Saturday, March 31, 2007 in all about me, cervical cancer

Next night

Andrea seems to be recovering well. Of course, I’ve never seen anyone recover from this operation before. The last time she was in she shared a room with another woman who was recouperating from one. That’s not alot to go on. We’ll have to see how things are tomorrow. Whenever she does come home, she will require TLC for a while.

Hopefully, she will be able to sleep tonight without pain medication. They had only given her 2 or 3 doses today. Tonight she was quite coherent and fresh from a shower in new hospital garb. She even asked about the internet. She has movie channels on the TV (my health insurance covers it). And she’s alone in a semi-private room.

She asked me to bring her a Tim Horton’s hot chocolate tomorrow. 🙂

Saturday, March 31, 2007 in all about me, cervical cancer

Next morning

I left this morning before anyone else was out of bed. Don’t take that to mean terribly early. While she still has alot of recuperating to do, Andrea is much better today. They are not giving her demeral (I have no idea how to spell it, so I spelled it like it sounds) anymore. She was up and made a trip to the little girl’s room while I was there. She had some of her breakfast.

A few times this morning she asked me if was there when such and such happened. I guess I didn’t miss any of the hilights of the day. We will all be going over for another short visit this afternoon and I will be going over in the evening by myself. I’ll post again tonight.

PS. I’ve written down a list of everyone who has left comments which I am taking with me. We can blame the snoring on the drugs 😉

Friday, March 30, 2007 in all about me, cervical cancer

Good night

Per Andrea’s request, I took he girls to visit after supper. She was going through a tough spell, so we only stayed about 1/2 hour. Before leaving I did help her get in a more upright position and adjust the bed for her. After we left, we ran some errands. I dropped the girls off at home and went back to see Andrea alone.

She opened her eyes a couple times and knew I was there. When it looked as though she was quite asleep, I whispered my goodbyes in her ear. She gently snored back to me. I thought, “It will be ok to leave her now.”

PS. Thanks for the comments. I will pass them on. Both of us have really appreciated hearing from everyone.

Friday, March 30, 2007 in all about me, cervical cancer

Afternoon update

She is through the operation and still breathing. I spent about 2 1/2 hours with her this afternoon. They had given her some fairly strong pain medication and she mostly rested. The doctor was in shortly after I got there and he said things went well. During the last half of my visit she told me a couple times that she wasn’t feeling any pain, just a bit of ache.

I did get her to smile a few times. About 20 minutes before I left I explained what I planned to do for the visits for the rest of the day. About 5 minutes later she stirred and said, “I thought you were leaving.”

I said, “I’m waiting for you to go to sleep.” By the time I left, her breathing pattern suggested that she was most of the way there.

Friday, March 30, 2007 in all about me, cervical cancer

Noon update

Ok, so I’m a bit late. Andrea is probably in recovery. I called and she is still not in her room. I’ll be back before supper and have more news.

Thursday, March 29, 2007 in I Forgot To Pick A Category

Things you can do while I’m gone

Check out my bookmarks on del.icio.us. I just imported my bookmarks last week and am still getting used to it. Add me to your network if you use it too.

Browse the archives.

Check out my Amazon.ca wishlist. (Coincidentally, my birthday is next week on the 4th…)

Look at my Flickr photos.

Visit friends of mine – see long list of sidebar links over there. -> Scroll down to where it says “Friends & Fans”.

Amuse yourselves in the comments and mingle. 🙂

You can also check out:
Ron’s blog
our other image gallery
our homeschooling forum (it’s really quiet)
wordpress themes we made (I have to add our plugins and more themes we did)

And if you don’t already, you can visit HomeschoolJournal.net, the free homeschooling blog site we run. Signups are closed, but there’s loads of good stuff by some awful good writers.

Wow, that doesn’t even count all the stuff I have in the works. I am really going to miss all the computer stuff I do. Keeps my brain sharp, you know. 😉