Can anyone believe it's Friday, finally?
What a long week it's been, especially for mums. Please remember to wear your yellow today, because I'm convinced it helps. I didn't wear my yellow strawberry earrings yesterday, and mum didn't have such a great day. I won't forget again.
I had a talk with her last night, while she waited for what I'm sure was a scrumptious and healthy meal. Patsy did all the nutritional research for liver regeneration, so things are on track for mom's eating (every couple hours, leafy greens, lean protein, omega 3s, antioxidants). Perhaps we should fill mom up with a giant blueberry!
Sigh. My injection of humor is half-hearted because it's been a really tough week in recovery 101. But... the important thing is that three short weeks ago we were all waking up with feelings of terror, and she is here with us now with a long, long tiresome job that includes mental and physical regeneration and recovery. While the incision is taking its time ridding itself of infection, it's also likely contributing to her complete exhaustion. She's just very tired, and it's frustrating her.
Here's hoping for an uneventful weekend (no ER, no doc visits, no incision scariness, no other scariness) and that mom settles into a recovery pattern that includes healthy eating, rest, and virulence.
Interesting fact: when one google's "recovery", what should pop up but a government Web site devoted to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which is an unprecedented effort to jumpstart our economy, save and create millions of jobs, and put a down payment on addressing long-neglected challenges so our country can thrive in the 21st century. The remaining search results range from more economic recovery sites to "clean livin'" recovery to data recovery to Nasa mission recovery. Not one search result is devoted to cancer, heart disease or stroke recovery: the three things that kill more people in this country than any other disease.