All in the all this past 6 or 7 days, it’s been more positive than not. I’m so grateful, I cannot explain how that feels. We’ve just had too much drama and trauma over the last couple of months and I, for one, can use a break from it all. Obviously, so can he.
Even though TB was moving around a tad too much earlier this week and became exhausted by doing so, he’s recovered and is continuing to be determined to get up and move around on that walker. He’s been taking a few more pain meds to handle the expected discomfort but he’s also icing his leg which helps. We’re trying to find that balance between doing what he needs to and not tipping too far over by doing too much – trickier than you might think. But physical therapy will start-up again this coming week at some point and I’m sure the physical therapist will be able to help figure that out.
We’ve succeeded in getting the Christmas lights up and lit outside (his friends helped with the outside stuff – thank you to S and D, we couldn’t have done it without you, seriously!), the tree is all done and has nearly all of our ornaments on it because it’s so big – the remaining ones are on the fireplace mantle where I’ve placed garland with clear lights wound through it. It literally glows in the living room when all the lights in there are on. I’ll try to get a good picture but it could be tricky to get the right feeling in the photo.
TB has also been successful in eating more this week (yay!), in fact today for dinner we had breakfast – scrambled eggs, bacon, toast, juice and cookies. Well, HE had the cookies because he always saves room for dessert, I’d rather have an extra piece of bacon. He also had 2 protein drinks today, milk, and his oh-so-beloved Mountain Dew. This may not sound like a lot of food or calories in total but this is a guy who really LIKES food and this was great day for the caloric input.
The other day my good friend BW brought over some homemade tomato soup and homemade creme fraiche, oh boy, was that delicious. We’ll be having more tomorrow, we didn’t even add salt or pepper to it even though BW thought we might need to as he thought it might be too sweet, it’s seriously incredible soup – thank you B!
TB had two doctor appointments this week and an x-ray as follow ups to his hospital stays (the surgeon for the surgery hospital stay and the oncologist for the visit Thanksgiving week trip). Both appointments went just fine, the oncologist will discuss the chest x-ray results at TB’s next appointment on the 16th. For now, everything is status quo. We like status quo.
TB is actually sleeping in the bedroom tonight for the first time since coming home October 27th. This is a huge and wonderful change. He had to reach a comfort level of being able to more around to the bathroom at night and the bed is really high and too risky, so the couch has been his hangout. But he’s trying it out tonight, cross your fingers it will be a success.
Time for me to go to bed as it’s after midnight and I simply have to read at least a chapter of the novel I bought earlier this week. It’s touching my heart so much and I’m having a hard time NOT reading it to do homework! It’s called The Help by Kathryn Stockett. If you’re interested in reading something that isn’t your ordinary drivel, this is the book for you. The only drawback I forsee is that the book will eventually run out chapters to read and I really don’t want it to end.
Edited 12/6/2009 – I wrote this last night and WordPress took forever to post it. This is technically a 12/5/2009 entry – figured it would help to know if one was reading this in the afternoon on Sunday and I’m referring to going to bed after midnight at the end of the post…