Monday, July 23, 2007

Update on my brother...

Found out today he has a skull fracture at the base of his skull. This is why he keeps bleeding out his nose and ears. He will be in the ICU today and then he will move to the Neuro ICU for a day or 2. He will be in the hospital until at least the end of the week. See Sunday's blog for the full details. I feel so bad for my mom. I just wish I could be there.

WAHH!!!!! Kicking and screaming and stomping hands on the floor. I HATE THIS!!! I wish I could be there. I know I couldn't do anything more than I am now, but damn it! *I* want to be there to comfort her. *I* wish I could cook her a meal or SOMETHING. I just feel so useless. I could be there, but I wouldn't be doing anything more than I am here. At least here I can keep my eating in check. If I was there, I would be the victim of hospital meals--which are frickin expensive!!!

Did I mention my brother has no health insurance?!?! He is 22 and has a job, but doesn't take the health insurance they offer. I'll say it again...IDIOT! I won't think about that now, but he's going to be over his head in hospital bills.

Oh yeah..and my sister--the one that is getting married September 8th--lost her job on Friday. Ugh...I feel so bad for her. Who is going to hire her knowing that in 6 weeks she will need a week and a half off??? So she is going to draw unemployment for a bit and see what she can find. She didn't like her job anyway, but she was going to keep it! Oh well.

On a positive note, I have been strictly OP today. Dh and I are going out to eat tonight and I will make good choices and stay OP. I will probably have to take my purse with me so I can smuggle in my stuff--spray butter, brown sugar splenda, etc... :)

Oh I do have one NSV...I can now see some ab muscles on the sides of my stomach. They still have a layer of fat/flab over them (a fairly big layer) but I can see the definition of the sides of my muscles. Maybe when I finally get to my ultimate goal (in the 130s) after we have children, I will have muscles and then all I will need is a tummy tuck to be able to actually SEE those muscles!

Okay, I am back to work. I will post the recipe that we had for dinner last night later. And my yummy snack I had after lunch. :) Toodles...

7 comments:

Diet Coke and Zingers said...

Crap- sorry about your brother that SUCKS big time! Glad that you're not dealing with your stress by eating though... you are doing great! I'd love your recipe!

Steph said...

Sounds like there is a lot going on. I am soooo sorry! Just make sure you cut yourself some slack - I mean don't go off the deep end but beating yourself up isn't going to make matters better!

Way to go on the ab muscles.......so tell me what do they look like. Barbie is dreaming of ab muscles.......and boobs and less butt! I am so jealous!

Oh and Ruby Tuesday's - I am NEVER going there - they are right up there with the carrier of the evil green beans!

THAT Veggie Girl said...

I wish it was a good update instead of a bad one. I'm sure you wish that even more than me. Wow...even with a helmet :( . I'm not a fan of motorcycles anyway, but my husband used to have one.

You're doing great with the added stress and not trying to eat it away!

Calyn said...

I am so sorry for all the troubles your family is having. I hope your brother gets better very soon. And that your sister finds a new job! But in spite of all that bad- congrats for keeping OP through all of it. I do not know if I could be that strong! Hang in there ((hugs))

Colette said...

Damn it rains when it pours huh? I am so sorry to hear about your brother. Tell your mom to talk to the financial reps at the hospital. The state usually has whats called a Medicaid Spindown for people who have major illness's or injuries! Its usually covers the sickness and can last up to 6 weeks! Hopefully he can get some financial aid to cover some of those bills and theraphy if needed. Good Luck and my prayers are with you and your family!!

Colette said...

Dang Girl I didn't know you was a medical coder....LOL. Thats what I do too just not at a hospital. I do coding for an ASC and a private pratice for a father (general surgeon) and a son (urologist)
You learn something new everyday!

Jynell said...

Hey there!! Hope your 12 hr day #2 was a little better today!! Just wanted to write & let you know that I am praying for your brother & your family & YOU!! Take it easy & cut yourself a little slack (not too much though! :P ) You've got so much going on right now, I know that sometimes for me it's better to just relax my eating a little than to try to keep it all up & then explode from stress & eat EVERYTHING in sight. Anyway... have a good night- keep us posted about your brother! (((HUGS)))