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!