October 18th, 2006

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Bored on the couch, but my head is the clearest it has been in a week. I feel like it's a long weekend. The extent of a medical leave hasn't really hit home yet. To give you an idea on how much my belly is swollen up, despite having multiple organs removed and spending five days on nothing but broth, jello, Sprite and water, I'm 2 pounds heavier than when I went in. I think that in the next few days, I'll see some swelling go down and feel more normal.

I've almost watched all of my TIVO programs, so I'll need to go through today and find new and interesting things to record.

Scott just went to pick up the kids, and make a grocery store run for the basics. Sometime later this afternoon, oddharmonic and vogonpoet are coming by with food. They have blown me away with their thoughtfulness and caring. They say they are bringing a cooler filled with dry ice and FIVE DAYS of breakfast, lunch and dinner. All planned and cooked by them, along with recipe cards in case we want to recreate any of it.

My friends are just amazing me. Coworkers who think of me during their own vacations. Friends who think of food and other items we might need. My husband doing things around the house and with the kids without asking. My sons offering to do things for me out of the blue. Cards and calls from my mothers of multiples group despite having been inactive all year. The boys' ex-nanny taking them to the movies this weekend to give Scott a break.

I've been tearing up off and on all day because you guys are so great. You have made me feel loved when I'm in a pretty big funk. Heck, I'm now menopausal and dealing with hot flashes you wouldn't BELIEVE, yet I can smile when I look around myself because I am surrounded by love.