I need an Exorcism - NOW! (pretty long post...sorry)

  1. I am beginning to think I have evil spirits hanging over my head or that some Gypsy has put a curse on me or I have offended the Mighty Cosmic Forces or *SOMETHING*.

    I will try to be concise and to the point. (Right now several allnurses members are shaking their heads, saying, "Yeah, that would be the FIRST time, regnurse..." lol)

    Starting January this year:

    FIL, who has had rectal/colon CA and prostate CA, was dx w bladder CA and had radical surgery in a hospital 50 miles away, which is SUPPOSED to be a premier teaching hospital. He has had NUMEROUS problems ever since, and has been hospitalized four times, had four surgeries, and nearly died at least twice since Jan 17th. Much of it was d/t some medical malpractice. We have been GROSSLY unhappy with his care and are considering action on it all, but this is up to him. At least for now, he is home and seems to be gaining strength again.

    (r/t above) Of course have had to deal w MIL who is driving me and my hubby NUTS. Nuff said.

    My mom had major spinal fusion surgery done in March and went home w HH nursing and myself and my 2 sisters to care for her. Fortunately, she is doing well. However, we are all dealing w the fact that she is now and forever unable to do many of her own chores around the house. She can now do her own ADL's and drive her car for short distances and that's about it. We three girls already help w some of her finances and now will have to be the ones to care for her house and other things.

    My 25 yr old daughter continues to drive us crazy with her refusal to GROW UP. She is being sued for credit card debt and just doesn't understand why Dad & I will not write her out a check to get them off her back. After all, she says she will pay us back.....yeah, just like she paid the credit card company...

    My SIL fractured her foot and that left me & Hubby more responsible for the FIL/MIL situation. (Hubby only has one brother and he works out of town a lot.)

    Same SIL had a 12 yr old son developed IDDM and was hospitalized briefly.

    One of my 2 Giant Schnauzers developed a problem w his ear and had to have surgery to it. He healed slowly d/t his diabetes, but it seems he is now going to be OK. This is the same doggie that is blind from cataracts from IDDM!

    I had a very minor dent in my BRAND NEW TransAm d/t the ice and snow in Feb. Took the car, which at the time only had 750 miles on it, back to the dealer to have the dent sucked out. THEY have managed to damage it WORSE as the paint job didn't match and they scraped the spoiler and the fender with the buffer. Returned the car & showed them what they did. They fixed it again. Again, the paint job was less than good, had bubbles in it and a big run. Returned the car. Picked it up....GEE! GUESS WHAT??? The paint job is STILL a nightmare, they put a scratch on the fender and nicked a chunk out of the leather gear shifter knob! The car is AGAIN at the repair shop. GRRRrrrrrr....

    I injured my right foot and had to have surgery to the ankle two weeks ago. This meant I needed LOTS of time off from work from a new position w HH I had just taken. My supervisor knew about the possible surgery when I interviewed w her, so she is not on my case at all. But the loss of income is a blow. Hubby is retired and has a different job that does not make as much money as I do. The surgery went well, but I had more wrong w the joint than we knew, and I ended up having three procedures done at once. PAIN PAIN PAIN........Thank God for Percocet. But my bathroom and bedroom are *upstairs* and I am NOT good with crutches. Scary. My shoulders are still hurting.

    I have been non-weight-bearing for 2 weeks and yesterday went back to the doc and had a walking cast put on. Still quite painful, but better than crutches. I will be in this for 3 wks, then have a removeable cast for 3 wks.

    Soooooo....yesterday, upon getting my belongings together at home after returning from the doctor, I discover my billfold is missing. Retraced my steps...it HAD to have fallen out RIGHT IN FRONT OF MY HOUSE, but we cannot find it. All I can think is someone saw it on the sidewalk in front of my home and took it. I only had $35 in it, but of course it had my driver's license, SS card, nursing license, bank checkcard, a store credit card, and a few other small things. SO....I have spent most of today making phone calls.

    SO: I am trying to make phone calls to report these items stolen/MIA and GUESS WHAT? The local phone company has a problem with their switches and I am unable to make local call-out on my land lines! I can use my cell, but the traffic has been so increased, I keep getting: "All circuits are busy. Please try again later."


    Boo hoo.......can I get an Exorcism or at least some tissues and sympathy? I am sorry for the LOOOONG post. Is this one messed up life right now, or what????
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  3. by   colleen10
    Hey Reg,

    My gosh, I don't think I have ever known someone with as many problems as you! (knock on wood).

    Many years ago there was a book that came out call "Why Me, Why This, Why Now". It kind of had a cosmic/faith outlook to why bad things happen to good people. I read about half of it, concentrating mostly on the real life stories of individuals and the problems they endured. I still don't remember anyone having as many troubles as you seem to be having. I betcha you would put the author of that book at a loss for words!

    I really feel for you and hope that things will get better for you and your family soon!
  4. by   P_RN
    Wow!! I've had most of those things happen but over the course of a couple of DECADES not all at once!! As far as the stairs, I just bumped my way up them on my backside. Having the walking cast was better once I got a cane!

    How old is the dog? If that's his picture he's a cutie. Does your state have a Lemon Law for the car? It sounds like you need to get the law involved. I hit a deer and Allstate handled the whole thing and made it right even after a year when the paint chipped on the fender.

    All I can do is wish you better luck and to hang on. That little black cloud is sure to have a silver lining.

  5. by   igloorn93
    I bet that by now you are tired of hearing people say "Cheer up, things will get better". So, I'm not going to. I'm just going to say good luck, try to stay positive and remember people here care and you are welcome to vent anytime. Sometimes it just feels better to let it all out. Goodluck on your recovery. And as a side note, I was horrified to read about your poor car. Being a firebird owner myself, I can't believe how much they damaged yours. That was all you needed on top of everything else. There is a number for General Motors that you can call and report your dissatisfaction with the dealer. Good luck.
  6. by   jnette
    Poor thing. How big a box of tissues would you like? Do you feel like the little girl on the Morton's Salt box?

    I'm so sorry. If trials build character, you sure have had one heck of a workout lately !!! Hang in there. What choice do you have?

    Someone here has a wonderful sig line I read.. it's so very true:

    You can't control the wind, but you can adjust the sails.

    Wishing you strength, wishing you endurance, wishing you love.
  7. by   BadBird
    {{{{{{{{{{{{Hugs}}}}}}}}}}}}}}} Hope your dark cloud drifts away quickly.
  8. by   ktwlpn
    Holy cannoli! You must have really pizzed off the gods-they sure are *****slapping you around....You are a movie of the week!...Your sense of humor will carry you through.
  9. by   BrandyBSN

    We need an old priest, and a young priest....

    the power of christ compelles you, the power of christ compels you... Demon be gone!
  10. by   New CCU RN
    Sorry that things are not going so well for you. I hope things get better, please do keep your head up
  11. by   Kayzee
    Just hope things get better for you. Life can be a real pain in the azz sometimes can't it? You seem to be a strong person (kinda have to be in your eventful world) and I'm sure you'll pull through. Good Luck.
  12. by   Jay-Jay
    Reg, I'll supply the tissues, we can sit together and have a good cry! I've shed quite a few tears today over my dad, and I dont think I'm done yet.

    {{{{{{HUGS}}}}}}} and LOTS of prayers!
  13. by   duckie
    Honey, all I can say is I totally understand what you are feeling right now but I won't bore you with all the details. The only way I am getting by is praying very hard every day that God helps me keep my sanity. So far, I'm hanging on by a thread and I will add you to my prayer list of friends in need of God's blessings. Duckie
  14. by   susanmary
    Hang in there ...