Hello again everyone!
Here we go again! Here is a photo of Dr. Hepworth removing my head gauze and I just want to title it, "Are we having fun yet"? I don't remember much about it, but Mom says Dr. Hepworth was concerned about actually cutting some of my hair! Once that gauze was removed, I was able to take a shower! I felt better and got a good nights rest! We just happened to have extra time on our hands since I stayed only one night in the hospital, so we were able to relax and played Farkle in our suite the following evening! That's another thing that made it easy - we had a 2 bedroom suite, so it was nice staying together and having time to visit and enjoy having a fridge, microwave, etc.!
The next day, Sunday, we started by going to an early Mass @ a nearby Catholic Church! Then we drove less than an hour away to get to Colorado Springs! Mark had always wanted to go see The Garden of the Gods - rock formations and places where folks can climb rocks! Mark then drove us to one of my favorite cross stitch/quilting stores, where one of the ladies that works there recognized me from past visits! Mom ended up buying some of the iron on patterns you can embroider and I didn't really see a specific pattern I wanted, but I did get a couple of bright fabric pieces that I can make a kerchief out of! I figure if I'm having to wear a kerchief w/this trache, I may as well have a little fun, right?
We were happy when it was finally time to drive to the airport and get home! We were missing our Hanzie! Arrived in Corpus Christi Monday, early evening - and Vicente was @ the airport to pick us up! We had a nice surprise when we realized Celia came to the airport too, so she ended up driving Mark and I home! We set our luggage down and headed to Rockport to pick up our kid! Jim and Shelley are so awesome to take care of our Hanz while we are gone! During this visit, it seems Hanz played hard and was slobbered by his "girlfriend" Bessie (one of Jim/Shelley's outdoor pets), so Aunt Shelley had to give Hanz a bath! Jim would always call us and give us an update on how Hanz was doing, knowing that I was really missing my furry kid!
One of the problems I had on this trip, was not having my humidifier w/me! I have to sleep with a hose attached from the humidifier to where my trache is, to keep it moist or however your body would keep it if you didn't have a hole in your neck! Since the humidifier is too heavy to carry through the airports, I just do without it, knowing that it is setting me back a bit not having it. Sure enough, by the end of our trip, I could just hear the phlegm rattleing in my chest and just felt the need to keep hacking trying to get all that out! I'm sure the folks in the seats around me on the plane didn't appreciate it! Oh well, we had a crying kid on the way over that no one was too happy about either, so what can you do?
This was a heck of a trip and Dr. Hepworth already put me on his surgery schedule to go after more of the avm! From what I understand, I will be having an embolization AND having more of the AVM removed!
I checked with Dr.Hepworth about being able to get back to work, and he said no problem, so I'll be working Thurs. and Friday! I'm doing a few loads of wash right now and I'm thinking a nap sounds pretty darned good! I'll look over both entries of the blog later and probably add a little something here or there!
Thank you again everyone, for all your love, prayer and support! Where's Hanz - it's nap time! Take Care!
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Posted by Dulce at 9:45 AM