Tuesday, December 6, 2011

3 more days and I'll be tube free!!

Just a  little holiday update. Just 3 more days and my last and final tube will be coming out! 2 years -- nay... OVER 2 years of bags and tubes... it was just months ago that I referred to myself as "the bag lady". Literally hours daily (still) spent daily cleaning and or venting and unclogging tubes no more! Hundreds of washcloths saved from feeding and liquid medicine spills, hundreds of dollars and landfield space saved from Q-tips, guaze, and alcohol pads used! hehehe (Oh the dramatics)
Anyways, FRIDAY, the G-tube is coming out. No more getting caught on things (cabinet knobs will no longer be my enemy) No more trying to find clever ways to wear clothes, River can now sit ANYWHERE on me, walking won't hurt!!  I have already noticed a huge difference walking with my J-tube out - sooo nice. Oh, the things we take for granted. And without as much pain, I haven't needed as much pain medicine, which means I'm less sleepy, which gives me more time to do stuff like this...
Another home made wreath

Frosty out of an old lightbulb

Getting our tree!!

Rivers handprint reindeer

Happy holidays everyone, and remember - especially around this time of year to cherish life... Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, and today is a gift, that is why they call it the present. :) And I'll say it again, if you are out there this season (and even if your not) donating your time, money, food, and/or toys, don't forget to sign up to be an organ donor. Give the gift of life to others some day!

1 comment:

New HCV Drugs said...

What great news! May River climb all over mom, and may mom continue to be pain free. Happy Holidays Sweet one.
Tina