It has been a rough week, with my mother's surgery on Friday to fuse a vertebrae after her fall down the stairs last week, and my mother-in-laws surgery, also on Friday, to remove her knee for a knee replacement. Daughter Melody and I found ourselves making multiple visits to two different hospitals over the weekend.
The good news is that Mom came home on Monday, though she has a long recovery ahead of her. She was finally able to walk, with assistance, on Sunday, which led to her release from the hospital, but she and my dad have had a rough week awaiting word on a rehabilitation facility. God is so good, and we're so thankful that things are looking up, overall.
My mother-in-law was released from the hospital yesterday. She had a bad infection in her knee, and the replacement knee she received five years ago had to be removed. She went to a rehab center where she'll stay for the next six weeks, at which point she'll have another surgery to install a new knee.
With the Spring weather comes pollen and allergies, and Melody always seems to have a bad reaction. She has been miserable for the past several days, and I elected to keep her home from school for the past two days. I feel so badly for her, especially with the warm weather. She's had to be indoors while she recovers. It has also kept us from visiting the grandmothers this week.
Finally, I'm having two more big, bad moles removed from my back tomorrow. My dermatologist apologized to me in advance, telling me that I'll have some pretty nasty scars, but I don't really care. I'd rather have them out. I'll never see them, and it's not like anyone else will see them, except doctors, most likely. Anyway, I'm going to be confined to the couch for the next several days. Nothing like a little forced rest to take some of the stress away.
I feel like all I'm doing is asking for good thoughts and prayers for healing, not just me, but for Mom, Mom-in-law, and Melody, too. As I said at the top, it has been a rough week.
Have a great evening, everyone.