Posts Tagged ‘Bunny’

Beginning To Feel Human Again!

January 11, 2014

The past two weeks have been uncomfortable, to say the least.  I think the coughing and stuffy/runny nose have bothered me more than anything else.   I am also finding I have interest in what’s going on around me again; before now all I was noticing was what part of me was being more uncomfortable that day.  I am also very grateful and thankful for my wonderful husband because he has done everything while I have been miserable.  Unfortunately, I gave him part of my stuff, so he is uncomfortable as well.  But he soldiers on and doesn’t give the stuff much space if he can help it.

I am so tired of coughing, not sleeping very well at night.  I went to see my acupuncturist on Thursday for treatment, I have another appointment today.  Cindy has help me tame the cough a couple of times before and I decided not to wait 4 to 6 weeks before going to see her.  I may have to go Tuesday and possibly Thursday – we’ll see what develops.

Eddie and I are sleeping in different rooms because we don’t want to keep passing this stuff back and forth.  I have been sleeping somewhat propped up, seems to make things more comfortable.  Since I don’t have Eddie with me, Bunny has been sleeping with me – it almost feels like rehab again.

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 I spent a lot of time cooped up in the house and finding how little energy I had.  This last week has been better, though halfway through Breakfast Club I had John take over – I could only cough when I wanted to say something.  I came straight home afterwards.

I have had two adjustments with Dr. Cheryl – she barely has a voice and is conserving it as much as possible – she lost her voice for 6 weeks once and has no interest in doing it again.  I have been feeling better with adjustments and now the acupuncture, I hope it won’t be too long before I am feeling back to “normal” – what ever normal is for me.

I noticed Wednesday when I came home from Breakfast Club, I started researching for a new client – I haven’t had any interest in anything lately.  It felt good to work on it for a bit.  Thursday I had a call from a new client and all the while I was sick, I was doing an order by 3 way email.  Thankfully the orders are in and I think they will make it on time.

Friday I went to see Mom; the last time was 2 weeks ago when Eddie came back from Toronto.  I have been concerned about giving her the stuff, I also didn’t want her to think I had abandoned her.  I brought her chocolates and cookies, the chocolates are from Ellen.  She was quite pleased with both and she was also glad to see me.

They have been having her sit in a recliner to make sure her feet are up to help with the swelling.  Judy says if she is in the wheelchair all the time, she will forget how to walk, so they switch with the walker and wheelchair so she will still be somewhat mobile.  She fights standing up for the walker, but it is important to have her walk as long as possible.

I read some more of the D.E. Stevenson book to her – Fern was also at the table and she said she enjoyed hearing me read.  As soon as we finish this book, I will start Candy’s new book  “Finding Serenity In Seasons of Stress”.  Mom enjoyed hearing Candy’s other book “The Translucent Heart” and knowing this new one is Candy’s book will make even more special.

We have been having a lot of wind and rain the past few days, couple of mornings we had heavy frost.  Otherwise it has been in the 40’s during the day and high 30’s at night.  I know so many parts of the country have been in the deep freeze and are now reaching the 40’s and 50’s – heat wave.  I remember ice storms, snow storms, humidity and heat, hurricane warnings, thunder and lightning storms – I am glad I experienced it but very happy to live here where it is fairly mild.  Good things I enjoy rain!

As my attention span and energy come back, I will be writing again – boy, do I miss it!

There’s Something About Bunny

June 24, 2012

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Two days after I went to rehab, a close friend, Chloe Ann, came to visit and brought a soft, cuddly, stuffed bunny.  It was a light brown with slightly curly fur and  long ears that were velvety inside.  I was so pleased with that bunny, just what I needed at that moment.  She thought I would have plenty of flowers and things and when she saw the bunny, she knew it was just the right thing.  I slept with the bunny every night and any time I had a nap in the afternoon.  I asked the bunny if it would tell me if it was a boy or a girl.  She let me know she was a girl. I asked her if she would tell me her name, so far she hasn’t, so I call her Bunny.  One of the nurse’s aid, Eleanor, decided her name was Cozy because we looked all cosy together in bed.  When she made my bed, she would sit Bunny up again the pillows and spread her ears across the pillow.  One day I said to Eleanor – “You haven’t finished making the bed”.  She came over and looked, studied the bed for a bit to figure it out.  Finally she realized Bunny was on the chair across from the bed.  She laughed and put Bunny in her usual place by the pillows.

I had many people compliment me on my Bunny, they thought she was so cute and adorable.  When they woke me up at night for blood pressure and who knows what else, they were often surprised to see me with Bunny, but also raved about her as well.  When I was moved upstairs to another room because I didn’t need nursing care, just therapy, I was in my wheelchair with Bunny.  As I went down the hall I heard people laughing and enjoying the picture we made – I had buttoned Bunny into the front of my sweater so she wouldn’t fall.  She was facing out so she saw where we were going.

Bunny has been in our room since – I just realized I hadn’t taken her with me to the hotel.  She would have been company since I spent most of the nights by myself because it was extra traveling for Eddie.  Oh well, she was waiting for me when I came home.  When Eddie makes the bed, he puts Bunny in the middle between the pillows.

I have had trouble sleeping comfortably with the hips and legs, I do a lot of tossing and turning, which keeps Eddie awake a lot.  I either sleep on my side or on my back propped up with some pillows, sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t.  I don’t sleep enough to really feel rested, I am hoping one of these days it will all settle down.

I will come clean, for the past three weeks I have been sleeping with Bunny again.  What I find interesting is that I am sleeping better with her in my arms.  I don’t know if it is psychological or that Bunny has a special vibe for me.  I just know I have slept better in the last three weeks.  Now I have had some nights that have not been so swift even with Bunny, but on the whole it is better than without her.  I realize to some it is ridiculous for a 65 year old woman to sleep with a stuffed animal; however, I am not interested in other opinions.  It is working for me and that is all that matters.  Of course, after this post is published, the whole world will know instead of just me and Bunny.  My guess is that I am not the only one who sleeps with a plush animal.  Here’s to all of you!

I am going to publish this right now and may have more to add later.


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