Oct 02, 2010 - 9:12 pm
A close family member of mine had elective surgery last week. He developed confusion and had to be transferred to intensive care for monitoring for a few days. Although the cause of his confusion was determined and it was known that it would resolve eventually, I was somewhat surpised how it affected me. I was calm and collected when at the hospital, but totally exhausted. My siblings don't live close by so the updates etc were dependant on me. My husband was confused the last month or so of his life and being with my family member stirred up feelings of how I felt when my husband was confused. I did end up sharing my feelings with my other family members and they seemed a bit surpised that this was difficult for me. I thought my reaction wasn't too off base considering what I have gone though with my husband?