Sunday, August 21, 2011

In bed...

I've been spending a lot of time in bed... and it gets boring- thank goodness for the internet, DVR and two wild kids.  Zac, in particular, has enjoyed just spending his time with me in bed watching Peppa Pig or reading his favorite book... we also just sit there and chat and sing.  It's a huge change from the first day home from my procedure when I was minutes away from selling both my children on craigslist.

Things with my kidneys are going ok... I was expecting to be uncomfortable, but honestly could never have imagined this much pain and uneasiness.  My doctor told me I was not cleared to go to LA for work this week, which was really frustrating... but in all honesty it was also a relief.  I'm not supposed to be driving due to the pain meds I'm on... and the biggest issue is that when I stand for more than 10 minutes at a time I get really sick to my stomach and my pain increases dramatically.  I am SO thankful for our friend Ed who has been an absolute angel this week/weekend- he's helped pick up the kids, helped Damien with driving, and has kept me (and Damien company) when we need it.

But I was starting to feel badly that I was relying so much on Ed & Damien to get through the day... so I finally gave in and asked for more help- from my mom.  Damien had to go back to work on Monday and I knew I wasn't going to be able to take care of myself all day... this made Damien really nervous too, and he asked if I could just give in and ask my mom for help.  It comes as no surprise that my mom immediately said yes (and "I told you so") and 10 minutes later she had a plane flight for Sunday afternoon.

Thank God for great friends and family <3



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