Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Michael

A lot of people are wondering how Michael is doing. In all honesty, he's not crazy about my blogging about him, so it's a fine balance figuring out how to let people know how he's doing and document my side of things, while respecting his privacy.

It's been 3 weeks and 1 day since his surgery, and he's doing . . . okay. I won't say poorly, but I won't say great either. It's two steps forward and one step back, it seems. The frustrating part is that when a person goes in for that kind of major surgery (at least this was our experience), they paint a very text-book picture of what you should expect. They really don't tell you much about possible, or even likely, setbacks or complications. So it's slow going. I worry sometimes more about his mental state than his physical state because I think he's having a hard time being laid up, and there is just no way to know when he'll be back to 100%. And next week he starts back on chemo . . . sigh. It's difficult to imagine how he's going to be able to cope with that while still not being fully recovered from his surgery.

But, apparently, people do it. So we just have to think positively.

As for me . . . yeah. It's difficult and frustrating. And I often feel helpless and overtaxed. Tempers are running short around here.

We'll get through it, though, we will.

5 comments:

Sheryl said...

Trust me when I say this....there is light at the end of the tunnel. I remember thinking, I'm never going to feel better...but you do. I remember how hard it was not being able to lift or hold my 9 month old son, take care of the family and the house. Keep hanging in there!

Nicole O'Dell said...

This WILL pass. You'll be on the other side of this soon. Promise.

*HUGS*

Leigh Anne said...

Thanks for updating us, Lisa! Our family is always thinking of yours and wishes there was more we could do to help...i'd love to hang out with all the kids so you and M could relax by yourselves...now, i just need to move out West, LOL.

I know it's a long road, but you'll get there. You are one of the strongest women I know!

Kleidy said...

Thank you for the update!. Yes, you will get through it.

Sending positive and healing thoughts you way ~

Carla said...

What a difficult balance, to have an outlet/support system and respect what M is needing during his recovery. Thanks for updating us. I know you will get through it. When you don't believe it, read all of our comments and lean on those. Hugs.