Jeanine usually goes for a morning walk and I try to go down and work out for about 1/2 hour on the stairs. The medications have me a little light-headed, but I am trying to get up and walk as much as possible. There is almost always someone around if you want to talk, and if not there are a number of quiet areas for sitting, reading and meditating. There are 3-4 tv rooms where someone is usually hanging out. I am down several pounds as expected, so trying my best to keep up my weight and my fluids.
Mid-day we usually go for a walk, or rather, Jeanine pushes me around in a wheelchair. Late afternoon and evening is very active around the kitchen, and you can usually run into just about everyone during that time. After dinner there is a great porch with about 12 rocking chairs where people sit, talk, watch the fireflies and the sunset. We usually try to watch a movie later at night. Hoping to maybe rent a car and get out and explore little more next week. My friend Dale is coming on Wednesday and will have a car, and he is always a good guide.
Not much testing next week. Blood draw every other day or so. Stitches should come out in about 9 days, and they will begin tapering some of my medications then too if all is still going well. With luck, we look to be home the first week or so in August.
I really appreciate all of the cards, emails, texts, and facebook contact from everyone. Your love and prayers are being received, and I look forward to seeing everyone soon. Love, Rick