Cheryl posted a couple comments to the last posts, in reply to the thoughts, good wishes, and prayers sent her way. I’m reposting them here to give them the visibility they’re due (and because one reflects well on me).
Thank you all for your good wishes and virtual lasagna. I just got home and am already feeling better. I have discovered they don’t let you sleep in the hospital, so now I can actually rest. The best part is I have to eat a lot of ice cream to keep the swelling in my neck down. That’s my kind of rehabilitation.
(note: this is the one I’m fond of…)
Thank you all for your prayers and good wishes. I am home now and already feeling better. John is pampering me and giving me lots of ice cream for my sore throat. I am really glad to be out of the hospital.
She’s sleeping now, probably due to a combination of lack of sleep, compazine, and Vicodin.
The doctor (and Cheryl too I suppose) is encouraged by the disappearance of all the pre-op pain. The post-op pain is another matter, but that should go away, so we’re very hopeful.
Throughout these last few months, several folks have helped Cheryl more than just pass the time. Some of you have shared the funny things your kids do and say, the challenges of raising creative children, your passions for important causes, and your thoughts on religion (a novena comes to mind). You’ve drawn Cheryl into a world she hadn’t anticipated enjoying so much: the blogoshpere.
She’s already said it, but I’ll say it again… this time from from the husband who’s enjoyed seeing her find joy despite the discomfort.
Thanks. Thank you all.