Wednesday, July 9, 2008

It's over!

This is Dave, again. I wasn't sure if I should have titled this "Home, Sweet Home," because that's how I feel as well. But I think my prevailing thought pattern is captured by the essence of this title. Unfortunately, I think a lot of people are trying to warn me that, "Dave, be patient, it might feel like it's over, but you've got a long ways to go." I suppose they're right & I know they love me and have good intentions and all, but the way I feel, it's hard not to be excited! By the way, please read the rest of this and PRETEND that I actually posted it on Tuesday, because that's what I meant to do, anyways...

Well, the surgery is over-- I went in today at 12:30, I was supposed to be in the OR at 2:00, but that ended up getting pushed back to 3:30-3:45, so I certainly was thirsty and had an appetite, since I had a COMPLETE fast since 7:00 the night before! I woke up pretty groggy at about 5:00-5:30 and in some severe pain, not even close to that of the original accident, of course, but probably the worst since then. After a half gallon of soda, juice, and water (not mixed together, Steve), as well as a few meals later (I had to make up for lost time, you know!), I'm feeling a LOT better. It MIGHT be the eating & drinking, a good solid splint & wrap on my ankle, or just the Vicodin, but either way, It's really good to be home.

Mom came over this afternoon to help with Moses & I, and that's wonderful, but if you could all please keep praying for us, especially Mel, I/we would certainly appreciate it! I'm not the best patient & I know this has been and will continue to be frustrating, stressful, emotionally draining, and generally trying for all of us, but especially Mel because she been dealing with me the most, longest, and unfortunately she probably gets the brunt of the worst of me. Now that I write this, maybe you all should be praying for me, just as much! A lot of times, I don't even realize how demanding or rude I sound, which certainly doesn't help anything. Even though I need work on my attitude & behavior, Mel's still amazing, and prayer would definitely help.

1 comment:

Revka said...

I'm glad the surgery is behind you guys. I hope the recovery goes well.