Monday, September 10, 2012


My husband is still not sleeping at night.  He is alternating between an hour or so lying in bed until he just has to get up and sit in more comfortable position for another hour or so, all night long  ... which means I am catching catnaps here and there.  The man is stubborn and won't admit he should consult with the surgeon to see if this pain is within normal post-operative ranges or whether it indicates he needs further attention.  I am determined to get him to either the surgeon or our internist today if things do not improve.  I will be going into work for an hour or two to organize the office and check in with my secretary and program assistant.  But then I want to be back here to ride herd on my patient, who is not eating, not taking his regular medications yet, stopped taking the pain medication and is generally in full fledged passive-aggressive mode. If this continues, I shall threaten him with a request for his sister's help [she's a nurse].  And if that doesn't work, I'll threaten him with an invitation to his cousin [the matriarch of the family] to come and help out while I return to work.  I am hoping the first threat will do the job!  If I have to resort to the second, I'll know I am really in trouble.


Vickie said...

Oh Riona! I am praying for you both. ;) Keep us updated.

Anna van Schurman said...

Why are men such bad patients? Sigh. Good luck.