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Monday, June 15, 2009

Why I Have Been Missing....

I was admitted to the hospital Wed. for a blood transfusion- I get a bit anemic once in a while, and ended up stuck there for five days... Endoscopy, Ultra sound test and transfusions... Supposed to be for a day and a half! I first thing I did when I got home was build an altar in front of my spice storage drawer, and worshipped... They had put me on a liquids only for two days, and a low salt, bland diet for the rest of the stay. It was the worst food I have ever had in a hospital! The people were great, but the 24hr. a day activity in one of these places makes sleep difficult.
Anyway, on the mend now... I always go into the hospital saying "Woe is me", but after seeing some of the patients problems, I leave feeling fortunate.

35 comments:

Hit 40 said...

Good to have you back!!!!!

Hospitals are the worse. Just when you are asleep in bangs the janitor, a nurse for blood pressure, a resident who needs to get in his face time, ..... YOU KNOW!!!

And clean??? NO. Filthy place.

Just wait for the bills.......... they love to try to get you to pay for things that you do not owe. And you are trying to recover with the stress of the mail.

Sorry :-( I am sure that this did not calm you down. I just feel your pain.

doggybloggy said...

I was wondering what had happened - good to see you back...

urban vegan said...

Oh my, I'm sorry to hear this. Hope you're on the mend. Eat your leafy greens and lots of beans--filled with iron!

And regarding my cookbook, I'd be glad to sign yours! We'll figure something out.

Take extra good care of yourself, Buff.

Chris said...

Poor BD! I know where you are coming from. My appendix ruptured for quite a while before I went to the hospital in 1985. I spent 11 days there on no food, or a bland diet.

The thing I remember about that was how when you can't eat, you realize THAT EVERY SINGLE COMMERCIAL AND SHOW ON TELEVISION HAS FOOD ON IT!!!!

Paper plate commercials, sitcoms, whatever. They were all taunting me with food!

Glad you're out and safe at home where you can cuddle with your spices and herbs;)

starbender said...

I'm glad your back! I knew something must have happened. We all miss a day or two of posting, but when it's more, usually something is wrong. Hope You recover soon, and if you get bored, there is PLENTY of music at my place... hahahaaa!
Take care hon!

Finn said...

Glad you're on the mend. Take care of yourself.

buffalodick said...

40- I will never take good food for granted again!
DogB- Glad to be back!
UrbanV- I've got to start taking better care of me, or there won't be a "me"!
Chris- You nailed it! Off liquids, I got broth and Jell-o and was grateful! If I could have gotten The Food Channel on TV, I would have stormed the kitchen for food!
StarB- Thanks! Easy for a bit- have to rest up from the hospital!
Finn- Thanks! I will, for once...

Marjie said...

Welcome back; I missed you. My second daughter is in nursing school and tries to yell at me. Then she rediscovers the fact that my blood pressure is near-comatose, and has to shut up.

Jeff B said...

Dang!!!

Glad you came out of there on your own power.

Kate said...

Glad you're better. When I had meningitis, I was in there for two weeks and my saving grace was the Food Network. I didn't have cable at home, so every minute I was awake and not seething in pain, was focused on that. Ha! I called it my therapy.

G-Man said...

I was in the hospital once for 11 days for a stomach resection. After 4 days of eating NOTHING, A lowly Red Popsicle tasted better than any steak that I ever had...
Get well brother.....Galen

Jeanne said...

Glad you're feeling better! Hospitals are dangerous places, and not just because of the food!

Dana said...

Wondered where you had been Buff! Glad to hear you are home and on the mend!

Jen said...

Yikes! I'm glad you're better and home now. Get some iron in you to mend that anemia, will you?

Mona said...

O Dear Buf! (((HUG)))

I am glad you are okay! I had no idea!

K said...

I hope you had a great night of sleep and are feeling much better.

That's terrible to be stuck there for so long.

snowelf said...

So I woke up this morning and I was thinking about you hoping nothing had happened, cause I just had a feeling--and now I'm reading your blog and I was right to be worried!! I'm so relieved to know you are okay though. Huge hugs to you UncleBuf!!

--snow

TavoLini said...

I bet you're happy to be home!!

We were wondering where you were--glad you are on the mend. Take care of yourself, Buffalo. We're sending good thoughts your way :)

buffalodick said...

Margie- Hospitals... the only place where you finally fall asleep and they wake you up and ask you if you're OK....
Jeff- More staggering than walking, but I'm free!
Kate- That would have been torture for me...
G-man- That was the Jello I got- I was grateful...
Jeanne- They pulled the plug on the pic line twice by accident spilling my blood all over everything.. I had blood drawn more than a dozen times.. I ought to take a picture of my arm!
Dana- Thanks!
Jen- Twice a day, dear...
Mona- Thanks for the hug! It will help me get better!
K- I do feel better- ate a real sandwich last night!
Snowniece- thanks for the hugs- better than good food!
Tavolini- It was a good wake up call to take better care of myself...

Heff said...

Glad you're back and everything's o.k. !

Akelamalu said...

Sorry to hear you had to go into hospital Buff but happy to hear you're home now.

My Dad had the same problem recently - blood transfusion, camera up and down!

Get yourself some proper food now and enjoy. :)

buffalodick said...

Heff-Thanks! Almost OK, few things to do yet- but no hospital!!!
Ake- I had a bologna and cheese sandwich with lettuce, mustard and mayo last night, and thought I was in heaven....

deb said...

Bless you Buff. An altar haha. Hey it's working for me! :)Hugs from California.

buffalodick said...

Deb- Try well,well,well,well done roast beef with absolutely no salt or spices on it.... I ate one of my own shoes- at least it had color..

Angela in Europe said...

Oh wow, I am sorry to read this. I hope you are feeling much better now!

buffalodick said...

Angela- Thank-you, I am feeling much better!

Just telling it like it is said...

Thank goodness your okay..I'm nosy what what your H and H count lower than 4.0? I so happy your home and well. I tell you what when ever I gave blood to people it was the strangest feeling seeing the blood go in...

Scarlet said...

I noticed you haven't been around, and I'm sorry to hear you were cooped up in the hospital, but I'm glad you're OK.

I haven't had any cravings since you've been gone. :( When you feel better, we'll all feel better, I think.

Chef E said...

Buff...glad you are okay, and I would have ate my own shoe too...

buffalodick said...

Darngirl- 6.4 about half normal.
Scarlet- I'll post about food next post!
ChefE- Godd food and rest is what I needed, and it's the only things they didn't give me...

Hit 40 said...

MAN- CHILD comment back at my blog!!! LMAO

SO TRUE!!! I have told him to call me when he gets in trouble. I know it will happen.

Bina said...

Oh No!!!! Dang Buff, that is awful! FIVE days? They rarely keep anyone in the hospital that long anymore so you must have been in bad shape. I'm so sorry!!!!!

Glad you are out and on the mend.

Now EAT!

Vodka Mom said...

I'm glad all is well!!!!!!

yikes.

KB said...

I was wondering where you'd gone. Glad all is well. You were missed.

Hugs

Beth said...

oh Uncle buff!!!! I'm glad you're home and feeling better. wow...what an ordeal. Please rest and feel better.

XOXOXOX