OT: Mom Home From Hospital

I finally made it home this afternoon. I decided to drop my trailer at the place where I park my truck and bobtail to my house to unload my gear and three months worth of dirty laundry since Mom's husband is busy with her at the hospital. I figured that way all he would have to do is come and pick me up and not waste extra time while I unloaded all of my crap.

As I pulled onto the street I caught a glimpse of a car that looked just like Mom's with two people in it. I figured it couldn't be her's as she was still in the hospital. When I pulled up in front of my house sure enough there was Mom being helped out of the car. The hospital had just released her.

I was amazed. Her surgery was on Friday and here she is at home already. Unreal.

I spent a couple of minutes with her but had to hurry up and unload my stuff as my truck pretty much blocks our small street. I then took the truck back to the parking lot and rode back with Mom's husband.

I had him stop at the store and I picked up a small dry erase board and marker so Mom could write down whatever she wanted to say without having to go through a lot of paper. It was only 5 bucks but she seemed to really appreciate it.

I'm quite pleased that she is doing so well. She "said" that the doctor had told her she was his first patient to be able to go home after only 4 days following this surgery and that she was a real fighter. I guess I get it naturally LOL.

She still has to recover from the surgery, and I can tell she's having a hard time adjusting to not being able to speak. I told her husband he needs to get her a specialized telephone so she can make phone calls, and I plan to get her a computer as soon as I am able.

And of course she still has the chemo thing to go through. I think that's going to be worse on her than the surgery. She knows it too as she's been through it before.

At least she's back home again where she's more comfortable. I'm going to remain home at least until the end of next week to help out.

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TomH's picture

Wonderful news. The dry erase board was a brilliant idea. I'm sure she's very thankful for your anticipating her needs and taking care of her.

MasonM's picture

Thanks. I thought the dry erase board would be easier than going through a lot of paper.

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RickMartin's picture

I'm sure she appreciates you being her welcome home greeting! I know it was hard on you to not be there during the surgery - but being there for ongoing recovery must have been what she needed most!

Give her a hug from me, and let her know my prayers have been with her and will continue for her during her recovery. May it be just as speedy as her release from the hospital was.

Rick

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MasonM's picture

Thanks. I've let her know you guys are thinking about her. She appreciates it.

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steve kadel's picture

great news. great recovery for her.

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MasonM's picture

Thanks.

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Crafty Andy's picture

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I am glad she is back hojme as well. Not fun being in the hospital for a long time, I know that myself.

MasonM's picture

Thanks. Yeah, she hates being in the hospital as much as I do. I spent far longer than I wanted in one myself.

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Paul's picture

Glad to hear that Mom is home and resting. The white board is a great idea, and I'm sure she's very thankful that you're home to spend time with her.

Best wishes for her speedy recovery!

MasonM's picture

Thanks, I appreciate it.

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Parrot's picture

Great news that your Mom was released so soon. I would like to think that the many good thoughts and prayers going her way . . and yours . . helped a bit. She is lucky to have you there to help look after her. Will keep y'all in prayers.

Doug

ronhuber's picture

What great news. You know we were all thinking of you and your mom and your joy is now ours.

purlyman's picture

Good to hear... wish you the best of luck and I hope everything goes well. She's lucky to have a caring son like you. My mother's in Central Florida and I'm here in Denver and I miss her terribly. I'll keep you and your mom in my thoughts.

Frank

Chris Vandenburg's picture

My best wishes and prayers from Texas. Keep strong.

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RCC's picture

Continued blessings to you all for an ongoing speedy recovery!

Rex

What great news Mason. Glad she's home and that you willl be able to spend some time with her. Prayers and hugs for you both.

RickeScott's picture

I'm glad to hear your mom is home. Probably the best place for her to be to heal.

Mnjack's picture

HI Mason,
What great news. I was hoping against hope that you would make it back for her surgery, sorry that didn't happen, but so glad to hear she is doing so well. You are indeed a caring, loving son. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Jack

MasonM's picture

Thanks everyone.

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crmartin's picture

That's wonderful news. I'm glad you will be there for her for a while.

Randy

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Great News, Mason. Prayers continue for you all as the next phase begins.

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It's good to hear you are both a home. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.
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scottly's picture

"I was amazed. Her surgery was on Friday and here she is at home already. Unreal."

Home is a much healthier place. Most patience recover much faster from home then in a hospital.

"And of course she still has the chemo thing to go through. I think that's going to be worse on her than the surgery. She knows it too as she's been through it before."

She'll get through it one day at a time. My thoughs and prayers are with you and your mother. Don't foget to take care of yourself as well.

Scott

Asplund's picture

Good to hear from you! You'll both stay in my thoughts. Best wishes and many thoughts from this part of the globe.

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