Monday, September 05, 2011

Surgery & Grammer's visit

August 2, Grammer, my mom, came to visit. She ended up staying for about 3 1/2 weeks. I had surgery on August 5, and she was a great help while here. Laundry, cooking, helping potty train Ellie, taking care of the girls, etc. It was all a help while I worked on recovering. I'm now about 4 1/2 weeks post surgery and well on my way to being recovered. Still not 100% but much further along than I was, thanks to the help of Mom and so many friends from the area & church.

I had surgery on Friday, August 5 and went home from the hospital on Sunday, August 7. I was in quite a bit of pain, dizzy, & nauseous when arriving home but happy to be in my own bed and able to just rest.

Mom broke out my old Strawberry Shortcake t.v. tray to serve breakfast!

A friend delivered food to the house Saturday that Mom was able to put together for dinner Sunday night and add to it a little (Mom is good at that!). We then also had food prepared for us Monday (8/8), Tuesday (8/9), Wednesday (8/10), Thursday (8/11), Friday (8/12), Sunday (8/14), Monday (8/15), & Tuesday (8/16)! What a blessing! Even since then, I had someone call & bring us dinner last Thursday (9/1) and someone has offered to bring us dinner tomorrow night. Even though I'm up & about now, driving, etc., it is nice to be thought of even now, when I'm seemingly mostly recovered because I'm still not 100%. I am very tired by the end of the day and usually in need of some pain meds.

We appreciate all of the prayers, deliveries, food, phone calls, etc. We have been truly blessed in God's care for me during surgery and after as well. Chris has done a lot of laundry lately too, which has been a huge help!

A special gift of a Kindle helped me fill up slow days of recovery.

These apples, from Edible Arrangements, were a yummy delivery. I also had some pretty flowers delivered.

Grammer discovered that Ellie will be quiet & still for long periods of time with just a little water, a little soap, and a few dishes!

She also enjoys helping with other tasks as well! (Ignore the cluttered kitchen! Pictures like this help me to envision what my kitchen will look like one day when we get rid of the white countertops, white backsplash, & white floors!)

It was so hot the whole time Mom was here, but their sweet Daddy tried to get them outside at night at least some. Isn't it so cute to see Ellie running the bases in her ballerina costume?! :)

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