January 29, 2011

Pardon the late post. The last three days, getting Lin home from the hospital and into a home routine, getting us assistant nurses trained and all, have gone by in a blur of newness and procedure.

She has had two very good days, the cardinals have faithfully come to the bird feeder at the window to welcome her back, and we are getting settled. Energy is up and down, she has taken a few short walks. She definitely feels stronger than she did, able to walk a bit, walked out onto the deck by the window and surveyed our snowy domain.

Pain pump is ramped up now, and controlling the pain quite well, without inhibiting alertness like the other drugs. It uses about 1/100 the amount to create the same effect.

She asks me to say she appreciates everything people do and wishes she could be more in direct touch, but has very limited energy and can’t have visitors right now.

We are having a good time recording events of our life together. We used a handheld recorder today for 15 minutes to create the history of how we met and got married, fun to remember and looking back, appears inevitable, but not so at the time.

Thanks everyone. We are in a new stage.

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8 Responses to January 29, 2011

  1. Carol Fox White says:

    Good tidings. I am so glad that you (et al) are home. It sounds as if you are enjoying every moment. Just want to share from a distance and not intrude on the moment. Thanks again for updating.

  2. Wendy Thornberry Stonerock says:

    So glad to know that you are all home again. I continue to keep you Lin,and all of your family, in my thoughts, heart and prayers. Hoping the “good days” continue coming and that unmeasurable joy and comfort come from past memories and from the love and support surrounding you all each and every moment. God bless you all!!
    Love, Wendy

  3. Deb Hillen says:

    Thank you so much for the update, I will pass the info on to the art2wear gals. We all miss you so much Lin, Glad you are enjoying being home with the “cardinal” welcoming committee!
    Love you!
    DEB

  4. Dave says:

    Thanks for the update. It’s good to hear that your both getting time together to relive moments that are truly special to you. We miss you here and are praying for you always. Do your best, that’s all that’s asked (and keep smiling 🙂

    Love
    Dave and Audrey

  5. Sue Green Hafer says:

    Lin and Lorin, I have been reading and have kept my Dad (Gib Green) informed about all the goings on with you and your family. He thinks of you guys often and wishes the best for your family. Fond memories of the Walker family in Dallas area. Puts smiles on Dad’s face. He told me the story of coming over to your home with a problem you had on your roof and the leaking. He said he diagnosed it and then Lorin went to work and got it fixed. Remember that time??
    Sue Green Hafer

  6. Sandy Whitehead says:

    Glad to know that you’re home again, and that you have energy. I think of you often. Take care.

  7. Mike W. says:

    Such a gathering of cardinals and no new pope? I heard Cardinal Sacola was a clear favorite until the problems with copyright infringement were discussed. (You know, Pope Sacola would have been a refreshing change but no go.)
    Seriously, home is the best place to be. And together. Thanks for the update. And sorry for the levity; it’s a genetic thing. Much love. MW

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