Tuesday, October 25, 2011

My Wounded Warrior.....In Sickness and in health.....

Well I love to shop at thrift stores and garage sales and find my husband outfits that are handsome. I say little girls dress there barbies and ken dolls up and when they get older they buy clothing for there husbands. They never outgrow that I guess. If Jimmy is my Ken Doll I feel as though someone has ripped his arms, legs and head off and threw him back at me broken. I can name that someone as being the Army.

 It seems like every time we turn around the Veterans hospital is giving him some other Medication to swallow. I am Totally alright with Vitamins but I hate how doctors seem to throw medications at you left and right. One day there is a Drug that you never knew existed and the next you  now have to take it the rest of your life. He is on pain meds, arthritis meds and  high blood pressure meds along with his vitamins. He was going to physical therapy for his back and it seemed like he was walking like an old man more than not.They have given him a lumbar traction device to use  as needed and  a neck traction device  to use as needed. Recently we went to take him to a sleep study where  they found him to have stopped breathing 43 times per hour and he will now have a CPAP machine. Not a really great thing for the Mommy and Daddy time. Really the rest of your life is a long time to be living with all these machines and pills they are throwing at us. Is there anything else they can do instead. Isn't there something else on the menu? My poor husband. I hope they figure something out with his back soon.


Erika said...

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