I forgot to update after John’s surgery. This last week has been rough so I never got the chance. John had surgery on May 25th. He came home on Sunday evening. The pain from this surgery has been much worse than the previous two resections. He has also lost his appetite and when he does want to eat something he throws it up. I’d say I’d like to lose 13 pounds in a week but not that way!
So far I’ve noticed a few changes in his memory. He lost a bowl of pie and ice cream in our bed. That was a fun scavenger hunt. We needed to change our sheets anyway. He is only saying half of his thoughts but thinking he has said them all. That can also be fun. “Why didn’t you bring me my cane?” “Because you asked for pain meds.” “I asked for pain meds and my cane!” “Nope, just pain meds.” When I say fun what I really mean is frustrating for everyone involved.
John’s hands and arms shake a lot right now but I can’t figure out if it’s from not eating, side effects from some of the medications, or true tremors. That will take a little more time to figure out. In the meantime, a physical therapist is coming by today to fit him for a wheelchair. The day before John’s surgery we took Jahnna to an outdoor mall for her birthday. She wanted some books and some shirts for her birthday. The mall is roughly two city blocks big. By the time we walked down and halfway back John was physically exhausted and that was before surgery! Right now walking from our bedroom to the living room is wearing him out, so we’ll be working on endurance.
That’s about it for a surgery update around here. I needed today’s Motivational Monday saying to remind me that even though some weeks are hard, I can handle it! I hope you all have a fantastic week!