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!