Wednesday, December 12, 2007

and we're back!

hello again blog friends! this is D, posting again because my momma needs to recover and not worry about posting. she's home, she's exhausted and she's in a bit of pain so she asked me to cover for her here so y'all wouldn't worry too much.

she left the hospital not long after breakfast this morning and went home to an absolutely freezing house - the power was out overnight due to the tremendous ice storm that went through the area yesterday. there was no heat, no electricity - only big, warm, purring kitties to keep her warm. she's trying to rest but it's kind of hard; the neck brace is kind of bulky and not very comfortable. and her phone keeps ringing, too - the boss and employees have realized she's home and are calling with situations and questions.

the incision isn't pretty: a horizontal three-inch cut on the right side of her neck, closed with big black stitches. and she's having a bit of pain not only in the incision area but also the back of her neck and in her right hand and arm. that said, you should see her walk and manuever the stairs. it's incredible. some of the strength probably comes from not walking or moving too much in the last couple days but some of it is obviously from the surgery because she's not having the burning sensation in her feet like she has been for the last couple of months. i'm so excited for her. plus, she looks wonderful - i'm just so happy she's home, you can't imagine.

she wanted me to let you all know that she's doing okay but she's just too exhausted to post. she hopes to get back to it soon - maybe tomorrow but it all just depends on how she's feeling. thanks for all the wonderful comments and keep it coming - you guys are great!



Josie Two Shoes said...

No mom could ask for a better reporter! THANK YOU, D, for keeping us updated on your Mom. Safely back home again is what I've been waiting to hear. I don't think God was cooperating very well with the weather and heat issues though - YIKES! Is it back on now? I sure hope so! It is just joyous to hear about the walking and no more burning sensation, I'm sure that brings tremendous relief to all of you. I'm sure the pain from the surgery is going to take a little time, but at least you know there is an end in sight to that!

Can we just shoot callers from dealership... are those folks brainless?! Jamie dearest, ignore the phone, and take time to rest and heal! The world will not end, regardless of what they think!

Will continue to send prayers your way for strength and rapid healing, can't wait to see you back online with the song of the day when you're feeling better! :-)

SOUL: said...

WOO HOO!!!!!!!

i can't believe she WALKED UP the stairs!!!!!!

i am so happy for her.

tell her she is ON MEDICAL LEAVE, and that means DO NOT answer work calls. :))
geesh. do i have to go out there and take her phone away?? :))

i'm so happy to hear that she is feeling better. if she feels this much better now--- just imagine a week from now. she'll be runnin up those stairs!!

i'm so relieved... for ALL of you.

your mom is blessed to have such a great family.

and thank you for keepin us up to date!

Summer said...

Thanks D. I've been thinking about her. Give her my love.

Mary said...

D, you are turly an angel. Every mother needs a daughter just like you. It's so thoughtful to keep her blog friends updated. We have all been so concerned for Jamie. I'll continue to keep all of you in my prayers. We Appreciate the updates.

Maria said...

Thanks for the update. And tell her to SLEEP. DO NOT BLOG. SLEEP.

She never listens to me, though....

Gypsy said...

Thanks D, you're an angel for taking over the reins for your mum. I can't believe she's walking, what a major relief. You need to confiscate that phone PRONTO - I can't believe those people are ringing her with work problems when she is just out of the hospital. Geezaloo!!!!

Big hugs and kisses to you Jamie and listen to Maria, she's right.

ac said...

I wish I could send your mom some heat. It's 78 degrees here and I'm mmmmeeellllllltttttiiiiiinnnnnggggg! So happy to know she's home! Tell her I haven't burned the house down yet.

Andrew said...


Tell Jamie George and the gang are coming by for a housewarming party bringing plenty of cold beer and the makings of a poker game. She will understand! :-) Thank you for the updates!

abbagirl74 said...

D- First, thanks so much for the wonderful updates. I am so happy to hear the good news. Tell your mom we miss her so much and can't wait for her return. However, make sure she is well rested and has many a tune to give us upon returning. I will be thinking about her all day and night and praying the people at work will give her a break. Steal that phone away. Maybe with no electricity, the battery will go dead. Sounds like a good plan to me. Tell her we love her!

The Real Mother Hen said...

Oh, thank you so much for writing and keeping us updated, really appreciate it, D :)
Now back to your ma, please tell her that I'll be sending my Angel chicks to watch over her :)

Golden To Silver Val said...

Thank you so much, D, for keeping us informed and up to date on your Mom. This news is just fantastic...but I'm not surprised..I knew it was going to be ok...I just did. Big (careful) hugs, Val