Long story, but it’s pretty funny

21 May
I was really happy to be able to go to church today.  It was great to be able to worship and be with good friends.  It was so great to see everyone and they all knew that I had to have “side hugs” so it wouldn’t hurt me. :o)  Kevan and I also went early so we could go to Sunday School and after the church service there was a church business meeting so I was exhausted and in pain by the time we left.  I was due pain medication at least an hour before church ended and had forgotten it at home.  I couldn’t wait to get home to take it.  Although, since we live pretty far from town we had to run a few errands before we headed back home so the pain was getting a little unbearable. 
When we arrived back to the house after church I changed into my PJ’s, took my pain meds and told Kevan I needed to take a nap on the couch.  Keep in mind that I am able to lay myself down, but I am still unable to pull myself back up from a laying position.  So, I still require help.  Once I laid down I told him I forgot to grab the phone or the walkie talkie so he would need to set them near me before he went outside.  I fell right to sleep.  I woke up to one of my cats jumping onto my chest.  OUCH!  We were locking them out of the room so this wouldn’t happen, but now we’ve only been doing it at night when I’m in bed.  It hurt, but I don’t think he damaged anything.  But, it certainly scared me.
One thing about me is….I do not take long naps.  I am a 20-30 minute napper, but today I was actually able to sleep about an hour.  When I awoke I could hear hammering outside so I knew Kevan was out there working on the deck.  I looked around….there was no phone…no walkie talkie and I could hear my cell phone vibrating somewhere unreachable.  How could I call him to get me up?  I hate just sitting and doing nothing.  I laid there for about 30 minutes and realized that I might be able to at least reach the TV remote so I could at least watch TV.  After MUCH stretching and maneuvering I finally reached it and turned it on.  I watched TV for about 30 minutes and the whole time I am trying to figure out how Macgyver would get himself out of this situation….now remember…..this now has been 2 hours since I laid down and since Kevan last saw me.  I tried making a rope out of my blanket and pulling myself up.  Nope.  Didn’t work.  I tried grasping the top of the couch.  Nope.  I tried moving onto my side a little, but that just hurt my drain suture and I thought I might fall onto the floor and rip my drain out.  I was fuming after about 2 hours and 45 minutes of laying on this couch.  Then, I starting to cry a little.  lol!  Tears were actually falling.  I couldn’t believe my husband just forgot about me and all I needed was a little push to sit up!  It would only take about 4 seconds to help me up.  I was so mad that I still couldn’t sit up by myself.  Grrrrrr!!!!  
One funny part is that I would scream for him, “KEVAN!!” really loud hoping he would hear me.  Each time I did this our male cat, Aubie, would stand up, walk over to our female cat, Stormie, and bite her neck.  It was hilarious!  So, I’d tell Aubie, “No, quit biting your sister” and he’d stop.  Then, a little while later I’d scream for Kevan again and Aubie would go back over and bite her neck.  LOL!  I don’t know what in the world was going on in his little head but it sure was funny.  Aubie is probably our sweetest kitty even thought all 3 are pretty sweet.  This is what he does EVERY morning before Kevan gets up.  He goes in and cuddles with Kevan.  Isn’t he so sweet.  So, I don’t know what got into him earlier when I was screaming for his daddy.  lol!
Anyway, I FINALLY heard the door open and Kevan finally walked in to see how I was doing.  “HOW WAS I DOING??”  I asked him how in the world he could forget about his invalid wife for almost 3 hours and when had he ever known me to sleep longer than an hour!   Kevan is not good with time.  He said he had no idea it had been that long.  He wears a watch.  I just don’t get it. 
Now that I’m sitting up I can go to the bathroom if I want, I can get myself a drink, play a game on my phone, eat some chocolate, call my Mom….so many options.  I’m so happy to be out of that predicament.  I’m going to make myself a little dinner (from leftovers that friend’s from church brought over) and watch a good Hallmark movie.  Kevan and his dad are outside piddling around still.  
Even though he forgot about me for almost 3 HOURS I am still thankful for all he has done for me during this time that I’ve needed him so much.  I know he’s tired of having to do my bandages twice a day and having to do my drains.  But, he still does it and he doesn’t complain.  Now, if I could just get him to help clean the house a little since I can’t do it yet….but I really think he’d rather do bandages and drains.  lol!

4 Responses to “Long story, but it’s pretty funny”

  1. Nancy Farrell May 21, 2012 at 12:22 am #

    I am glad Kevan thinks pounding nails, sawing, and doing manly stuff is more exciting than taking a nap and getting away from it all. I admit, I don't get it but what the heck, works for him. Glad the care giver is taking care of himself as well as good care of you. Love you both xoN

  2. Anonymous May 21, 2012 at 5:05 am #

    Jayde, that is a pretty funny story – but you should know by now men have no conception of time – watch no watch! You probably won't forget a phone or walkie talkie going forward! lol You are doing great – keep up the efforts – it will pay off!Judy

  3. Deborah May 21, 2012 at 1:34 pm #

    Ha, I laughed out loud about the yell-induced cat bites. So strange!! And I love your Macgyver attempts! I think I'd be going crazy too after that long of laying still. You're such a trooper!!! I love that God gave you the cats to make you laugh in the middle of a stressful situation. I think that a lot when Rufio makes me laugh.


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