Nan Mustard's Recovery

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

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Slow day

Dear Friends and Family,

We are watching the news and are reminded once again what a mess this world is. Yet we hold on to something more important. Nan and I were talking this evening about the blessing we are living, experiencing this thanksgiving with family and friends. Nan prepared a list today, a list for me to find and purchase at Safeways. So out the door I went and hours later I returned with everything except for 1 item that I could not find. $108 and a few sacks filled the rear of the bug. Big mistake, buy icecream last when you are shopping, not first, tends to be a big soft by the time you get home.

The visiting nurse came today and changed Nan's tummy dressing for her incision wound. The incision is getting smaller bit by bit and healing nicely. Yet after the new dressing is installed Nan hurts for awhile due to all the stress around her incision. The doctors office called this morning to let us know that Nan will get her new blood on friday at 9 am in Concord. Blue Cross will pay up to Nov. 30 is the latest word. We don't really want to take a chance on Antioch Sutter since last time they took 10 hours to do 5 hours of work.

Well we are looking forward to Jason, Jo and Clayton arriving tomorrow afternoon. Then on thursday Pam, Ryan and Shannon will come over in the morning and we will feast. Nan had me get lots of supporting things for the meal so we will do fine. It will be great to see everyone. Nikki, STeve and Keanna will drop by for a bit in the morning as they go to their special family in Tracy.

Please keep praying for Nan's healing and recovery. How she wants to get back on her feet and feel better.

Sending our love,

tim and nan


  • At 12:17 AM, Blogger Gerry & Barb said…

    Hello dear friends! It was so nice to be with you for a few days and see Nan's incesion healing and seeing Nan feel a tiny bit better. Progress is slow but it IS progress! This evening Ger and I made applesauce and it smells good. Even if I do say so myself, I make good applesauce. No sugar, just some pineapple juice and cinnamon. Yes, Tim, you do buy ice cream at the last of your shopping -- plus all the other cold items. You are learning! Yeah! We are having a difficult time getting motivated to clean the house for Thanksgiving guests. We did dig out the pads to the table and now I can get it set. Fun! Have a great visit with your family and friends. Stay tuned. Love, Barb

  • At 6:29 PM, Anonymous Bob and Carrol said…

    Hi Nan and Tim,

    Just wanted to wish you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving. Our Son, Ron, wife, Gail, and Grand-daughter,Olivia are coming down to have lunch with us and Bob's 92 yr. old Mother, Doris, will join us. I just can't do the long standing it takes to fix a big meal so we are going out. Yeah! No dishes, but also no leftovers, which we will miss. We plan to have a long afternoon of visiting and games. It's always fun to get together with family.

    We will be praying for you guys Friday,trusting the blood transfusion goes quickly and without any complications. If you're not too tired from the Holiday and the transfusion maybe we can stop by and visit for awhile. The Guptill's have wanted to come over and see you too. Please let us know.

    We love you guys,

    Carrol and Bob

  • At 7:26 PM, Anonymous roger and carol said…

    Thanksgiving is almost here! We will be spending our day at the church with friends whose families are also not able to be with them. It sounds like it will be quite a feast. It started out with 22 of us and is now down to 12. Some decided to get together in one of the homes. It would be much cozier. Dad and Barbara decided to stay at Fletcher Park Inn this year and Barbara's daughter' Linda, is coming from GA. They were going to join us, but decided not to.

    We will continue to pray that the wound continues to heal and the leaking slows to a stop soon. Did you check on that Nausea Relief device? I wonder if it would work for you.

    When you said "Blue Cross will pay up to Nov. 30 is the latest word." Did you mean on all medical or just the transfusions? That's a bit scary either way! That's also a week from tomorrow. Did you ever apply for Social Security? I know you would qualify. Then you would be on Medicare and a supplemental insurance. PLUS you would be getting a monthly income besides. Not a bad deal.

    Have a Blessed Thanksgiving Day! You have much to be thankful for ~ as do we all.

    Love and Prayers ~ Carol

  • At 11:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I'm remembering the times we have done Thanksgiving together- and Conners and Millers and Hoyts and various others over the years- I am very thankful that you Nan are here to celebrate this year- It was certainly tough and go there for a few days! We are picking up Michael on our way to take dinner to eat with Bernice in Napa. We hope to go on to our friends the Wongs in Sonoma for dessert. Hoping Bernice wil go for the ride with us but not very optimistic! Kevin is in Vancouver with AI- Many things to be thankful for this year. God is good


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