Two and a half weeks down since being home! Each week, becoming a little easier. Though each week has presented it’s own challenges. I *almost* made it the full week without going to the ER, but nevertheless, Friday night I had to go in again. I’ve decided that I would love a list of things that are “normal” after having two surgeries so that I know what to expect. But even the nurses themselves, are befuddled by the symptoms I am having. Symptoms that I said yes to enough, that landed me in the ER once again. Pretty low blood pressure, diarrhea, weakness, fevers, a blood clot, and more. Though at this point, I would rather go in and get checked and be released, than not go in and have something seriously wrong. I understand why they nurses told me to go in and thankfully everything checked out okay.
This past week has been spent just plain healing. Sitting in “my” chair with a pillow behind my back, since I can’t use my arms. Have you ever tried not to use your arms to get out of a chair or get up off the floor? There’s a reason why I can’t get down on the floor yet. I tried and got stuck – Dan had to come to my rescue! I have to wait until at least December 20 to use them due to my broken bones, but at the same time, I don’t want to because I can feel the ribs are definitely still broken. If it wasn’t for those silly ribs, I would be doing GREAT! If you’ve ever had a broken rib, you know they hurt and are quite sensitive. I know this is just a blip in time, so this too shall pass.
I’ve been able to increase my physical therapy exercises, which has helped my strength tremendously. When I see someone running down the road, it’s hard, but that day will come, we pray. It “should” be around 12 years until my next surgery, so I hope I can get out and jog a little before then! It’s amazing though what a round of physical therapy can do for ya! I am still experiencing fevers, which is definitely frustrating and obviously aren’t very comfortable, but hopefully those will pass soon as well.
Progress is coming and that is what matters!
I haven’t taken as many pictures as usual because my days all look the same for the most part! But here’s a few for the books:
I shared this pictures last week I believe, but Mazy still LOVES watching the squirrels come and eat the corn!
Our friends/family knew that I really enjoyed Christmas lights, so they surprised me with lights on a tree and our garage! I was completely surprised and shocked all at the same time!
We have been humbled by the care that everyone has had for Mazy while I am healing. She has been given gifts that I can do with her, which has been SO great! Things I can do with her on the couch and while sitting. Thank you for caring for her too!
This girl sure has me smiling everyday!
Last weekend, I tried to get a Christmas dress on her and it did NOT go well! I realized I was missing either tights, shoes, or a sweater. You name it. Well, this week, even though she didn’t want to wear a dress, we finally got it on her, thanks to telling her that her cousins were also wearing dressing we thought! And…isn’t she just ADORABLE? Love this girl!