It’s 9:00 PM and I’m all tucked in, ready to have some sleep. It’s been a busy day with visitors morning and afternoon.
My sons, Ra and Gary, came this morning. Gary lives out of town so has been staying in my suite. He returned home today as he needs to go back to work. Ra’s wife has been away and flew home today, so he went to pick her up at the airport.
My niece, Carol, and her husband came this afternoon. She brings “print outs” from Flickr, e-mail and my blog, so I do get your messages.
I’m so grateful for your prayers. Please continue to send them, both for me as I heal and especially for my son Danny.
I actually had some solid food for dinner tonight – the first in more than a week! I didn’t eat very much of it as it will take my tummy a while to get used to Chicken Cacciatore!
Typical of a hospital breakfast – not the food, but the activity around it – simultaneously, a lady came to take my blood pressure, another one to “do vitals”, and another one to help me move into a better position, etc.
By the time I got to my meal, it was no longer at a very good temperature… but I enjoyed it anyway. The yoghurt, Cream of Wheat porridge with brown sugar, “Texas Toast” with jam, and orange juice were such a nice change from the liquid diet I’ve been on. I even asked for another cup of hot coffee and am enjoying that as I write this.
I have those special “stockings” on my legs… the kind that expand and contract to massage them. They ensure the blood keeps flowing as it should. That’s important, but they were part of the reason I didn’t sleep much last night. I was still wide awake at 3:00 AM and had no knitting available to settle me down.
THURSDAY, 9:30 PM
Nurses are very special angels. Having some idea of what they might have to cope with, they still choose nursing as their profession. They are another one of my miracles!
At least I think it’s Friday… the 29th of June. I just finished another delicious breakfast — everything tastes delicious after a week of water, broth and Jello! Today it was orange juice, porridge and a lovely biscuit with strawberry jam.
I am making progress. It’s almost lunch time and I am sitting in a chair — but what’s more amazing is that I’ve already walked across the room! Surgery on Tuesday evening and walking on Friday morning. Another one of my miracles.
I’ll be sending this home later with Carol to post for Saturday’s blog. Not sure when my next post will be. In the meantime, have a Happy Canada Day weekend.