I hope your husband makes a good recovery from his current health problems. It sure doesn't sound like he's going he's going to willingly take it easy.
No, taking it easy is not his thing if it means not doing something he wants to do.
Thanks for your good wishes.
His gender, occupation, and personality practically guaranteed he'd be up there. Grr.
I did think it might take a few days during which I could relax surveillance, though. How wrong I was!
OH my that is horrid, and I know I was hospitalized this winter for Anemia and related problems (went in with hg5.4 and had 7 units of blood in 4 days) the thing about it is that it creeps up on you and you dont realize how problematic things are.
I am so glad he got it taken care of in time. I might suggest Floradix its a German (sold in the us) iron tonic that dosent make you want to puke the way iron tablets can. (doc recommended it and in two months my HG went from 8.8-11.3 up about about twice what normal iron would do)
I found that as the anemia healed my digestion problems backed off and things are better I hope he has the same good results now that they know whats wrong.
Thanks for your good wishes!
Oh poor you - how worrying. My father did that - nearly bled out from an ulcer - but nothing much got done until the ulcer actually burst and he had to have a fairly major - and urgent - operation (and while our NHS is very far from perfect, it's really, really good in such emergencies. He's fine now, although at 87 he is slowing down just a bit....
R- didn't know he had an ulcer; he hadn't felt any pain from it. But now he knows...no more aspirin and ibuprofen, at least until things heal up again. Glad to know your father's fine now.
Getting him off ladders isn't possible, clearly. He's already planning to climb up and clean out the intakes of the rainwater collection tanks, finish the rain-barn under construction (where he was yesterday) and such.
Nah. Tomorrow a guy friend is coming out to help him with the construction.
Wow. But if the bleeds have stopped maybe he'll be up to mild activity like this.
I'll say a prayer for his upcoming surgery. That's always scary.
Thanks for your prayers on the surgery. You're right; it's always scary.
Fingers crossed for a full and easy recovery.
Paint a few boards, huh? If this is what he's like after all that, I hate to think what his normal activity level is like. And wish I had some of it...
He's slowed down some since the myasthenia gravis--before that, he was incredibly strong and had great endurance. Not, however, a lark. I was the one who woke up and got started early...and then, typically, faded in the early afternoon when he was getting going...and going...and still going...
I hope all goes well and he improves soon. Honestly he reminds me of both my father and my husband who have said they are fine when they are clearly NOT fine.
Thank you for your good wishes and the hugs.
Goodness gracious! Hope you can get him to rest, it won't do anyone any good if he kills himself trying to 'be useful'. :O
He says he's sleeping much better at home than in the hospital. For one thing, I'm not waking him up every few hours for vital signs and a blood sample.
And of course smacking him on the head is contraindicated.
Pretty much, yeah. And concerns about elder abuse mean I can't tie him to a tree, or lock him in a room. (And anyway, then I couldn't enjoy him...) So he's outside now, unloading sacks of bark mulch and feeling good that he's stronger than he was a week ago.
Whenever my other half does some silly Y stuff that scares me I ask about calling the insurance man to increase the life insurance policy as I'm NOT going to let him out without a large buy down!
That's a strategy. Wonder how it will fly (looking at your lovely red-tailed hawk icon.) He's always opposed life insurance, though.
That's assuming I had intact sanity to start with...but yes. Hoping very hard for improvement.