Well, after perhaps my longest absence ever from this space, I'm finally feeling like writing a little, although this week's Snippets will be a bit threadbare ;-)
I arrived home Thursday after ten long days in the hospital and two surgeries and was never so glad to see my own home. I was well cared for, in an institutional sort of way, but without the tender care of my husband and daughters there's much that would have fallen through the cracks and the time would have been nearly intolerable. The food was bad enough on its own to bring on some of the diseases and disorders to which I'd previously checked "No" upon admission!
Ten days without internet and with very limited TV choices made passing the hours rather hard. You'd think I'd have gotten a lot of reading done, but there's something about IV morphine and books that don't go well together...
As for my prognosis, that's still kind of up in the air. I'm definitely better than I was before I went in, but there are things that make me wonder if we've yet found the real source of the problem in my hip so I'm not holding my breath.
I came home with a PICC line so I can continue receiving twice daily IV infusions of antibiotics. This takes up four hours a day and requires the help of CJ and others in the family, but it's very important to make sure that the bacteria found lurking in my artificial hip are banished for good without me having to stay in the hospital to do it!
By the time I got home the family had already gotten school started--online classes, co-op classes, dual credit classes at the college, and all the binders and fees and supplies these all required. Hopefully I'll be "together" enough to take over much of the detail in another week or so...but in the meantime I'm very grateful for all the young adults who live in this house and can keep the machine running with very little input from me.
One of the delightful things that happened during my hospitalization was RAIN. Upon my return I've been able to detect patches of green here and there, and we've had a couple more days of rain. I can hardly keep my eyes off the liquid gold...our drought has been one of the worst in decades and every drop of water is a gift.
I'll be trying to pop in more now with the eclectic and sometimes silly mix of things you come here to find. Thanks for continuing to check in, and for all the emails I've received asking how I'm doing!