Today was a MUCH improved day! We’re still not going home yet…but things have improved.
It was a chaotic day for me. I was up and over to his room by 7ish. We hung out and chatted. The doctors rounded and gave us a little update. Saturday morning they are going to kink the chest tube, watch Kramer and if all goes well the chest tube will come out. We have been told that he will feel so much better after that happens. We’re sure hoping so.
We were told that family was planning to stop by. The timing was such that I missed them. Back when I was to the doctor for my annual check up, she suggested that I get a screening with dermatology for all the moles on my back. I made the appointment and then in the hub-bub of everything kind of forgot about it. UGH. Well it turns out it was Friday. It was at the Onalaska Clinic. If you don’t know about Lacrosse, Onalaska is the suburb of Lacrosse. I had thought to cancel the appointment all week but being I was here, I decided to keep it. So I went.
Anymore, even simple appointments like this make me a little nervous. My thyroid cancer appointment started as a “simple appointment”. Kramer’s cancer was just a “little appointment” too. They have turned into so much more.
Here’s the report from the dermatologist….
No worries. Phew. What a relief.
After that I was on a mission to do a little shopping. I came to Lacrosse expecting to be here for two days. I packed an extra out and undies for more but, I was out of clothes and had worn a couple things twice. I needed an update. A Wal-Mart run and $75 later, I mixed and matched enough for four more days. That makes me feel better.
I’ll explain more to you tomorrow, but I’m staying in a hosptality room at the hospital that is free of charge. It’s not fancy at all. Nice, simple and very appreciated though. I share two bathrooms with 7 rooms. It’s no biggie. EXCEPT….I went to take a shower. I so busy remembering to take my clothes I was going change into and soap and the key that I forgot my towel. AHHH.
I took a shower only to find out that my towel was back in my room. Oh dear. Now what?? Here I was dripping wet and ZERO towels were in the bathroom. Everyone is given towels but they are to stay in the guests rooms. AHHH.
So I dried my hair with paper towels. I put on my dirty clothes and scooter really quick back to my room which was around the corner and a few doors down. Oh my. It’s a good thing I was in a good mood as I could laugh about it.
I ended up missing the company. I called Hubby to see if they had gone once I was done. They were…. so I’ll confess. I ended up running into Hobby Lobby. I finished stitching a cross stitch piece and wanted to a couple things to finish it up for display. I roamed and roamed the store.
WOW what a treat to
1-get out of the hospital
3-shop with no hurry
4-think about anything else besides the drama we’ve been living
5-dream about making
6-think beyond all of THIS
7-be engrossed in something simple, small and of no life consequence
I’m doing okay but I really needed a couple hours away even if part of the time was spent at a doctor’s office.
Hubby knew that too and told me to get out and go and stay out awhile. I listened.
The last we heard from the doctors at the end of the day was that now Sunday could even be the day to go home. Can you believe that today and tomorrow we’re in the middle of yet another big storm? EVERY time we come to or leave Lacrosse, some type of storm is involved. One of the docs even joked about it as we’ve mentioned the storms seem to surround us.
Hubby had a nice visit with family and that was so good for him too. He says he’s still in a lot of pain but I can see that he’s moving around a little more and doing more and more for himself every single day. I’m so glad for that. I feel better about bringing him home.
I’ll update you on us again soon.