Monday, May 4, 2009

Weekend Excursions & Exercise

Jodi was very excited because she got up and exercised this morning, for the first time in over a month. She did 12 minutes on the rowing machine, which may not sound like much, but it is actually quite a workout. It wore her out completely and her head was spinning by the end, but she did it. Another "little" thing previously taken for granted.

She enjoyed the weekend and getting to spend some time with Tolan. The neighbors, Curtis and Vener, (who are saints) took the kids for several hours on Saturday and Tolan and Jodi ran errands and went to lunch. Not being able to drive, Jodi has been quite stir crazy, so it was good for her to just get out of the house. She had some dizzy spells while they were out, but said it was still worth it.

Jodi says her friends are the most wonderful people and they are spoiling her. Her good friend, Becky, always does her hair. At the end of last week, she was feeling "blah" so Becky gave her a great cut, which perked her right up. The best part was just getting to visit together, oh, and she loves to get her head massaged and shampooed. :) Then Annette came over and did a treatment on her fingernails...so fun for her to get pampered a little.

She did go to church yesterday and did well for a while, but had to leave before the meetings were over because she became too dizzy. She has realized that she usually has a window of good time, and that lasts for about 2 hours max. After that, she goes down hill quickly. So, at least she is figuring things out and will try to schedule her activities around her good times.

More thanks to the great friends who call, email, drop by with treats, bring dinner and send cards in the mail: Quinn (beautiful card), Tamee, Joan, Noellee, Melissa, Mary Ann, Liz, Cami S., Janene, Kara, Annette, Brittany, Cami H....thanks to everyone. She has a hard time returning all the calls and emails, and is feeling guilty that she hasn't gotten thank you cards out to anyone, so please know of her love and gratitude. Special thanks to all those who fasted and prayed for Jodi this weekend. She gets teary-eyed every time she hears of family, friends and even complete strangers who are fasting and praying for her. Thanks to all!

4 comments:

Bridge said...

Hey Jodi!

Just wanted to say hi and tell you i'm thinking of you. Sounds like you are doing the best you can without knowing full well what's going on. I happened to see an adverstisement for the Weber Human Services golf tourny on Friday and thought about you and if you needed any help with any of that kind of stuff? Let me know if you do. I'm sure I could get some time to do things like that! Stay strong. Love, Bridge

Christopher said...

I am glad that you were able to get out and about a little bit this weekend and enjoy some time with your husband and kids. I can't fast right now but am praying for you all the time. I know how much strength your own prayers and fasting and the prayers and fasting of others can help. Sounds like you are surrounded by a lot of wonderful friends and family to help you through this. Always thinking of you, Wendie

Nichole Giles said...

We're glad to hear you're feeling better enough to go out and have a few minutes of normal time. Those little things make a huge difference, and sometimes we don't even realize how crucial they are until we miss out on them.

I hope your kids are holding up, as well as you and Tolan. You're in our thoughts, and of course, our prayers.

Hugs and Love from the Giles family

Carolyn said...

Hi Jodi,

We're glad you were able to enjoy the weekend, and spending time with Tolan. You have wonderful family and friends that love and spoil you! We're happy you are surrounded by them, and that they are helping you get through this most difficult and challenging time in your life. Tell your mom "Hi". We love and pray for you continually. Have a blessed day!!

Love,

Carolyn, David & kids