Sunday, June 22, 2008

One Year Anniversary

It was one year ago today that I got the phone call from my husband, telling me that I had to take him to the emergency room. And it was one year ago today that he was admitted to the hospital for a staph infection in his arm. It was a journey that lasted a lot longer than I ever thought - and even now, I can't believe it's been that long.

For weeks, my days consisted of getting up, taking my daughter to school, going to work, going to the hospital over my lunch break, going back to work, picking up my daughter, then going back to the hospital and then, at last, going home to fall into bed and get up and do the same thing the next day.

It was exhausting. I credit God with getting me through it, and my friends and family for all the wonderful support they showed us. And all my blogging buddies were just awesome. Since I chronicled the whole journey on my blog, I had tons of people offering me daily support.

And now, finally, a year later, hubby has a good job, is completely healed, and has one hellacious scar on his arm. But what counts is that we made it.


  1. I am very glad to know you are both well on the other side of all of that. I know it had to have been terribly difficult for you. Here's to continued good health and good fortune!

  2. I'm so glad you all got through that with such a good outcome. I remember that tough time for you. It doesn't seem like it's been a year!

  3. It takes a strong person to come out the other end of a bad experience and be able to look back and find something positive about the experience.

  4. I'm glad all ended well. Staph is such a nasty thing.

  5. Lisa - Yes, it was something I definitely don't want to go through again! Very scary - and very costly, too!

    Therese - I'm amazed it's been a year, too. Sometimes it's good when time flies. ;-)

    Kelly - Thanks. :-)

    Travis - Thankfully, he didn't have the antibiotic-resistant staph that's been in the news a lot lately, but it was nasty, nevertheless.

  6. Your strength and ability to cope are inspiring.

  7. Wow, has it been a year already? I can't believe it!

    Still so scary, every time I think of it.

    Big hugs.

  8. A year? No way! Time is a very flexible concept sometimes.

  9. Hugs, Melissa. I found it hard enough spending the days at hospital when my dad was ill - couldn't have done it without my husband being a total star and a real support. So I have an idea of what you went through - you're one amazing woman.


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