Friday, August 4, 2017

Around OakMeadows


Around OakMeadows 

It has been quite a week! Last Saturday I wasn't feeling well and as the day went on felt worse and worse. By 3pm we decided that I should go to the doctor. But by the time I got to the doctor's office, I was in such misery that they said I should go to the ER.  I had a CT scan which showed a small bowel obstruction.  I was admitted and spent the next 24 hours in a morphine and Zofran haze.  It was decided not to do surgery but to rest the bowel and let it resolve on its own. Gradually the pain and nausea decreased and I was able to eat clear liquids, then full liquids, and finally a soft diet.  I was discharged Tuesday evening. I can't imagine what I would have done without JMM to help me.  He took care of me, going home to take care of animals and the house.  What a relief it was to come home to my own bed and shower and to have all my dear animals to love.  Recovery is taking longer than I would like, but I am a little better each day.  

Next week chaos will reign here at OakMeadows as we replace all the carpet with hardwood flooring.  The flooring installers will move the furniture but we need to move everything from the bookcases, the storage pantry, the closet floor.  I have been moving a little every day and JMM is moving all the books from the bookcases. I am so looking forward to getting rid of the carpet and having clean hardwood instead.  

My friend, George Black, died of mesothelioma. He was a wonderful person and will be greatly missed.  I cannot imagine the shock and grief that his wife, Sherry, must be going through right now. I will not be able to attend his memorial service at First Lutheran Church in Galveston next Thursday. I will send a memorial gift to an organization he helped to establish to bring music to the underprivileged children of Galveston.  

1 comment:

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh my gosh Florence -- I'm glad you're better, sorry you were sick. A benefit for me of being way behind on blog reading since we went away for a week to see our Washington kids is that I saw you were home and better actually before I saw your post that you were sick. It sure doesn't sound like a fun way to spend a week away from home that's for sure.

I kind of have to laugh at the activity you have planned for your second week of recovery -- whew! And there and through all of it, thank goodness for your wonderful helpmate!!

You will love having hardwood floors -- I would never go back to carpets ever ever again. Even here in Eugene even if we lived here in the winter. But especially in warm climates like where you are (and we are in Florida, boy i was glad to get rid of the carpet there).

Take it easy -- don't overdo and relapse. Stay well.