Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Poor Rick

Even in the case of individuals, there is no possibility to feel happiness through anger. If in a difficult situation one becomes disturbed internally, overwhelmed by mental discomfort, then external things will not help at all. However, if despite external difficulties or problems, internally one's attitude is of love, warmth, and kindheartedness, then problems can be faced and accepted.

-His Holiness the Dalai Lama


       Rick had a fair of bruising at both his puncture sites.  I checked today and there is fresh bruising.  Which of course there shouldn't be 5 days after his surgery.  So I am calling the doctor and trying to get him to just stop wandering around and doing so much.  The bruise is now half way down his leg.  I am marking it but I definitely want the doctor to check a CBC in the morning.   Figures he would have complications.  I will never get him to the doctors after this, LOL.

     Right now he is searching all over looking for his keys.  Rick is always losing something.  Is it all men?  Is it because they don't carry a purse.  I don't know how many hours of our life have been spent looking for lost keys, sunglasses, radio's, wallets, etc.....  Put them in the same place every day so you always know where they are I tell him.  I do, he snaps.  Yup, that is why we are tearing the house apart looking for these keys.  Half the time I will finally start looking and find them right out in the open.  He is so sure they are buried he doesn't look in the most obvious place.  And while he is frantically searching for his keys he is bleeding more and more into his leg.  Darn man.

    Now for lighter news.  Be careful whatyou buy at auctions.
Now wouldn't that just shock the heck out of you.  Obviously I would never use that smoker, LOL.  Now before you think it is really weird one of the Indian tribes around here always retrieves any limb that may have to be amputated.  They put it in cold storage until that person dies and the part is buried with the person.  So it is not unheard of.  Usually however the storage area isn't a smoker.


madcobug said...

Poor Rick, yes he does need to see a Dr. I think all men are bad to loose things. Ken is pretty good about putting things that is in his pockets where they can be found when he comes in. Right on the dining room table. The table looks pretty with my bowl of fruit and all his pocket things plus his suspenders right along beside it. LOL. I guess that is better than spending so much time and getting aggravated hunting things. I was glad to hear the report on Zoey. In prayer for your MIL to have an easy time of it. Your pictures from the other entryare beautiful. Greg did a great job on his. There is another seascape he has that I would love to have. It's called The Hazy Morning Sunrise found in Sunrise and Sunset  room. Helen

kirkbyj05 said...

Rick's leg must be bad for you to be concerned.  I hope all goes well with him at the Dotors.
Men think they are invinicible..don't they?  I wish they wouldn't keep testing out their bodies when they have been through a serious trauma.  What are they like?

I agree with the Dalai Lama quote above too.  My favourite book, is almost like a bible to me, is The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying by Sogyal Rinpoche.  It's not as gruesome as it sounds.  Its a brilliant book which I try slowly to adapt into my life.    
As for loosing things or forgetting where things are?  I'm a culprit..Lol!  I am always being told by Bryan to put my keys back where they belong or my spec's.

I went to call out one day..'Where's my specs!' when I shut up in mid shout 'cos I was wearing them.  hahahaha!  Dippy Dora me...Lol!
Yuck!  At finding the human leg in the smoker.  Gross!

Keeping you all in my prayers.

radar446 said...

That is a lot of time to elapse for the bruise to be growing.  I think you hav a valid concern and the doctor should take a look.  I do hope it is nothing serious.


jckfrstross said...

hope Rick calms down and heals up:)


daddyleer said...

Hey now, as a 'guy' I can testify that keys, wallets, and especially sunglasses do somehow move on their own. Inanimate objects taunt men. <grin>

cacklinrosie101 said... need to sit Rick down and keep him there.  He's lucky (hehe) to have a nurse for a wife.  My BF is just the opposite.  He is anal about where everything is put in his place.  I'm like Rick...I'd lose my head if it wasn't attached.  The smoker would flip me out although I now can understand the religious reasons.  I don't think I would use it either.  Chris