Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Skip and I ... are Battle-Worn, Weary

Photos owned by Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee

Skip and I are battle-worn, weary. I will be glad when we've ... sailed these seas ... by Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee.

Skip is up, walking ... he is sitting up, down.  He is a little irate ... he is really ... ready to come home!

This evening he will have one more procedure done.  That's the ureteral stent to keep the ureter open ... next week the big kidney stone will be broken up.  He is supposed to get to come home, afterwards.

Skip is still coughing ... pneumonia.  He has been on antibiotics/IV.  His body has been through the mill with the fluid once again around his heart, pneumonia ... and finding out the cause of his kidneys having problems.

He will recover from this.  I feel good about him leaving the hospital this time.  Last week, he was discharged too soon.  He never did begin getting better once he left ... he only became worse.  Worse to the stage, he couldn't function.  He slept ... and he couldn't walk ... he fell twice.  He couldn't sit up, he only fell backwards.  This time ... he is so much stronger.

Skip was in fine form, yesterday.  I could see it in his face ... he is wanting to come home very much.  He is fussing ... now.  I smile thinking about it!

I will have surgery in April ... this past summer I had to take some tests, discovered the cause of something I never knew I had for many years.  It caused much extra pain ... in combination with my 'forever' pain.  This extra-awful pain has happened out of the blue since I was young.  

You would think ... after all the CT scans, and all the other body scans I had for the years I battled cancer ... it would have been mentioned.  It wasn't.  The good thing is ... I know now.  When I found out ... my first thought was, 'I'll be damned'.

The pain has been there since I was a teenager ... it's so bad when it does happen ... that if I were driving, I would have to stop.  Whatever I was doing, I had to stop ... and I would literally bend over with it.  What is the pain?

I can't believe it ... hiatal hernia.  I'll be damned ... so, that's what that was all this time!

Note by this Author:

I can only say, I will be glad when Skip and I have .... sailed these seas.  We are battle-worn, weary.  

Photos/story owned, written by Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee/@GeeGranny on Twitter.


  1. Sure hope you finally sail into a nice cozy harbor where you both and your pups can finally be happy and healthy. Virtual hugs to you.

  2. I am glad Skip is better----up walking around and sitting up. I know you will be glad to have your surgery behind you. Who would have thought that was causing you so much pain since younger days? Love, Ms Nancy