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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...

First Nap

By Scot Pollok on

My girl is tough. Liza has not had a good time since coming home. Not sure if the rough ride was the trigger, but since then pain has been high. I did speak with Dr. Jones, chief resident with Dr. Kim, last night on the phone. I missed two calls today from Dr. Kim's office...

Tuesday Morning

By Scot Pollok on

One thing we have had to remember in the last 48 hours or so is that last time (I really dislike having to say last time - and even more differentiating between the first, second and third time)... anyway, last time (second surgery) Liza stayed in the hospital five nights and six days. That...

Better but...

By Scot Pollok on

Thank you for praying. Liza has turned a bit of a corner. She is sitting in the living room now, head surrounded in a kind of mechanical ice pack that uses cold water, and talking with family. Her pain is still high but not as high as before.  One of the surgeons from Dr. Kim's office also...

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