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Posted 2018-06-18T00:09:52Z

Message From Emily

Sunday (I’m told)
Each day kind of blends together when one is either a parent of a newborn  or is a patient recovering from surgery. My sleeping/resting to being awake ratio seems to be at least 3:1. Sometimes, the sleep is of a deep nature, but more often I’ve one foot in the door, the other one out – out far enough that I can answer my mom’s question about how often the flowers on the deck should be watered or how much cheese goes in the lentil casserole. 
On all accounts, I’m doing quite well. The pain I have is quite tolerable – mostly rubbing or pulling – related to the drains. I’m allowed to take two oxycodone tablets every 4-6 hours and have taken only one total today and am allowed to take two Valium pills every 6 hours and I’ve taken none today. If things proceed as they are, I will be off narcotics and muscle relaxers and back to good ol’ Tylenol again very soon.
The doctor called the first two-three weeks post surgery, the putzing stage. I’m definitely putzing. Putzing to the bathroom, putzing clearing light items from the dish dryer, putzing around in circles around my courtyard and even climbing the stairs and changing my clothes tonight. Clean (or at least clean-er) feels great. On Tuesday, I will see Dr. Kulkarni to make sure things are healing on that front and I’m waiting on bated breath for Thursday to hear from Dr. Magnant (prayers please) that there are no errant cancer cells.
I am grateful for what seems a very on track recovery and believe strongly that all the kindness and expertise that surrounded me in the hospital went a long way. I’ve no complaints about the service here at home either: homemade eggplant parmesan, homemade pesto, lentil rice casserole, the best asparagus egg asserole, and scones to surpass no other. Thank you also to all the dear friends who have brought/sent me something: Andy and Janice, Gordon and Farrah, Judy and Kate, Nicole and Jackson, Hope and Bob, my fellow learning specialists, Linda and Klyde, Jessica, Lucia, Cheryl, Cliff and Barb, Mary Alice, Robin, Linda and Bill, Andrea, Jeannie and Pat, and Carolyn. Beautiful, heartfelt cards too!



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Comments (6)

  • Linda P Brown
    Linda P Brown

    How great to get a post from the source. . .you sound like you! Waiting with you for Thursday— Love from Brooklyn Linda

    3 years ago · Reply
  • Barb McCreedy
    Barb McCreedy

    Wow! So wonderful to hear you are doing well. Keep us posted it is great to hear from you. Lots of healing love from Barb and Cliff

    3 years ago · Reply
  • Carol Sellers
    Carol Sellers

    So glad to read your update Em!! You sound very good and recovering nicely. Yay!!

    3 years ago · Reply
  • Marcia Lebeau
    Marcia Lebeau

    Beautifully written. I think all of us reading your description of your recover y feel like we are part of it. You obvious gratitude to everyone for everything is certainly helping you get over this "putzing" period. Our wishes for a good final report from the doctor on Thursday is, we hope, obvious. Continue putzing and eating and sleeping and doing what feels right.

    3 years ago · Reply
  • Katy Karnell
    Katy Karnell

    Loved reading this and hearing your news. Clearly your spirits are up/good and you're feeling the love that surrounds you. Sending positive energy and prayers your way for good news on the test results.

    3 years ago · Reply
  • Rosemary Lubinski
    Rosemary Lubinski

    Really glad to hear you are progressing so well and so quickly. Keep up the good healing! Good thoughts going your way daily.

    3 years ago · Reply