9.09.2010

Frugal Friday~


Here is my poor, invalid Hubby. His new home is our living room which is now decorated in what I like to call "Hospital Chic". Ha! But seriously, we live in, what is quite possibly one of the best neighborhoods in the entire world. They have really rallied around us since John's accident. That cushy chair you see him in is a lift chair that our neighbors brought over to us. It's amazing...reclines all the way back...lifts him almost all the way up when he needs to stand.


Today at his follow up appointment, we discovered he still has some fluid in his lung. If it's still there by this time next week, he'll need another chest tube. Here's praying that all our hard work this coming week will prevent that from happening. That means lots of lung exercise, and trying hard to get up and walk more. But, despite all his pain, he's a trooper. When I told him I didn't have a post for Frugal Friday this week, he told me I could post his picture and say that my carpenter was "out of order". I thought it was funny. Thank heavens he still has a sense of humor...we're going to need it.


It's your turn! INSPIRE ME this week folks...I sure could use it!!!


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50 comments:

gail@myrepurposedlife.net said...

oh my! It's not going to be easy. I truly hope your hubby has a full (speedy) recovery.
Take care of yourself cause it's going to be tough for you too.
gail

Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com said...

OH what a sweetie to let you take his picture!! Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Hope you're getting enough rest.

Kristi said...

I read about his accident the other day. Poor thing! And you too! I'm praying that you guys will get through this soon. So sweet of him to let you take his picture and post it. :-)

Thanks for hosting!

~ The Speckled Dog

Kristi said...

I read about his accident the other day. Poor thing! And you too! I'm praying that you guys will get through this soon. So sweet of him to let you take his picture and post it. :-)

Thanks for hosting!

~ The Speckled Dog

Karen- The Graphics Fairy said...

Oh gosh, poor guy!!! My thoughts and prayers are with you, your husband, and your whole family. I'm sure it's not been easy for any of you. I hope he recovers quickly!

Green Willow Pond said...

What a trooper! So glad he's at least able to get up...although that must be a painful undertaking. I will pray for his continued and speedy recovery and for the lungs to clear up too.

LindaSonia said...

All the best to your hubby for a speedy recovery.

Had to post a comment because in that picture he looks just like Ted Danson!!! How cool... :) LindaSonia

Rachelle said...

Still praying for a fast recovery!

xo
Rachelle

Sourkraut said...

I'm just now catching up on what happened with your poor husband. I have to say my heart skipped a beat when I read some of your earlier posts. So glad he's ok and that you're both coping so well!

Decorchick! said...

Goodness. Still praying for him and glad he still has a sense of humor throughout all this! :)

Lindsay said...

OH your sweet husband and his humor made me smile. Prayers continue to flow your way Wendy :)

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Continued good wishes for a speedy recovery! Hoping you'll have your carpenter back in no time!

Consultant Calamities said...

Hope he feels better soon!

Suzanne said...

Good people (neighbors) make all the difference at times like this. I hope he's able to get the rest and exercise needed for his complete recovery. A sense of humor is so important and it's good to know you both have that to get you through these rough times. Positive thoughts and prayers coming your way.

Christie said...

I am so sorry for all that you are going through. I will continue lifting your husband and your dad in prayer...and YOU, too...as I am sure it is difficult to be the caregiver to all. Hang in there. Christie at Three Pixie Lane

Leanne said...

I hope your hubby's recovery continues at a rapid pace. Prayers are with you. Thanks for hosting.

Sue@Uniquely Chic said...

Hope your guy has a speedy recovery! Positive thoughts to you and your family.

AntiqueChase said...

Ah, that doesn't look fun... Hope he heals real quick!

Nina @ Momma Go Round said...

Amen for neighbors! My dad just got one of those chairs for his recovery from neck/spine surgery and it was awesome! So glad you have one to use...it's so helpful!

Praying for his recovery!

Lorrie said...

I don't have any Frugal Friday inspiration because my blog posts have been full of wedding beauties, but I want to tell you that I'm so glad your husband is at home with you and on the mend. Having a sense of humour is a great sign of healing.

Here's hoping he will soon be "back in order."

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

Your poor hubby! :( What a blessing to have an amazing neighborhood... praying for all the fluid to be gone from his lungs!

C and Co. said...

Thanks for your fabulous blog. I'm a frequent visitor. Best wishes to your husband. You take care.

* French Farmhouse 425 * said...

~*~ Hope he recovers very soon~*~Blessings to you and your entire family~*~*:)

gnee @ Singing With Birds said...

Sending my best to each of you as you mend. Thanks for hosting during this challenge. You are a trooper, along with your courageous carpenter!

RedHead said...

I am praying that your husband feels better soon! Thanks for hosting the party. Have a great weekend,
Courtney

stef said...

I do not think I have ever posted a comment here, but wanted to let you know I am praying for you and your family. I cannot imagine my husband being laid back like that and in pain. The picture broke my heart. I will be praying your "carpenter" gets on the mend quickly.

Biljana said...

Thanks for hosting:))
Have a great weekend:))

melissa * 320 Sycamore said...

