(19) First full day back at work

IMG_6533Eileen and I went to Iowa last Wednesday (14th) for a check up and update.  Doctor said that pathology showed no evidence of disease.  That’s great news!  My next doctor’s visit/CT Scan is scheduled for mid January. I’ll be on an every-three-month check up schedule for at least a year.

Prior to today (21st) I went to work twice to see how I’d feel… I guess I work hard because I only lasted about three hours each time.  (Plus both days I took pain pills which tend to make me sluggish.) Today is minimum pill day and my first full day back.  Eileen drove me, so there’s no leaving early.  Only a couple hours to go.  WooHoo!

(18) There’s No Place Like Home…

IMG_6275Especially if you have someone like Eileen.  Since arriving home Sunday night, we’ve been taking walks through the pines every morning.  A tad chilly this morning, but the weather has been perfect.

I was told to judge my progress week to week, and not day to day.  Good advice! I haven’t had much pain. And looking back at how I felt last Friday, I’m doing great. Everything is healing, everything works as it should, and I’m certain Eileen will be hanging a framed photo of Dr. Gupta on our front door. Such a nice man. I find it amazing that he could keep interested in my “insides” for 10 hours. It is because he was able to keep me on the “robot” the entire time that the surgery went so well and that I am healing so quickly.

We are going to Iowa City on Wednesday the 14th to remove a few “things” that they needed to leave in for a bit.  More then.