Nan Mustard's Recovery

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

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Celebrating Jan's Birthday

Dear Friends and Family,

Nan is finally in bed and probably already asleep. She had another big day. We drove to Napa and celebrated Jan's birthday. nan rested in the van bed both ways, had a nice lunch and has enjoyed herself but she is very tired tonight. Jan made dinner after we got home and Nan had garlic bread, green olives and nachos with peppers and cheese. Then she settled in to watch some TV and relax in her chair. I started her TPN earlier this evening so she could get a head start on her nutrition. I've got to tell you, Nan worked very hard today, she walked several long distances, sat for several hours at a time and really achieved a lot. She is an amazing woman.

Tomorrow is a bitter sweet day. Nan and Jan will get to spend time together but then in the evening Jan flys home and we are back to just the two of us. Yet we do well, the two of us and we do even better when we have loving family visit and help like Jan has helped. The last thing I saw a minute or two ago was Jan rubbing Nan's feet, that is love in action.

Nan's incision continues to leak fluid, sometimes less and sometimes more but not getting even close to healing yet. It is a real challenge to Nan to keep the special device covering the leaking wound in place without letting it leak, yet in spite of frustration with what she has to endure she is holding together really well.

Can we please pray again for Nan's healing tonight? I continue to have faith that God will handle things according to His plan. What are the lessons He has in mind for Nan and me? I know He cares.

We send our love

tim and nan and jan


  • At 10:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Dear Tim and Nan,

    I am getting all of your blessings. I don't understand why but I do appreciate them and pray for the day that you will have some different blessings as well.
    Count Nan and I as some of the faithful readers of your blog as well as prayers for God's blessings in your life.

    Nan and Wes

  • At 6:22 AM, Anonymous roger and carol said…

    Good Morning~ we are off to the Blue Ridge Parkway this a.m. to enjoy the beauties of the fall leaves. We have friends visiting from out of town, so since it is a rather slow day we have an excuse to get away for the day. We NEED it! It has been an exceptionally beautiful fall this year and we have had no time to enjoy it.

    How nice it has been for you to have Jan there with you. I wonder who will come next. God has blessed you with people coming whenever you have needed them. And now that Nan has less pain and nausea it sounds like she is beginning to have more quality of life. God DOES hear and answer our prayers! We thank Him and Praise Him for His healing power.

    Have a good day and especially enjoy Jan's last day with you.

    Love and prayers ~ Carol


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