Well its been about 10 days since my last blog and much has happened. Marty has been decorating for Christmas and preparing for the season. It's not easy decorating around all of the equipment needed for me. We've cut back on how we usually decorate. Most of the stuff is still in boxes. Christmas is a season of giving and our friends certainly have. Chef Ben came over last Friday and prepared many meals for us to last a week or so. He spent about 4 hours here cooking and putting the great food in serving containers so all Marty has to do is microwave it and serve it. Hank and Thom brought a wonderful raspberry torte. Mark brought us a Christmas tree and Krispy Kreme doughnuts. Nancy and Lew brought us soups and lasagna. Janet R sent candy canes and chocolate. We are set for a few days. Faithful Kirstin and Pat sat with me while Marty ran some errands. We have received phone calls from friends across the country which filled our hearts with warmth and love. Our church friends have been in high gear supporting us with communion and visits. We are in a pretty set routine with hospice and take care of Janet.
Mr. Morphine has come out of the cabinet. I have a blood clot in my leg that is extremely painful. Walking is almost impossible. I have done a fair share of crying and moaning. Poor Marty is the one who has to listen to the bitching and moaning. I know I need to move as much as possible to keep my muscles working.
There is some humor in our life. When Kirsten was sitting she drew bathroom duty. As she was helping me get my underwear up it was not going well and she said "you've got your knickers in a twist". Neither of us had used that word in a long time and we laughed and laughed. Laughter is good.
Today's post may sound down and whiny, but I am not that way very often. Continued thanks and hugs to my prayer warriors. We have been in this a long time.