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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Life really sucks sometimes.

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My husband and I recently got some really crappy news. We’ve had some time to digest and process it and tell our family. Now, it’s time to tell our friends and blog land. 

Unfortunately, my husband needs to have another brain surgery this June at Johns Hopkins Hospital. If you are a close friend or family member and would like some more details, please feel free to email or message me and I will catch you up. I'd prefer to give the short version of the story on my blog since it's not really my story to tell, it's my husband's. So the short story is just that he's having surgery again in the middle of June.

I'm really sad he has to go through all this again- having just gone through it this past September. This whole situation is crappy, but if there is something to be thankful for, it's that he is in the expert hands of Johns Hopkins Hospital and a surgeon who we think is the most skilled in the world. I am also thankful I have summers off and I will be able to take care of him without losing a paycheck. Not everyone has this luxury, so in that aspect, the timing worked out.

The timing didn't work out for one thing though- Hawaii. We're not going this summer. Paul will be recovering for several weeks after the surgery so we simply cannot go at our scheduled time. We've been dreaming of Hawaii, planning and saving since October. We are so sad we can't go.

Instead, we must focus our energy on the next challenge ahead. And while I am not one to wallow and focus on the negative, sometimes it is hard not to. I will get past this and have a more positive outlook for sure. But right now, I am feeling really sucky.

Life just sucks sometimes.

35 comments:

  1. I am praying for you and for Paul. Life is so unfair but you will get through this. Chin up, girl & know you have positive thoughts coming from Colorado.

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  2. Meg, I am so sorry to hear the news about Paul. You're right, life really does suck sometime. Sending positive thoughts and vibes for both of you. I know Paul will be in good hands during and after the surgery.

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    1. You got that right, he has the best nursey in the world!

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  3. I'm so sorry Meg :( Sending all the positive thoughts to you both.

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  4. Meg, I'm so sorry! My prayers go out to both you and Paul. May he have a quick recovery! And in regards to Hawaii - it totally sucks that you can't go THIS summer, but at least you can keep saving in the meantime so you can make your trip that much MORE special when the two of you are 100% healthy and able to go! :-)

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    1. Yup, and we are going to keep saving and maybe visit two islands next time. :)

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  5. I am sorry to hear that news for you and your whole family. Paul is in the best hands in the world at John Hopkins and I will pray for you. It's so sad you can't make your dream trip, but that day will come! it is good you don't deal with work while his recovery is going on, that is a little silver lining. Sometimes it's okay to just feel sad Meg. I am really sorry you have to go through this.

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  6. Praying for Paul and for you! I'm so sorry about Hawaii, I know how much you were looking forward to it. :( But Hopkins is the best, so Paul is in the most capable hands. (And I live 50 minutes from Baltimore so don't hesitate to ask if you need anything.) :)

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  7. I am so sorry to hear that Paul has to have another surgery. Sending lots of positive thoughts your way and hoping for a speedy recovery. It sounds like he will have the best doctors at the hospital, the best nurse at home to take care of him this summer, and two little nurse's aids that I'm sure will provide lots of snuggles.

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    1. Thank you, Kristina! You are right, not only does he have me but some other more furry nurses at home. :)

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  8. So sorry to hear. Definitely keeping both of you in my thoughts and prayers. Sounds like he will be in excellent hands and I'm a firm believer in we got through it once, we can get through it again. Please keep us posted.

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  9. I'm so sorry to hear this news and will keep you and Paul in my thoughts! I know it's sad to miss a vacation like Hawaii, but Hawaii isn't going anywhere and hopefully you will get there soon!

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  10. So sorry to hear this! I'm glad you feel good about the doctor and I hope he's okay. I'll be thinking of you!

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    1. Thank you Michele! He is definitely in the best hands.

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  11. I am so sorry to hear this! Once Paul is healed y'all deserve an amazing trip to Hawaii. Keeping you in my prayers!

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  12. oh wow. i can't even begin to imagine what the two of you are dealing with. and to have already gone through this before? wow. you will be in my thoughts and prayers throughout this whole time. i am so sorry!

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  13. If I was close enough to you I'd give you the biggest hug right now. You are such a strong person and I'm sure Paul is happy to have someone like you to stand by him. I'll be thinking of you two. :)

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    1. Thanks Heather :) If you were closer we'd go for a run and let out some STEAM!

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  14. I am SO sorry to hear this news. I am sending healing thoughts your way and if you need anything at all, please feel free to contact me!!

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  15. I am so very sorry to hear this. While I'm not sure why he needs surgery, it can't be for a good reason and it makes me so sad for you! You are definitely in good hands and I wish the very best for your husband.

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    1. Thank you, Kristin! :) You are right, we are in good hands and you have to be thankful for that!

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  16. I'm really sorry to hear this, Meg. I hope everything goes smoothly. Paul's lucky to have such knowledgeable doctors and caring family. You'll be in my thoughts.

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  17. I'm so sorry to hear this, Megan. Hawaii will always be there, and it will better going knowing you are both healthy. My thoughts are with you and your family <3

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