Monday, April 20, 2009

Woeful Weekend

After my jaunt to and from the gym Saturday...my leg was mad at me. What I thought was some sort of calf issue...Matt later "diagnosed" as actually a problem with my Achilles tendon. It got worse and worse as the day went on. By early afternoon I could hardly walk. It was so tight with every step I took...and I couldn't put any weight on it. (I may or may not have had to lean on the bed whilst putting on my jeans)

But like a trooper...I soldiered on. I whipped up some Oreo Truffles (just so you know...if you ever decide to make these...you will be asked to bring them to EVERY event you are EVER invited to from that point on) and Matt and I headed over to a friend's house for a cook out. I was determined not to let anyone notice my limp (I minimize this by saying limp...but Matt almost forced me to use a cane...no kidding). I even climbed the stairs to check out the new nursery they had just finished. (Gorgeous by the way...baby #2 in my life making his/her's appearance in the next 10 days or so!!)

Well, I got through the evening without anyone saying anything...except for the occasional smirk I got from Matt when he noticed. I rested it on Sunday...and today it is feeling much better. Not 100%...but walkable. My other leg seems to have developed a shin splint...but with that...I can deal.

In other news...my dear grandfather passed away yesterday. He was not well and had been on dialysis for several months. They discovered a blood clot in his leg on Saturday...he went into the hospital...had a heart attack...and never woke up. We prayed and prayed in church on Sunday for my mom and her family to have peace in any decision they had to make about his condition...and I know our prayers were answered. The family was waiting on one of my uncles to arrive so they could decided when/if to take Grandpa off the ventilator...and his heart just stopped. I'm just so thankful that they didn't have to make that decision...God made it for them. I am finding a lot of peace in that.


Grandpa at Christmas, the last time I saw him


So, in an attempt to make this post a little more, shall we say, cheerful...I am looking forward to some much needed time away from work and a chance to see my family...whom I have not seen since my sister's wedding in January. I'm thankful for my husband and how he can so easily see through my words of "you don't need to come with me" and know that I need him more than anyone.

My grandma and grandpa have 7 children...who are all there surrounding my grandma with their love and helping her in any way that they can. She was Grandpa's caregiver...the one who took him to his dialysis appointments, the one who cooked for him and forced him to eat when he didn't want to...and always made him eat what he was supposed to. She kept that man alive for much longer than he should've been (he had a heart transplant 13 years ago!)...and I'm looking forward to being there for her now that she is the one in need.

So I guess we'll be heading back home to Indianapolis sooner than we'd planned.

20 comments:

Mrs. G.I Joe said...

Girl, gril, girl, you sound like you've had aot going on this week and in a not so good way! I'm really sorry to hear about your grandad, but am glad that your family wasn't put through the decision of taking him off...I can totally relate to your grandmother as mine is the same...My grandpa is getting up there in age and has a lot going wrong with his body too, but like a faithful and loving wife, my grandma is making sure he gets everything he needs when he needs it even though she really needs someone to take care of her right now too! Your grandma sounds like such a strong woman...Glad your going to get to spend time with your family! Oh, and I just love meeting runners so I'm super excited that your one as well! But gosh, what pain your going through right now...Hope it gets to feeling better and you're able to get back on the road soon!!! Happy Monday:p

Becca said...

Yum, the oreo truffles sound delish. I'm sorry to hear about your grandpa!

Southern Bride To Be said...

Sorry for you loss!

Lucy Marie said...

So sorry for your loss - my grandfather passed away in February of this year and it was tough. Try to remember all the great memories you have of him and celebrate his life! Safe travels.

Joelle said...

so sorry to hear about your grandfather. i hope the services go well. i also make oreo truffles and everyone begs for them. i had to stop making them because i always end up eating way too many.

Ruggy13 said...

I'm so sorry about your loss. I thank god that you have the support of your husband and family to get you through. I love when husbands or friends see through the smile we have to fake some times.

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

I am so sorry. I'll say a prayer for you and your fam, I hope everything goes smoothly for your trip. And good job Hubby=)

Mrs. Smith said...

Jenny - so sorry to hear about your grandfather. This is so hard. I lost my grammy last year and I think about her each and every day. I'm definitely thinking about you and your family.

Nessa said...

Care to hare you recipe?=)

Im so sorry about your sweet grandpa, ill say a prayer for you guys! Be Blessed!

Dollface said...

im soo sorry about your grandpa. I get so sad with old people.... awww.... hope youre feeling better soon!!! and if you ever want to share with us an Oreo truffles recipe... let me know! xxooo

d.a.r. said...

Oh Jenny, I am so very sorry for your loss. I am praying for you all, and hoping that he is resting, pain free, in am much better place!

Stretch those little leggies girl!

a H.I.T. said...

I'm sorry for your loss Jenny. Wishing you all the best during this time.

tootie said...

So sorry to hear about your grandfather :( Your family will be in my prayers!

Mandy Rose said...

I am sooo sorry!! Losing a grandparent is never easy! You have such a great outlook on things though. Way to stay positive! Love that about you. Praying for you.

Lindsey said...

Oh friend, I'm so sorry to hear this. Hugs and prayers!!!

Brittany Ann said...

I'm so sorry for your loss! I'm praying for you and your family!

jlc said...

Oh gosh hun! I'm so sorry to hear this about your Grandpa. :(


Hope you are doing okay! But I would like to mention that I loveeee the way you are soldiering on. Oreo Truffles?? Recipe please. :)

Lots of love to your entire fam.

the undomesticated wife said...

I'm so sorry about your grandpa! :(

Emily said...

the oreo truffles sound yummy.. why dont you post the recipe on your blog...
Thinking about you and the loss of your grandpa..... It is always good to see family...hope you have a safe trip!

Elyse said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your grandfather. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I am, however, glad that you'll get the chance to see your family. Glad the leg is healing!