Friday, November 21, 2008

a big sigh of relief

This week has definitely been a sticky one. Tuesday night, DH saw the GP last thing, and was sent for a chest x-ray first thing on Wednesday morning.

Going to do a PR event that evening and keeping a smile on my face for the public, while inside I was panicking like hell at the thought of something serious being wrong with the love of my life… that was pretty tough. And we’ve also had to be brave for the kids because we didn’t want them worrying as much as we’ve been fretting.

So I’ve cancelled everything this week and spent time with him. (I am sooooo crap at Wii Golf, he gave up trying to teach me. Good distraction technique, though. Same as me accidentally whacking him with the Wii remote… but hey, I beat him at bowling for the first time ever.) We were told the results would take three days. Needless to say, neither of us has been sleeping since Tuesday. He’s been panicking about cancer (not helped by the subplot of the book I’m working on right now – which is a continuity so I can’t wuss out of it) and I’ve been panicking about something even nastier (which I’ve given to patients with his occupation, in at least two books).

This morning, I rang the hospital. Results are with the GP now. OK. Rang GP to ask for callback. He just phoned and everything is clear. (DH is still ill, but hopefully he will listen to me and rest, now. I don’t mind waiting on him hand and foot. Just as long as it’s something we can cope with.)

I think we’re going to be celebrating tonight. Because life is short (and, in this year’s case, pretty nasty – 2008 is vying for being the worst year of my life, which I thought would be impossible after 1986-7) and it’s important to celebrate the good bits.

Thanks to those who’ve been in touch with me privately. It helped.

Oh, and the floor? Still no change. I’ve asked if they’ll consider a different management, i.e. dig it up and relay it. The three different people involved all share my point of view. Now I have to get them to talk to each other and agree it officially. (Am being sexist here, but I do wish that men had the same organisational/multi-tasking skills as women!)

And my deadline…well. I’ll get there, now. (This book is really going to make people cry.)
Anyone who’s waiting for things from me – Monday. Promise.

14 comments:

Diane said...

At least that's one thing less to worry about. Hope he's feeling tons better soon.

Shirley said...

Enjoy that celebration!

With that worry out of the way, I'm sure he'll soon be feeling much better.

Jan Jones said...

Oh, hon, (((((hugs))))) to you both.

Nicolette said...

So pleased to read that your DH got the all-clear from the docs.

Hugs to you both.

Marilyn Shoemaker said...

As KateW would say doing the "happy snoopy dance"! Big hugs to you both and take good care of him! xxoo

Pat Posner said...

Gosh, those 3 days must have seemed like 3 years! So glad the
x-ray is clear.

Hugs to you all
xxPat

Nell said...

Glad the X-Ray was clear.

Kate Hardy said...

Diane - thank you. He seems to be on the mend.

Kate Hardy said...

Shirley - thanks. It's wonderful not to have those two big fears hanging over us.

Kate Hardy said...

Jan - thanks. Hugs back.

Kate Hardy said...

Nicolette - thanks - we're so relieved. Hugs back.

Kate Hardy said...

Marilyn - thanks. Anbd yes, I've been keeping him supplied with hot blackcurrant!

Kate Hardy said...

Pat - yep, funny how time goes like treacle. Thanks, and hugs back.

Kate Hardy said...

Nell - many thanks :o)