Third times a charm, at least we hope! I’ve been out of surgery now for about 4 hours and I’ve been up and walking, folding origami swans, writing this blog and the best…eating. Food has been a struggle with all the nausea so I hadn’t been eating as well. But apparently I just needed to go under the knife so I could get down a grilled cheese and tomato soup…and more soup…and a cookie…that I didn’t have to make (not that anyone has let me cook anytime recently lol) Life post op isn’t half bad!
Pain has been all over the place recently. Mornings and evenings are usually the worst and I get better throughout the day…typically. But last night I was majorly blessed at bedtime. Although it took me forever to fall asleep, I had a stretch of about 30 minutes where I didn’t have an aching muscle in my body. I was so happy and so comfortable, I probably kept myself up with excitement! Sadly, the pain was back when I woke up this morning but that’s ok. I’ll take the relief whenever the Lord gives it to me!
One thing we found recently here at the cancer center is the arts and crafts center. They have volunteers who show you how to do different forms of art. The first time I went I made a rosary (sort of) and I wrote prayers inside the paper beads I made. Of course I did the green beads for Saint Raphael. We also discovered origami swans and their story.