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IVF's Due in January 2014 Thread #2
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Posted 18 October 2013 - 09:50 PM
CME, hope you're well. I hope everything has been getting easier for you. You don't deserve the crap you've had to put up with.
How are you feeling? Not long to go now. I can't believe we only have approx 13 weeks go. So excited!!
Are you still working crazy hours?
Bwok Bwok I can't PM. I'm not sure why. It has never really worked for me. I keep getting error messages. Hope the FB group is informative.
Not sure if our other ladies check this any more. Hope you're all doing well.
Posted 21 October 2013 - 11:08 AM
B4U - I sent you a message the other day, I'll try again now.
Posted 10 November 2013 - 03:11 PM
Not sure if anyone is still reading this, but I can't get the Facebook page to work and I need to let some things out.
DH was involved in a cycling accident last week and received a serious head injury. He is going to be ok eventually. It has been a stressful and emotional week. He had some bleeding in his brain that has effected his short term memory and coordination. On a superficial level he has a broken cheek, a fracture to his jaw and a number of fractures to the bones around his eye, broken teeth and some nerve damage to one eye effecting his vision.
For the first 4 days he was very confused, didn't know where he was or what was going on. I would explain and then 30 min later have to explain again. That was a really scary couple of days, with concerns about blood clots and wether the brain injury was improving.
As it is DH is home now. I checked him out early from hospital as their was no more treatments just testing and the main things he need is rest and food neither of which he was getting in hospital. But looking after him is hard work. I'm lucky we have a lot of family to call upon to help. The issues with my MIL and BIL have been put on hold and they too have been a great help.
We found out today that the other cyclist that was seriously injured in the accident died yesterday. I'm so very thankful DH is expected to make a full recovery. We now have follow up with 7 different specialist over the next 3 months. His memory and mobility are improving daily. He is expected to go back to work in 4 weeks. It is a struggle to keep his spirits up but he is being a good patient he just gets frustrated. I just wish I had more energy for this. I've taken some time off work although I will go back part time next week. I'm trying to help him without hovering.
This has really brought things into perspective of what is important and to enjoy the day to day.
Posted 15 November 2013 - 12:41 PM
Oh my goodness cme, how horrible for you and your DH
That would all be stressful enough without you being 31 weeks pregnant too. I'm glad to hear your DH is home and your MIL & BIL have put everything aside to help you through this extremely rough time.
I'm sorry to hear the other cyclist didn't pull through. That must have been a massive shock.
Sending you lots of strength xx
Posted 15 November 2013 - 05:28 PM
I'm so sorry to hear that cme - not what you (or your DH) need to deal with right now!
Call on as many people as you have to to help you.
As for the FB group, I'll see who opened the group and ask them to message you for your details and see if it works that way.
Edited by Bwok~Bwok, 15 November 2013 - 05:28 PM.
Posted 15 November 2013 - 09:11 PM
Hi CME. I'm so sorry to read this. Hope you're ok and am praying for your DH to make a full and speedy recovery.
I will PM you my email address so we can keep in touch. I can't get onto the FB group either.
Allie & Bwok Bwok - hope you are going well.
Posted 18 November 2013 - 11:45 AM
He's steadily getting better. The cuts and bruises are healing, his coordination is getting better and his memory is much improved. Day to day other people wouldn't notice the issues with his memory but he can't concerntrate for more than an hour, he finds it difficult to make decissions and he forgets things unless he makes a conceous effort to remember them.
He gets frustrated when I ask him questions over and over and anoyed at the same time when I assume he has remembered something I have told him but he doesn't. The Dr thinks he will be back to 90% within a month. The last 10% will take many months to repair.
He's also in a lot of pain and not sleeping well, which in turn means that I'm not sleeping well. I'm getting up every 2 to 3 hours some nights to get him pain killers rather than sending him out for ice cream. I had to laugh yesterday, when I droped him off while I parked 800m away and walked (read waddeled) back.
Last Friday was the funeral for the other guy. It did put DH's situation in perspective as this could have been so much worse. It was so sad to see the widow who I was waiting with at the hospital while they worked on both of our husbands... That was so close to being me.
For now I'm just exhausted, emotionly and phisically. I'm so thankful he's getting better and have a new appreciation of all the things he does for me day to day that I have had to pick up. He is aware how hard this has been on me which has given him entheusaism in his remedial theropy to get better as soon as possible.
Posted 18 November 2013 - 08:12 PM
I'm so happy to hear that your DH is improving. I'm sure it's a very difficult time for you both. You're outlook and positivity is great. Sending you Nd your DH lots of strength and best wishes.
Posted 13 January 2014 - 03:56 PM
I'm currently in hospital with my little bundle of joy, who arrived 5 days early. DH is currently napping in my bed, he gets exhausted if he has less than 9 hours sleep. 4 operations later he has almost made a full recovery. Should be an interesting 6 weeks. At the moment everything he does is adorable.
Bwok, I'll be reading your story when I get home.
B4U how are you going?
Posted 14 January 2014 - 09:28 AM
Congrats on your little bundle - hope all went well! Also glad to hear your DH is making a good recovery.
Posted 27 January 2014 - 06:36 PM
How are you all going?
Have all our bubs arrived yet?
Happy New Year!!!
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