Friday, August 22, 2014

Too much, yet not enough.

Life has just been a bit too much for me lately.  I haven't had the time, or the inclination, to come here. Just the idea of focusing on this aspect of my life has felt like a slap in the face. Like dangling a carrot in front of a donkey. It  represents a part of my life that just can't be right now. Something I crave, yet is impossible to satiate.

After a week of the pitbull standing guard, I was finally able to bring my Musicman home. He was well enough after a few days that I returned to work. I love my job, but, it consumes a lot of energy. No matter how much energy it consumes, it's just a small fraction of the energy I have needed to meet all my obligations.

So many extraneous things that need to be dealt with on a minute to minute basis. Way to wearying to even begin to outline. I ignore the weaknesses that come with the minutiae of life, the ones that threaten to drag me under. I stand tall and strong and face all adversities, all the while refusing to acknowledge that I am crumbling inside.  

I am a very strong woman. I can face anything life throws at me. I can go forever, like the energizer bunny, as long as I have one thing.

If I have my Musicman, 100% and at my side, I can do anything.

That is why I am feeling so drained. He's doing very well, recovering nicely, but not 100%.  He just can't be there in the way I really need him to be. Something he and I define quite differently I might add.

He thinks I need this one thing. One he is quite proud that he is able to supply. I am proud of him for achieving this thing so quickly, only because I know it is important to him. For me, I really couldn't care less. This thing he finds so important, truly doesn't mean much to me. It's something I can do for myself any time I choose, much to his everlasting chagrin.

He focuses all his energy on that one thing, leaving none for what I truly need from him. At this moment, I accept that, because I know it's a HIM thing. I know he needs to do this, in this way, whether it works for me or not. By the way, it doesn't really work for me, but I'm not pushing. I just can't do that right now.

I simply love him to much, to do anything else, other than wait for him to fully return to me. I know he will, eventually. I just hope it's soon, cause I'm not sure how much longer I can hang on.


Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Mind Dump

A mind dump is exactly what I need right now. The last 48 hours have been a nightmare and it isn't over yet. I have spent them fighting to get Musicman the care he needs.

Due to a series of mistakes on the original surgeons part, Musicman is experiencing 2 major, life threatening, complications. He is very sick and in quite a lot of pain. Musicman realized yesterday that it was wise to release the pitbull and let her take care of him. He really has no other choice as he is too sick to care for himself.

Musicman was re-hospitalized yesterday morning and it has been a battle with that particular surgeon since that time. I really can't go into particulars, but, I hit my breaking point early this morning. It turns out, threatening to "pull off his balls and feed them to him, slowly, if he came anywhere near my husband again," got the attention that was needed.

I really hate when I get pushed that far, but I sure ain't  afraid to go there when it's needed. I have been a professional caregiver for more then 30 years. I know good quality care when I see it and I know how to get it when I'm not seeing it. I wasn't seeing it and I did something about it. That's why Musicman calls me his pitbull, because I don't let go until I get what he needs.

The new surgeon came in to meet with us, along with the other 2 specialist that have joined the case since his admission to the hospital.  Musicman greeted him, then pointed at me and told him to speak to the pitbull. I am very pleased with the new surgeon. I now have all the doctors on the same page and we are making progress. We still have a long way to go, but everything that needs to be done is being done.

In a way, it's a very odd, kind of surreal experience, to be in that place. A place where my big, strong dominant husband, seems to have been reduced to a shell of his former self.  It's something that my submissive side, can't really deal with. I feel her standing in the back ground, watching, as the pitbull goes into battle.

Musicman and I have been in this place before and we will get through this. Most likely, we will be even stronger for it. At least, that's what I keep telling him. It really is as much a reminder for myself, as it is for him. I don't think we really needed this challenge right now, but I refuse to think of it any other way. I actively push the negative thoughts away and embrace only positive outcomes. That's not so easy to do in the late hours of the night, especially since I'm not used to him not being here in our bed with me.

Thank you all for the support. The comments, emails and messages have really helped me get through those long lonely moments. The moments, when his pain is under control and he's resting comfortably. I'm grateful for those moments, but he seems so far away. Those are the moments the scary thoughts try to creep in. Thank you for helping me fight them.



Monday, August 4, 2014

If Even For a Moment

Musicman and I have been together for more than half our lives, and we're no spring chickens. I barely remember a time when he wasn't in my life. More than likely, that's because my life before him wasn't worth remembering.

He's always been a naturally dominant man. Other than the first couple of years, the years I think of as my learning curve, I have been naturally submissive to him. It's a comfortable place for me, a place I enjoy being, a place where I've always been happy and content.

He dictates where I live my life. He dictates how I live my life on a day to day basis. I dress according to his pleasure. I cook according to his pleasure. I conduct my business of the day, according to his needs. This is something I agreed to. I had total knowledge that that was what I was agreeing to, despite the fact that I didn't have the words Dominance/submission in my head, at the time.

That's just the way it's been for us, for almost 30 years now.  The kink side came into play much later, though I don't think we ever could have been considered strictly vanilla either. Sex has always been a strong connection between us, but the demons from my past, inhibited my ability to truly accept who I was, for longer than I care to admit.

Yes, I know, it sounds like I totally did things backwards. In truth, that doesn't surprise me a bit to admit. I have often done things contrary to what society says I should do. Life just seems to work that way for me, so I don't fight it.

There is literally only one area of our lives  that Musicman is not Dominant. That is when it comes to health issues. I in no way think it is a coincidence that he has such complex health issues and ended up with me. Arrogant of me to say, but I know he could have no better caregiver or patient advocate than me.  

Therein lies the struggle. He is naturally dominant. He is used to me submitting to him in how things occur in our lives. He doesn't necessarily do so well when life dictates that he turn over control to me, if even for a moment.

That struggle isn't going so great right now. The day of his procedure was more of a challenge than I care to describe. Recovery is going so far from what I conceived, that it isn't even funny. Part of the problem is failure on his part to listen to me. The other part of the problem, is failure on my part to figure out exactly what it is that he needs and securing that for him.

At this point in time, I want to slap the crap out of everyone, the doctors and Musicman included. I need to make them all listen to me. Something isn't right. I refuse to be ignored. There is no submission here. I am going to ride roughshod over several people, until I get the results I am seeking.

Strong fairy