Friday, June 5, 2009

SIGNS OF RECOVERY

Obviously, John is on the mend. Know how I can tell? The last time I wrote anything non-hospital related in my journal was on May 26th, just before I loaded up the car to come to Houston. Since that point, I don't believe I've had even one thought that wasn't focused on John and his health. Suddenly, however, the outside world is beginning to elbow its way through to me. I've found myself wondering about the mail and bills that are piling up in our P.O. box back in Wimberley, the workmen who are anxious to finish up our water catchment system and get paid, the Romano beans that are languishing on the vine, unpicked and uneaten... We must be making some headway!

John had only two questions for Doc Klein on the day of his release: "When can Becky take me to see a movie?" and "When can she take me to Wimberley?" Yesterday we were able to cross number one off his list - seeing the movie UP and taking a nice little walk in the mall. The movie really caught us by surprise, being a strong testament to commited marriages and abiding love, and had us both grabbing the tissues in the first few minutes! Hopefully, by this time next week we will be crossing number two off the list. The doctor said John only needs to wait a week after getting out of the hospital before heading to Wimberley, but must be back in time for his two week check-up. The only caveat is that he must ride in the back seat - can't risk having an airbag hitting his chest full-force! If I place an order with Bountiful Sprout today, we should be there just in time for pick-up day next Wednesday. Woo Hoo!

6 comments:

Joanna Jenkins said...

Fantastic news!!!!! I heard UP was terrific.
Have a great weekend.

musingegret said...

Ooops! Guess I was a little premature with my comment about the catchment system yesterday, I know y'all are anxious to get it finished. "UP" sounded like a perfect movie for y'all to see during this stressful time; would it go on your 'Recommend' list? And finally, got a kick out of the visual of you as the Chauffeur heading to Wimberley---you need a 'policeman' hat and black tie! Thank you for the updates, you guys have a good day.

Hill Country Hippie said...

Yes, UP is definitely on my Thumbs UP list! The catchment system is very near completion - they just had to let it "catch" a little rain before they could add the finishing touches and test things out, I suppose. John hates having to ride in the back seat. We just got back from the Toyota dealership, where he was inquiring as to whether he could deactivate the passenger airbag. They said no, not on this model. So, Chauffeur it is!

Teri in CO said...

Wow! I just caught up on your blog! His hospital experience sounds awful! Glad he's out now and am praying that you get to take him "home" to Wimberley soon!

Hill Country Hippie said...

Thanks Teri. Loved the pics from your vacation - looks like our kind of place! Did you ever even leave the hotel? When you move back to Texas you can vacation at the Hill Country Hyatt in San Antonio - love that Lazy River!

The Old Man said...

I'm voting to head out Tuesday morning. No real reason to hang around here. Let the son run amok on his own here a few weeks.