Nan Mustard's Recovery

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

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Sharon recovering from successful surgery

Dear Family and Friends,
Gwen and Troy both called a few minutes ago to let us know that Sharon is now in her room at the hospital. She had to wait in recovery for awhile until a room was ready. Shay kept us up to date using the blog response, very clever! We are so thankful to hear that Sharon is OK and resting well. Meds tend to do that and she will sleep the night away.

Instead of me being 200 miles away today I stayed right here in Discovery Bay. Saw one this morning for a divorce, lovely home with all the nice things, huge dock, new kitchen, great views, quiet setting. Nan slept until about 10, then we changed her bandage but found it totally dry, the only wet piece was the wick which we are stuffing down into the leaking place. We are making excellent progress on the wound and the leaking.

When Nan woke up and we were talking I suggested we go to Tracy to a special little mexican place which makes wonderful food. Nan said why not a movie also. Wow! So we left late this afternoon in her van to go to a cute and funny movie first and then to the mexican place for excellent buritos. We also went to Burger King for slushy cokes. Now we are home and Nan is out of her clothes and into her jamis, under her freshly laundered heated blanket and resting up. Soon I will prepare the new TPN and hydration for her and she will be set for the night.

We had a bad moment this afternoon when Nan woke, nausea for a little while but we did a zophram and she got better. Nan is stronger in her walking and less unstable now. She is so cute when she gets dressed up and ready to go. You would not believe how complicated it is for nan to dress. She has to cope with finding secure places for 4 bags. She has developed a system which works pretty well but it sure is not an easy process for her to get ready yet no complaining or gripes, just stoic and strong.

I noticed she was making a grocery list this afternoon so I see a trip upcoming to Safeway. I heard her making a hair appointment for tomorrow afternoon and also an appointment for Starr to get a bath.

While Nan is resting or watching TV I work at getting things completed and out the door to clients. I have plenty to do. Todays mail brought some more checks, much needed checks and each day we get a little less behind.

Dana is doing well recovering from her surgery, is back on her feet and will return to work on thursday. David is working too hard, works nearly 24 hours a day but had time to talk to Nan this afternoon.

Well its time for me to put on the nurse outfit and prepare the TPN for Nan's next 24 hours. A wound care nurse will come in the morning to bring supplies and observe the leaking wound. We were saddened to hear we would not have Julie tomorrow, she knows Nans case well and is such a sweet lady. So we have to break in someone new, bummer.

We are very thankful for Nan's excellent day today and for the chance to get out and enjoy some relaxing time and good food. We are very thankful that Sharon is out of surgery and recouping.

So we once again send our love, our appreciation and our desire for your continued prayers that God will lead in this wonderful recovery process. Do you know, its been almost 9 months since the surgery on June 6.


tim and nan


  • At 8:55 AM, Anonymous Bob & carrol said…

    Hi Tim & Nan,

    So good to read that you were able to get out Yesterday and do some "Fun " things again. It sounds like you are indeed making progress twords recovery and a more normal state of life.

    We will continue to pray for your complete recovery.

    Our Guests have All gone to Their Homes now , It was good to have Family here for nearly a week and have good visit & game times with all of Them.

    Carrol went to the Chemo Clinic Yesterday for Her Procrit Shot and then We met Family at the Spaghetti Factory for a 2 for one price Dinner. You must join Us there soon, We have plenty of Coupons so come on over when it's good time for You. Monday-Friday 4:00 pm / 6:30 pm.

    Sounds like you got the furnace fixed just in time for the warmer weather , now the question is , will the A/C still work ? I have a feeling that We are in for a Hot Summer.

    Love You,

    Bob & Carrol.


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