At 1:00 AM yesterday the final countdown started. They took away my water.
Gary had stayed late Monday night and we had a good game of crib. No, it was a great game – I won!
I had a fairly good night with the help of my TV or my CD player. I listened to piano playing, “Solitudes: Forest Piano“, accompanied by birds, and it was very relaxing.
My day progressed.
We have three nurses named Mellissa working here. I haven’t met them all, just the one who cared for me today. I do appreciate her dedication to her duty.
Two of my sons were here visiting and we mentioned that I have a blog. Mellissa was surprised and said, “Oh, what do you write about – your life – or something interesting?” We all had a good laugh as she stood there with her foot hanging out of her mouth.
Mellissa is the only one of the nurses to take me for a walk and we went twice yesterday. Much needed after being in bed day and night for five days. I’m attached to an IV pole so can’t go it alone.
Shortly after 5:30 p.m. yesterday Norma was taken into surgery, and by 7:15 p.m. the word came that she was back out of surgery, “…and all is good. Thanks for your prayers.”
She faces a significant time of recovery, of course, but with her faith and determination I’m optimistic that she’ll soon be back in circulation.
If you’d like to send her a message of encouragement, please leave it in the comment section below, or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org . And thank you so much for your support and prayers. Norma and all the family appreciate it immensely!