What excites you?  

Juliet610 52F
802 posts
7/13/2006 10:58 pm

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7/19/2006 2:41 pm

What excites you?

How many of you really take time to appreciate the little everyday things in life, or try to always seek the bright side of a situation? Julz and I are those kind of people, but lately, it's been a bit of a challenge.

Shortly after my last post, Julie took a turn for the worse--fever, nausea, the whole bit--so she got the opportunity to get to know all three shift's of staff for three days. Fortunately they all love her and from the time I've been able to spend with her, she's been an excellent patient.

As Isaid, normally both Julz and I are very positive people, but between the cancer, the hospital protocol and the insurance beaurocracy, we've become a bit cynical. It seems not one of those entities have taken OUR preferences or opinions into consideration. If they had, we'd be lying nude on some secluded tropical beach, making love and soaking up sun. Ah, but I digress.

Please don't misunderstand me, the hospital STAFF has been wonderful; it's just they have some weird-ass rules that nobody seems to know why they are there, but they're all hell bent on enforcing them. Take for example the rule you have to take a dump (have bowel movement for those who were offended!) before you can go home.

For you and me who have been eating normally for the past day or week, no problem. But for someone like Julz who eats very little to begin with, and then is put on a clear liquid diet (with Gummi Bears apparently qualifying!), what's in her system to dump? Okay, so that was two days ago, and then she got to have the regular liquid diet. Still not much to go on, pardon the pun. So then they switched her to "the general diet," yesterday in time for dinner. Good, she was getting tired of nothing but liquids.

So after breakfast this morning, the doc comes in and says everyhing is looking good, she can go home as soon as she dumps. Great, but we all know it generally takes a full day for the body to process and then eliminate the leftovers. So we're walking the halls, she's drinking plenty of water, bothof which are supposed to help, and we're getting really bored. It's now time for lunch to be served, and still no trip to the bathroom.

After lunch, she took a little nap, and we went for another walk when she woke up. Got back to the room, played some cards, did a crossword puzzle, made out. (Well, as close to it as we've come in a LONG time!) And right in the middle of a great kiss Julz says, "I hate to spoil the mood, but I think I need to GO!"

Well, who would've thought poop could be exciting? But I was as excited about that as I was when Julie said yes to a second date! So I walked her to the bathroom (in her room), and went to the nurses station to spread the word. By the time Julz had finished up, I had all the discharge paper work organized, the last of her effects packed up, and had called for the valet to bring my car to the entrance. We left the hospital just in time to sit in rush hour traffic, but I can't think of anyone I'd rather sit with.

After an 80 minute commute that takes about 35 minute without traffic, we are home, Julie is resting comfortably, and the world is right again.

I got excited over poop today. What did you get excited about?

Jason from the Bench

P.S. This is a photo from one of our dates before Julie got sick. There are more posted on her profile.

frangipanigal 46F
10406 posts
7/13/2006 11:39 pm

I know it sounds stupid that you have to poop before you can go home, but they have there reasons....Better to be safe than sorry although I know how very frustrating waiting is though!!

"Yeh for Poop" is all I can say and glad Julie is now home.


curiousinlorain7 60F

7/14/2006 2:17 am

I was directed to this blog via a pathway I'm not sure I could find again...i have to remember to leave bread crumbs behind me next time... I don't know the two of you but I do know you are blessed to have each other at this time. I just want to say that I am normally a love filled person... But I truly hate cancer. I'm glad that Julie is home You BOTH have my prayers and wishes for the future

sexyariesgirl 58F

7/14/2006 4:55 am

Poop can be a good thing! lol You are still in my thoughts and prayers...so glad you are finally back at home....HUGGS.....

Power To FOK

angelofmercy5 60F
17881 posts
7/14/2006 5:34 am

I'm excited about POOP today too....because it got you out of that hospital! Now....you two are so blessed to have each other. I remember how I felt reading Julie's blog about having found you. So....today....just go home, take it easy....and enjoy lying in each other's arms in a bed bigger than the hospital bed! Thanks Jason....for keeping us posted here and up to date! I can't tell you how thrilled I was to see that comment in my blog. I'll be praying....I won't stop! Welcome home Julz!!!!

PS...the picture is beautiful. She is a woman as beautiful inside as out!

chef953 64M

7/14/2006 7:07 am

Well, the best part of coming from work has got to be this good news! I'll join your poop rooting club and clap alongside you. LOL, you guys are great and lift my spirits. Prayers and love for you both.

rm_kelli4u2dew 42F
5220 posts
7/14/2006 1:32 pm

Julz, glad you're home. I hate hospitals! Hugs, and positive thoughts.


VATraveler1948 69M

7/14/2006 2:10 pm

Julz (and Jason), it's so good to hear that you are home again. I know how much of a pain it is to wait for the intestines to cooperate. It's not quite like feeling the whole earth move but it must be nice to be back in familiar settings. You are still in my prayers!

rm_aWench4U 62M/62F
741 posts
7/14/2006 7:22 pm

Hey Julz,

I finally took your advice and joined the online community, and my first stop was your Blog! I join with all the others here who wish you well, and you know that if you need ANYTHING, just call.

I look forward to getting to know all the people you talk about here in Blogland. Now I just need to come up with a title for mine.

Hugs to you, my very sweet friend. Rest and get strong.

MUAH, Angela

Remember the past but do not dwell there.
Face the future where all our hopes stand.


adbacula 38M

7/15/2006 2:04 am

Hi Juliet,

Must feel good to be finally home. "Welcome home!" I hope you're doing well. Sounds like Jason is taking good care of you, and your blog.

Cheers, and good luck,

fantasylover_05 63M

7/15/2006 12:53 pm

Julie and Jason

I am sooooooo glad to hear you are HOME!!!! That is enough to be excited about.... and if POOP can make that happen.... I am EXCITED about poop TOO!!!

Julie is certainly one VERY BEAUTIFUL woman!! Every aspect of her is absolutely GORGEOUS.... inside and out!!

papyrina 52F
21133 posts
7/16/2006 5:43 am

glad to see you pooped

for furure referance extra strong coffee 6 sugars and condensed milk you will go with in 20 mins,it works honest,its got me discharged many a time

relax now and enjoy each other takecare

I'm a

i'm here to stay

GoddessOfTheDawn 106F
11240 posts
7/16/2006 6:34 am

welcome home


MillsShipsGayly 52M

7/17/2006 6:37 am

Jason - It is the little things in life ... even a warm lick on my neck from dog is good so long as her tail wags enthusiastically ...

Enjoy the little things while she is out of the hospital ... regular poops, warm sun, cool dry nights, a soft hand ...

drmama69 58F

7/18/2006 12:20 am

Glad to hear you are all "pooped" out and home again. What great news!

Enjoy it all my friend...enjoy it all!

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