Nan Mustard's Recovery

This blog is a record of Erin (Nan) Mustard's recovery.

Monday, August 28, 2006

Good friends are like polished gold

Dear Friends and Family,

Nan is resting in her recliner now, we've just worked up and then attached a new bag of TPN for the next 24 hours. We are just back from an evening out to Olive Garden in Tracy with Barb and Gerry, Nikki and Keanna and of course Nan. While she was not able to endure the entire meal sitting in the wheel chair she was there for most of the time, she had a bit of soup, a hot tea and enjoyed watching Keanna as she was at her best.

On our way to Tracy we pulled up at the curb in front of Nikki's house and there sitting on the curb was Keanna, so excited and happy to see us and to be able to go to dinner, it was a joy to see and experience. Barb and Gerry were nice enough to take us out to dinner and working like troopers for two days. They tackled and finished so many projects, our sink looks new, our countertops are gleaming, the painting that Dana did the most of is nearly completed now, the fence is mended, the cars are washed, the clothes are washed, dried and folded carefully, everything shines. How two senior citizens can accomplish so much I will never know. Simply amazing! We thank them very much for everything they did and helped with. We are in a better place thanks to their help.

So tomorrow we are just the two of us again, a new experience again and we'll see how we do. We sure appreciate all the help we have received. Mary stopped by this morning and had a chance to visit with Barb and Gerry and Nan. This afternoon after the wound care nurse left Nan and Barb took turns taking naps on our big bed upstairs, I would check and they would be out like a light.

It was good to see Nan out in the car and at the Olive Garden, a tiny step in a long way back to strong.

We are thankful for our blessings. I am going to keep praying that God will give some relief to the pain and nausea which still plague Nan from time to time.

I hope you are having a good evening, ours is ending up happier than many in the recent past.


tim and nan


  • At 4:58 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I'll speak softly because you two are still fast asleep, I hope. I don't know how people manage in life without God and good friends and family. I'm most thankful for the help you have received through such loving people. I hope today is a good one for you both. Will be thinking of you and praying for you.

    Love, Sharon

  • At 5:59 AM, Anonymous Marilyn in Lincoln said…

    I'm so glad Barb and Ger were able to help out a little. I know they were excited to go and see you both. A dinner out with Nan - wonderful!! My prayer today is no vomiting or pain!

    Love, Marilyn

  • At 9:17 AM, Anonymous roger and carol said…

    What a special week end you had! Tim, you do sound physically tired, but emotionally revitalized! As you and many others have said ~ how much we need our friends and relatives at a time like this. Yours certainly have come forward to help out.

    Nan, I'll bet you enjoyed going to a restaurant for a change. Even if you didn't eat much the fellowship and different surroundings were therapeutic.

    May God grant you a good day today without the severe pain and nausea.

    Love you ~ Carol


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