A new woman this morning.
We showed up this morning to find mom perched on the side of her bed - hair brushed, teeth cleaned and dare I say - perky. The nausea was significantly better today. Holy can this woman bounce...man, she continues to blow my mind every single day. She is the world's toughest - and i'm not just saying that! Today, mom used ZERO pain medication...ZERO. How is that even possible??? She had her belly opened in two directions and a massive chunk of liver removed...mind over matter??? Mom was even up for a few walks today - pushing her pole, eyes forward, brow furrowed in determination!
Mom's sense of humour isn't broken. Over the past couple of days we've shared many a chuckle. In fact, the first thing mom whispered after waking up from surgery...in a very serious tone was... "Did they do the renovations???" Today mom's nurse came in to check on her and asked "did you go for a walk?" - mom smiled proudly and answered "yes! now i'm working on a fart!" It didn't happen today - but we're hoping for a fart party tomorrow!
In all seriousness - mom's doing great. Tomorrow they are going to start pulling tubes and will allow her to start to eat again! I know in my heart she will be home for Christmas! It's going to be the most amazing Christmas ever!