It seems it was much easier for blogs to get posted when Tolan and my dad, Von, had quiet, unending hours in the hospital than now, when the rigors of daily life have resumed. While we all much prefer the environment at home it is harder to find the time to make updates on Jodi's status. So, today, I (Jodi) am doing my own status update. :) It is one of the few things I can actually do on my own, so here goes.
Life at home is far superior to life in the hospital. The environment is better, the food is waaaay better, and I am surrounded by people I love all the time. However, some things are difficult, too. I am able to do far less than I pictured when I imagined "being home" in my head. I am not walking very well (because I am still very weak and my depth perception is way off because of my eye) and I have very little energy. I still sleep for about 9-10 hours a night and 2-4 hours in the day. Tolan commented today that my schedule is much like little Daven's, only I sleep more in the day! :) I can sit at the computer for a few minutes at a time, so I am attempting to catch up on everything that has been going on and on all the emails I received while I was in the hospital. Thanks again to all who have been so supportive. Truly, I could not have made it this far without your support.
We are still on schedule for the next surgery on Wednesday for my eye. I am optimistic about the prospect of being able to close my eye again. That will be wonderful. I am more realistic about the surgery itself and I realize the recovery will likely be more than the doctor indicates. (I don't think most doctors have ever had their procedures done on themselves!!) I am going to talk to my friend Jodi Carlson soon to find out what it is really like, since she has already had this procedure done.
That is it for today. Thanks again for the visits, calls, cards, etc. Sorry if I am sleeping when you happen to drop by, which reminds me, time for another nap. :) Love to all. Jodi