Nan Mustard's Recovery

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

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

A better day with help from a host of friends

Dear Family and Friends,
This has been a whirlwind day for Nan. She had a very good night of rest hardly waking at all. Sylvia Ahn arrived at 10:30 to offer help and friendship, she and Nan tackled the tummy dressing, watched TV, talked, napped and passed the time. Together they made their way downstairs for awhile but the foot starting hurting and Nan wisely decided she had better get back upstairs before the foot pain prevented her from putting weight on it. So back to the sleep number bed. Sylvia had to leave at 4 but by then Mary had already been to visit and offered to return at 4 which she did. She stayed with nan until we arrived from the airport, yes Jan is here from Denver, she escaped rain to come to sunny California and be with her "sister" Nan. Nan was delighted to see her arrive. Loree had also been kind enough to work here in the office today instead of at her home office so Nan was well covered with thoughtful attention.
Jan had a nice flight but was starving due to lack of food in a very busy day in Denver before leaving. We hit a Burger King on the way home and brought Nan an icee which I noticed is now gone, go Nan! We had not been home long when Nikki and Keanna came to visit. Nan enjoyed seeing the dynamic duo and Jan entertained Keanna or was it the other way around. Jan's daughter Kara is graduating from 8th grade in less than a week, exciting stuff indeed.
Jan is now settled in looking forward to sleeping in a bit in the morning. Tomorrow they will watch movies, snooze, try to move about and try to gain strength. Today has had less nausea and vomiting and Nan has really enjoyed all the company she has had.
I drove to SF to meet a very nice couple with a home on a hillside that was almost too steep for the little bug to climb. Sweet people, then to Oakland to yet another sweet couple and then to the airport to collect Jan.
I tried to reach our doctor today but when he called back I was out of cell range, bummer. We see a doctor on friday morning at 9 am here in Antioch.
So its been a busy one and Nan has been lifted by the love of her family and friends, what a blessing to not be alone when you don't feel great.
Thanks to Sylvia for her help today, to Mary for her visits, to Loree for her watchful eye and advice on the fish tank, to Nikki and Keanna for their joyful visit and to Jan for taking time out of her life to share in ours. Thank you Lord for your blessings.

Please pray specifically that nan's foot and thigh pain can be relieved, that her GI will begin to work again and that the nausea will pass.

Thank you so much for your prayers and concern.


tim and nan and jan


  • At 4:21 AM, Anonymous roger and carol said…

    Hi Mustards!

    What good news this a.m. I'm so glad Nan had such a good day yesterday and she had good company most of the day. Friends do make a difference in our lives.

    Nan, have a great day with Jan watching movies and doing girl things. Nothing like spending the day with a good friend. Of course a visit from Keanna tops off the day.

    My prayer for you today is for less pain in that foot and thigh, no nausea and better action in the GI tract. May God's peace be with ya'll today.

    Love and prayers ~ Carol

  • At 6:06 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Hello this Good Morning,

    Glad to hear all of the "good progress".

    Any day without nausea must be wonderful.

    Enjoy your friends, such a blessing you have with so many caring family and friends.

    What causes the foot and thigh pain? Has anyone diagnosed it and I have missed it?

    Enjoy the sun, warmth, friends and family. May God protect you and keep you safe.

    Sue M

  • At 7:35 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Hi Tim, Nan, and Jan, Thanks for being there, Jan, with our dear friends. Please try to get Nan out in the sunshine for a little while if possible.

    We are praying for Nan's comfort in all areas.

    This morning on my walk I watched the garbage man dump some of the cans. It's always fascinating to see that truck do its thing! What an amazing invention!!

    Have fun, you two girls! And, Tim, enjoy your day.

    Love, Barbie

  • At 8:24 AM, Anonymous Bob & Carrol. said…

    Good Morning from Lodi,

    Great to read that Your day was better Nan and that Jan has arrived safely . She no doubt will be a big boost to You the next few days.

    Take it easy today on the busy Highways Tim and stay safe, So many Road & traffic problems One can never be too carefull.

    Hi to Jan, We hope that You have a good visit with Your Sister and enjoy recalling the good time days in Lodi, Years past.

    Hang in there and enjoy the beautiful weather while it lasts.

    Love & Prayers,

    Bob & Carrol.

  • At 10:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…


    Now that things are going well with Nan and her posse you can take care of a few timmy dos. Full nights sleep, full days work & catch up on some left over paper work. Its good stuff for piling up near the TV and sorting through during commercials. Try touching each piece once if at all possible. Nothing feels better than seeing the stack of papers disappear.

    Tell tinderfoot that she is daily in our prayers right along with you.



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