Friday, June 12, 2009

Free and Healing

Two weeks ago at about this time, I was starting my decent into severe rigor and hallucinatory fever dreams. By midnight, I was on my way to the hospital. For the next three days, I would continue to deteriorate despite the care and attention of the hospital staff. On day four, new doctors were added to the team and one, an infectious desease specialist took charge, threw out all of my old meds, canceled my Mayo chemo drug, and prescribed a new regimen of antibiotics and heavy steroid applications. I started to respond.

Tonight, I sit on my deck at home surrounded by family and enjoying a gin and tonic. What a trip it has been. I am mending quite well I believe. Of course I haven't had a blood test or been examined by a physician since leaving the hospital last Monday, but I feel internally that I am recovering. I am still prone to fatigue and I am moving slowly, but I am moving. I spend my time on the ever present "house" projects that abound. I am also actively working in my glass studio downstairs on a commission that I expect to finish later next week. This is good.

Tonight, we are off to dinner and a play. Tomorrow maybe a little live music. Last night, we took my daughter down to a local pub for the weekly celtic jam so she could get out and have something to do. I bought a pitcher of beer and no one seemed too concerned that she wound up with a glass or two.

The weather here has finally gotten to the point where we can sit out on the deck without jackets and long pants. Today, we bought two large planter pots and two honey suckle plants for them with the hope that the honeysuckle will make its way up to the trellis and give us and the humming birds something to look at. Tomorrow, we will plant the hops down below in the ground, but it will take years before they reach us up here. Until then, the honeysuckle will have to do.

Well, that enough for now. I wanted to let you know that I am free and doing well. Thanks for all of your good wishes. I know they helped me during my dark hours. Ta ta.


Blogger Linda said...

Glad to hear you are enjoying life again. A word on the honeysuckle, it can be invasive, but I have it planted too. The hummers are wonderful to watch!! Peace to you.

6:01 PM, June 12, 2009  
Blogger Cheesy said...


Don't over due dearie...

7:18 PM, June 12, 2009  
Blogger Kristie said...

Glad to hear you're home and feeling better.

4:43 PM, June 13, 2009  
Blogger lime said...

i'm glad they let you out of the hell known as the hospital and that you are feeling so much better. i see you rest about as well as i do when in recovery, lol.

9:28 PM, June 13, 2009  

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