Friday, March 21, 2008

Life, Interrupted

I've missed my daily chat with all of you. It feels so good to be here, but a bit strange, too. It's hard to become disconnected from one's own life, but that's exactly how I feel right about now. As if I've been away, which I suppose I have been. Huh. Anyhow, it's great to be here again. I hope you've all been well. :)

This will be a short post because life is still topsy-turvy in our world but I wanted to give you a glimpse into what's kept me away. Most of you know I'm married to a wonderful man, one who makes my heart sing and brings joy to my life in countless ways. He's a gift, and we are happy.

About four weeks ago my darling husband got sick, and we assumed (incorrectly) he'd gotten the flu. You know the one. It's been in headlines and on CNN time and again these past weeks. Apparently there's an epidemic that's sweeping the nation. A miserable, lousy strain of the flu that somehow got past the shot most of us had in the fall. Anyhow, we thought he had the flu. When two weeks passed and his symptoms grew more intense instead of subsiding, we knew something was up. Something that wasn't the flu.

Unfortunately we were right and these past weeks, especially, the past ten days or so, have been a sometimes terrifying journey toward finding out just what ails my darling man. Too, we're searching for a way to restore his health. There have been tests and some preliminary results but we're still waiting on an actual diagnosis. Hopefully this last round of testing will confirm what the doctor suspects, and we'll be able to move forward. In the meantime we've finally been given a reprieve in the form of a drug that relieves most of the symptoms and much of the pain, so things are looking up.

We are hopeful, and have faith we'll find a way to put this health glitch behind us. Until that happens, I ask for patience. It's impossible to deal with ordinary things when days are measured by the hours between medication doses and nights are sleepless. I'm sure that the next week or so will give us the answers we seek and that we'll soon be back to normal life.

Boy, I never thought I'd wish for mundane, ho-hum or ordinary, but that's just what I'm doing! Then, you'll once again be stuck with me every morning, chatting about the silly things that make life what it is. Between us, I much prefer silly to the stuff we've been dealing with, and I'm looking forward to once again chatting about books, writing, life, gardening, sewing and...well, you know the rest.

Thanks to all who've expressed concern about my absence. I sincerely appreciate your reaching out. I never would have believed that a keystroke and kind words could feel so much like a real life hug, but that's exactly how all the wonderful emails I've gotten have felt. Thank you.

Hope you all have a great weekend. And please know I'll be back to visit as soon as humanly possible. I miss "normal" life and all of you.

Oh, and if you or someone you love has what you think is the flu and isn't getting better, please phone your doctor. It might be something more serious than you think it is. I hope it's not, but this is definitely one of those better-safe-than-sorry things. I wouldn't want any of you to experience what we're going through. Take good care, and stay healthy. :)


Marianne Arkins said...

Oh... Oh... I'm so sorry. I hope your DH is diagnosed and healed soon.

More (((((hugs)))) coming your way.

Anonymous said...

I knew something was wrong. So sorry to hear it's so serious. Keeping you and your DH in my prayers.

Sending big hugs!


Dru said...

{{{{{Sarita and hubby}}}}

You are in my prayers.

Melissa McClone said...

I'm so sorry, Sarita. Hugs and prayers for a full recovery! Take care of him and yourself!

Anonymous said...

Oh, I knew something was wrong! I am sorry to hear this news. I will say a prayer that your hubby gets well soon.

Take care of yourself too.

Suze ;-)

Unknown said...

Thinking of you and sending good thoughts your way!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry. You and your husband are in my thoughts. I hope you find out what it is and that he heals soon.


Rebekah said...

I was stopping by to invite you to be a guest blogger with us at Simply Romance Reviews, but it sounds like you've got your hands full right now. E-mail once things settle down for you though, if you'd be interested blogging with us. One of our reviewers is currently reading/reviewing your book right now.

Your husband is in my thoughts and prayers. ((Hugs))