Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Home Again

I'm back home!

My mom had back surgery one week ago today. She had several misaligned discs and some spurs and all sorts of pain. She was in the hospital for several days.

So Sam and I went up on Saturday (the day she got out) to help my dad and her get settled in.

She's got a long road to recovery ahead of her. She's pretty much bed-ridden until Thanksgiving. Then she has a doctor's appointment and they tell her how what her next restrictions are.

Right now she can only sit for 30 minutes. Then she has to either walk or lay down for 1 1/2 hours. She's not allowed to bend, lift, twist, push or pull. She's also not allowed to do any cooking or cleaning for 6 months (at least). Her the most she can lift is 5 lbs. That's about 1/2 a gallon of milk.... and to be honest she can't do that right now.

So, Sam and I went up to help my dad get her settled when she got home. She can't sit in a car except to go to the doctors office so we needed someone with her at all times. I think as she heals and the more used to this new set of restrictions piles on, my dad will leave her for longer bits of time. So he can go to the grocery store and stuff.

Anyway, Sam and I just got home. While we were gone, Rich and Josh stayed home and had some father/son bonding time.

I think they both really enjoyed it, but I know Josh missed me. He called me at least 3 times a day!

Anyway, now we're home, hopefully I'll be able to update a bit more often!

And prayers and well wishes for my mom's speedy recovery are greatly appreciated!


  1. Your poor mother. At least she had you and your son to take care of her.

  2. Oh your Mom is in my thoughts! And your Dad too! How nice that you and Sam could go and help them.

  3. Glad to see you're back! I will continue to keep your Mom in my thoughts and prayers as she heals from this. You are such an awesome daughter helping out!

  4. Welcome back! I know it's always good to be back home. I too will keep her in my thoughts and prayers as she continues on her long road to recovery. :)

  5. I will certainly keep your Mom in my prayers.


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