Today was a pretty decent day compared to the last couple of weeks. I was happy to be up and showered by 10 am and feeling not totally exhausted. I felt more energetic knowing that J and his dad would be up to visit and my parents, too. Unfortunately due to scheduling, I ended up not being able to see any of them, however, my sister did come up later for coloring Part 2.
Friends are essential in healing process, along with family. I had friends come up today, Mike, Nancy, and Megan, to keep me company and just to have someone there. Nancy came with massage equipment to help alleviate some of the lower back pain and leg pain that I need to get rid of in order to be released from here. Megan came equipped with time and love, that's why I love her. I can sit and say nothing at all and have her near me and feel comforted like I have never felt with any other friend. She is more than a friend; she is my family.
I know that day-by-day, I am nearing the end of the stay-cation. It will come down to the point when my pain remains under control and I can be totally off my IV medications. Once this happens, I begin my new healing chapter outside of these walls at Karmanos. It's like moving my exact same routine from Karmanos, but outside of the hospital. I won't be working, shopping, etc. I will be healing, taking it easy and catering to my fatigue. It's all part of the journey. I'm committed to healing and patiently waiting to feel like myself again, but better...more improved.
Thanks for all of the well wishes and caring enough to continue to follow my story and perhaps take something from it along the way.