Nan Mustard's Recovery

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

Sunday, October 29, 2006

Home safe and sound

Dear Friends and Family,

We are home, arrived here about 7 pm after a very nice weekend at MBA with Jason and Jo. Although they were busy with junior varsity we still got to see them several times and enjoyed our time in such a beautiful place. They have their back yard so nice now with a special level walk that Nan can navigate well. It was fun to see Clayton also, hes a great young person.

Nan was able to visit with jason and Jo many times sometimes in their home and sometimes in the motorhome. We kept the heater running so were warm and cozy, comfortable and had lots to eat and drink. We were able to visit with Kevin Ahn, one of Jason's famous 4 friends from gradeschool and high school. A brilliant young man with an artist touch. he had come down to be an umpire for some of the games and it was great to see him again. Looks so good.

It seemed we had a more gentle ride home than going down. I slowed down a bit too, no rush to get home. Nan slept most of the way. We got a chance to stop and visit with Irene and her husband and for Nan to inspect the wonderful new kitchen. It truely is a work of art and shows lots of good workmanship and thought in its planning. Irene showered us with treats, what kind lady she is. It was the first time today that Nan had been up for any length of time and I think it felt good for awhile, then she began to fade and so back to the motorhome for the rest of the way home. Our dogs liked Ron a lot, says animals tend to like him and ours sure did.

It takes awhile to unload the motorhome, dirty linen, left over food in the frig, breathing machine, shoes, computer, briefcase, blankets but its all in now. Using the motorhome allows Nan to rest the entire trip and to have a comfortable place once we arrive. When we drive it reasonable speeds it gets about 10 mpg and with the better prices for fuel the trip was not so expensive this time. I had to see a house in Santa Cruz this morning so the trip becomes a writeoff as well.

Nan and I are both growing very tired of the leaking, having the 5th bag is really getting to her, it limits her movements and is fragile and can leak easily. The fluid that is leaking is highly smelly and Nan hates that as well. We are certainly ready for God to show us the next step. Our hearts long for a miracle again, healing the leaks.

Right now I am being urged to come rub nan's feet, once again thanks Jan for getting me into this.

We send our love and thank God for a safe trip. Our prayers are with you as you face the coming week.

tim and nan


  • At 3:56 AM, Anonymous roger and carol said…

    What a great week end! Visiting with the kids and the privilege of seeing them in action, foot rubs, seeing Irene's new kitchen, foot rubs, a smoother ride home and foot rubs! Sounds like a great week end to me.

    We're not sure if or when we are coming out now. We ran into a glitch on our ticketing. We were trying to use a ticket we were unable to use last Dec. and now they tell us it has expired! We were given different information than are hearing now. We sent an e-mail and FAX to customer relations and now we wait......
    Any suggestions Nan?

    I pray that you will have an unpainful week, no nausea and no leaking this week.

    Love and prayers ~ Carol

  • At 11:58 AM, Blogger Irene Wing said…

    Hi Nan and Tim,
    Since you were unable to visit me last month on your way back from Jason and Jo's, I was very happy that you made a visit yesterday. Sorry that Sharon couldn't have been here, too. All the visits I had with you the past 3 months have either been in the hospital or at the doctor's office. So, seeing you other than those places was good therapy and hopefully a sign that you are recovering.
    My husband, Ron is really a dog lover and as you can tell, dogs just love him. We have never owned a dog but Ron seems to have his enjoyment just by visiting all the neigbhors' dogs.
    I hope that you will be able to make more trips to visit Jason and Jo. Of course I would want you to stop by on the way to or from Monterey. I forgot that I could have made a smoothie for you yesterday. One will be ready on the next visit.
    Praying for a better week with less pain and less leakage.
    "How precious it is, Lord, to realize that You are thinking about me constantly!" Psalm 139:17 TLB
    Nan and Tim, you are being thought of by Him and many others.
    P.S. Tim, you do look more stylish with the updated hair cut by Nan. Wow, Nan, is there another career in the works?

  • At 6:19 PM, Anonymous Bob & Carrol said…

    Hi Tim & Nan,

    Glad to read that You made it home safe and enjoyed a good weekend with family & friends.

    We are back from the chemo center in Stockton and things went well, Now for 5 days of walking a fine line of meds at the right intervals to keep Her on a even keel. Carrol's Sister is here with us and that is a big help. She will stay till Carrol is back to Herself again Next week. Dr. says Carrol gets a month break from Chemo December, then more tests and hopefully another month off.

    So many at the Chemo Center are in so much more pain and discomfort than We are that it makes Us most grateful to The Lord for His loving caring for Carrol.

    Cancer is so devestating to all who are involved with it.

    We do hope & Pray that that 5th bag that Nan is dealing with can be taken away soon and that the leaking will be stopped . Also that Her iscision will finally heal.

    Much Love & Prayers,

    Bob & Carrol.


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