Tonight was a great sunset

Nov 08

You all will appreciate that I typed my blog post last night, did all the bedtime things extra slowly because everything in the hospital is extra slow, rolled over and promptly fell asleep.  At 9:41pm the nurse apologetically knocked on the door and said, “We found you a bed!  You’re moving to your new floor. Now!” So I settled in for sleep after...

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Hospital life

Nov 07

I’m awaiting my last big oral medicine dose of the day so that I can go t0 sleep here in the hospital for night number three. Overall, my body and lab result continues to trend in the needed direction so that I can be discharged.  Brad is a champ, he managed to see me on the way to and from work: we finally have a benefit to his long commute.  Haha!  He is...

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The days are long, the minutes are short

Nov 06

On Tuesday I called Dr. Wonderful’s office to let them know I wasn’t feeling well, and that I had a new symptom.  Because I’ve been a mom and potty-trained two children, I have had enough conversation about pee to talk about it on the internet: my issue is that I was not peeing enough and general associated discomfort. After a series of...

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Today is a good day

Oct 29

I’m moving pretty slow these days, as I think I’ve indicated.  It’s only been a short few weeks that my discomfort has been a factor in my life, so I’m still figuring out how to be my best self.  Now that I have better pain management agents at my disposal, I am finding the balance to achieve optimal present-ness.  On Friday, I felt quite...

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A pivot point

Oct 25

Yesterday Dr. Wonderful stepped in to the exam room where Brad and I were waiting.  He looked me right in the eye and said with feeling, “How are you feeling?” “Not well,” I answered with a grimace, “I called your team on Tuesday morning because I decided I was done white-knuckling and I need some interventions. I’m...

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October update

Oct 21

Hello autumn!  The leaves are changing, and it is often lovely and brisk outside.  I can see the fall color from my bed which is a reminder that my life is a blessed one. We rocked fall sports in our house.  Maren played volleyball for her junior high school team.  The whole experience was awesome for her and nostalgic for me as she’s attending and playing for...

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