Hello from home! (my uk home).
Settled in very nicely, arrived home on Tuesday evening after a long day of hanging around the hospital just waiting for a few last bits from pharmacy! I was greeted by Aunty Jane and a lovely banner and balloon, very special 🙂 I had a wonderful home cooked casserole, decent mash potato and lots of veg made by uncle Jim and wolfed down the whole lot. Then I slept like a baby until 10am the next day in my new upstairs bedroom!
Wednesday I went for walk down to 5 houses down the road with Mum and back, she pushed the wheelchair in case I needed it, which I didn’t! Then I requested corned beef hash for dinner (my favourite! And can’t believe Jane had never tried it before!) then I decided to have a bath. Now the physios told me there was no way I would manage a bath for a few weeks yet cos I wouldn’t be able to get out. Me, being me, decided I wasn’t going to listen to that because I wanted a bath. I tried getting in and out first with the bath empty and found it easy enough so decided to go for it! No problems and felt lovely going to bed after 🙂 I decided that I needed some overnight snacks having been hungry the night before which really doesn’t help my constant nausea, so asked mum to make me a bovril sandwich and I had some grapes and an apple and some crisps!
Today we drove into Walton and had mcdonalds for lunch, then I came back and did 5 lengths of the patio and back outside (probably the furthest I’ve walked so far).
Are you noticing a recurring theme? FOOD!! I am hungry ALL the time…. Mum has been laughing at how greedy I am!
I don’t have much more to update you on really, walking is coming on and most of the time unaided, I still need my stick for stairs and outside tho to help with balance. My legs are still weak and a bit wobbly. basically all going really well, still get very tired towards the evening and struggle with the tummy and sickness problems but with the amount of strong drugs I’m on this isn’t surprising. Hopefully will all settle with time.
I just still can’t quite believe that the huge mountain of the operation is behind me and all has gone so well since. These lungs are just doing so well, I hope I am doing my donor proud. I found out some details on the donor before I left, which I don’t feel is right to post on here, but it’s a strange thing to think about and I cannot describe the gratitude I feel towards them for the gift they have given me.
I’m back to Harefield on Monday for my first outpatients appointment which will be once a week. I probably won’t update the blog til after that now- unless I do something amazing before then!
Phil is over this weekend and looking forward to seeing him, not seen him since new year. It’s also Disney’s 4th birthday on Saturday, hope mum and dad spoil her as she will be staying with them…. Can’t believe she is 4 already!
Love Kerry xx