I have had the worst time staying awake the past few days. I pull out a magazine/book/internet and before I've read a sentence, my head is nodding. I turn on the TV and doze off completely. I have slept through numerous podcasts and too many HGTV shows to count. If I've spoken with you and don't remember the conversation, don't hold it against me.
I've been on a new floor this hospital stay, and I have to say that it's the best floor so far. Apparently, the GI surgical floor gets all the great nurses and techs. Oh, and hardwood floors, which is somehow so much more appealing than tile floors.
I did have my first male nurse yesterday, and it wasn't the best experience. He spent all day telling me about his own ailments, and I wanted to ask him if he really wanted to get into a comparison because I'm pretty sure I'd win. He also couldn't manage to remember to bring my meds, probably because he was so busy talking about himself. Last night's nurse was my second male nurse, and he happened to be related to a family friend. Today we have our very favorite nurse back. It's amazing what a difference a good nurse can make.
Thanks to my friend Tina for coming and sitting with me for 4+ hours last night. She even endured watching the DWTS results show.
Made big-time strides this morning by being completely unhooked from all IV's, took a regular shower, and eating a piece of toast. It's the little things that make me happy these days.
Speaking of toast, HOW is is possible to not eat food for 6 whole days and still gain 2 lbs? Cannot say that made me any kind of happy when they weighed me yesterday. Of course, my doctor assures me it's just water weight, but whatever.
We received pathology results from my surgery and the news wasn't positive. I still have active cancer and will be receiving a new chemo regimen in the near future. We're working through details of what is actually going to happen to our life regarding jobs, what state to live in, etc. Not gonna lie. It's tough news to handle and many hard decisions have to be made quickly.
Despite the crazy hospital stays, surgeries, procedures, new cancer, etc., we're still moving out of our house Tuesday. My parents have been amazing and have basically packed up our entire house. If you're one of the friends who have stopped by to help, I cannot thank you enough.
And because I can't hear it enough, Brian's verse for the year is once again so appropriate for us in this moment. "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go." Joshua 1:9.