I feel helpless, the moment I woke this morning I found my husband curled up in excruciating pain. There was nothing I could do to take that pain away. His pain tolerance is quite high, to see him close to tears in fetal position scared me.
We had plans today, our 6 year anniversary, to go fishing and to just be thankful we have made it through the downs of marriage. But instead I brought him to the ER due to his horrid pain.
As I sat here, before he got a shot of painkiller, I felt so helpless. I know what severe pain feels like. I wanted to make him feel better. Only thing I could do is rub his arm and tell him it’ll be Ok and the Dr will figure out what’s wrong.
At this moment the painkillers have kicked in and his mood has lightened. He gets extremely agitated when he is in pain, I feel sympathy for the nurse and Dr. Once again I know what it feels like to be in severe pain, pain can make people irritable and tolerance for anything is almost non existent.
We have just been told ( while I was writing this post ) he is having a diverticulitis flare up which has landed him in ER four times in the past five years. Hopefully he won’t have to stay the night tonight. First time he had a flare up he was in hospital for three days.
All I know is this will be a highly memorable wedding anniversary. It will not be easily forgotten.