Guest Blogger G: “Short and Sweet”

Happy Day

Happy Day

I just wanted to post some status on Colleen.   She is doing very well after having switched to oral medication. Therefore, she is no longer connected to an IV or feeling nauseous  from the constant stream of Dilaudid.

Her “stryker box” has also been removed. A baking soda sized device, this was delivering medication directly to the incision site. Apparently it is fairly ‘new fangled’, and most nurses don’t know how to use it. (We think it stopped delivering anything about a day ago!).  Regardless, “her annoying purse” has been removed. She was forced to have this hanging around her neck.

The vital sign monitor is no longer on her finger either.  Bottom line is that there is just one tiny tube connected to her in case she needs an IV again, but we suspect that will be gone shortly.

She’s been able to walk around a little and hopes to walk out of the hospital sometime this afternoon (with a little help, of course).

It has certainly been an interesting week and, at times, a little scary. It is good to see Colleen feel more like herself (if not still in a bit of pain). All and all she is doing very well, considering what she has been through.

(Editing by Colleen)



  1. Mara’s avatar

    Ah, Colleen! So happy to see your beautiful face — I’m looking forward to seeing you next week and wish you nothing but the best in the coming days. Thank you to Gregory for your beautifully written updates and insights into a really intense time. Thanks for sharing. Sending you good, healthy, pain-free thoughts! xoxo

  2. Mom’s avatar

    “Ditto” to what Martha said.

  3. Martha’s avatar

    That looks like the Colleen we know and love!
    It makes us happy to see you on your feet Colleen, for however brief a time, and hopefully heading home today. You have an A-plus caretaker on duty there. You two are an example in caring for us all. Much love to you both.

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