Nan Mustard's Recovery

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

Friday, November 10, 2006

Finally the week ends, Nan is holding her own

Dear Friends and Family,

Nan is sitting in her recliner getting ready to head up to bed. She has had a pretty good day with several naps, a visit from the wound care nurse Julie who installed a new smaller collection bag on the incision, does this mean the incision is smaller? Perhaps. Anyway the smaller bag appears to be working well and does not cover so much skin, less pain when it is peeled off in a few days perhaps. This evening Nan has had soup, crackers, popsickles, cheetos, an orange and water, not bad. She was nice enough to call me a few times today so I would know she was OK. I started out at 9 this morning seeing a beautiful home on the golf course first, then another nice home in Danville on that country club grounds and then on to Oakland for a cute home, then to Fremont for a more average place, then headed home through a whole lot of traffic arriving home at 4:40. I needed to get a couple things out before 5 and made it. Of course the dogs had dumped the trash all over the floor while Nan was up and I was away. This evening Nan and I have been kicking back, Nikki called and let us know I could take Keanna to SS tomorrow morning which is fine with me. We gave up on trying to get to Jason and Jo's house, Nan just is not up to it right now, 2 hours of rough riding each way, not yet. Our new shipment of lovenox came yesterday shipped to us by the insurance company approved med store, our part was only $330 this time. How nice!

We have heard that we may have guests tomorrow. If Carrol feels up to it she and Bob might come around 2:30 to 3 for a visit and then Glen and Joyce Conner are going to come later in the day. It will be nice for Nan to see some fresh faces since she mostly just sees the dogs, me and Nikki, Keanna and Steve.

I am thankful for God's blessings and sure anxious for Him to help Nan get on with her recovery. I'm trying to figure out how faith works and if I am losing mine as day after day goes by with no signs of progress. Nan is ready for progress too and gets worn down by the routine which has little joy in it. She loves to be free and independent and right now is just the opposite, trapped and confined. That is why your calls and cards, emails means so much. Sharon you are so faithful in your calling and Nan is really lifted and touched by your calls. Hopefully this weekend we will be able to catch up with David, Joe, Dana, Jan, Aunt Ann, Barbara, Lammerdings....

We are looking forward to a good weekend, will be nice to be able to be with Nan more than during the week.

Thank you for your friendship, prayers and loving support.

tim and nan


  • At 6:23 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    You would love it here today. It is 64 degrees and a light breeze. Autumn is in the air and for deep south Texas that is a miracle. It will probable get up into the low 80's which is still cool for us. Nan, I feel progress in the air. I know that God loves you very special and has a great plan for you and He is working through you in so many ways. Tim, God is working through you, too. (There are times that I bet you wish He didn't trust you with so much, but He does.) Enjoy the Sabbath rest, good friends, and count your blessings, (I am thankful that you two are one of mine) Will be thinking of you and praying for you. Love, Sharon

  • At 12:31 PM, Anonymous roger and carol said…

    And a beautiful fall day in NC also! 45 degrees this a.m. and currently a gentle breeze and 70 degrees. The leave are abut 1/3 gone in the lower elevations and 3/4 gone around here. Higher up there are only a few leaves hanging on for dear life! I don't know when I've seen such a beautiful fall as we have enjoyed this year.

    We just got home from church. The choir sang for church and I had to help with fellowship dinner. We were a few hands short, so I was busy! Now it's time to slow down and rest for awhile before we go out again for a church social tonight.

    I'm thinking about you today as you visit with Bob and Carrol. We love it here, but miss visiting with you guys. We have some very special memories with all of you on choir trips, etc. Bob had a way of finding some of the neatest little restaurants. I don't recall ever being disappointed with his choices. As we get older we realize how important it is to build memories as life goes on. Thank you for being part of those memories for us.

    Yes, I agree with Sharon. God IS working through both of you. You are a witness to many who read the blog each day. I love Jeremiah 29:11-13. He does have a plan for us. He knows what's best for us. We just need to trust Him to lead and give us strength for today.

    My prayer for you today is to have a less pain, no nausea, more strength, less leaking. May you enjoy your day and have rest for the body and soul.

    Continued love and prayers ~ Carol


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