I’m happy to report I am home and back at the computer keyboard! Life is slowly returning to some sense of normalcy.
In answer to the question “how are you doing?” – my post-surgery pain has been manageable and I have been off the prescription pain meds for a few days now. I still feel a bit groggy though, and the brain feels like it’s running at about 25% of normal capacity… it takes time and effort to hold a conversation. Plus the fact that I needed a breathing tube for both surgeries, which has left my speaking voice weak and raspy… strike two against conversation. That said, I appreciate visitors and do the best I can with phone calls. I am physically weak, and I get tired easily and usually take a nap or two during the day. I am still not permitted to drive or go to work, or to bend over or lift anything heavy, but I am able to cook for myself and putz around the house a bit. Words cannot say how much I missed my cats! Apache especially has not left my side since my return home and his purring presence brings much comfort.
I’m not getting “out and about” yet but I’m looking forward to attending Dan & Mindy’s wedding on Saturday- my first post-surgery “outing”!
Many thanks to everyone who has kept in touch via this blog… please continue to do so! This is still the easiest and most direct way of keeping in touch with me. I am keeping the home phone shut off until after Nov 4 in order to give myself a chance to rest and recover. Email, Facebook and cell phone are all switched back on again but I don’t check them as frequently as I normally do.
Above all, a huge “thank you” to those who have been praying, sending cards and flowers, visiting, and so much more. It’s times like these when it becomes abundantly clear how much we need each other and literally can’t make it without friends. Keep the prayers going & hope to see you again soon.