Here they are...the two buddies...friends through sickness and health for 30 years! How lucky we all would be, to call someone, "friend" for over 30 years! Annette has been staying with my mom all day at the hospital so they can talk, and enjoy every minute together. I know this has been a huge morale boost for my mom, and we are so grateful to Annette for this gift of time.
My mom has been busy each day with physical, occupational, and speech therapy. She is recovering well from her surgery and gaining strength each day in preparation for her radiation and chemotherapy treatments starting on Monday. There will be several adaptations necessary for her homecoming, and so we will be busy preparing for those needs. It is the doctor's hope, as well as hers and ours, that she will be as independent as possible when returning home to us this week. Due to the aggressive nature of this cancer, this will change over time, but we hope that we will have as many memories, and happy moments with "Grandma Lorraine" as we can in the coming weeks and months.
Thank you for all your kind words of encouragement. We will need them, and will draw strength from them in the coming months. Today we had a surprise on our doorstep from our new friend Susan, who prepared a delicious homemade sauce with all the fixings and sides!!! What a huge help that was Susan, and we are so grateful! Even though we are far away from our families, the kindness of so many new Coloradoan friends, is truly a gift of friendship. Thank you!
P.S. Lorri, the banana bread has provided us with 3 breakfasts on these harried mornings, and we are so thankful!
P.P.S. Thank you Annette for sewing my mom's pajama hems in the hospital today...what a whiz you are with both a needle and thread, and comfort too!