Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Hectic as Heck

Things are at an all-time high here hectic-wise.

My wife had major surgery on Monday and I have been going back and forth between home and the hospital for the past two days; the hospital, to keep her company and home, to finish three work assignments that had to be completed by the end of today. Luckily, the hospital is only 10 minutes from the house, so the commute has been easy.

My wife will be coming home later today and I will be playing nurse to her as she recovers. She will require a lot of attention initially, so my blogging time will be limited. (If I had not prepared the previous two blog posts ahead of time, it would have been very quiet here this week.) Meanwhile, the unanswered e-mails are piling up, but I promise to respond to them all as soon as possible.

I want to wish all my readers a Happy Thanksgiving and bon app├ętit.


  1. Hope your wife is doing well and good luck with the nursing. Just discovered your blog thru a different one, and I love it. Happy Thankagiving to you too.

  2. May the force be with your wife and you too!

  3. Your family has had a difficult time in the last few months. My best wishes to your wife for a speedy recovery. As much as I look forward to your blogs, you have other concerns at the moment. Michelle x

  4. Dearest Stana,

    Most importantly, I hope all goes very well for your wife.

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! I feel thankful to enjoy your blog and for the lovely email exchanges we've shared over the last 2 years or so.



  5. Hope all is well with you and Mrs Stana.

  6. Best wishes to the mrs

  7. Hope your wife is doing well and that you will have a very Happy Thanksgiving, I know you will be a great nurse.
    Blessings to you both.

  8. Wishing your wife a speedy recovery Stana and you both a happy thanks giving.


  9. My prayers and support go out to your wife and you after her surgery.

    Many thanks for your blog-posts, Stana.

  10. Stana:
    My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your wife today. Holiday illnesses or medical emergencies can cast a pall over what is supposed to be a time of joy and celebration. Most of all, the person who is ill may feel guilty or to blame for "ruining" the holiday. DON'T let that happen. This is the time to remind a spouse of the "through thick and thin / through illness and in health" part of your vow or pledge to each other.

    I'm sure you're the ever attentive nurse. Walk that thin line between dotting and over attentiveness, on the one hand, and the "I don't want to be a bother" or the "you have a good time, don't worry about me" syndrome where she professes to need no help and doesn't want to be a bother to anyone. Dont pay any attention to any of the latter - she needs you.

    Sorry if this comes across as preachy. I have had way too much experience along these lines in my lifetime and wanted to share. Have a Happy Thanksgiving


  11. Sending good karma your wife's way for a complete, rapid and pain-free recovery !

  12. Stana
    My thoughts and prayers will be with you and your wife. I am in a similar situation. My wife had emergency surgery earlier this week and is home recovering. It was hard for her to miss Thanksgiving, her favorite holiday.
    We know that this will pass and things will get back to normal. Just keep on doing what you think is best.

  13. speedy recovery form your wife's surgery and you get the nurse outfit on!

  14. My prayers are with her for a speedy and safe recovery

  15. I can only imagine you worried sick. I hope she gets well soon!