Tag Archive: Hospital

“The Sick”

We’ve been battling “the sick” in our house for what seems like weeks. It’s gross, ugly, and turns patient mommy into frustrated mommy when she is woken up by insistent coughing and cries for medicine in the middle of the night. But no matter how tempted I am to run to the clinic over a…

Confessions from a Crazy Person

The drive seems long even though it is only a short 10 minutes. Anxiety fills my throat and threatens to choke me, making me contemplate cancelling the appointment. Maybe I can wait until the new year. My legs shake from fear of the unknown, from having to discuss my feelings, and from exhaustion as I…

Get Me Home

We had to leave immediately. The pain was crushing; blinding. I screamed out for help from the bedroom, the urgency in my voice echoing off of the walls, begging for relief. The walk to the car a blur, we drove through red lights, around slower vehicles, and ignored speed limits. The throbbing stabs ripped through…

This Week

This week I’ve got several guest bloggers coming by to share stories with you while I’m having my gal bladder removed. I’m a little nervous, even sad. We were close. We did everything together. I have a high pain tolerance and am prepared to be uncomfortable, bed ridden, and punctured. I’m not concerned about the…

Vacation at the Hospital

Since having a baby I’ve been privy to some of the most horrendous birth stories there are. We mothers do that to one another, we terrorize each other with stories of endless labour, epidurals gone wrong, episiotomies that wouldn’t heal, and doctors with no bedside manner. We try to out do our friends with tales…

Pink Clouds of Morphine

This weekend I spent some time in the hospital. My stomach was angry. Apparently my bladder was too. I was diagnosed with a pretty bad UTI. But… During my visit I was inspired! _______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Morphine. Funny pain killer. Liquid rescuer. Your promise to take the stabs and discomfort away are misleading. Turning screams from the…

Canadian Health Care… Thank You

So I’ve been having back pain for the past 3 weeks. I fell down the stairs with my baby on my hip and twisted to save my child. My heroic efforts were met with crippling pain. Thanks universe! Thursday the pain was so intense I couldn’t get out of bed. But I’m a survivor! And…