Monday, October 13, 2008

Losing My Mind!

I finally found a place in the hospital where I can sort of get a connection to the Internet. It's a very, very slow connection, but it will have to do.

I'm going crazy here in the hospital. Part of that I'm sure is because of the prednisone. It makes me want to peel my skin off just to have something to do! The last three nights have been better for sleep though, which is good.

Part of what makes this stay so annoying is that this time being in isolation really does feel like isolation. My television has 100 channels of all the same program. I don't know how that happened, but it's definitely not fun. I'm so glad that my mom is letting me borrow their little DVD player.

Yesterday the time actually went by pretty quickly. My dad came for a few hours. When he left Brad showed up. About 5 minutes after Brad got here my cousin Jared (aka "Big Jared" for those who know my family) came by too. We had fun talking and laughing together. Saturday had also been a good day for visitors. Kelly and John stopped by and they didn't come empty handed! They brought some ice cream contraband...mmmm...and the first two books of the C.S. Lewis space trilogy. My attention span is pretty short, so getting through a C.S. Lewis book is taking some effort. Lots of big words.

Tonight my in-laws will probably stop by for awhile. It will be nice to see them. Even though they haven't a lot of time to adjust to having a family member with CF, they are doing a good job of being supportive. They ask the right questions and are understanding of my limitations. I sometimes forget how helpless caregivers and people in my support system must feel to watch me go through these hospital visits.

That's about it for now. I'll try to update again as I'm able. Thanks for your continued prayers. They are appreciated.

Hi, Lauren,
I've been keeping up with you but I have't written lately. I surely hope you find some diversion while being in lockup. That must be awful.

Even with 100 different channels, there is often nothing really to watch.

I'm here in Virginia with Ella for the month of October. She is at such a fun age. Everything continues to be fresh and new. Her vocabulary seems to grow every day.
We're praying for you guys and we miss you both!

Let me know if you'd like me to loan you send some dvd's. I'm a fan of silly comedies that might cheer you up. If you'd like me to send some, shoot me an email.

I hope you are home soon.
Hey Girl..I know what ya mean about the going crazy part, the Lord has you there for a reason though.

It is a mission field few would choose but the Lord has placed us there.
....But what the heck, did call maintenance about that TV?!?...or could they put you in another isolation room?
It's great to see your blog, Lauren. I was house-sitting for my parents and their computer was slow as molasses so I wasn't on it much. Even when a page would finally upload/download it would get stuck on "comments".

I saw Brad's update that your sinus surgery has been moved up. Yeah! Let's hope that date sticks, now.

I can imagine you are climbing the walls. I would be, as well. And your TV problem...I don't know whether to laugh or cry for you.

I need to be hospitalized, too, but I'm waiting for Jim's work to get stabilized. He doesn't have any and that's important for paying those hospital bills. I'm trying to hang in there, but it isn't easy and I just want to get better!
Someone did fix her TV in time for The Big Bang Theory last Monday... :)
I hope your feeling better and I am praying you dont have to be there much longer! keep your chin up!!
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