I like the quote above. The best thing about this place is that no matter what happens, the staff has been there, done that…aren’t worried, tell me it’s normal. I have no reason to be afraid. They tell me everything. They’re just amazing. They never roll their eyes when I say I want to sit up and then change my mind and decide to take a nap; when I want to take a walk and they get all the tubes unhooked and I don’t last long. They’re here in a flash when I ring my call button, reassure me that I’m “easy” and laugh when I apologize for whining. Nice, nice people who know exactly what they’re doing. I’m in the perfect place. (By the way, I did last long on my most recent walk…seven laps. I told Sean each lap was a mile…ha ha…not quite. It’s a nice little walk around this pod and the one down the hall)
Today is a good day. Erin was here fairly early in the morning. Jerry went to the Apple Store for a lesson on the Mac. Then Erin left to head home to her little ones and I took a nap. Jerry came in after my nap. I’ve had my moments when the pain was unbearable….and walking was the cure again. Walking and sitting in the chair. Chairs are better than the bed, I think. I wonder if I should sleep in the chair tonight.
Call the Midwife is on tonight. I may actually turn on the TV. I haven’t used the TV at all but I love that show. And it’s on early in Texas. Central Time Zone has its benefits.
Dr. Ho stopped in today. He said it looked like I was doing just fine…would probably be out of here by the end of the week.
End of the week? I thought I was getting out on Tuesday. He’s probably more realistic. I still have way too many tubes sticking out of me to be ready to go by Tuesday. I’m not in a huge rush, to be honest. I know I’m not ready. And I figure I’ll know when I am. Besides, I don’t have a pain pump at Anne’s house. Yep, I’ll stick around until I’m really ready to get out. Right now, I cannot even visualize such simple things as getting up, taking a shower, making a cup of tea, getting in the car and driving to yoga. That seems as impossible to me as flying, walking on water or walking through walls. But I do know I will be able to do all those things and more in time (not the flying, walking on water or walking through walls…just the other stuff)