Things are trucking along in Houston here at MD Anderson, with a steady stream of pain-killers, sleep, walking and “soft foods” (yum). Still don’t know how that soft-food-thing is working out. I do like the Carnation Instant Breakfast.
My epidural was removed yesterday which was replaced with oral painkillers. Ouch! The transition was tough, but it looks like we’ve finally struck a good balance with the pain meds.
My girls visited this weekend! The antler ears and gingerbread house were nice additions to the room. In addition to hanging with me in my spacious hospital room, they squeezed in trips to the Children’s Museum and Hermann Park. Our dog made the trip too, but was regretfully banned from the hospital, despite our best attempt at her nurse disguise. Blasted, archaic hospital rules!
My mom and Doug have been alternating nights with me in my hospital room enjoying the apparently very comfortable fold-out chair/bed. Doug is really, really thankful for the wifi and the lattes in the 24/7 cafe downstairs.
My room is now tastefully decorated with a photo-wall of family and friends. It’s so nice to see friendly faces! Thanks to Doug for the surprise and to Dan for the inspiration.
I don’t know when I’m coming home yet, so taking things day-by-day.