Those were the vows I took almost five years ago. Sometimes I can’t believe we’ve been married for that long. Throughout those five years we each have seen our fair share of illnesses, surgeries and other bouts of health issues. And through it all, we’ve never left each other’s side.
This weekend was spent in convalescence at home. B’s experiencing severe back pain and we’re not sure why. There was also a trip to the ER. Those are never fun. Especially when they give you medications that cause a severe reaction and leaves the other spouse scared to death. This happened in the ER room even after we told the doctor B reacts badly to a certain medicine when taken by mouth. The doctor insisted that since it wasn’t an “allergic reaction,” B could take it administered by hypothermic needle. OK, doc.
Shortly after the shots, he complained of nausea. Then his face went deathly pale. His lips looked white and all the pink drained from his cheeks. I ran to the nurse’s station and got her. When we got back B had broken out in a cold sweat and his blood pressure also dropped. All because of this one medication. Never again.
It’s scary seeing your loved one go through that. Even worse is seeing them experience debilitating pain and not being able to help them.
Here’s hoping that his chiropractic session helps!
Update: His chiropractic appointment went splendid! He’s not in as much pain and is [almost] a new man! Thanks everyone for your thoughts and good wishes!