Tuesday, June 17, 2014

What a week...

phewwww…..where to start.
Hubby's mother, who is 89 this August, had a fall a few months ago….and that resulted in a few cuts and grazes.  Silver chain had been going around there most days dressing them but despite all the care one of the cuts developed an infection and turned into a ulcer.  Doctor visits and antibiotics didn't help and Mum ended up in hospital and put on intravenous antibiotics for 5 days.
It seemed to help but mum was in a lot of pain, and stronger pain killers were given and she was sent home.  She had only been home for 2 days and she was in a pain still so off to the Drs we sent her. Dr wasn't happy and sent her off to a surgeon and he put her straight in hospital  as the surgeon decided to operate on the leg and cut out the infection that seemed to be growing in the ulcer. 
On the day of the operation I worked and a elderly lady collapsed in the shopping centre right where I was cleaning. I and one other lady were the only 2 who were first aid trained and knew how to do CPR…so we started. Security rang for an ambulance while the phone operator stayed on the phone to the security guard who put the phone on speaker while I and the other lady worked on the elderly lady till the ambulance and attendants arrived.  I can tell you it left me very shaken….and more so when I heard she didn't survive.
Luckily my mother in law came through the op real well. We visited her the next day…and walked into her room to her having had an emergency bleed on the leg. Mums BP plummeted  to a real low while a surgeon had to stem the bleeding vein with a few stitches.  Thankfully mum once again came through that real well.  She is still in hospital and staff say the leg is healing slowly.

A friend of mine who I met on the weight watchers online community threads many years ago (and met personally a few times) was in Bunbury on the weekend…so we managed a couple of hours together over breakfast and coffee. Was a great end to a tough week or so.
Through all this I managed to control my emotional eating more this week and at weigh in last night  I managed to lose 1.7…so that got rid of the 1.2 I put on last week. I don't think I will go to a morning weigh in again while I am weighing in in the evening…it mucked my weight on the scales right up.
I will leave you with a pic of me and Erica…while I go ring mum. The weather her today is damn cold, wet and windy so think we'll leave a visit to her till tomorrow. She knew I was working today so won't be expecting us. 
Erica and I 


  1. Oh wow Jen - what a difficult time you have had but WELL DONE on a great loss !!! Keep it up.
    I hope your Mom continues to improve - have the best week !
    Me xox

  2. Well talk about a busy few days eh? I'm sorry the elderly lady died, but very happy your MIL is on the mend. Poor girl (well older girl)... what a lot to go through for her.
    Well done on the healthy loss too.

  3. What a horrible time you have had, sorry to hear about the lady, so sad, but glad your MIL is getting there, and well done on the loss through all this :)