Gawd where do I being….
As many of you know I have been sick. Most of you didn’t know quite know how sick I became – me being on the top of that list.
It came on quickly and became increasing worse each day. Whatever “IT” was went straight into my chest and lungs and breathing became extremely difficult.
After about a week (I guess – I was quite out of it) SANDIE had had enough. She came by to check on me in the morning and within five minutes we were barrelling up 95 toward Parker’s Hospital Emergency. She didn’t even give me a chance to change – still in my PJ’s and slippers !!
We did make a brief stop at the local clinic here (I didn’t even get out of the truck) but when Sandie told them it was having breathing problems they said go straight to Emergency in Parker.
Not knowing at this point if I was contagious or not they came over with their masks and gloves on. I do believe Jim may have broken a speeding record or two driving to Parker. LOL
Jim and Sandie are the ones I’ve known the longest – and that’s only 2 years I believe – and were such a support with help, comfort and caring. For those of you that do not know, Jim has just gone through FOUR major surgeries just this past year alone – one of them being Lung Cancer. So Sandie has had a lot on her plate lately.
During this whole process every member of the Group helped in some way. Some of these people I only met as recent as two years ago and many I just met for the first time this year. I’ve read other Bloggers refer to their “RV Family” but until now I had no concept.
There are just so many people to thank and undoubtedly I will forget someone or something. So please forgive me if I have.
LMJ made sure Bennie was taken care of and went to get me chicken noodle soup etc. MJ came over and washed my dishes; tidied up the house and changed my bed while I was in Hospital. After a week of being sick and not being able to do anything that sure was appreciated.
Terry and Doug built a box for me in one of my compartments to house more batteries – while I was in the Hospital.
Lee just kept going back and forth to the store getting me anything I may need. He also took Bennie over to his rig for the night while I was in the Hospital.
PETER AND BEA (only met them last year) were only in Q for a few days and came by to see me and asked if I needed anything done. Well at that point the most DESPERATE thing that needed doing was my laundry. It was already two weeks overdue and there was a LOT of it !! They took it all and it came back washed, dried, and folded !
TERRY AND JERI were a constant source of help and comfort and provided food and regularly checking in on me. They were both willing to do whatever was necessary to help.
Just met Mike and Julie this year and they are fellow riders. Mike got the bike into the hauler for me. I was TOLD to sit down and just direct them on where things went and how the ramps attached etc. etc. They may have had to tell me that more than once. LOL
Roger and Lynn (another couple I just met this year) sent me over a large container of delicious HOME MADE potato soup with all the other veggies in it. Lynn was a Nurse so kept checking in on me regularly.
LINDA also brought over food and checked in on me daily. She also drove out to Parker to bring me back to Q.
JOHN & NAN – I never did meet John. But Nan also checked in on me and was willing to help in any way.
TONI & DOUG send over a piece of homemade lemon meringue pie during the first days of my illness. Now who can’t get a slice of lemon meringue pie into them even when sick !!
Most of the Group were moving to another location just a few miles up the road (FREE) as all of our Permits were due to expire within 3-4 days of my return from the Hospital. I decided it was best if I went also to stay around the Group until I felt stronger. Several of the men offered to drive my rig over and even do my tanks for me !!!
It turned out that by the time I moved I was able to handle things myself – slowly – and with lots of rests in between.
I am improving slowly – ever so slowly each day. I take short little jaunts (Bea that’s a wee walk LOL) a couple of times a day. My anxiety levels are still quite high due to a fear of a relapse, however, that’s to be expected I’m sure. As the days continue to improve – AND THEY WILL !! – that will ease off.
This whole experience has been – well you know I can’t even come up with the right word. I have been on my own my lifetime, independent, self-sufficient and perhaps even a tad stubborn in my independence at times. LOL
I am plowing every big of nutrition into my body that I can. I’m giving my body everything it needs to help with this recovery.
THANK YOU ALL MY “RV FAMILY”.
And I know that as soon as I click “Publish” I will remember someone that I forgot to include here.