March came in a bit lionish here, it has been bitterly cold. We got a skiff of snow a couple of nights.
Far Guy endured the surgery to remove his occluded port and it was replaced with another port on the other side of his chest. He will have matching scars. This port is set a little deeper and it is much more painful for him. We had really good nursing care, we had a nurse that was an old customer of ours. Far Guy is getting to know all the nurses in surgery and recovery since he has been there three times in the last four weeks…and that may have something to do with why he is not bouncing back very fast. His chest is swollen and painful to the touch…I am thinking I will let him do his own needle stick this week.
We are having quiet days at home. Walking Chance a few times a day and napping.
I have a variety of projects sitting on my desk and I work on them in between cooking and naps. Photo cards, scanning old photos and some knitting.
I really should make a “to do” list…but just dealing with the here and now seems enough for now.
March 1 was a complete lamb here. I saw a weather map yesterday showing Minnesota in bright red -- for a very warm three months ahead. So maybe you will be getting the benefits of that soon.
I think you are right and smart in resting, healing, and relaxing. The projects will all be there when you are ready for work. Take care.
Your "here and now" seems enough of a challenge. You are doing well to get through each day, while watching your husband's progress. Blessings to you both.
It's difficult being a caregiver. Just rest, indeed. It's not just physical, but emotional, too. Hugs from away, Connie. I know how difficult it can be.
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March is a good month to take some quiet time. Take good care of that man!
The beginning of March started of like a lamb then came roaring in like a lion for us here with a storm that carried freezing rain for us and lots of snow for others . I do hope Far Guy heals well and fast is out of pain very soon and you both have time to recuperate and rest . Lovely photo card . Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !
Our March came roaring in with almost six inches of snow and it was really cold. Sorry to hear Far Guy is having pain with his new port. You both have been through so much lately; maybe it's time to just rest and heal. I'm sure the emotional as well as the physical strain of the past few weeks is catching up with you both. I will say a prayer for you both.
I guess I should be glad that he has a new port in, but it sure sounds painful. He has endured so much, as have you. March is the month that spring becomes official, so that alone makes it worthwhile. Sending you both my very best wishes for a quick recovery from this last surgery.
Hope the Fat Guy recovers well and fast. Is there something between lambish and lionish? We've had such a mild winter and yesterday seemed cool...not cold...maybe ramish.
Morning, Came in like a lion here to Connie, froze my you know what off. Still cold, hope goes out like a lamb.Blessings Francine.
Rest and small tasks seems enough for now. Keeping you in my prayers.
Bitter cold is right: shirt-sleeve temps on Saturday and Sunday in Fargo, and wind chill of -15 on Monday! That's too extreme for me.
I fought howling, head winds all the way home yesterday.
The to do list can be put aside, I'm sure. Taking care of Far Guy and Chance is a lot to do- and don't forget to take care of yourself too.
Best wishes for Far Guy. I had a PICC line during chemo and it blocked a few times. Then it moved. They were going to redo it. So...I decided to go without and have i.v.s
A port is much more in depth surgery. He has my best wishes. Hope the pain doesn't last long
Dealing with the here and now is a good plan. When I become completely free from this school I will have to go back into a better pace. I am not walking Barney enough and he needs it. The semi warmer weather means he does stay outside longer and when he barks I welcome it as it is more exercise than laying in the middle of the floor. Take car Far Guy and lets home the healing goes fast from the invasive surgery. Spring would make us all feel so much better about life.
I am so sorry that Far Guy has had to go through so many surgeries lately, and this last one sounds so painful. I hope that recovery goes well and fast. Ha ha - I think an earlier poster hit the wrong key and wrote "Fat Guy" instead of "Far Guy". Oh dear! I hope this gave Far Guy a little laugh and that didn't hurt his chest.
Just dealing with the here and now IS enough! Hugs!
It IS. Take care of everybody and forget the "to do's".
Sorry FG is taking longer to bounce back. Rest when you can. The to-do list can wait. Hang in there with your best friend!
I hope things are on the mend when it comes to ports. We've had a long spell of very pleasant weather. Highs have been above zero for a couple of weeks.
So happy all went well!
I am glad he has a new port. Sorry for all that you are going through!
So sorry that Port had to be replaced,and going through all that pain is never fun. Hoping for fast healing and Sunshine around the corner! I don't do well in the Winter with no sun and I've had a cough that won't go away. The last time I went in they wanted to give me about ten Medications just because I'm about that age for taking them? I said No...if I die I die! She didn't like that one bit. I will never go back to her. She also said you look real depressed! I told her my Son was dying of Lung Cancer. She told me well, You shouldn't be That depressed!! I couldn't believe I had really heard that come out of her mouth! Some people told me to go to the Administration and tell them I need a new Doctor. We don't have very good Doctors out here in the Woods. Sharon
So glad that is over with for FarGuy. Whew!
Sometimes the here and now is more than plenty enough.
Take it easy--all three of you. ;)
I seem to have been too preoccupied with my own tiny puppy problems of late and not getting to visit all my friends. So sorry to hear about Far Guys problems - my sincere hope that things begin to go a little more smoothly for you both now.
Thinking of you both and hoping got continued healing for Far Guy! My hubby is in pain with a bad knee and he does not want surgery - he has bad side effects from anesthesia. He's 85 and our dr. agrees with him.
hoping FOR...wrong finger placement!
May the healing be quick.
You both are in my prayers.
You need to get tested for Alpha 1 Sharon it is a free blood test. One of your Dads parents had the bad gene...we know that for certain.
I can't fathom what you and your husband are going through but I can say a prayer and ask for strength and courage for both of you.
Sending good thoughts to Far Guy for a quick recovery!
Thank you for keeping us updated. There are a lot of us out here who care very much about you two.
Sure hope Far guy gets better!!
Get well wishes being sent to Far Guy ~
Sometimes, it is just not the right time for a to-do list. With all the medical issues going on right now, especially, maybe the top thing on that list needs to be R&R--for both of you!
I'm so sorry to hear that the surgery added so much pain to your already-too-full list. Prayers for Far Guy's quick recovery and pain relief!
Sorry to hear about Far Guy's pain and complications, and yours. We went through a few weeks of medical stuff. It was exhausting for me and I didn't even think I was doing much. In retrospect, we're both still getting our energy back. Take care.
I pray all goes well and Far Guy is done having problems with his port. I did not know you were a knitter? You never cease to amaze me with all your talents!
Take it easy and relax when you can.
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