My aunt is recovering from her surgery. She's taking it day by day. Her sister is a doctor and has been keeping us up to date on how Auntie Nadine is doing. Here's a snippet from her last email a few days ago:
She is improving, though a bit tired. Last nite she sat up for an hour and managed to stand, important b/c her left thigh hurts b/c she had the graft taken from the thigh. She continue to communicate well thru gestures and writing on erase tablet, unfortunately we cannot seem to understand her, so if you were a fly on the wall, it would seem like a game of charades with her gesturing and my trying to guess what she is saying. Which you can imagine for her is quite frustrating.
Is it wrong that I guffawed when I imagined everyone playing charades very poorly and my aunt wanting to just bang her head against the wall? Ah, tragic humor.
I'm in the process of putting together a care package for her. It looks like she's in need of high-protein, high-calorie soups, drinks and smoothies. Recipes, anyone?