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tgal
01-28-2011, 03:48 PM
Ok everyone, I have an apology to make. I am really sorry I have not been around the last few days and I have neglected greetings to those that have joined. Wednesday I had a choice to make. I had to either be a good friend and physically pay the price for a few days or let this illness change the kind of friend that I am/have always been. I chose to help my friend and I am paying the price.

My best friends mother was rushed out of the rest home that she has had to live in for 3 years (after breaking her hip) and taken to the hospital. She had an apparent "Fall" that broke the bones that make up her eye socket and fractured her cheek bone in several places. Jan (my best friend) has lived in a suburb of Houston since the late 80's but she still doesn't drive in Houston proper and the hospital that her mother was initially taken to transferred her to the medical center in downtown houston because of the possible brain trauma. By the time she got to the Medical center they had already found out that the had a blood clot behind her eye and many other things wrong.

Although I am not supposed to drive and I know how lack of sleep and stress affects me I could not let her down and I headed out and spent from Weds through Thurs night in the neuro trauma wing of a hospital in Houston. I went for 39 hours without sleep and I am paying for it now. I did check here from my phone from time to time but by the time I got home I was burned from the lighting (yes, I constantly refreshed my sun block), my right foot was drooping so I had to use the cane constantly and my other ankle was swollen terrible. We won't even discuss the brain fog!

I am home now but it has taken a very long time to type this post but I felt it important to let you all know that I wasn't ignoring you either in posts or in PM's. I am working on taking care of myself right now and I will be checking but if I don't answer you please don't take it personally. I hope to be back up to a "normal flare" (LOL) by Sat or Sun.

Hugs to each of you in my WHL family

chikititalinda
01-28-2011, 04:26 PM
Oh Mari, there's no need to appologize. You have to take care of you first to be able to take care of everybody else. You helping your friend when she needs you the most and putting yourself second just shows what a wonderful caring person you are. Please get some much needed well deserved rest. Come back only when you're feeling well rested and relaxed.

red246
01-28-2011, 04:37 PM
(((MAri))) Why does it not surprise me that you helped your friend? You are one of the most selfless people I know! Take care of yourself & get to feeling better! We'll all still be here when you do!

kim,l
01-28-2011, 05:52 PM
dear mari do not apologize to us you are a wonderful kind and caring person please take care of yourself my friend many hugs kiml

amethystchic
01-28-2011, 06:28 PM
I hope you feel better soon!!!

Angel Oliver
01-28-2011, 07:33 PM
No need to apologise just rest up.

love
Amanda.xxxx

Nonna
01-28-2011, 08:39 PM
Mari sweetheart, the other have said it all, ii know a lot of us would have made the same decision. Hug and good thoughts and prayers. Rest easy

Toni

tgal
01-28-2011, 08:49 PM
Thanks everyone. I have slept all day and am going to try and go to the doctor tomorrow. I will be a walk in so I am not sure if he can see me but wish me luck

magistramarla
01-28-2011, 09:43 PM
Mari,
You don't have to apologize for doing what you need to do in life. You are not superwoman, and you have to take care of yourself, too.
Take good care of yourself and feel better soon!
Hugs,
Marla

rob
01-29-2011, 12:05 AM
You have nothing to apologize for Mari. You do a great job as a mod, and your contributions here are so helpful to so many.

tortugal
01-31-2011, 05:39 AM
Mari, hope you are feeling better. Rest up! You are a true friend- I am sure your friend knows how lucky she is to have you. Thanks for being so wonderful to everyone here too... take care of yourself, you know we'll all still be here when you're back up to par :)

Bonita
01-31-2011, 09:09 AM
Mari just take care of youself and it is good that you are a caring and loving friend. Hope you feel better. Love Bonita

SandyR
02-01-2011, 11:30 AM
You were being a good friend. That doesn't ever require an apology to your other friends. We all know you go out of your way to help others and love ya for it. I hope you are feeling better.

mountaindreamer
02-01-2011, 04:59 PM
hi mari,

hope you are feeling better this evening.

please, please, don't ever feel that you have to apologize for taking some personal time. This is one of the few places where people understand, and never question or judge.....just make yourself important, and we will be here waiting with open arms.