I'm not even sure where to start in regard to my admiration and respect for Mike. His determination is inspiring and makes me want to be a stronger person. I've been in love with Mike for half of my life and it is because of him that I am he person I am today.
Recovering from this surgery has been anything but glamorous, but Mike does it all with the the good humor, that anyone who knows him, appreciates. Sometimes when a person is in a situation like this, no matter how laid back they usually are, the boredom, indignity, and dependence can be more than they can take. So far, Mike continues to remain upbeat, joking with the nurses and just taking things as they go.
The nurses are happy to have Mike as their patient. He doesn't complain, does as much as he can on his own, was up walking sooner than expected & apologizes when his body does something that is out of his control (a recently resectioned bowel can be a bit temperamental).
I am so grateful (I seem to be using that word a lot lately) that our parents are able to watch the kids so I am able to spend so much time with Mike. I hope he isn't getting sick of me. LOL
For lunch Mike actually had what resembled a chicken breast & mashed potatoes. After seeing Dr Dachman this morning & finally having the foley removed (Yeah!!) we were told that Mike is doing "exceptionally well" and if pain can be managed by taking the pain meds orally he may be able to go home tomorrow. Just shows what prayers, determination & more prayers can do.