Skip to main content

Tuesday Update: 03/11/08

It’s my second day of work/life back in the swing of things after returning from China and I think that I’m finally starting to adjust. The first few nights back home were rough…my body and internal clock were just all mixed up. I was up all night and couldn’t sleep. Last night I finally slept all night – YAHOO! It’s amazing how much faster I am in the mornings too, without having to get Matt up and around. I’ve been to work at least ½ an hour earlier each day! Of course, I’m sure that’ll change next week when I begin my commute from the new house.

Speaking of the new house – things are in the final phases and everyone is running around like crazy trying to finish up in time for the move on Saturday. Mom arrived last night from Texas and will help me finish packing and cleaning at our old place and the new one. I’m SO happy to have her help and her moral support. It still feels very strange to be moving without Matt being here.

I talked to Matt again on Sunday evening and he said things are going well. He’s settling in with Bob and they are getting along fine. He said that Bob does a lot for him, more than he really needs to, so he’s sure to be spoiled by the time he gets home…where he’ll have to do EVERYTHING on his own!! His favorite nurse, Chen Hong, brought in some flowers for some of the patients over the weekend and Matt took a few pictures to show me. I thought it was so sweet!!

Today he sent me pictures of his right hand. He said that he noticed ‘out of the blue’ that he can bend it back farther than he used to be able to do, without pain or tightness! It’s another little improvement!
The range of motion before:

The range of motion now:

He said his days have been good and busy with all the treatments, which I’m hoping help to pass the time. He also said that Mary went out to the store again and brought him back some treats; Oreo’s and Chips-Ahoy cookies! How nice is that!?! Again…he’s getting so spoiled! I am just so glad that she’s there with him to watch out for him and just pop in from time to time.

Overall things are going well. We’re both keeping busy and I’m hoping that spring arrives for GOOD soon and I can enjoy messing with the house and yard. I’ve got little bulbs popping up in my flower beds…made me smile and then feel a little sad. I won’t be around to see them come all the way up and bloom…all my work, all the joy and pride I took planting them and watching them flourish. For me, that will be one of the things I’ll miss most about our house. At least I’ll have a clean slate at the new house and will be anxious to start planting there!!

I’m going to call Matt again tonight and will post again when I have more updates. In the mean time, thanks for all the e-mails and prayers…they mean so much!!

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Carrie Anne - The Beginning of the Story

So, I’ve been trying to sort out how to start this story. It’s been difficult to articulate. Difficult to pick which details to share, and which to hold close. But it’s a story too good, too beautiful, not to share – so here goes! When Matt and I first became parents, we thought our family was complete. We envisioned raising Ethan surrounded by loving friends and family – just the two of us. Given all that we had gone through to finally become parents, we felt content with just the one child. The most adorable boy in the whole wide world. Our Ethan was the apple of our eyes – the most amazing gift. We marveled at all of his accomplishments, soaked up all his love and personality, and celebrated the joy of parenthood at every exhausting, wonderful turn. Along the way, we’ve built a strong and loving relationship with Ethan’s birthmother. We visit yearly, and stay in close contact with pictures, emails, and texts. I have attempted to describe my feelings for her many times over the co…

Carrie - The Wait and the Big Arrival!

We arrived in Florida midday Saturday and made our way to the hospital where we met up with Ethan’s birthmother and her mother. We spent a long afternoon in the waiting room while the doctors and nurses put L through a myriad of tests. Finally, they verified the need to induce labor and proceeded to admit her to the hospital with plans to start the induction process Sunday. Exhausted, we left to check in at the hotel and ate what we thought may be our last supper before the baby came…but…. Sunday we arrived at the hospital mid-morning to see how things were progressing. The nurses gave L a medication to help start the dilation process around 12:30 PM…and told us it would likely take 12 hours for things to progress. We stepped out to enjoy the Florida sunshine for lunch for a bit, then settled in for the long haul at the hospital. We spent all afternoon, evening, and night together – holding watch over L as she slept. As we sat there, listening to the baby’s heart beating on the monit…

I may as well tell you...

I had a miscarriage. I’ve debated for weeks whether or not to acknowledge it publicly. It’s such a personal thing…and this is such a public medium. But a few months have gone by and I’m no closer to feeling ok about it and truly nothing else on my mind really compares, so here I am, letting the world in on my secret. Over the past few weeks I’ve found very little comfort in the fact that only a small handful of people know about the miscarriage. It became nearly unbearable this week, during all our wonderful family Christmas celebrations. Being surrounded by so many people who love me and support me and have no idea how my heart has been broken – it’s a lonely place to be. Not that I would want them all to bombard me with pity or questions or sad looks in their eyes – I realize I can’t have it both ways. But a little acknowledgement goes a long way and I simply can’t ignore or deny the fact that something major happened in my life and impacted me, impacts me still.
It was a warm, sunn…