My visiting nurse was here on Wednesday & thank goodness - there is an end in sight!
She seems to think that by Monday, September 8, 2008, my incision on my stomach should be pulled together enough to be done with the wound vac. HALLELUJAH!
The next step will be a saline or gel dressing until everything is "back to normal".
The nurses that come to the house keep asking me if I want to look at the incision - because "it's so healthy & pink looking", I just say - no thanks. I will look at it when my insides aren't on the outside.
I hope I can get my stamina back up relatively quickly. I was putting clean clothes away the other day & by the time I was done - I was physically exhausted. I did not enjoy that in the least bit. When this wound vac is off for good I need to start an exercise regimen so I can get back to the level I was at eight months ago.
I am also looking forward to being able to clean to the laundry room/office. Come - *you*know*what* or high water, that room is getting clean. I need to set a time frame as to when we will have it done. Thanks to Tricia, I don't have all the Sizzix stuff to contend with anymore & I know that it is going to good use. I have also been behaving myself when it comes to bringing new treasures into my house (being "homebound" does have some advantages), but I need to go through the stuff I still have & decide what I want to keep & what needs to go. It was really easy telling my Mom to just get rid of stuff when I was in the hospital because I couldn't see it going out the door. Now I'm home & let me tell you - IT'S HARD!
I will probably post more tomorrow. Austin has his first real football game at Red Lion today. I don't think I will get a lot of information from him, but I will post what I get.