I wrote this Wednesday night, today we went to Froedtert(thursday) and Darnell saw the oncologist. No infection-just not healing properly. He's in A LOT of pain. He has a stronger cream that will help heal the skin where the incision and radiation are/were. It's been an a long day. What is written below is well... still true. lol. I am thankful for such WONDERFUL family and friends. And I am so blessed to be Darnell's wife and the mother to 4 awesome kids. Now brace yourself if you choose to read my rant :)
Well Darnell's been done w/ radiation for a little over a week. The site is irritating him so much and there may be an infection starting. Today he stayed laying down all day so he could just keep clothes away from it and sorta let it breathe. he is supposed to go back to work on Tuesday. I know he has to at some point, but w/ the way things look right now, I just don't know. However, I realize that once he gets moving etc.. it may be just what his body needs???
Our benefit is Saturday. I'm excited. We have so fabulous friends and family.
And because this is my blog and if you read my opening statement at the top of my blog that says something along the lines of " I will complain, swear, whine etc.. if you don't like it.. you know where the exit button is on your browser. Seriously. This is MY place to vent. no one has to like it or agree with it and if you judge me for it, well shame on you. you aren't living what I'm living. You aren't walking this road or feeling what I'm feeling. We have had A LOT of things thrown our way. God gives us grace and people to help us through. But I am also human. with real emotions that sometimes.. just need to come out. I NEVER in a million years thought this would be something we'd deal with. I guess no one thinks that. However when this hit, we had been ( and will always be ) dealing w/ Isaiah being autistic. Haley has bladder exstrophy. I deal w/ depression and anxiety. All the self help books and feel good sayings that I try to post in my house DO NOT help when I feel like everything is falling down around me.
I'm trying to keep my head above water. keep up with the best ways to deal w/ Isaiah, how to help Haley go through her teenage years and having bladder exstrophy and chronic pain.. AND make sure Jeremiah and Savannah know that have just as important place in this family, it just doesn't require medical stuff. My God, I feel like shit.
I don't want to hear" it could always be worse" guess what? this feels WORSE. Do you( whoever) know how to wake up and try and deal with a 10yr old boy that CANNOT express himself enough to tell us what he wants to eat? Or try to get him to take enough miralax so his bowels don't back up so bad he needs an enemia?? Haley's spasms hit her like a ton of bricks sometimes that it takes her breath away and I CAN'T do a dang thing about it.
I am TIRED of watching them suffer. Yes suffering produces strong people...etc... well as the mom, it is Hell to watch.
And now to try and help my husband through this cancer ordeal. But oh they got it all... he looks fine...it's no big deal.. REALLY???????
35 radiation treatments.. a 7 1/2 incision and they took all the tissue down to his muscle. that's not a big deal? bull shit. He makes it look like it's all fine. He's awesome at that b/c he doesn't want anyone to worry. I admire that about him b/c I OBVIOUSLY can not do that. But cancer is now part of our reality and will be for a long time. Eventually I , as his wife, will learn to not feel afraid. He's the love of my life. I've been with him more years in my life that I wasn't with him.
And to top it all off I am dealing w/ a situation that I SERIOUSLY so angry about I don't know that I have ever been this angry about. ugh.
So.. I'm highly emotional, mentally and physcially exhausted and DO NOT GIVE A DAMN what anyone thinks, says about it. I know I'm doing my best. Darnell sincerely loves me JUST AS I AM. flaws and all. I really do want to get away for like 4 days- just him and I. sleep, eat some good food, watch Parenthood on Netflix. Just be. So.. I'm going to bed. I can't stand anymore of myself tonight. I am so thankful for a God that can handle all my craziness. all my emotional ups and downs and outburst.
When I want to lash out at God for allowing things to happen, I can, b/c he can handle it, but then he provides people and family and friends that come in TRULY do right by God and by us. So yes I'm still angry but....God is big enough to handle it. He created me to be me. he know what he was doing and when i don't like myself, well actually when I take a look in the mirror.. a LONG, real look and literally can't stand looking at myself, he says " You are FEARFULLY and WONDERFULLY made" we are made in his image. Sin and life cause all the other crap. But He doesn't change. Good thing. too much in my life changes and lately not for the good. so there you have it. Well most of it. I left out some stuff that can be left unsaid b/c God is giving me the ability to shut my mouth. SHOCKER. right? The benefit that our friends are throwing for us means so much to us. I hope as many people that we invited can come. And not b/c it's a benefit and obviously raises funds to help our family.. but to see the people that have been behind the scenes, praying. Seriously. ok. i'm done. if you made it through this big 'ol huge rant without clicking out of it, well you deserve Starbucks, because, well you know.. that's what I would want if I was going to win a prize. Venti Salted caramel mocha. wouldn't it be nice to have a deliery service EVERY morning?
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