Thursday, October 15, 2015

Mini Hospital Vacay

Hi Sweet Friends,

Well, It has been a Very Long,
Interesting and Difficult Week

Last Saturday at about 1 am I woke up not feeling well
By 2 am I decided to drive myself to the ER
I was having numbness and tingling in my mouth,
Lips and under my left arm
So, my mini hospital vacay began

Let me tell you that the view from my suite was gorgeous
Especially in the early morning hours
The sky was ablaze with fire
And if I didn't look too closely
I could almost convince myself I was waking up on the beach

I spent lots of time with my feet up
Just relaxing the days away

With Palm Trees swaying in the morning breeze
Room service delivered meals to my bedside
Three times per day
And, If I needed anything at any other time
All I had to do was ring my bell
And some sweet person would come running to assist me

I received personal attention
And my body received many nice services
Massages were received while the MRI was banging away
I had what I think was acupuncture to relax my heart
*or maybe those were electrodes*
I enjoyed an awesome photo shoot of my heart
And, those fun games I got to play every two hours
Were just what I needed to rest my mind (HAHA)

It was a joy to try on many expensive pieces of jewelry
But in the end I decided to leave most of them behind
Although I did take home 2 cute bracelets

Oh, and while I was 'resting'
My son decided to cut himself 
And guess what?
He got a personal ride to the hospital in an ambulance

Yep! It was an interesting vacay

Now, seriously
I am home with a medication change and doing very well
What they thought was a stroke in progress
Ended up being 
Hypertensive Urgency and possible a TIA

They made a good blood pressure medication change

And I am responding to that very well
I go to my PCP in 2 weeks
I really am feeling well

My son, on the other hand
Has been transferred to a mental health facility
Where, I am praying, he is receiving some much needed
Therapy and counseling

We both have a very difficult road ahead of us
If he is insistent on making the changes in his life
That he has spoken of

My momma heart is still broken
I am overwhelmed with sadness and concern
But believing, all that we have experienced in the past week
Will lead to answers and a plan of action
For my son and myself

In other news:
My birthday is next week
And I am Just Praying for better days

I promise to get by and visit your blogs
And to answer your emails
I've just been trying to get through the days

You are a blessing to me
And I'm grateful for your visits

 Finding JOY in the Midst



  1. I am so sorry that you are experiencing so much stress. xoxo Su

  2. So sorry to hear of the difficulties for both you and your son. I will pray for you both. Do not become discouraged. It is easy to do so.

  3. I will be praying for both you and your son**
    Your view was gorgeous by the way :)
    glad they took care of you and you got to go home

  4. Dear Cindy ~ I am so glad you are home and I hope you continue to feel better with each new day.

    I'm sorry to hear about your dear son and pray that he will receive some help while he is in therapy.

    You both are in my thoughts and prayers ~ Love & hugs ~ FlowerLady

  5. Cindy, I am so sorry you are having to deal with all of this. I understand your worries and concerns and how stressful that all can be. I pray that you will take good care of yourself (remember on a plane, they always tell parents to put their oxygen mask on first before helping their children), so you can be there for Matthew, however he might need you. You, no doubt, will have some tough decisions to make. I pray that God will guide through all of this and keep you healthy, both physically and emotionally. I'm thinking about you and praying for both of you everyday.

    Sweet hugs, my friend!

  6. Bless your heart, Cindy. That's so much to deal with in one week. I hope you and your son both get better in short order.

  7. Good Morning Cindy, I am so sorry you had such a stressful week. My prayers are with you and your son. Not the best way to take a vacation break is it? I so hope better days are ahead now that your meds have been adjusted. I pray your son gets the help he needs in therapy going forward.
    I am on my way out of town but saw your post come through and had to take a moment to stop by. Sending big hugs and well wishes your way along with my prayers everyday.
    Please take care my friend and see you when I return.
    Love to you and your sweet family! cm

  8. Dear Cindy, Praising God that your mini vacation didn't turn up anything more serious. I'm hopeful that your new meds will work better for you without any side effects. I'm so sorry about your heartbreak with your son, but trust the Lord will carry you. You don't need any more stress.
    Sending hugs and prayers,

  9. Cindy - Lifting up prayers for you and your son. You must remember that you have to take care of yourself to be there to help your son. Am so glad you had the mind to get yourself to the hospital.

    Will be praying for you both.


  10. Oh, dear Cindy,
    Praying for you and your son! May you feel PEACE during this time...You kept your humor I see!

  11. Hello my sweet friend. That is not the greatest hotel to spend some time alone!!!!!! Very expensive hotel for sure. I wish you could have been in a real hotel with a real spa treatment. So sorry you are dealing with all of this. I am keeping Matthew in my thoughts and prayers for him to find his way through all he has going on in his heart and mind. I know this is hard for you as his mom so my prayers are with you too. This is a hard journey for both of you to be on. Hugs and much love.

  12. I'm so glad you're OK! I'm so sorry for what you are going through with your precious son. I can't imagine. But I know that God knows and so I will be praying for life for your household. Sending a hug your way. Diane

  13. See what happens when I leave you alone for just a few days? Holy cow, Cindy! You've had a very rough time of late. Well, you know Who is in control, though, don't you? Isn't it just amazing that He already has a plan of action for you and your son, and as you turn to Him in faith, relying on Him for wisdom, He will reveal it. I'm praying for you sweet Cindy. And your son.
    Hugs, Nancy

  14. Sending prayers your way for both you and your son. So sorry to hear about both of your hospital stays. I am glad that you are getting the proper treatment for your BP. I personally take 3 BP meds a day so I know what you are going through.
    Thanks so much for stopping by and visiting even after you have had such a busy and stressful week..

  15. OMG! I am so sorry to hear that you were in the hospital with a serious condition. Thank goodness you are better now. I hate hearing that your son is having problems as well. At least he is getting help. I had to laugh when I read your review of the hospital and compared it to a vacation. Too cute!

  16. You have read my email by now. You are a rock but even a rock can be broken. God wants you to just rest in Him. Let him love on you. Lay Matthew at the feet of Jesus. It's too heavy a load. Prayers for you my sweet friend. Look up YouTube and listen to YouHave Been My God (Through Allof It) by Colton Dixon.

  17. Oh Cindy my heart goes out to you. I will lift you and your son in prayer...Keep leaning on God...He is your rock.

    Hugs and Kisses,

  18. Oh, wow, Cindy. What an ordeal you have been through.I'm glad your new meds are working. Sometimes it takes awhile to get them right and then stress is a contributing factor also. Take care of yourself and try to continue the "vacation" now that you are home. Sounds like your son will be getting some help and that is always a good thing. Hope you both can experience some peace and start to put hard times behind you. Take care, xxo Judy

  19. Gosh you've had a stressful week and am sorry it was. Praying for both you and your son. I hope better days are ahead and that your son now that your son gets the help he needs. Please take care of yourself!

  20. You are amazing, Cindy. I like the way you compared your hospital stay to a vacation. I'm so glad you are on the mend, and looking forward to better days ahead. I'm sorry about your son ending up in the hospital...but happy that he is where he will receive the help he needs. You are right about the journey being long....God be with you both as you travel the road before you.

  21. Cindy! What a time you've had. I'll be praying for you and your son. Please take care of yourself. You're such an inspiration, I know God has a plan in all of this. He makes all things!!! work together for good!


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