Thursday, January 2, 2014

Get Well Wishes

It has been wonderful to receive support in many forms for Alyona.  As our surgeon said, this is one of the worst surgeries you can have in regards to pain.  This is tough.  Alyona has been a trooper.  Friends and family have gotten us through it all this past week.  The surgeries, scheduling, etc. was more like planning for battle.  But, we did it.  We made it through.  Still muddling the waters though after. 

A friend of ours named Cathy made this delicious homemade chicken noodle soup.  It could not have come at a better time that day as I was really having a rough day and just trying to make it through.  Had not even thought of dinner.  Lifesaver she was!  She even brought desserts as in plural.  This soup was devoured by my kids.  Really was the best I've ever tasted!  Cant' wait to get the recipe.  Was perfect for after surgery patients as well.  She was even thoughtful at bringing paper plates and bowls so we wouldn't have to do the dishes.  How awesome is that?!

Alyona getting ready to open a package she had gotten just after being in the hospital.

Everyone curious.  

Alyona received a get well bear from Nana and Poppop (my mom & dad).  She said it even says Get Well Soon on it mom.  

While at the hospital, our good friend Kathy came by to visit her and have lunch with me.  Was so sweet of her and nice to have a conversation without beeping machines in my ears.  She brought Alyona a matroshka doll and some chocolates and a mug.  Made Alyona's day though she didn't enjoy it at the time (she was in quite a bit of pain when she visited).  Later in the evening when she felt better she said Mom, that was so nice of Kathy to think of me.  I'm going to drink out of this mug at home.  Can I have candy after I take the pain medicine?  

Thanks to all who have made the surgical patients in this house feel more special and to smile during a time they are really hurting.  Makes a heart feel good. 

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