Doing Nothing Is Exhausting

I got home from the hospital last night and I just was drained.  It’s hard to believe how not doing much can be so tiring!  Some days I’ve gotten up at 6:00 a.m., gone swimming, then to work, then worked out at lunch, work some more and then come home and make dinner, and I am more tired today than that type of day.

Tony is doing well – the first day out of post-op is the toughest.  We are out of the ICU.  He had an awful roommate the night before.  He was a diabetic, couldn’t feel his feet.  When the nurse took his blood sugar she said “it’s 280 so I need to give you some insulin” and he was like “that’s a low number for me.”  What??!!

But the good news is Tony has a private room that actually has some space so I don’t feel like I am right on top of him.  He slept in and out most of the say yesterday.  His heart doctor, surgeon and GP all came by and said he’s doing great – wonderful news!

I am taking one more day off of work to be with him.  Please know how much I appreciate all your kind comments and emails – its really helped me more than you’ll ever know!

We are supposed to have record temps today – almost to 60 degrees!  Hopefully all this dirty snow will melt 😀

Have a great day and thanks again! 😀


35 thoughts on “Doing Nothing Is Exhausting

  1. This is day #2 of being at the hospital with my Mom and every muscle in my body aches and I’m as exhausted as I was while training for my half marathon. I totally get it. Hang in there. *hugs*

  2. I’m so glad to hear the Tony’s doing well! I can’t imagine how tired you must be.
    Best wishes and hugs to both of you.

  3. Tony will be home before you know it 🙂 Thanks for the updates and sharing. Have a blessed day!!

  4. Yay for private rooms! It makes such a difference for you and for him to not share with anyone, especially when the risk is so high that you’ll end up with a bad roommate. I am so glad that Tony is doing well. I know that exhausted feeling you have all too well – days in the hospital sap all the energy right out of you. Hope that today is a good one!

  5. Being in a hospital all day long is exhausting… I’ve never been able to put my finger on why that is, but it just is. Glad to hear Tony is progressing nicely. Continuing to send prayers your way Biz!

  6. Glad to hear he’s doing well! 🙂

  7. That is wonderful news, Biz!! So glad he’s doing well!

  8. Two thumbs up!! You’re doing great, my friend.

  9. you’re not doing nothing… you’re caring for your love… that is the biggest thing!

    take care – sending good healing energy your way!

  10. So glad to hear he’s doing well. Take the time off to spend with your man.

  11. I’m sure it’s the emotional strain that’s exhausting you–hang in there, girl! Glad things are still looking good.

  12. Keep the faith Biz! Hugs and prayers.

  13. Awww…hang in Biz!! What you are going through is physically and emotionally exhausting!!! GREAT news that Tony is doing well. (not that there was a doubt in my mind – with your humour and love, there couldn’t have been ANY other outcome!) Take care of yourself, sending hugs!!!!

  14. I am so glad you are doing well. You are right, those nothing days are exhausting. Remember how tense you probably are and that is exhausting.
    I was just feeling sorry for myself, whine whine, I ate some chocolate, I want more and then I slapped myself silly (metaphorically) and thought people are having much worse days than you. I saw your blog and put it all into perspective. You guys will get to the other side and get to whine about chocolate, but today, I am going to think about you, and send you guys positive vibes. I don’t need to be such a pity party when there are real things going on like Tony’s ass that needs energy. 🙂

  15. Mental stress is immensely exhausting! I’m so glad Tony is doing well and has a private room (it makes SUCH a difference!). Know so many people are thinking of you all, and enjoy the unseasonably warm weather!

  16. I don’t know why shared rooms even exist anymore. They make no sense!

    Hang in there. Thinking of you and Tony.

  17. oh good news about the recovery! Thinking of you and your family, Biz! Hang tough!

  18. Yay for a private room!!!!

  19. Thanks for taking the time to post updates on Tony. It’s so good to know he is doing well. A private room is always the best way to go. Hope he continues to do well and that he can go home soon.

    Be sure to take care of yourself as well. It’s hard on you too and you’ll be busy being the caretaker when Tony gets home too.

  20. I’m so glad he’s doing good and has a private room – keep the updates coming! And whoa – the weather is too weird – it’s VERY springtime here.

  21. I am LOVING this warm weather! SO happy that Tony is doing well! Remember to take care of YOU too!

  22. You are hardly doing nothing! You are worrying your ass off and triple checking that your beloved is in the best care at all times. Emotional exhaustion is worse than physical exhaustion any day!

    Try to take care of yourself when you have a moment! 🙂

  23. So glad Tony is doing well!!! Hospital days are exhausting… Hang in there, and don’t forget to take a little “me time” each day! We can only be the best for others if we take of ourselves… Hugs!

  24. I agree with the others that caregiving is no picnic, and it is emotionally exhausting. Thanks for the update – glad Tony is doing well. And take yourself!

  25. Biz, there is nothing harder… we did 10 days total in the hospital. Except for the days in isolation, we never had a private room. That is great…

    I dropped you a note in my post today..

  26. Being at the hospital is exhausting!! I’m so glad that he is doing well! Take care of yourself! Hugs!

  27. big hugs, and i’m glad you keep us updated. we’re all thinking of you!

  28. I hope you get some sleep! And I am SO glad to hear that Tony is doing well. As always- my heart is with you!

  29. Dear Biz,
    You are one strong lady! Wishing you and Tony all the best.

  30. Fabulous news!! I’m so glad Tony is doing well and hope he recovers quickly *hugs*

  31. Hang in there – it’s hard, being the “watcher” – be sure you are taking care of yourself, too.

  32. Continuing to keep Tony in my prayers. Hope he is on the fast track to recovery. Keep the faith and the positive attitude….

  33. I m behind in my google reader but I really wanted you to know that I have been praying for you and Tony!

  34. I am glad to hear Tony is doing well. I am sure you all cannot wait until you get him back home.

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