Friends I'm here to tell you that six months later almost to the day, (July 17th to January 17 when it gets here) after my surgery I feel better than I have in the last 8 YEARS! I still have the condition ,but thanks to the Dr's work I am able to live very well with it. All that to say I went to see my daughter-in-law and my 9 month old grandson today. :-)
I had the absolute best time. I love my DIL as much as I do my children. She is the daughter I never had although her mother is a beautiful fine woman...still I claim Christi too.
And James the baby! He is holding on, and before you know it he will let loose and walk! He has a spoon of his own when he is being fed so that he can try to feed himself and when I sat down beside him at the table, if he didn't offer me his cottage cheese! Twice!!! He held his arms out twice to me to be picked up, which is really nice because due to my illness, he hasn't seen me as many times as I would wish he could have but still...I got some smiles and some cottage cheese.
Perfect day. I gifted her with my son's baby book today as well, which is filled up. I kept thorough baby books on all three children. I did not find it any more than a bit sad to pass it on to her because I knew she would love and treasure it. No use waiting on me to "turn up my toes" as Daddy used to say before she gets it...it's hers now. I gave her a baby book among other things for her baby when he got here and she writes in it as often as possible .
Guys, I feel GOOD! The discharging nurse in the CCU where I resided those 8 days told me that though I would feel OK after 6-8 weeks, after 6 months I would be feeling great. I do. He was right.
I can mostly tell when I walk or work out. My legs used to feel like lead. Now, they are normal again. Poor things are getting the circulation they were missing for so long.
OK. Nuff...MORE than nuff, said.