Christmas is in two days and we are trying to be festive in spite of living with Hospice. The tree is decorated and we have a few things out and the stockings are hung over the fireplace. Our friends still spend time with me while Marty runs errands. In spite of their busy holiday schedules they still come by to help. There is even a prediction we will have some snow around us on Christmas Day. Its great to see the rain and snow in the mountains. Very festive.
The clot in my leg seems to have improved and is smaller and no longer painful. No morphine for four days. I feel stronger today and able to turn myself in bed with no help. I have a wonderful personal health aide who comes twice a week to bathe me and change my bed. She is so caring and gentle. She came today and that makes me feel so good after she is finished. With the help of our son Erik, he brightens my day and has made some of our work easier.
With my fickle taste buds and the light nausea I am hoping to be able to eat the seafood dinner Marty is preparing for Christmas Day. He is planning our traditional shrimp cocktail salad (Mother's recipe) and sautéed scallops. Sounds yummy.
This is not the Christmas either of us would have wished for but with the love of friends, family and even strangers, it will be Merry Christmas. I wish for all of you the best for you and your family.