Saturday, December 05, 2015

Advent Sock Day 5

First thing to say:  so many wonderful, helpful and supportive comments.  Thank you so much. Really.
It looks like we won't make any progress on a referral to the hospice until the weekend is over.
The wise commenter who advised us to avoid breakthrough pain hit the nail on the head:  we coast along pretty well until I let him sleep too long, only to wake up in agony.  Far better to disturb his sleep to take some pills and keep the morphine level steady.
Despite two different sorts of antibiotic, last night was all about a slow gurgling cough. That caused even more bone pain.  I gave him my pillow and was too tired to fetch myself another from upstairs, so sleep was fitful for both of us.
Up at 3am for top-up painkillers.
It was 2pm before he felt like eating breakfast - a tin of minestrone soup. This blog should be sponsored by Heinz.
Then we had a cosy afternoon together.
At one point he was singing a French opera... well, when I say "singing"....!  Let's just say he won't win the X Factor any time soon.




Continue sock A by knitting 5 rounds in the colors of your favorite charity organization.

Oh FFS - first Tesco tried to make me cry by playing Christmas music, and now you want me to knit my sock in MacMillan (cancer support) green?!  
OK I've done it.

19 comments:

Janine said...

I'm a GP in Australia . Does FL have long acting pain killers as well as breakthrough ? Syringe drivers are fantastic at getting good pain control but people can still move around. Syringe drivers also deliver anti nausea medication and anxiety meds if needed too. I suppose your GP might be able to help here. Thinking of you from across the seas.

Roobeedoo said...

Janine - thank you. Yes long and short term painkillers. Think we are near to getting long-term one at correct level as only needed one short term pill today. Hoping hospice can provide syringe system. Waiting for referral.

jessica said...

Oh darling, definitely keeping you both in my thoughts and thinking that the weekend cannot end fast enough! Yes to soup and bright colors and knitting next to loved ones. <3<3.

skellie said...

Sending you both good wishes & support from Australia xx

Lynn said...

I am left struggling for words. The best I can come up with is hoping you both find relief from the pain, rest, and peace.

Lynn said...

I am left struggling for words. The best I can come up with is hoping you both find relief from the pain, rest, and peace.

Adele Terrill said...

Oh Roo, I haven't read your blog for a couple of weeks and finally logged in to catch up. So sad to hear your crappy horrible news and I hope that the hospice can help with getting pain under control properly. I'm so sorry this is happening to you, you have been such a solid faithful amazing wife and helper to FL from what we have been reading over the last several years and it is heartbreaking to see you going through this now. Thinking of you both and sending prayers up from New Zealand x

from103 said...

Thinking of you. It is a shitty situation and you are doing all you can to support FL. Echoing the above commenter- syringe drivers are very effective and the drugs can be tailored daily. It was the district nurses who sorted mum's driver out. Sending much knitterly love from someone who loves your blog. Steph x

Lizzi said...

Aww - bless you both.

.............and I haven’t had minestrone soup in years, either.

I cry at the John Lewis ad - but then, I cry at anything.

Sadie said...

I have nothing helpful to say, but am sending all good wishes to you both xx

pamela said...

You're doing brilliantly, Roo. I'm full of admiration. Thinking of you and FL today, hoping the pain is manageable and that you can both get some rest. Food is a challenge - thank goodness for tinned soup. Sending love and good wishes and all the positive vibes I can muster.

Kirsty said...

Sending love xx

Emma said...

Love and enveloping {{{hugs}}} for you and FL.

annieloveslinen said...

Hour by hour just do whatever works, it's the small things that get you through, knitting, French opera, the wonder of Heinz. You don't know me from a bar of soap but I have thought of you two often in the time that I first came across this blog (it's got to be over two years) and I just want to say that I care. I hope this comment gets through as Blogger and Wordprss have a love hate relationship. Stay strong Roo.

Witchknit said...

I am another knitter that you don't know from a bar of soap (love that line) who has thought of you and your FL many times in the past few years. I admire your grace under pressure. Know that you (both) are in the prayers of many, many people. Wishing you peace and sending you much love. Witchknit

Su-z said...

Sending you thoughts of strength and peace...not much more difficult than watching a loved one in pain, I'm sure you're a great comfort, though.

Run Quilt Knit Write said...

Sending you wishes for strength and peace and love from Switzerland. Love your blog and am so sorry you are having to go through this - FL is very lucky to have you!

Jenny Larking said...

I came to your blog to look at your lovely selection of socks and stayed also because I could empathise with your very sad situation and would like to join with your loyal friends and many followers in wishing you and your FL as much peace and pain free time as is possible.

Laura said...

I'm continually fascinated by your Advent sock, and while the green must have been tough to get through, it looks great against the red.

I'll take your word for it that opera contributes to a cosy afternoon... ;D Love to you both.