to the place...I belong:
Yes, I am home! Thank you for all of your kind thoughts, comments, and prayers. I'm sorry I haven't been in touch. The last 6 weeks have been a bit overwhelming and I'm still expecting to hit a wall at some point. But I am home. For now.
Quick update. Mom had surgery to remove the Sarcoma on the 17th. She was in the hospital until 22nd, when she was discharged and moved to a rehabilitation facility of our choosing. She has a 24" surgical incision that will take some time to heal, but she is well taken care of and as I am not able to visit due to the Covid restrictions, I had wrapped things up and headed home on Thursday. Before I left, I had her car serviced, cleaned out her refrigerator, ordered her a new cell phone and delivered it to her, and paid any bills that had come in.
Now I am recuperating. I was in the hospital with mom every day for 12-30 hours at a time. We never turned on the tv, but I had reading material and friends made sure I was fortified with homemade cookies:
Such a different view from what I am used to:
And during the day, I was fascinated for hours by the construction 10 floors below. They are building a Women and Children's hospital and my inner 3 yr-old was so interested in the comings and goings throughout the days. It looked like a tiny tot construction site:
When she slept, I walked laps around the 10th floor and made good use of the rooftop garden:
I was very grateful for this space:
My mom's case manager is calling each day and updating me on her progress. I will go back a few days before she is discharged, but until then, I am soaking in home.
DH was a gem and he spent an hour each evening tending to my chores after tending to his. My Cosmos are out of control:
And my garden is flourishing:
The chickens decimated my jalapenos as soon as I left, but DH built a cage and they are coming back:
I'll probably pick up a few more next time I'm in town, but truth be told, I'm in no hurry to be in town.
I came home late Thursday night, but was up bright and early to greet the day. I've missed this:
This old John Denver song keeps playing in my head