Wednesday, November 25, 2009

There's A Lot To Be Thankful For!!


Let me start this blog with a HUGE "Thank You to our FABULOUS Village" for all the support, positive energy and prayers...not to mention your friendship, cards, well-wishes, goodies, skyping, jokes, videos, and love that you've given Brenda and I this year. Words just escape me in trying to tell you all how much your efforts have meant to us. You are simply..."THE BEST!!!"

Now let me bring you up to speed on today's activities...all is well and I'm not typing you from the Houston City Jail!!! The big milestone for the day was that Brenda got the drain tubes out. I have to confess that this absolutely gave me the creeps when they pulled these out. Holy Mackerel!! There was a lot of tubing in her neck. The nurse kept pulling and pulling and the stuff just kept was gross and I just couldn't watch her take the other side out. Plus you could see that it really was painful to get these removed. It was gross...just gross. But...the dang things are out. Brenda was getting tired of watching her balls!! Ha!

We got Brenda home and she immediately hit the shower. She said it was absolutely heavenly to actually wash her hair...well and all the other parts as well! There's absolutely nothing like a shower.

The next great thing was that the Rehab Department DIDN'T cancel our 4:00 pm appointment!! May miracles NEVER cease! The therapist worked with Brenda for over an hour and improved her range of motion and relaxed some of the tight muscles in her shoulders and back. She said it felt great. Too bad it's a holiday or we could have gotten her a couple more sessions in before the one we have Monday. This is something she'll definitely continue once we get home and can find the right therapist.

So here we are back in the "hood." I've made dinner and now we're just relaxing and playing on our computers and watching a little TV. All's well. Brenda is trying to move her head a little more to improve her range of motion. Having the drains out really makes a big difference. I think we'll be in good shape to take Paula and April up on the most generous offer to go to April's home for Turkey Day!! YUM!!!

So if I don't get a chance to check in tomorrow...again...

Happy Thanksgiving

Hugs to all...
Dee and Brenda


  1. Isn't it wonderful when things work as expected??
    Good news about the drains. Your vivid explanation made my tummy just a little bit queasy - just a bit.
    So how are you planing to spend Thanksgiving there in the "Houston Hood"? Karen's mom is out the hospital and into rehab. That means Karen heads south. I head a whopping 9 miles east to my mom's house. - ahhh, normalcy : (
    If we do not chat before, enjoy the day. As you say - there is a lot to be thankful for and we should take the time to reflect and appreciate what we have.
    Love you guys - stay strong!!

  2. Wishing you a wondrous and fun-filled Happy Thanksgiving Day... so glad you have some new friends to share it with... but you sure will be missed by us!!! I am doing the turkey and all the trimmings and Marianne, Jan & my brother Peter are coming to dinner bringing the pies & ...

    We are all so grateful for Brenda's wondrous recovery & continueing improving health. We are so grateful for Nurse Dee's unwavering attention and love. And we are especially so very grateful for such good friends!

    Lots of Love, Hugs & Blessings
    Cathie, Evelyn, Marianne & Jan

    I am so thankful that Brenda is doing well and has you, Dee by her side!!! :-)

    PS - Laurie and I call her drains Grenades!!