So thankful that you have the loving support of neighbors and friends. Prayers from VA being sent your way, my sweet friend. Hang in there!

vintage girl at heart said...

Thankful for wonderful neighbors!!!
I will pray that the fluid clears up so he will not have to undergo another procedure!!!
Blessings for a restful weekend!

Cathy @ The Far Fifty said...

I'm so glad to read that your husband is home and resting. One step closer to recovery!

Life in Rehab said...

Hey, he's still handsome, even in a leg brace. Not everyone can rock that look.

It's good that you've got a lot of support and help with this. It's also good that you're rock solid strong.

Jane said...

Lifting up your husband in prayer.

Susan said...

Wishing your hubby a speedy recovery and that he doesn't need any more proceedures next week ;o)

bernicewood said...

I can't remember if I mentioned this before, but my husband had a brain aneurysm almost 2 years ago. I had to learn to ask for help and receive it. I always had a strong front and didn't want to appear weak, but I had to accept help. Have a short list of things you need help with and those who ask, say 'As a matter of fact...'.
Also, find some time to destress somehow. I know when my husband was in Neuro ICU, the showers were in a separate private bath away from the rooms. I remember taking a shower and just bawling and crying out to God to save my husband's life. Of course, then I would get dressed, come back out and put on the mask that I was strong. Don't be afraid to not be strong.
Sorry this was so long. Will be praying for no fluid and more mobility somehow!

Bernice

http://bernicewood.wordpress.com/2010/09/10/i-made-a-mess/

mamma of 2 said...

Happy to see your husband home! Many prayers for California :)

Goings on at the Glenn's said...

Sending you a huge hug that you can be strong and have the energy and courage to help your family through this time with your husband and father. Playing it solo is never never easy! May Heavenly Father bless you with added patience and a sense of humor. Our family will keep you in our prayers. So glad you can count your blessings and that your hubby still has his sense of humor. Thanks for sharing.

AliLilly said...

So glad he is home. Glad he is holding strong!! He'll get better even faster now, being home. We are still praying for him and for your dad.

~Ami

lynns said...

Hi! Just wanted to let you know, my hubby looked like this a year ago. He came home needing intravenous antibiotics and *I* had to become the nurse who gave it to him. All this to say, *you will be able to do this*!!! Draw your strength from God and from the love you and your hubby have and you will both be stronger on the far side of this. Blessings to you and your hubby. Lynn

Liz Taylor said...

I'm so glad your husband is ok, despite being laid up. I keep thinking about my own little family and can't imagine what you're going through. You'll be in my thoughts and prayers. Stay strong.
Liz
http://projectnaptime.blogspot.com/

Taylor-Ann said...

Hey Wendy- So glad to hear that your husband has his humor back...everything else will soon follow. It's so nice to see how supportive the neighborhood has been for you guys, it makes a world of difference.

Hope you guys have a good weekend!

Taylor

Cheryl said...

bless his heart he still has a sense of humor.
been praying for y'all. will continute to lift y'all up in prayer.

michelle said...

i wish you and your hubby the best. keep on him to use that incentive spirometer. that should help his lungs function. those are good little devices. they really do help!
gos bless you and your family.

Mary in VA said...

What a wonderful picture--your husband AT HOME!!! I am so happy for you and your family. The hard work will be blessings in disguise, but blessings, nonetheless. The Lord will not leave you or forsake you! Mary

Home Hinges said...

Best wishes to you and your hubby. My husband had ACL surgery a week ago and is laid up in the living room as well, but I'm going to count my blessing that it isn't worse. It only takes a story like yours to realize I have it great. Sincerely good luck.
April @ homehinges.com

Susie said...

Heres hoping alls good with your dear hubby, and that he is soon back on his feet.

All the best
Susie
I Just Love That Fabric

Plays with Paints said...

I hope that your hubbhy gets well sson. With your yender loving care it will speedy, efficient and soon. Please take care of yourself also.

God Bless

Roberta said...

Ahh..poor John! Hope he is well soon Wendy...here's a tip for strengthening his lungs...BLOW BUBBLES. I know that it sounds funny by my son had asthma as a child...so bad that his lungs collasped. So we bought him bubbles and taught him to blow bubbles WITHOUT holding his breath...he had to use his breath to blow and it help strengthen them. We were living in Italy at the time and they specialized in upper respiratory therapies because they had more allergins than we did...no screens on the windows, etc. Also blowing bubbles is something he can do without having to walk when he's just too tired or his leg is hurting. Hope this helps, fondly, Roberta

Miss Mustard Seed said...

I'm just getting up to speed on the accidents your husband and father were in. Praise the Lord they are both ok and healing. I hope He will give you unending strength through this period and your kids will have a peace and calm through it all.

Elizabeth (blue clear sky) said...

I am praying that you guys all have a good week and that the carpenter continues to improve.

How wonderful that even through the pain and stress he still has a sense of humour.

Sandy Ang said...

Thanks for hosting this. I found many lovely projects and commented on them.