Nan Mustard's Recovery

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

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Mellow sunday

Dear Family and Friends,

So its cold in N. Carolina, sort of nice here, about 70 and pleasing breezes. Would not mind one more round of cool weather though for a few more morning fires in the old stove.

Nan rose late today, nearly 11. She is just not feeling that great, some stomach upset most of the time. She did not eat anything today until late this evening when she made some very good green beans, left over noodle and chicken, cottage cheese and a fresh tomato. Nice meal and she was able to keep it down. Now she has just completed taking all of her pills which is a real ordeal, there are so many to take. I just looked over and she has fallen asleep.

Well its time to feed the fish. Part of our routine every night. Half the time we forget and the fish are so hungry, their lights go out at 11 pm long after we should be in bed.

I worked this morning and then Nan and I loaded up around 2 and hit Lowes, WalMart, Longs for flowers, tomatos, cucumbers etc. Nan was really tired by the time we got home. She rested up in her chair with Starr and I repaired an extension cord which blew sparks in my hands. Then I edged the lawn such as it is, watered it and then fed it some strong stuff to try to make it act like grass again, then to the back of the house where I brought Nan out with a blanket to direct the planting. We planted some beautiful flowers, some bulbs, Nan planted some cucumbers and we are well into getting the bale of straw working. Seems it is hard to dig out the hole to put the tomato plant into the straw. We are trying to get the back deck into shape for spring and summer. We worked while the sun set over the lake. Finally it was too cold so we headed inside. That was when Nan made the great dinner.

Terri the nurse comes tomorrow morning and the labs are once again very important. It seems that Nan is fully hydrated, urine is clear, weight is up to normal but she continues to feel very rough, just not what we would like to have going on.

We are looking forward to seeing Barb and Gerry on Tuesday. Tomorrow I'll drive to SF for an appraisal and try to work up some reports in the morning before I go.

We hope you had a good weekend, enjoyed the weather and spent time with those you love.

Please pray that God will help Nan feel better, get better, stop leaking and get stronger.


tim and nan


  • At 3:50 AM, Anonymous roger and carol said…

    Good Morning Mustards!

    Brrrr ~ it's still cold here in NC this a.m. ~ a very chilly 27 degrees. The magnolias are no longer pink. The cold has turned them to brown and the daffodils are struggling to keep their little heads up. Today is supposed to warm up to 60. Then a slow warming trend again. That's ok with me! We had just taken the flannel sheets off the bed. Wrong decision!

    I'm glad you had a good week end together. I didn't think we planted tomatoes in CA until mid April. You could still get some frost. We don't plant here until May for sure. Good luck with your tomato hay bale garden. Let us know how it works out.

    It sounds like Nan is up and about and doing even though she still doesn't feel very well. That's our Nan! What a gal! To quote her, "I can stay home and hurt and feel sorry for myself or I can go and do what I want to do and still hurt!" What an inspiration for the rest of us. Keep up the good work, girl. We're all cheering for you.

    Have another good week ~ both of you.

    Love and prayers ~ Carol

  • At 8:22 AM, Blogger Gerry & Barb said…

    Hi Tim & Nanny Goat! We are looking forward to our visit, leaving tomorrow early afternoon should get us to your house by late afternoon. I'm anxious to see what tomatoes in a bale of hay are all about. Dennis is coming over today to help in the yard. We have about 14 new plants to put in and they will need drip system to them. He's a whiz at helping!Hope we get it all done. Patrick is up visiting his Mom and they are coming over at lunch as I've got the crock pot going and we can eat quick and get back to our work--Marilyn has a looo0ng list for Patrick. See you soon. Hope you feel up to walking a little, Nan. It will be so good for you to be outside! Love you, Barbie

  • At 6:14 PM, Anonymous Bob & Carrol said…

    Hi Tim & Nan,

    We had a long day at the Chemo Clinic today, got home about 3:00, Carrol's blood numbers are very good, Whites, Reds, Platelets & Hg No Procrit necessary this time. The all important count that We were looking for(Cancer Activity in the Bone Marrow) was missing from the report so it is Wait again. The lab says that they have it but some malfunction in their forwarding equipment so We hope to get that reading tomorrow. Dr says He does not expect a problem but again We wait.

    How nice it is to read that You had a good meal that Nan fixed and that She was able to keep it down. Lets Pray for lots more of that kind of things to come Your way.

    I need to sign off for now and get Carrol to Band Practice.

    Have a restful evening and enjoy having Barb & Gerry there for a bit. Good Friends are Priceless .

    Love & Continued Prayers,

    Bob & Carrol.


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