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Things for which I'm grateful

There are things you don't really think about until you need/want/don't get to use as easily. There are several of these little comforts I've discovered in the last forty-eight hours. I hope you never need this surgery, or any surgery for that matter, but these things help me a lot!

  1. An ice pack behind my knee.

  2. A futon on the ground floor.

  3. The ability to brush your teeth.

  4. The ability to eat.

  5. Medication that helps take the edge off.

  6. A latte made by a good friend.

  7. A family that's being very understanding.

  8. A cute puppy who wags his tail when he sees you.

  9. Friends who don't get mad when You don't have the energy you thought you would.

  10. Audio books.

  11. Wireless internet.

  12. A cold cloth on the back of your neck when you succumb to the nausea.

  13. Nurses and assistants who don't get mad when you're feeling rotten and still can't take medicine by mouth even several hours after the surgery.

  14. A physical therapist who tells you you're doing well even when you're about to cry.

  15. A friend who understands your love of junk food and makes you smile.

  16. A friend who doesn't get mad when the first thing you do when they walk in the door is ask for a bucket.

  17. People who are patient with you while you take longer to do everything.

  18. Friends who care about you.

  19. A nurse who makes you laugh through the pre-surgery preparations.

  20. Big hugs to you all. I have stories...



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May. 20th, 2006 05:31 pm (UTC)
I'm sending you lots and lots of healing vibes, Nickie. I think it's time you need extra prayers, too. Please don't try to do a whole bunch of things at once, either. I do know how you feel and hope you get all of the relief you need.
May. 20th, 2006 07:15 pm (UTC)
ditto on this one. Hugs that don't hurt, and it's okay to cry and go slow for a while. I know you know that, but I wanted to tell you again, anyway.

Hang in there. I want to hear the stories when you're able. Do you mind if I ask what's making you so nauseated? The pain? The anesthesia? The medication?
praying for you. Hugs.
May. 21st, 2006 08:53 pm (UTC)
Thank you for the prayers... I'm learning how to pace myself, but it's taking time. Patience is such a challenge. Thank you for being so encouraging... it's really helpful!
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