodges deep within the joint) — is a type of acne bacteria (which baffles us as to how she got it). Since i will be busy taking care of Marla for the next few weeks, i will likely not do postings after my already scheduled 01/02/2019 blog/posting; i will not have time to read others’ blogs or correspond with others re their blogs or my blogs. Hopefully, i can soon get back into blogging again once things settle down and i find more time to do so. Peace!]
The following poem has nothing to do with Marla’s shoulder surgery, by the way…
When everything without feeling happened for quite some time,
feeling came along and tried to make a difference,
but it wasn’t easy.
I hope these weeks pass quickly for you and Marla.
Take care. Sending hugs!
Take care of Marla and yourself, Tom. Best to you both during this period of recovery.
Sending my best wishes Tom.
Best wishes to the two of you.
Wow, best wishes for a speedy recovery for Marla. Be sure and take good care of yourself, too, Tom. Will miss your posts while you’re busy, but will look forward to your return. 🙂
When you’re able to return, we’ll be here. Best wishes to both you and Marla.
I’m with you, Tom. It sounds like you have your work cut out for you, but you’re you are a great caregiver, and that’s what she needs. You both will grow from the new challenges. My thoughts are with the two of you.
Sending healing vibes to Marla, and patience to you. I hope all is well quickly, for both of you. ❤
Healing is a priority. Peace.
Best wishes. Peace!
Peace to your family…..
Best wishes for a speedy recovery for Marla and I for one will miss your blogs. Hope to be reading them soon.
My thoughts are with you both. Take care
Wishing you both well, and a good speedy recovery to Marla! Take good care!
Keeping thoughts with you both, Tom; many hopes for Marla to have a fast recovery!
You have your priorities straight, for sure! Hope the new year brings both of you good health.
Ah Tom. So difficult. I wish you both only the best. Strength for the journey.
Sending positive energy for a full and complete recovery for Marla, and strength for you both. Great photo, love the poem.
I hope Marla’s recovery is speedy. You are brave to take on the things you are doing. Most husbands would want a home health nurse to take care of the PICC line and enteral feedings. None of this is comfortable for her, I know, but I’m sure she appreciates what you are doing for her. I’m in awe of your capacity for kindness and your love of Marla. I hope the new year will be a better one!
Love and hugs to you and Marla. I was my late husband’s caregiver for several years and my heart goes out to you. Wishing you both much happiness and better health in the coming new year. xo
Bright blessings to you both
Our collective thoughts are with you and Marla. You are a good man to take on these responsibilities, but at least you know your attention and care will help to make Marla better and that means the world to her as she continues to fight through this health distraction. All the best to you both and hopefully better health is in store for 2019. (P.S. – what an usual and beautiful pale blue shell that snail has.)
I hope you get all the help you need and that all goes well for you both.
Thinking about you and Marla during this difficult time.
Hoping for a good outcome of all these struggles, Tom. May Marla be feeling better every day!