Thursday, May 14, 2009

"Limbo Land" really sucks!

Well....still nothing has changed in our current state of purgatory. My hubby is still stuck in Korea...we were hoping he would be back for our 13th wedding anniversary. (In the last 10 years we have only spent 3 anniversaries together due to military service.)
My truck was supposed to be repaired this past Monday but the damage is so extensive that it is STILL in the shop nearly two weeks after the accident. I'm biding my time until we hear some kind of news what our future holds. My whiplash/headaches have gotten worse but the doctor said that is to be expected.

I don't know if I blogged about this already but while I was in Korea we had family members take in our kitty "Raku". About a week and a half into our Korea tour we received frantic emails concerning our cat. Anyway, to make a long story short our kitty lost a leg. It was a very stressful and helpless time being so far away that I do believe the stress of the situation coupled with moving to a new country was the catalyst for my long illness.
Anyhow, a year and $2,000 dollars later I am reunited with "Raku" my 3 legged kitty.
He has been such a blessing to me these last two weeks. He follows me everywhere with his funny little hobbling and is so snugly....I think he knows I need a little extra love'n right now.
Thank the Lord in heaven that I decided to kennel my dog the day before the accident or she would have been seriously injured. I don't think I could have taken that on top of everything else. But I am missing her as I am stuck waiting for my truck to be repaired. She too is always so sweet to me when I am down.

You can see that he has just the one leg in front. He gets around pretty well for which I am grateful. But in my absence he has also grown quite rotund which heeds his mobility...so I have put him on a diet and he isn't very happy about it.

I hope that the next post will be full of good news and soon! Because life is super lame right now!

17 comments:

Tattycat said...

I am sorry things are still so bad. Waiting has to be one of the hardest things man has to do. I hope hubby will be home soon, wherever that ends up being. Cuddle up to that sweet kitty and get well. I know your dog will be glad to help you heal when you can get her back as well. Big hugs from Lala!

Fox said...

Bless you, bless you! You are a wonderful pet person! You would be welcomed and loved in my crazy animal-loving family!

I am so glad Raku is keeping you calm and sane....He looks like great company. And his rotundness will probably look after itself once he and you recover fully.

Hope the truck is repaired soon!
Fox : )

Suzanne said...

Raku probably needs the hugs as much as you do. I'm so glad he is there for you. Sending good thoughts and wishes your way for much improved health.

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

I hope your state of limbo ends soon! It must be rough being separated from your hubby. Snuggle up to your kitty... get all the love you can!

Suze said...

So many things coming at you at once. And still you managed to send me the thread I ordered.

I am sorry for all that is at odds in your life and will be praying that it will soon come around.

TattingChic said...

What a sweet kitty cat! I'm so glad you are reunited. Sorry to hear of both your and his mishaps, but glad that you are together. Sorry to hear you are still stuck in "limbo-land" that sounds super sucky! You are in my prayers! Love ya, friend! (((HUGS)))!!!

SY said...

awwww . . . he looks tiny from the picture! I'm so glad for you that you have him with you now. Our pets are intuitive to our moods and feelings, it always amazes me because they seem to know when I need a hug even before I do. They are great comforters. I hope you get your dog back soon AND your vehicle.

Clyde said...

Sherry, Sorry to hear that life is challenging you in so many ways right now. Hang in there you are special and strong and I know things will get better for you. I am sending a giant hug your way.

Carol Lawecki said...

I wish things for not still in limbo for you. Hopefully soon you will get the answers you need. Feel better soon.

Your kitty is so sweet. She is so lucky to have you!!

Take Care!

Zarina said...

I know how you feel how the whiplash feels worse after the pain killer is out of the system. Two weeks ago, my rotary cutter fell on my right foot. The first week I could not move at all so slept practically the whole day. This week was fine because of the pain killer but today arriving at work, the pain started again. I had to ask my friend to buy me lunch while I rested. Hopefully on Monday it will be better because I want to catch ANGELS AND DEMONS at the cinema (it is right next to the parking lot so I don't have to walk too far plus I think for a month I have not been out even to buy groceries - the longest I have been bound at home/home). Maybe I will have to drop quilting and get back to tatting where I won't use any sharp things, right?

Marty said...

If it ain't one damn thing it's another. I wish you well, decisions, and your dog back. Tie a knot and hang on, m'dear!

Nancy in Dallas said...

If nothing else, remember one thing: "This too shall pass".
*smile*

Ana Ruggeri said...

My friend, how I regret that things did not go very well, but we must to be strong because everything get well in the end. Hopefully you have news of your husband and what may soon return home to spend your wedding anniversary together. Ihope you'll get well soon. You're my source of inspiration

Valerie said...

Sherry, I'm sending loads of hugs your way. I'm very sure the dark clouds will clear soon. You are in my prayers.

TAT19540 said...

It is wonderful you have such a loving companion to help you mend. I hope you are back to your sparkling self soon and that your whiplash effects won't take too long to get over. I like to think that when life gives you lemons make lemondade and then you can have a party! Hope you get your wheels and hubby back soon!

SY said...

Hi Sherry!

I just re-read your post and it occurred to me that you named your cat after one of my favorite forms of pottery, Raku! Another pottery that I love is salt glazed. I'm a "puttering potter" and love the feel of clay in my hands shaping it into whatever was hidden within it. Maybe you can get back to pottery soon, as it is very therapeutic, such as our beloved animals are to us. I hope your husband is home soon and he brings great tidings to soothe your soul. God Bless you and Godspeed to your next destination, may it be exactly what your body (and spirit) needs to heal.

Kathy Niklewicz said...

Sherry - Thanks for keeping us updated when you can. In reviewing your earlier posts I now realize how many years your husband has served, and how many times you've been through this kind of limbo. I also read about your trip to San Diego when you realized that the military is appreciated by many. This weekend I hope will reaffirm that appreciation. We owe so much to the fine men and women who serve - and wait.

On a lighter note, I somehow missed seeing those fabulous knitted socks at Shuttlebirds! Also, your kitty is SO cute. I know he'a comfort to you. Please know we are all thinking of you!