First off, thank you a million times over to my best friend Pat in New York who created this blog for Jody and who is posting my messages to make it easier on us. She is simply the best, and I hope you all get to meet her one day.
It's just after 2:00 p.m. here in Dallas and Jody is sleeping after a liquid lunch and some more pain meds. She is still very swollen and bruised, but her color is better than yesterday. She and the nurse walked a lap today...well, shuffled a lap...and we'll be doing another one just before 5:00.
The drugs are making her a little irritable and confused sometimes, but that's a small price to pay.
The doctor rounded this morning and was pleased with her progress. We should see him again this evening. He's really been terrific, as have the nurses on this floor.
They started antibiotics today for infection, and are continuing the morphine drip. I think the anesthetics are almost completely worn off now and the real pain is setting in, so she's hitting the little button more and talking less.
She's worried that she is somehow doing a bad job of staying in touch with everyone - and I'm keeping her cell phone on silent so she can sleep and not worry about messages (it's her iPod as well.) I'm reading her everything that comes in to my phone, and I hope this blog is helping as well.
Thank you so much for all the thoughts and prayers. She is very blessed to have such great friends and family, and each of you are in our thoughts as well.
Pat adds: By the way, it's easy to leave a comment for Jody to cheer her on. Just click on 'comments' right below here, choose Name/URL from the pulldown menu -- type in your first name and you can just leave URL blank and then press "continue" then "submit your comment" and that's it. Anyone can comment -- you don't have to register or anything. No swirly letters to try to figure out!