Well....My mom just left to go back home :(. The girls are still crying and I am sad to see her go. She has been such a blessing to me while she was here! Before my surgery she took me and bought me some baggy clothes and pjs (since my clothes will not fit over the brace)-while I was in the hospital she was an incredible help to me, I could not have survived without her there! She was the one holding the "puke bucket" and she had many other duties that are better left unsaid! Since I have been home she has taken care of my kids and my house-she bought us a ton of groceries and necessities . I am going to miss her so much! I have enjoyed being able to spend time with her and just sit and talk to her. She made me a quilt to bring to the hospital (I love it! when I am better I will take pics)-when she just left, she told me and the girls that she prayed over us while she was making each of our quilts and she prayed that when we wrapped ourselves up in our blankets that God would wrap us in His love. I will cherish my new "baa boo" (what Bubba calls his "blankie") forever!
I feel very blessed to be able to call her my Mother!
The last few days have been basically the same, as far as my recovery goes. I am getting around better-but I still rely on my walker. The level of pain is still the same-it is really not that bad. I am most frustrated by not being able to do simple tasks-like get myself a bottle of water, or shower without a team of people getting it set up (I still feel badly about asking for and accepting help-but I know that it is something that I am going to have to keep doing over the next couple of months). I have a 3 in 1 chair that I use over the toilet (so I do not have to bend down to sit) and Brett has to put it in the tub so I can sit for my shower. I have to wear my brace as long as I am not lying flat-which includes the shower. I even sleep in it since I always have to wake up to go to the bathroom and it takes a lot of effort and energy to put it on-Brett has to put it on me-it would not be possible to get it on by myself. I have to wear it for 3 months-it is gonna feel good to be free from it! No complaints here though! This is a answer to years of prayers! Remembering that is helping me get through this!
Yesterday, Karen came over and spent the day with me-I enjoyed getting to see her. Then, last night, some of my other "sisters" came over. Tanya, Nikki, and Amee came and brought over Starbucks coffee and Panera bread goodies (YUM!) It was nice to be able to sit and have coffee with them all! It is the next best thing to being able to actually leave this house. I was looking forward to seeing them all day.