Apologies but the ghost writer is back for one day only and normal service will no doubt resume tomorrow.
We have over several days likened the surgery and recovery to the layers of an onion being removed, each day another layer of equipment or hurdles are taken away. Some of those layers are physical but there are a few tricky blighters that are psychological hurdles that are slowly dealt with and worked on.
We have had a day of two halves today and this has been the order of it:
Bed baths and strip washes have been the way forward, but today with the PCA taken down a shower was a real treat (for him not me!) Thankfully the curtain was opaque.
The big sleep
A day that started so well and included a visitor (to be on a later blog) has ended with exhaustion taking over. One of the expectations of major surgery and recovery is that there are going to be times when your head and body say “enough is enough”, your mood will be affected and you may not want to see or deal with anything. For me this is so hard to see, Simon’s zest and zeal have for the moment left him, but I know this is temporary and it will be back as quickly as it has disappeared. We will, like every other part of this experience ride this part out and kick it straight out of the door. Do not be afraid of these days, discuss them before they arrive as they sure will and know you will get through them. Sleep is a great healer and Simon has been sleeping for a few hours now, he is exhausted. We will strike this day off like the others, this is one of those tricky layers that we will be glad to see the back of.