Saturday, September 26, 2009

Reflecting on my first week as a patient....

A little over a week ago I had some surgery. I have been home since then recovering...and will be home for another 1-2 weeks before I return to school. I've spent a lot of time resting ...and a lot of time thinking. Just a few of my observations from the past week (and no photos - sorry!)...

  • I do not know what I did before we had DVR. It is one of the best inventions EVER!
  • I'm sure that the chair in our family room will forever have an imprint of my body in it from all the time I have spent there (and will continue to spend there) since my surgery!
  • I have watched enough HGTV that I can officially decorate, design, or rebuild anything...or at least tell someone how to do it.
  • I have become very good friends with Matt, Al, Meridith, and Ann. I spend at least 2 hours with them every morning.
  • You have no idea how much you miss your energy and independence until you don't have it!
  • Cell phones are another amazing invention. How else would I let Chris (who was in our bedroom) know that I (who was in the family room) needed something like cough drops?
  • I think I officially have "lost" 2+ days of my life. I have very little memory of last Thursday or Friday...and even part of Saturday. Pain killers and anesthesia are powerful stuff!
  • Who knew that a quick outing to the post office and Walmart with your very own driver could make you so, so tired?
  • After watching many, many episodes of Split Ends, I officially want a fun, trendy hairstyle.
  • I have some amazing friends .....friends who bring me meals, pray for me, call to check up on me, drive my kids to/from school, and come to visit me. I am very blessed to have such great friends!
  • I also have amazing family! My mom came last weekend and both parents came this weekend to help out. Thanks to them my kids were entertained, we were fed, laundry was done, and groceries were bought. Chris' parents have been a huge help too - checking on me during the day when I'm home alone, taking the kids to/from school, driving me places, bringing lots of yummy food, and sitting with Chris while I had my surgery.

And now....I'm off to take a nap. It's amazing how even the smallest typing a blog entry...wipe me out!


Jill said...

well at least you are feeling well enough to sit up and type the blog! that's good. hopefully this week you'll be feeling so much better and can move from the chair more often...but enjoy it while you can because as soon as you are officially well again, you know you'll be wanting to quiet day to sit! especially with basketball season approaching!

Anonymous said...

Finally!!!!!!!!!!!Those are my thoughts exactly! Its nice to know someone else knows how I feel. The good thing is you hopefully will feel better soon!Its good to know youre in good spirits !

Brenda said...

I suffered withdrawal from Katie and Matt after 5 months of them when I was pregnant with Payton. You know it's bad when you start talking as if you've actually spent quality personal time with them! I also remember my first Hobby Lobby...and I had to sit by the front door while mom pulled the car up because I was done.

cheryl said...

BIG BIG (gentle) hugs!! :) :)

aunt nancy said...

I'm glad you're feeling well enough to blog. Don't overdue it, though. Have you checked out The Bonnie Hunt Show? I really like her. It's syndicated, so I don't know when or if it's on in your neck of the woods.(a little shout out to Al)How were you feeling after your reunion outing? you and Grandma could get twin recliners for sleeping. Take care!!