Friday, April 06, 2012
Thank you, everyone, for the well wishes, juju, good thoughts, kind words, and all-around care you've sent our way recently.
Bill's surgery on Friday went very well. He stayed in hospital overnight and they cut him loose Saturday morning. Of course, I'm lucky I was able to get him out of there - the nurses all found him so sweet and charming they wanted to keep him!
Saturday we simply spent the day getting him settled in at home - building his nest on the couch with pillows and blankets, making sure he got plenty of puppy snuggles, etc. Sunday, he felt up to getting out of the house, so we went to Fred's to get his prescription filled and to pick up a few groceries. He pushed the buggy and set the pace, but was surprised to find himself wearing down quickly. I think that may have been the best thing for him, sort of like proof to convince him that he really did need to take some down time to get better.
Since that trip, we've taken a few walks now and then when it's hasn't been raining. Yesterday, Bill had his follow-up visit with the surgeon and got the 'all clear' and release back to normal duty. The left side of his neck, where the incision was made, is still somewhat swollen, but the doctor assured us that it will go down, just to give it more time.
Bill celebrated being allowed to get back to normal by tweaking more on the bathroom redo LOL I was happy to "let" him work on his project.
As for me? I've rather lost myself through this whole thing. Stress and depression settled in and I'm trying to evict them to the best of my ability. Sort of. I've lost so much momentum and drive and determination and physical fitness this last month, allowing myself to grasp onto any excuse or reason to give up and stop trying... I'm not even sure I'll be able to "recover" enough to safely do the Bridge to Brews next week, let alone the R'n'R Half in May. I've lost the majority of March to one unplanned emergency or another. Yep, I've got a pity-party for one going on here, which is in complete opposition to how relieved and grateful I'm feeling that Bill will be around for a while longer. I'll regain my footing again, it's just a matter of time. Fake it 'til you make it, right?