When Husbands Are Right…

“Wherever you find a great man, you will find a great mother or a great wife standing behind him — or so they used to say. It would be interesting to know how many great women have had great fathers and husbands behind them.”
~ Dorothy L. Sayers

 

Big day for me yesterday!

Two specialist medical appointments at hospitals, one at either end of my day. I was feeling pretty good, so I walked – from one end of a mega-carpark to another, and then through the maze of floors and hallways of the hospital that housed my doctors.

Lots of tests. Prodding, poking, bothering.

I still felt pretty good afterwards, because finally I had some good news! The urologist was sure I would end up with permanent incontinence. Nup. Somehow I defied the odds. And my massively resistant superbug that is non-responsive to antibiotics is in fact responding to herbs and essential oils.

And my vision has marginally improved when they said that the damage was permanent.

I guess it was more of an emotional high than anything. I felt like I could dance all day.

My brain was full of ideas. I spent time between appointments organising some new projects, and a pop-up shop and workshops for late November.

I felt AMAZING!

happy dance

Snoopy happy dance – Image from www.keywordsuggestions.com

The entire day my husband kept saying ‘let me get you a wheelchair, Nic’. Or ‘wait til I bring the car round’. Or ‘maybe you should nap now’. But did I listen to him? No.

So. Much. Walking.

So much getting in and out of cars, and off too-low lounges.

So much sitting up and doing stuff.

‘You’ll pay for that tomorrow’, Ben said.

‘I’ll be fine’, I kept affirming.

Hahahaha!

 

Not fine.

I lay down for a quick nap yesterday afternoon that became an all-night sleep marathon, punctuated only by the endless bladder-infection-induced zombie runs to the bathroom still half-asleep.

I woke up late. Way later than usual.

So sore and stiff today that I can barely move. And new eyedrops made it impossible to see out of either eye this morning, although the extra blurriness has mostly cleared now, three hours later.

Sorry, Ben. You were right. Next time I might even listen…

 

Tomorrow I’ll put my eyedrops in AFTER I blog.

Today I’ll nap. I’ll stay extra quiet and still. I’ll rest and rest and rest. Because Ben’s right. I may have overdone it just a tad.

I’ll go now, before the deafening chorus of all of your voices joining Ben’s overwhelms me.

I know. I know.

You were right…

Resting now. Big hugs and love from a still-air-punching-and-happy-dancing-in-her-head Nicole <3 xoxo

 

13 thoughts on “When Husbands Are Right…

  1. Ben, you have your work cut out for you. You totally deserve a batch of gingersnaps. And a medal. Sometimes, those we love do have the knowledge.

    Also FRICKIN HUZZAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Soooooooooooooooo happy you are once again defying all kinds of medical odds. <3 <3 <3

  2. Beautiful Nicole, I think I have commented maybe once or twice to your blog, but that doesn’t mean to say I don’t think of you often. I LOVE your blog and pretty much read it daily. I am so grateful for your honesty and thank you for sharing your gifts to the world. You make me strong.
    I wanted to let you know I am thinking of you and sending you lots of love and light.
    From the heart-shaped stone lady,
    Nerida xoxoxoxoxo

  3. Well your body acknowledged you ‘slightly’ overdid it by having a mega sleep. Very happy to hear you are proving doctors wrong. Attitude and Sokli help makes a huge difference. Well done and keep on keeping on xxxx

  4. 😏We’ve all been there Nicole . Try listening to that hubby of yours . Hip hip hooray for natural herbs , wonder the excitement. Thank you again because I’m having a difficult took out today and I’m terrified…it ain’t nothing compared to you , good luck my sweet 😍Xx
    Cherryx

  5. So happy that you had such a great day! Maybe next time you will listen to Ben….maybe not…but the fact that you felt so good must have been amazing! So happy that you received good news. …just so so happy for you !

  6. You are such a kid at heart… which explains your enthusiasm and not listening to *wise* Ben. HA! But what good news — YAAAAAY!!! Bring it on… more please. Know that I *hold* you in my morning meditations and think of you while lighting candles (which I light at least 3 times a day). You go, girl! LOVE LOVE LOVE XOX

  7. I do the same thing when I feel slightly better I try and do everything and then we over do it and then the next day your body says I quit. Just do what your body tells you to do that’s all we can do. But we still have to pace ourselves it’s hard I know . I pray for you Nicole and everyone that has to endure any form of pain.
    Feel Better,
    Jo-Ann

  8. Teee heee! Husbands have a habit of being right don’t they? Today my husband suggested I get petrol on my way to a meeting since the fuel guage was on empty. I didn’t listen and sure enough… ran out of petrol on the way home. I let him have his “I told you so’ moment!

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