Tonight we had a scare.
(This is Susan here, by the way.
Janice will be back to blog next week.)
At 7:00 this evening, my husband arrived home hardly able to breathe, with a thundering headache and reporting terrifying symptoms such as numb and tingling arms and hands. He was so sick he collapsed on the couch and could barely speak.
He is a normally healthy person and has never had the pleasure of a serious headache or really any illness whatsoever. So this was very alarming.
We called 911 and moments later I could hear the sirens.
They checked him out quickly and then brought him to the hospital. After the doctor looked Rob over and discussed his symptoms, the doctor was quite confident that it was just a migraine. They kept him on an IV with some medication for the next couple of hours and then discharged him. He’ll go back tomorrow for a CT scan to make sure that it was just a migraine. But, he is doing so much better already, that I’m very confident that it was just a massive headache.
Thank the Lord!
But this scare is a huge reminder to us that we need to take better care of our health.
In our family, workaholism, stress and lack of sleep are a way of life. Ironically, my husband is normally the least guilty. But his job as a software developer and team lead has been enormously stressful for the last couple of years and especially lately. He was working until 1:00 AM last night and up again early to work a long day today. Also, the night before he hardly had any sleep.
So I’ve decided we are turning a leaf. A healthy, green leaf.
We are going to make an effort to try to de-stress, exercise and sleep more. (But as I type this it’s already midnight and only my baby is asleep. Darn. Okay, we’re getting to bed soon.)
How are you and your family doing in the healthy-balanced-life department?
Do you need to join me in my effort to establish balance in my family’s life?
Do you have any tips for keeping your family stress-free and healthy?