Saturday, September 27, 2008

My Kingdom for a Bath

My kingdom for a bath. I want to clean up to welcome today's visitors. I have been trying since 5am to accomplish this simple, yet involved task.

I had a great day yesterday, talking, walking, and sitting up. Sleep came easily courtesy of last night's Sedate Debate of 08 (snappy catch phrase belongs to cousin Kathy). Worked better than valium chased by Baileys on the rocks. Doesn't matter anyway, because I've already cast my ballot.

I didn't have a clue how it would feel to lose a lung. Well. it feels darn good to get an organ riddled with disease out of my body. I have no sensation of loss in my chest. I am breathing easier, and my cough is virtually nonexistent except for clearing my right lung of the anesthesia.

I am definitely on the mend.


Lenore and Scott said...

We've got a spa tub waiting for you and we'll only demand 1/2 your kingdom!!! Can't wait to see you. It's hard to "hold off" but the more days you have to heal, the more ready you'll be for me :). I'm sure you anxiously await Brother Neil's arrival. So great to hear you are feeling a sense of relief and peace. I know just having the diseased organ gone (aka, LUNGGONE) is a huge psychological boost and of course a physical one as well. This is just HUGE!!! We will see you soon. Scott gets back in town today after being gone 3 weeks...I'm glad you didn't need his blood! Thinking of you always and continue to look forward to your next masterpiece of written word.


L&S (and L)

Anonymous said...

Hey, Elyse!!! What good news! No more cough and on the mend. What more could we ask for? Can't wait for you to get home so we can come see you-we have a lot to catch up on.

Terri said...

You must feel like you have conquered the mountain! We are so happy for you and are glad you made the decision to do it. You will be back to normal before you know it. Looking forward to seeing you soon.
Love, Terri & Barry

Wendy Lipshutz said...

Dear Elyse,

You are indeed an inspiration--and know that my thoughts and my prayers are with you. May your strength and spirit which have been with you to this point continue throughout your healing process! L'Shana Tova

Love, Wendy L

Barnold said...

Dear Elyse, So good to hear all the excellent news
of the past few days. You are on the road to recovery
just in time for the New Year. Funny how things
work out so well. take care and know I'm thinking
of you. Bonnie

Anonymous said...


It is great news. Can't wait to get you back to doing "CP" only.

Mean time relax and get back to 100%


Angie and Skip said...

You are truly an amazing person!! We are so thrilled the surgery went well and you are feeling better. A nice weekend in Blue Ridge will really help w/ your recovery. We look forward to the time you feel like coming up to Blue Ridge and hanging. Take care and come home soon.
Angie and Skip

Anonymous said...

Not that John wasn't good, but it's great getting you back on the blog. Hoping you have a continuing and speedy, full recovery. Michelle S.

Rhonda said...

That is just fantastic news!!
You are one amazing woman!!!
We saw Brent at Natalie's bat mitzvah and he was so cool. He came up , shook my hand and proceeded to tell me how great high school is. You and John just seem to be doing everything right.
I am inspired by your writing.
Be tough. You are just a few steps from a cure :)
Thinking of you

Anonymous said...

We are ecstatic, Elyse! So happy we got to visit at Natalie's bat-mitzvah. We are delighted to hear that you are already up and blogging away. Even though we are not near by you are always in our hearts.
Ronnie and Larry

Anonymous said...

Spectacular! You sound great. I have no words only a smile knowing you are on the mend.


Betsy said...

Some famous make up artist said all a woman needs to look good is her lipstick and earrings, so don't worry about the rest of the cleanup, plus if you look anything like you sound then you are positively glowing. I would love to come a see you, and will as you get a bit further along in your recovery. I imagine mostly family is hovering over you. We are available for any chores needed to get done. Take care you are always in my thouhts. Betsy

patti said...

Awesome, awesome news! (Not the struggle to take the bath, but the no sense of loss and dwindling cough!!!)