Nan Mustard's Recovery

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

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Sunday evening, a good day to be inside

Dear Friends and Family,

Yes this was a good day to be inside looking out. Nan spent hours this afternoon filling out a form for SDI or social security papers since she can no longer work and has not worked for a few years. She thinks they are saved in the system because when she went back in to complete the work the system was down. She invested hours of grueling work detailing her many medical experiences and doctors involved, places and hospitals etc. She worked like a trooper. Finally she decided she need to move and we headed outside into the cold for a brief walk, yes I think winter has found Discovery Bay, blustery, cold and windy at least for California that is.

I've been working in between trips to the kitchen for food, problem with having food in the frig is that it calls to you and its more fun to eat than to work. We've had a little fire going all day to keep the chill away and for a diversion I unloaded and loaded the dishwasher. Hooked up the TPN bag to Nan at 8 and then back to work some more on a relo here in Discovery Bay. The poor people have been on the market for 117 days already, dropped their price and no buyers are in sight, place has a pool, corner lot, perfect condition and still no buyers. My task is to come up with a price that the company the people work for should pay for the house and then turn around and sell it and try not to lose too much money. That means relo appraisals are sort of brutal. The facts for their priced home are brutal, 37 sales in the past year, 33 homes currently on the market. That means it would take 11 months at best to sell the homes that are on the market right now. That is not a very encouraging set of numbers.

I'm going to Valley Springs and Stockton tomorrow before returning to the little lady. Hope I don't drown in the process.

Nan has had a pretty good day but lots of pain and suffering. The leak is more intense than it has been and what comes out is foul smelling, not a good sign. We can't get it sealed up soon enough!

We are both troubled by a bit of a cold today yet seem to be holding our own, not getting worse. I hate to see my wood pile diminishing, I love this wood and it just burns too fast. So far we have not turned on our furnace and are doing pretty well with keeping warm, ask anyone who has been here to visit, we end up opening the door for cooler air.

We need to ask yet again for your continual prayers for Nan, for the painful hip, the leaking, the nausea, the low fevers, for strength to begin to do more things, go places and enjoy life more.

Today I had the privilege of talking to my brother Jerry. It was good to hear from him and find out things are in Weed, cold, rainy and heading for snow, brrr.

Sending our love to all,

tim and nan


  • At 4:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Hi, We had a great day yesterday! Barbara & Gerard and Laura & Milton came over and had supper with us. All the kids and grandkids were here as well as Felicite & Sam. We had fun talking about the past and all our relatives. Life is fun if you look at that way. We have some pretty funny cousins in the mist of the family and we had a wonderful time talking about everyone and everything. Thanks for taking time to visit us. We love you for it.
    Nan, you sounded pretty good today. Will pray for a better night and tomorrow. I pray for you to feel no pain and for God to keep you in His hands.
    Love, Sharon

  • At 5:28 PM, Anonymous Bob & Carrol said…

    Hi Tim & Nan,

    We are just back from the Chemo Clinic and Dr's appt. Carrol's numbers were very good again and the Dr. has stopped the Chemo for the next 2 months. We are very thankful for the break in that treatment but even more thankful that Her Cancer activity numbers have gotten so very low that for now Chemo is no longer necessary. She will continue to get Aridia Drip infusion every 28 days to keep Her bones strong and Procrit Shots only when Her counts indicate that She might need a boost.

    We so much appreciate all the Prayers that have been offered up for Carrol in the past 18 months.

    We do believe that the Lord has a healing plan in place for Our Dear Nan and We hope that it will come very soon.

    Keep Us posted on what happens at the next days.

    We continue in ernest Prayer for Nan's healing.

    Much Love ,

    Bob & Carrol.


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