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First stop at the Rehab Centre today (thanks Tony) and now have plans to be back in beautiful downtown Everett for tomorrow evening! Yahoo! Lots more healing to do and lots more pain to get rid of but the progress is great and encouraging.

Here’s my quote of the day!

“The point of living and of being an optimist,. is to be foolish enough to believe that the best is yet to come.” Peter Ustinov

Lots of love to you all – I won’t be answering the phone myself for a while – need to protect my voice but keep those emails coming! S.

I have one resolution – to protect this magnificent gift that I have been given – as each day goes by I realize that there are many things that I haven’t seen or done or simply missed. What I do know it’s that my friends and family have never let me down and are always willing to share their strength.

I have reading as much humour as possible lately and my most current is to read short blurbs from Nora Ephron – now currently she hates here neck (it’s too wattley) and she hates her purse since it’s a black hole of junk. She admits that this may be small stuff but I look forward to the days to that Bertie the dog wants to go out and that all I have to ponder. Sure we are all sent stuff to “handle” just don’t forget that this is a simple series of stepping-stones in our lives – purse, neck, dog – whatever – laugh even when it hurts it’ll feel good. Trust me – this I KNOW!

Love you all – S

I seem to go forward and back with energy and my old impatient self kicks in now and then.

I have a request for any one out there who has some ideas about how to cleanse my body of anaesthetic – please let me know – drugs are one thing but this stuff is the good news and the bad all rolled into one –

I’d appreciate your help – love to all – S

It’s dinner tme on Sunday and for the first time in a week I’m awake more than ten minutes at a stretch. When we are given real tests in life the one thing that I absolutely KNOW that it is critical to have is a huge support system.

It’s not important to have 100’s of people to ask for help from but it is critical to know that the people you have touched in your life want “just a little more”! I am here to tell you that while I may not be kicking a football any time soon – I AM here for that little bit more – I have felt your love and warmth and love all week and look forward to seeing you soon – S

Boxing Day #2

1pm
Susrprise, surprise!! Susan is coming home Saturday to her mom’s place.
Lots of restrictions, rules and drugs.
My last blog, I hereby retire, Susan takes over Sunday, thanks to all for putting up with my ramblings.
M

9am
A fabulous day on Christmas Day, Susan was up & dressed in real clothes and walking without any pole or walker. We has a wonderful Christmas dinner with her mom Lois, even some wine ( but in syrofoam cups so the nurses would not see).
Best of all her wonderful doctor Dr.Fiendel said that she looked so good that if all her stats i.e. drugs, INR and blood pressure remained constant, she could come home on Sunday.
Our plans are to stay in Toronto for a week or more so that Susan can get to the Toronto Heart Rehab centre to get a home program that we can do up north.
Shop well and wisely!!.

M

May this be a very happy, safe and healthly Christmas for all!!.
Susan & I wish all of the the very best this holiday season and our sincere thanks for your love & support.
Yesterday (24th) was a tiring day for Susan, she got a nosebleed when she coughed, which she is supposed to do to clear her lungs, however they could not stop the nosebleed for 2 hours, finally had to call ENT doctors to carterize the blood vessel in her nose and then pack it. By the end of the day all was well.
It is 9 am Christmas day and I am still at home in Toronto cooking a turkey breast for her Christmas dinner, plus all the fixings, she is not taking to hospital food very much.
Have a good day and enjoy family time, it is very precious.
Michael