Happy Halloween from Harry Potter and me! A more perfect Harry Potter I have never seen. Little Buddy is on book two of the series and is loving them so it was only appropriate that he was Harry Potter this year for Halloween. His new school, while still having many issues and teaching him far below his ability level, at least celebrates Halloween. The school has a parade and a party, a party I will get to attend and help with this year. Then tonight biggest brother, who turns 29 today, will take this one out trick or treating. What a day!
I am sorry I have been out of contact. I had some pretty major pelvic floor surgery on October 21. It was far more brutal than I had imagined with many mistakes and missteps along the way. My surgeon was wonderful, kind and compassionate, but everything that happened afterward was a big problem including an overnight stay that was never supposed to happen, excessive bleeding, three catheters, no food for over 38 hours, and last but not least a UTI that occurred last Monday that left me crying on my bed. When I notified the surgeon's office they never called in an antibiotic until 22 hours later, thank God my general practitioner called one in right away. When the surgeons office finally called the medication in it was for one I am seriously allergic to that would cause respiratory distress. It has taken me much longer to recover due to all of this but I am on my way. Saturday I finally felt like a human being again, but did a bit too much so yesterday I was down again. Today I am feeling better so we will see what tomorrow brings. I have not worked yet as you can imagine, no lifting anything until I see my doctor on Thursday. I plan to have a nice long chat with her about all that has happened, especially as most of it has been an issue with her office not with her. Still through all of this, and I it has been very difficult, I have had my son's and their partners here taking care of me, my dear friend and babysitter stayed the night with my dogs Friday night, and was here Saturday morning and evening, and Monday evening to take care of me. I had a wonderful friend take me to the surgery and walked the halls with me hoping I could get things moving so I could go home. I have had so many calls from my sister and friends checking in on me sometimes two or three times a day, letting me cry, feel sorry for myself, and to see if I needed anything. It has been rough, especially with legal issues to deal with before the surgery that left me sleepless and depleted even before I headed into the procedure. Of course those have followed after the surgery as well which has not helped my recovery. Even with all this I am grateful for my healing, for my family and friends, and for all the blessings in my life.
Take care my friends and Happy Halloween.