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Saturday Afternoon

By Scot Pollok on

Liza slept, but again not well. Nights are becoming the time of day that Liza dreads. The pain is both better and the same, seems to me. The intense pain may be better, but there is a nagging pain on her head that is terrible. It may be emanating from the surgery site, again just the insult and...

Perseverance

By Scot Pollok on

I sat with Jesus outside on my porch this morning after Liza got up from bed. She enjoyed her coffee and some heat therapy and I read about Solomon building the temple for the Lord. I was impressed to read again, and see anew, that the highest heaven cannot contain God Almighty, so a man-made...

Friday Morning

By Scot Pollok on

Last night was a futile battle with comfort. That is extremely frustrating. Liza cannot find a position, with multiple kinds of pillows, wedges, heating pads, etc., that is really comfortable. It just stinks having a huge wound on the back of your head reaching down to the top of your neck. She...

Expensive Dinner

By Scot Pollok on

Her darn throat is still not cooperating. She ate mashed up roasted sweet potato and butternut squash and some raw avocado. She loved it. But then she coughed for a while as her throat responded with great agitation. Coughing is not good for a brain surgery patient. Her headache immediately...

One Week

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Forgive my absence. Last night was a bit better. Liza also handled it better. She is tough, resilient and enduring. I'm proud of her.  Today marks one week since surgery. Although it feels more like three months, one week is a good milestone. Many in this type of surgery do not "turn the...

All Tucked In

By Scot Pollok on

Well we are just closing shop for the day. Liza is all tucked in. She did have increased nutrition and activity today. She took a double-long walk with me down the driveway and down the block and back. We had to stop several times along the way. For such a strong woman, she feels very weak. This...

Nap Time

By Scot Pollok on

Today was eventful. Our favorite family doctor came in to check on Liza. He was honest and encouraging. The visit was a blessing to Liza, especially to know that he had checked in on the digital reports from surgical and pain teams. He was up to speed, interested, compassionate and his...

12 Hours of "sleep"

By Scot Pollok on

Half of a day in bed would feel like vacation for some, but with meds every 3 hours and a never-ending search for comfort drains almost all of the life from it.  The night wasn't terrible. Wasn't bad really. It was frustrating. The pain management seems to have leveled off as far as our...

Context

By Scot Pollok on

Just like in great Bible Study methods, context is important. All of the pain that Liza has been feeling is somehow validated by the wound that we can now see. We were supposed to wait five days to take off the bandage, today is the fifth. I think that the inability to actually see or touch the...

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