Tuesday, October 14, 2008

all's quiet

Cardo is at home now. He's sleeping on the couch bed, right now, only a few feet away from me and quietly snoring.

He's on a small slew of medications and he has to take it easy for the next two weeks, at least. After that, he'll have to try to keep the stress down. Every time I think of what we have to do (work, grocery shop, pay bills, ecc), I think, "Oh god, that's just too stressful." I'm wary about trying to control his stress level, but I don't want him to go right back to what got him here in the first place.

Also, I can't stop thinking that I'm a big part of what got him here. I'm a constant ball of tension. And, I've been so tired and sick lately that I've been even more keyed up. I need to get my anxiety under control so that it doesn't transfer to Cardo and Pic.

Anyhow, I'm glad to have him back home with us. At lunch today, Pic told him, "I love you very much not in the hospital. Just right here." I agree.


Anonymous said...

I am so glad he's home! I got worried when I read the post on Monday that the hospital wasn't releasing him. And you've done such a wonderful job supporting him through this and taking care of Pic. You'll figure out how to get through the recovery process (it stresses me out when medical professionals tell me to minimize my stress levels . . . "But how?!?"). You and Cardo will just figure it out because you have to. Maybe identify triggers that stress him and then a slew of relaxation techniques he can draw on if he finds himself getting stressed. And, on the bright side, maybe it's something you can do as a family (although I don't know how stressed little Pic gets). Anyways, I'll stop rambling and get ready for work. Tell Ricardo I say hi and yea! for being home with family. -Alanna

Coach J said...

Whew! Glad to hear things are getting better. Take deep breaths, eat good food, enjoy Cardo's "rest period." Remember, you can always call if you need anything.