Friday, August 07, 2009

Another brief update by Br'er Liar

Lisa Marie went for a short walk yesterday. She also went for a similarly short walk today to the end of the hall. The emphasis is on the word short, particularly when compared to the walks she went on earlier this week. The past thrice daily walks to the furthest point in the hospital (information desk) are about 420 of my steps each way (to say nothing of the shorter steps of baby sibling), whereas the walk to the end of the hallway is only about 30 steps each way. I'm sorry I can not be more exact, but retard elder brother keeps forgetting or failing to locate a pedometer at the two different Targets shopped at so far.

Any way, no significant change. Lisa Marie typically feels cold after leaving the bed, whether it be for a short walk down the hall, or simply going to the bathroom. Sean puts on her sheet and then her blanket, and then within a few minutes she is hot and wants the blanket off. To the extent that many of these symptoms are in fact withdrawal syndrome related from the end of the fentanyl citrate solution's availability, it would appear that they are lasting more than 48 hours.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Art, how is her pain? I hope as the day went on she improved. Thanks for keeping us posted.

Donnarose said...

I have prayed for all of you since I heard. I can't begin express how proud I am of you Lisa and you Arthur. Lisa you will recover and be back with your family soon. I'm gonna keep praying that its sooner than you think. Keep on drinking those fluids and walking.
DR

Anonymous said...

Art, Thank you for being so thorough with your posts. The love and tenderness Lisa is receiving from you and Sean and Kate must be lifting her up from this human condition, even though she's experiencing so much pain and nausea. My heart breaks when I read what she is going through but I continue to hold the lovely person that Lisa is in my constant thoughts. Much love to all of you, Auntie Suzy

Anonymous said...

Lisa Marie, as DR said, you are going to recover and be home shortly with your beautiful children. Your body has been through so much, but your spirit and the love of friends and family will support you in noticing and feeling new strength each day.
Love, Kim

Stephanie said...

I really hope that the pain and nausea are improving. We're sending lots of love your way.

Anonymous said...

I am so moved by your courage, strength and determination. Go Lisa Marie!! You are doing fantastic!! Everything really is going well in your recovery, the drains are going and you are walking some. I really think that the sweats are both a mild withdrawal and surgery induced menopause. Sean or Art, google surgery induced menopause symptoms.
I always have you in my prayers.

Liz Evert

Gregg Stokes said...
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Gregg Stokes said...

Hello Lisa, Gregg here from Las Vegas. As the caregiver to my wife Heidi (t3n1m0) I want to encourage you to not rush the healing. It will never happen as quickly as we want it to. To your husband, I know what you are going through. I have two daughters and I struggled with working, taking care of them, my wife, and my own emotions that basically tore me in two. I couldn't sleep and had so many panic attacks. Lean on your friends and family. Share what you need, do not do this alone. This trial is full of mountains and valleys and only God knows where it will end up. I pray you find rest and peace in all the ways God shows up every day...He's always present. In a friend, a nurse, a smile, a sunrise....He is part of this conversation. His Peace, Gregg