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Thursday, January 19, 2012

January 19, 2012

Today did not turn out as we had planned. We both got up kind of early, as we normally do, and ate a quick breakfast. We decided on a quick breakfast because of an early appointment. I was concerned about commute traffic, so I wanted to leave with a little more time than I would normally, because I didn't want to be late. As it turned out, the traffic was all in the opposite direction, and as a result we arrived on the early side, though parking wasn't any easier.

Towards the end of his first appointment Jason started to complain of discomfort and finally it was decided to go see another doctor. It was good that we did as he found out that he has developed a bit of a bladder infection. The urology department ran through some tests and has provided him with some medications to deal with it. The challenge with this was that it took a few hours to get through everything, and we still had the other appointment to attend to. We also had to go to the pharmacy and pick up some new meds, and it ended up by taking most of the day to get back to the house.

Jason is much more comfortable now, and resting in his bed. I have to admit, it was a little scary for me at first, then when we knew what was going on, I was just more concerned about being able to get through the day. Jason had gotten up in his chair early in the morning, and had stayed in his chair for most of the day. The couple of breaks that he did have really helped out with that, but he was still up in his chair for a long period of time. On the positive side, we did go see the wound care people and they were very please with the progress and said that Jason was doing a great job.

One of the things that happened today, that was a bit of a treat for Jason was that Dr. Malone called and talked with Jason for a while. I get to communicate with Dr. Malone every once in a while, and I provide some updates on how he is doing, but it is so much better for her to get the updates straight from Jason. Jason has said more than once, that if it ever came to a point where there was a need for additional surgery he would ask to be flown back to Dr. Malone.

Anyway, I thought we would be getting back to the house around 11:30 this morning, when in actuality, we got back home at about 16:00 (4pm). When we drove up we saw there was another little gift waiting for us (Thank you, Karen and Rob). Jason and I brought it in, and started to relax a little. When I walk in to the house right now, the first thing that comes to mind is that I need to get some of this stuff put away and cleaned up. Jason has just about all his stuff from North Carolina now, so now we need to figure out where to put it. He needs to get a desk and a book case, then that will help with a big portion of the stuff. I need to then get rid of the boxes. The recycle bin is full of cardboard and paper, and tomorrow is pickup day, so I will then be able to fill it again, over the next couple of days.

Thank you, for all you prayers and support. Also, please continue to pray for all those others who are also dealing with other challenges and areas of pain. We'll probably have more days like this, though I hope they are few and far between.

4 comments:

  1. I am sorry to hear about the bladder infection but glad you jumped on it and got the meds going. Drinking lots of fluids helps too...some people swear by real cranberry juice...not the dilute stuff...the stuff from a health food store. Hugs to you all...and I agree with Jason totally about Dr. Malone. Stick with a winner if you ever need surgery again.

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  2. Glad you were able to figure out what was causing the pain so quickly! Sorry the day was so much longer than you expected. Love the new pictures!
    Look to the Lord for all things! He'll always be with you! Praying!
    Isaiah 40:28-31 Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding. He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
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  3. Hi Jason, George, Jackie & Stacy!

    Just wanted to ask if there was anything you Jason needed to help make his home feel more like "HOME?" The Students have been asking about you non stop since I came back from being sick! They truly care about you!

    Alice says," I sure hope you feel better. Those infections yukky!"
    BIG HUGS from ALL of us here at DLC

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  4. Sorry to hear of the bladder infection. Those are no fun! Love the new pics!! Wonderful Christmas tree those folks brought you :) Hope you had a good day today and are feeling much better. I was wondering if the chair seat was working out any better today?

    We're having a winter day today and it is awesome! Finally, some decent rain.

    Have a good evening. I am praying for all Wounded Warriors and especially Jason.

    All my best,
    Karen & Rob
    Livermore Friends

    PS did you get the cable guy to come out yet? GOOOOO NINERS!!

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