Last week, Dane told me he was not feeling well. He said his throat hurts badly. I told him to gargle warm water with salt and asked him to try to buy Bactidol if possible. He still had to go to work, of course! While at work, he said he had a fever and was feeling weak. As his wife who’s almost 5, 000 miles away from him, I couldn’t do anything aside from trusting that God will heal him.
I had a feeling it was flu again. For almost two years of working abroad, by God’s grace, he’s not very sickly there. However, when he does, I can’t help but worry about him. This time, I even told Nate so many times to pray for his papa.
He didn’t chat often when he was sick so that added more worry on my part. I know he’s resting and recovering but I wanted to be there – just be there to make sure he’s OK. For so many times, I wished I had the power to teleport.
It was tonsillitis. He couldn’t eat well. He was taking meds to be able to heal faster. As of yesterday, he said he was better. Just when I thought it was the end, his nose was suddenly bleeding last night. We’ve been together for almost ten years and it’s the first time his nose bled. He said it could be the weather as it’s too hot in Riyadh during this time. I was worried – so worried for him.
Illness is one of the things that make LDR more difficult. When Nate was admitted to the hospital, Dane said he couldn’t focus at work. When it was Dane who had an asthma attack, I could not stop thinking if he was OK. It’s not easy to get sick while away from your loved ones.
In a few month’s time, he will be going home already. Finally, it will all come to an end soon. And I really hope this won’t happen again – him having to work abroad. I just don’t want to go through it all over again. It’s difficult, it’s challenging, it’s sad…Very sad. 🙁