Monday, October 18, 2010

Finally Feeling ateensyweensy Bit More Human. Plus Nathan News!

I’ve got to say that having three “put to sleep” surgeries in less than six months is not something I would recommend. This last one hit me a little harder than I was expecting and I have been slow to get back on my feet. I got home from surgery last Tuesday night and didn’t leave the house even one time until yesterday afternoon.

In the past day or two, I’ve finally been able to get off all pain meds except Aleve, and so I’m not feeling so sleepy all the time. Nor so wan. Nor so weak. Nor so wobbly.

Of course, if you have to be all wan, not to mention wobbly? It’s always nice to have someone to tuck in beside you who gives off bountiful beams of canine compassion.

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Later today I’ll head out to Greenville for a post op visit and then I really hope to be done with trips to Greenville for a while. I’ll have to add it up, but I know I’ve traveled over 2000 miles in the course of my travels to and from that lovely city for cancer treatment. (Maybe they’ll make me an honorary citizen.)

In other news, I’m happy to report that Nathan has finally found a second part-time job! He’ll start working today at the Chick-Fil-A near his school, which will be in addition to the 10-12 hours he’s working every week in the mail room at college.

And (drum roll, please) I was thinking he was only going to be home for a day or two at Thanksgiving but he called this morning and will be flying in the Saturday before Thanksgiving and staying for SIX days! Since he hasn’t been home since May, that makes me extra, extra happy.

And (another drum roll, please) Steve’s family is coming from Charlotte for Thanksgiving and (one more BIG drum roll, please), several members of MY family will be flying in from Wisconsin for a week!

A house full of people I love! Surgeries behind me! Cancer free! Sarah doing well! Happily settled in to our new house and town!

Very thankful, indeed.

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Karo said...

Sounds like it's going to be a perfect Thanksgiving. :) So glad to hear you're doing better!

MaryH said...

What a fabulous Thanksgiving - full of thanks for all you listed - you are going to have the BEST time and you so deserve it! A houseful of people you love - nothing better - and all that is involved in this lovely of loveliest holidays is a lots of good food! I have always loved Thanksgiving for its simple joy. Glad you are feeling better and, how could you not, with that cute puppy to somfort for you.

A said...

So happy for ALL of you! Thankful you are feeling a little better! Thank you for all the updates on your life and family. I enjoy each one of them! Have a great Monday and week! Life is so precious. No matter the day you are having each day is a gift! Thinking healthy thoughts and safe travel!

treama said...

So thankful you are doing well,the special blessing of Nathan comming 6 days make it even better. Thank you for keeping us posted,most of all for sharing your healing and allowing us to be apart of it by praying.

Guerrina said...

What a great celebration you will all have! Glad you're getting to the up and about part :)

Anonymous said...

I think your rollercoaster year is finally coming to an end. I'm so glad you are able to post happy news all around. Life is good.

North Dakota

whendidibecomethegrownup said...

So glad you are feeling better. And so glad to hear all your good news. I can't wait until Thanksgiving....can't get any better than family and good food!
And thank you for stopping by my made my day!

bobspixie said...

From my own experience, having something to look forward to-- your family being together for Thanksgiving--will help the healing/recovery process more than anything else. And you can use the "rest" times to make out the "umptynine million" lists that need to be made. So glad to hear you are doing better.

Lesley said...

I am so happy to hear Nathan has an extended visit planned. Woohoo! And so glad you are coming along this week.

Anonymous said...

A Thanksgiving can't get much better than that.
Who of your family is all coming?
Cousin Sandy

Anonymous said...

Lots to look foward to, hope you keep improving, so look forward to your posts.

Take care,

Jean C.

MN Mom said...

Glad to hear you are feeling better. The Nathan news is terrific, both to hear about the new job and that he will be home a good long time at Thanksgiving. Your Thanksgiving will truly be just that - full of giving thanks. It will be a blessed time, especially if you take it easy and let others help out! Keeping you all in my prayers.

Random said...

I'm so glad things are looking up for you and your family. Glad Nathan got a job - he's such a hard worker and deserves to have his life made a little easier. Glad you're starting to feel better and got to ditch the Surgical Bra (wait, that's next post, I must be time-travelling). Things are sounding good these days and you all deserve it so much! (Also: thank you for stopping by to visit and commenting on my blog so much, even when you have all of these other things going on... I love getting visits from the Smith family!)

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