Sunday, November 1, 2009

Sunday Update

Oh, the twist and turns of life. I'm so sorry I've not been a faithful blogger these days. The past few weeks have been pretty much a blur. I'm still spending nights with Shelly. It's not that she's afraid to be alone, it's just the thought of a nighttime phone call bringing bad news that haunts her. So, for the time being, I'm living in two homes. Jim is such a dear husband and wonderful friend for seeing that this is where we need to be right now.

In my days at home, I've managed to:

~Get to Curves four times. That's good. I'm so glad to be back at Curves. It is good for me both physically and mentally. I'm also walking on the treadmill regularly.

~Start to put my craft room back together. Wait 'til you see the pictures. Jim has done an outstanding job of redoing this room for me. Now I just need time to get settled in here. A little bit at a time is working.
~Go to the mountains with Jim and another friend of Bruce's and close the cabin for the winter. Remember the fun of opening last spring? Hopefully, we'll have a healthy Bruce to open again next June.


~Have lunch out three times. What is it about times of crisis that make us think we can eat whatever and whenever we want? I know some people don't eat in crisis, me, I just want lots and lots of sweets and fats.

We have had some good news in the past few days. The spinal surgeon has told Shelly that there is movement below the site of the injury. He seems to have some movement and sensation. How much and how long the therapy will be isn't quite evident yet, but this is better news than we really expected. He is, however, still on the ventilator as his bruised lungs are healing slowly. This is a source of great frustration to him. I cannot even imagine how he must feel.

We are still waiting and praying for the final surgery on his leg and arm. That won't take place until his lungs are more stable. Let's pray that that is this week.

I want to thank everyone for all their prayers and support. We are so thankful for all the people around the country and world, actually, who are praying for Bruce and Shelly. We do have so much to be grateful for. You are all wonderful.

~Hippo Hugs~


camport said...

Praying that soon this will all just be a horrible memory, full of "remember when" stories.

Heal quickly, Bruce!

Monogram Queen said...

Continued prayers Pam!

Renie Burghardt said...

The pictures are gorgeous. The view from that deck is awesome! So is your dear Jim.

Prayers continue for Bruce and Shelly.

Hugs and Blessings for you!


pam said...

Praying for Bruce and Shelly.

You are so good to them.

Mississippi Songbird said...

Great pictures! I am just trying to catch up with blogs myself. Seems it's been so busy lately. I will try to do better.. Bunches of hugs..

Midlife Mom said...

You are such a good friend to Shelly and Bruce! How comforting it must be to have you there at night. That is wonderful news that there is some movement below the spot where he was hurt! Hopefully it will mean a full recovery. What a beautiful cabin on the lake! Again how nice of you to do the closing for them. I'm sure they appreciate it so much!! Continued prayers for all of you!

Tracy said...

Is there anything I can do to help you? Anything, just let me know.