This is supposed to be the day I post my art and any craft I may be in the middle of; however, due to no control on my part, I have not had any time to do anything like that. Let me explain. Here’s what I have been up to.
On October 3, my sister had a total knee replacement and since we live together, I was the designated caretaker for her. Since her surgery, I have been waiting on her hand and mouth since she is pretty limited in what she is able to do for herself. Then on top of healing from surgery, she became deathly sick with a urinary tract infection. So I was busy carrying her back and forth to doctors and labs in addition to everything else. So since October 3, I have not done one thing that I usually do.
Then, as if that is not enough, my youngest, Carly, was scheduled for skin graft surgery on October 13. This is an important event for her as it marks the end of this horrid trip we have been on for the last 2 years. The skin graft will cover the very last part of her abdominal wound and make it so she can start exercising to rebuild strength in her core. I had to be there for her this last time, so I got up at 3AM and drove to OKC and spent the morning with her at the hospital. When she was moved to a room, I got her something decent to eat and a good snack for later, then I drove back to Tulsa to care for my sister.
It has been difficult to manage having two people that need care from me at a time, but we did it and it is over. Carly’s surgery was beautiful and she is already feeling fine and talking about going to work again. My sister was put on a heavy-duty antibiotic and is finally starting to feel better. I am hoping that on the 23rd, when she goes for her follow-up with the surgeon, he will say she is released and able to care for herself again.
Anyway, I am praying that this is the end of the health saga and the beginning of having my life back to normal. I miss going to my exercise class and I miss going to my new church. I was just finally getting into a routine here in Tulsa and I miss it.