Nan Mustard's Recovery

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

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Many blessings

Dear Friends and Family,

Sunday evening, nan is sitting in her faithful recliner enjoying a TV program with Jan. We just completed a wonderful feast with baked potatos Roxanna style, wow are they ever good, Nan had a quite a bit of potato with cottage cheese, sour cream, sea salt, olive oil and green olives on the side. We all enjoyed the good food. Earlier Nikki and Keanna dropped by for awhile and Jan, Nikki and Keanna searched and found the kitties and Keanna got to pet them, she is so nice to animals. After the girls left nan under Jans watchful eye gave me a haircut, I like it a lot and I really like that I saved about $30 bucks. Thanks ladies!

Nan has had a very big day with emotional ups and downs. Having to deal with the new bag is really tough. UCSF provided leg bags that are terrible in design and have connecting tubes that are very rough on the skin. Hopefully I will be able to find better ones tomorrow for Nan. Jan continues her quest for a clutter free place and boy does she have her work cut out for her. She has the counters as clean as when Sharon and Dana were here. They are beautiful and she the sinks and faucets gleaming too. The frig is getting cleared up and we are on a roll.

Tomorrow they take the doggies for a bath I think and hopefully Nan will feel up to visiting the Golden Corral tomorrow evening when our dear friends the Talls are traveling through on their way to Loma Linda. Several Tracy folk are going to see them at about 5 pm tomorrow evening. I have a very tight day planned with visits at several homes in Vallejo, Oakland, San Leandro, Fremont so I hope I can get home in time for us to go to Tracy, will certainly try.

It seems to nan and me that the leaking amount is less but we are not sure. what we can measure is less than in the past. How we would love to see that leaking diminish to nothing. Otherwise than that Nan is gradually improving. She looks good as you will see in the photograph I have attached taken this evening.

Thanks for your kindness and love and once again the help from afar has come to the hour it seems of when it is desperately needed and we thank the people involved for their help. Gradually one by one we are climbing back out of the pit but we've had a run of data and MLS fees to pay that take place once a year, taxes etc and we are finally caught up with AMEX after all the rental cars, hotels, meals, airline tickets bills. While we live in stressful times and sort of day by day we are grateful for God's help through it all.

I am praying for Irene who learns more about her most recent CT scan tomorrow. The waiting is never easy for any of us after a CTscan has been taken. It is our prayer that the results will be good and positive for Irene.

We also are thinking and praying for our friend Herb who has failed Sutent and must now search for other answers for growing tumors. We know how that feels and our hearts are with Herb and Kathy this week.

We hope all went well for Roger and Carol today as they moved people in and out of cabins at an amazing rate. Take it easy guys, you are not 20 years old anymore and you need to rest!!

I am signing off now. Just had a nice talk with Art, the ultimate Rose bush trimmer!

Let continue to pray for each other this evening

sending love

tim and nan and jan


  • At 6:30 AM, Anonymous roger and carol said…

    Good Morning from beautiful NC! The leaves are gorgeous this year! It is a sunny crisp 35 degrees and windy this a.m. No frost as yet, but it is due tonight.

    I don't understand what the "new bag" is all about. Is this an additional bag or is it a replacement? The "rough" tubes don't sound like much fun and I know how Nan loves those leg bags. I still think some sort of suspenders might work to get the weight and bands off the legs. Those big pins worked quite well too, didn't they Nan? I'm sure you will figure out a new plan for that discomfort. You always do.

    We did it! We got all the cottages cleaned by 1:30 and by 7:00 had all the laundry finished. It wasn't bad at all. Paulette got sick after the first 2 cottages and had to go home, but Trish was here and we all finished them up. It was just like old times when Roger and I used to do it by ourselves. Not that I want to go back to that..... It was ok for once in awhile, though.

    I hope you have a good week with lots of checks coming in, more appraisals coming in and less leaking from you, Nan! It sounds like the nausea is much improved and less pain. Thank you Lord!

    Continued love and prayers ~ Carol

  • At 4:40 PM, Anonymous Bob & Carrol said…

    Hi Mustards,
    Glad to read the good reports on the blog this morning, Hoping that your day goes safley Tim, and that Nan continues to "Leak" less. What a joy it will be when that Leaking stops!

    Jan has quite a task ahead of Her with Your Fridge. I remember trying to find room for some Ice Cream in it a few weeks ago. Time for some of those things that are beganing to have a life of their own to be sent to the "round file".

    Have a good dinner with friends.

    Carrol got through the Ultra sound Exam, (not Comfortable for her at all) but results seem to be Clear. The Tech said things were O.K. as far as She was concerned but that the Dr. had to read it and would let Us know if anything needed attention.

    Love & Continued Prayers ,

    Bob & Carrol.


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