It’s almost 4 weeks since my op and I’ve been home for a week and a half. It’s sooooo good to be home. My Mom arrived from Canada a week ago and she’ll be with us until January and Teddy came home from University on Wednesday, so we have a house full.
I’m taking it very easy and not moving far beyond the sofa in the kitchen. I have a good supply of pain meds and several other drugs to nurse me back to health and a steady supply of Christmas music and Netflix, which is great. I have had two tiny trips out of the house – last weekend Madelaine took me for coffee at Knole and on Thursday evening Teddy took me up to the town to see the new Star Wars film. Both felt like big journeys!
As for my progress, I’m reasonably comfortable and am able to sleep and nap, which helps, and I’m coping with my stoma. I’m still on a fairly bland diet but am managing to eat and I think I’ve managed to stop losing weight – I’ve stabilised at about 104 lbs (47 kilos). It’s a good time of year to be trying to gain weight and I have lots of support in the form of bakers in the house, so I expect to be reversing the trend very soon!
I have a big thank you to say to all of you who have sent supportive messages via the blog site or other means. For phone calls, the visits in hospital and at home, the lovely cards and unnecessary but thoughtful gifts, and I have to shout out Colleen’s Santa videos from Nova Scotia. I feel so very fortunate and grateful to have so many wonderful, kind, supportive and loving friends. Have a wonderful Christmas!