October 16th, 2006

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Going home at some point

I'm still here at the hospital, but they assure me I am going home sometime today. I have to learn about my 'leg catheter' and how to use it, get the IV out, change into some street clothes and get wheeled out of here. I feel like I've been here FOREVER!

The weird thing is that I picked up a recent Robin Cook book to read, called Marker, and it turns out the main character finds out she is BRCA1+. She has to deal with all of the thoughts associated with that, and come to a decision. It's a side story right now, about halfway through the book, so I don't know if it will be tied in with the main story. It just feels weird that the book didn't say anything about that, yet here it is. Talking about all of the emotions I went through when I found out.

Hopefully, Scott will be here soon and we can push to finish up and get out of here. I'm not so much looking forward to the 45 minute drive home, though. :(
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I'm home

I'm home. I'm tired. I'm on the couch because laying on the waterbed...not such a good idea. What was I thinking?

Anyway, that's all for now.
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No. Way.

You've got to be F'n kidding me! The Robin Cook book that I've been reading since becoming coherent in the hospital is finally nearing the end. I was quite surprised to find the main character being diagnosed as BRCA1+ and having to deal with what that meant for her life. I watched her go through the same thoughts and options that I was faced with. I wondered how it would all tie into the main story.

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Next time, no medical thrillers, even though they are some of my favorites. Maybe some nice, light and completely improbably Steven King.
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True love

True love is when your husband will stop playing World of Warcraft to come help you wash your hair, make sure you got all of the soap off of your incision, and then dry your legs and both sides of your cath bag *laugh*

I did too much today, and looking back, I didn't do much. My stomach is so swollen and hurts when I move. I guess I'm going to have to really restrict myself to the couch more over the next few days and not skimp on my pain meds. On Friday, I have my post-op and we'll get rid of this damn cath. YAY!

Several bright things have happened today though:

- I came home to several cards, one from georgiaskydiver and two from people in my Mothers of Multiples group
- I found a mystery box on the table, and upon opening it found that a coworker of mine from California, who was on a spa vacation with her sister last week, sent me a 'nap kit' from the spa. It's a scented eye pillow, a CD of mellow music, and 'Sleep Well' AHA Body Lotion with rose oil, chamomile and valerion.
- Jax sent us take-out Chinese :) We pigged on all kinds of food, which was great since I went to make a sandwich for lunch and used the last two pieces of bread and the last of the lunch meat. Hubby has to go to the STORE tomorrow!

Taking a real shower tonight made me feel way more human. Now - must get comfortable and sleep. :)