Saturday, October 31, 2009

Coming Back

Short post because I need to rest. Today was the best day so far for me - 8 days post brain surgery. The week has been very difficult. I was decieved in thinking being released from the hospital on Saturday meant I was home free! Unfortunately it did not work out like that. I had a really rough time and got sicker to the point I needed to visit the ER at home last Monday.
It is so strange. You get so tired of the long waiting to stop being dizzy, nauseous, and waiting for IV drips that it seems like lots of time has passed by. Yet I still have to remind myself it has only been a week. I want to do everything right away and it is hard to wait it out. The waiting if you are familiar with being in a hosptial or seriously ill is the tough mental and physical part.
Anyhow, early in the week I could hold no food down and little drink so I became very ill. As a result, I was hit with the double whammy of not being able to take the medicine adequately and also some drug withdrawals from not having it. It was so rough. I hate that part.
I have been gaining back strength and eventually have been able to venture outside to enjoy myself. Wednesday I walked 5 laps up and down our driveway to the mailbox. The dogs were so happy to see me outside again and not lying there like I am dying in the daybed. They were quite distraught. Thursday we went for a nice leisurely lap around the huge Marymoor dog park in Redmond. Then today we went further taking a lovely 2 mile stroll on the Snoqualmie Valley in Carnation past the famous Remlinger farm. It was a warm 60 degrees and the sun peeped out a little bit. Hope you enjoy the photos as much as I enjoyed getting out in the fresh air for a change!
Later in the evening, Harley's mom and I visited the local haunted forest event. We plan to go to dog halloween parade tomorrow at the town's final farmer market of the season and depending on the weather may take in the corn maze - one of my favorite seasonal activities to attend.


Jamie said...

Whoo hoo! Ride the momentum, baby. I love these pictures! Looks like an ideal encironment for healing. Have fun!

Rebecca said...

Thanks Jamie! Yeah, it is dreamy out here! I am training to walk the Seattle half marathon at the end of the month. I have been walking on this trail and this week I put on 33 miles!