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Glad I'm Home ...
by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado

Wednesday, October 03, 2012
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Just got out of the hospital last night after five days ...

Image of yours truly (c) 2012, by Karla Dorman.

Wednesday night it hit

Sudden and swift;

First hot, then cold,

Then nausea set in.


Nausea got worse,

Felt horrid, yes I did ...

Felt so bad, I had

Twin sis call for help.


Weak, didn't want to talk,

Karla worried about me.

I was worried too; was

Wondering what was wrong.


Firefighters and EMTs came,

Concern upon their faces,

They took my vitals, decided

A trip to the hospital was in order.


At that point, I ddin't care;

I just wanted to feel better.

They put me in the ambulance;

Twin sister rode up front.


Knowing she was near was comfort,

But unsure of what lay ahread ...

I ddin't cry, but boy, I sure wanted to!

Worried; more expense upon her.


Felt all of this was my fault; I

blamed myself again and again;

Twin sister said don't worry;

My health was most important now.


In the ER, I was put on oxygen, EKG, IV's.

I was aleady starting to dislike the needles;

but at that point I didn't care:

I just felt too damned bad!


For over 9 hours, laid in the ER,

Wondered if I was to be admitted.

I was; settled in my room, fifth floor,

While nurses and doctors tended to me.


Poked, prodded, stabbed: my life

For the next five days ... twin sister stayed

With me, right by my side.  Appreciated that.

Found out I was dehydrated among other things.


At first, no food: nothing by mouth; only IVs

Filling my poor, weakened body with nourishment.

Tried to tolerate the interruptions, but it was so hard!

Rest in a hospital?  No way!  Felt like I didn't sleep much!


Twin sister took lots of walks while I lay in bed,

I wanted to join her but could not.  Hard to do so

When I was hooked up to lines and tubes!

I just lay there, let the staff tend to my needs.


Eventually, I started eating again: liquids, then solids.

Soon started to feel better, slowly but surely.

Day before yesterday started feeling well enough to walk,

Had my personal physical therapist: my beautiful twin sister!


Then I got the green light yesterday; was well enough to leave;

Schedule up a follow up appointment, take some new pills,

All I could do was lie in bed and watch tv or read,

Trying to pass the time away till discharge time got near.


Around 9 that night, out in the lobby, in a wheelchair,

Twin sister (and therapist) right by my side,

Both waiting for her best friend, who would then

Drive the both of us back to our home!


Home!  What a beautiful word!    :)  

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Reviewed by Lee Garrett 8/12/2014
Wow, what a travail! So what was wrong anyway? And, oh, my, that picture says it all.
Reviewed by Lily of Lough Neagh C. Dennis-Woosley 1/13/2013
Aye the security and warmth where normally we find it.

Blessings I am glad you pulled through this trial...

Love and Light
Reviewed by Emile Tubiana 1/3/2013
Dear Karen Lynn, I am very happy to know that you are back home. Nothing better than home. It is good to have a twin sistere with you.
Be well love Emile
Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen 11/2/2012
So glad you are on the mend
In Christs Love
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 10/4/2012
Now that's the kind of adventure that I dread. But I'm so glad you're back and able to write it for us. I'm suffering with a cold right now, and that is bad enough. Dehydration isn't fun.

Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 10/4/2012
Karen I'm so sorry you've been sick, glad you are home. Get well quick.
Reviewed by Linda Hill 10/4/2012
So glad you are feeling better, and home again. I've been there, and there's nothing like your own bed! God bless.

Blessings and love,
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 10/4/2012
Home! What a beautiful word!

Indeed, and very glad to hear you're now home. Old Ed Matlack is still in the hospital; he's been there a very long time now, but he hopes to be home as well very soon.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 10/3/2012
Glad you're HOME. Right where you should be. Welcome home (((HUGS)))

Love you!!

Reviewed by Paul Berube 10/3/2012
I'm glad you're home, too. Now, take care of yourself. ;-)

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