THE LAST SEVEN DAYS
Looks like y'all had an eventful week with some heartfelt top-fives and family crises and cute Easter pics and great Passover memories shared! I hate I wasn't able to take part as much as usual. I've been kinda out of it, as you'll see.
- •MONDAYSurgery day! My awesome doctor went in, moved my stomach back where it should be then closed my diaphragm with a bunch of stitches. No mesh, all sutures. 😕 Then he did a gastric bypass while he was in there. I was late getting back to my room (8pm-ish?) so that day was shot.
- •TUESDAYFirst full day in the hospital. I'm on liquids (still am), so the day is filled with sipping, walking, trying to get comfortable and trying to breathe with a stitched-up diaphragm. Oh and constant interruptions from the nurse, from a machine beeping, from the dr coming into grab my midsection to check his work.
- •WEDNESDAYAnother day in the hospital, but I'm released around noon. FREEDOM! So I go home and continue the struggle to rest, sip, walk, get comfortable. Funny story - Max ran in to greet me then FROZE when he saw my get-well-soon balloon. He stood like this for like 5 minutes. 😂
- •THURSDAYTry to get comfy, try to breathe, keep sipping, keep walking. Not too much excitement this day, or else I just don't remember much because of my new BFF Vicodin. Oh and they sent me home with a drain so that just adds a whole new level of gore to the whole thing. Nothing like carrying around a pocketful of your own blood & guts.
- •FRIDAYDrain's out! I can drive! One more week of liquids than I can eat real food again. The rest of the day is spent like usual. Walk, sip, breathe.
- •SATURDAYI run a couple of errands that wipe me out. I have a couple of visitors. I walk. I sip. I try to breathe! Oh and one of my stops was Goodwill where I found this horror:
- •SUNDAYEaster! I stayed out of church, saving my energy for the family gathering. We had a non-traditional Easter dinner. They grilled out and had a birthday cake for my niece. I ate popsicles. 😢
- •It was definitely worth the exhaustion that followed. I stayed up & had fun for a change. This little monkey was such a boost of joy!He may be 4 but he will kick your ASS in Uno. Don't let the cuteness fool you!
- •So from here, I'm gonna keep moving, keep breathing, keep the liquids flowing and try my best to keep getting stronger.