Sunday, May 24, 2009

My Poor Husband!!!

He has really been through the ringer!! On May 8th, he had surgery for internal hemorrhoids. As if that wasn't enough for him to suffer through, not even 2 hours after we returned home from the hospital, he had a heart attack. The doctor said he had a large blood clot that formed at the entrance of his stent from his previous heart attack, 4 years ago. While in the hospital, he was unable to breathe & we thought he was having another heart attack. Finally, after many tests, his doctor said his iron level was only at 8.5 & should be between 15 to 16 & he was just before having to have a blood transfusion. After giving him iron tablets, he was able to come home. Everything was going great until this past Tuesday. He started bleeding alot. I took him to the E.R. early Wednesday morning. He was admitted for observation because the bleeding had stopped. On Thursday a.m. he started bleeding again & the dr. finally found the area & cauterized the blood vessel. On Friday a.m. he started bleeding again, so we went to the dr's office & he cauterized him again. Friday evening...started bleeding again!! This time we applied pressure & gobs of vaseline. So far, very little bleeding! He has to stay in the bed until it heals!! Poor Baby! He is such a good man & doesn't deserve this!! He has been tired for the last 6 years & suffered from shortness of breath. We now know that it was because his iron level has been depleted for so long because of bleeding almost each day from his hemorrhoids. He had 2 colonoscopies during the last 6 yrs. & told the doctor that preformed them that his hemorrhoids were bleeding alot. The doctor said they didn't look bad to him!!! Can you believe that!! Everyone is born with 3 hemorrhoid veins. Your lifestyle really determines if you will have any problems. Steve is a big, muscular guy & is an avid golfer. Maybe he will be healed in a few weeks & can play golf again. Thanks for letting me get this off my chest!!!lol

16 comments:

Mary said...

Oh Sherry! As my sweet mom would have said, "billy be durn!" He has had a tough time. Praying he heals soon! I know you will take very good care of him. Happy Memorial Day to you and your family! Hope it is a lovely day for you. Hugs and blessings to you! Mary

Becky said...

Oh my, Praying for your husbands speedy recovery.
Big hugs
Becky

Sonia ~ Vintage Rose Designs said...

Hey Sweet Pea, I do hope your hubby is all better soon. You take good care of him and yourself...
Hugs
Sonia

Andrea Singarella said...

Oh my goodness, poor guy! I hope he is healing well and playing golf soon!
And don't forget to take care of yourself through all of this too, Miss Sherry!
Hugs,
Andrea

just_charming_ said...

So sorry to hear that your dear Husband has been so unwell Sherry. I hope he is on the road to recovery. Sending blessings to the both of you, Suzanne.

Saucy said...

Here's hoping your sweet muscle man will be back on the links and under par again in no time... take it easy and try to find the silver lining in this time together while you nurse him back to health. Let him alternate the remote control between the Golf Channel and Oprah. All will be better soon.

shabbyscraps said...

Hi sherry! I am so glad you were able to make it to ELJ afterall! it was so fun to get to know you and spend time with you! I hope things are going better with hubbie now!
xoxo, Tiffany

Rose Haven said...

Oh my...we'll be praying daily for hubby's return to health!! We've added him to our Blog Prayer List (right column).

~Blessings,
Jan & Tom

maggiegracecreates said...

Sherry - hope this week has given your hubby some much needed recovery time.

Praying for you both.

Teresa

Pinkie Denise said...

Oh my goodness, your husband certainly has had a rough go of it. I glad hear he is doing better and I hope you are resting too. I love the painting of your cottage how exciting for you Pinkie

Gail McCormack said...

I hope your husband is well on his way to a quick recovery!

I've just caught up on your posts - also love the painting Jo-Anne's done of your cottage - she is so very talented!

Vicki Pink Pearl Girl said...

Hi Sherry,
Hope hubby is feeling much better by now.
Send me your email address as the one I have for you doesn't seem to be working & I want to send you several links I thought you would like.
vprose@cox.net

The Decorated House said...

Hello Sherry~
When our loved ones go through so much, it's tough on you, too! Take care of both you.
And sending good thoughts that your hubby will be good as new in no time
Donna

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

oh your poor sweet husband. I hope he is feeling better soon, how scary for you too! What an ordeal he has been through. Hugs to you, Heather

Nikki via The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

Sherry, I'm sorry to hear your poor hubby has been so ill. At least they were able to help him. I've never heard of hemmoroid veins, or internal hemmoroids. I'm sure you've been very worried and stressed. Hugs!

Queenie said...

Hey Sherry!
Thank you for visting me at my blog...I have missed you girl! I always have enjoyed your blog and I'm not gonna lose track of you again. I have sooo enjoyed catching up with you here at your pretty blog.

I sure hope that your sweet husband is doing better now. I can only imagine what you both went through. God Bless you both sweetie....take care...
Big Hugs,
Queenie

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