gratitude

Thank You Roll Call

Thank you to Isaiah, my husband delightful, for washing the floors today and driving me to and from my audiology tests.

Thank you to Isaiah again and also his sister Caro for figuring out the best time for her visit which I only just realized they did. She will be around to help out post-op to take care of me while he’s at work.

Thank you to all my Words with Friends friends including new friend M.

Thank you to Laura Z for the awesome hugs cards. Nobody sends better card hugs. See!
Card from Laura Z

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Thank You Roll Call

Thank you to Brian W for spot checking my “going on medical leave” sign for work. Thank you to Colin for knowing the email the local FedEx uses for printing requests. Thank you to Isaiah for making me lunch and carrying all the groceries up stairs. Thank you to everyone who liked my costume. Thank you to Pope for helping me choose my costume. Thank you to my doctor’s office for being awesome. Thank you for the Facebook SCDS Support groups for connecting me with others who understand. Thank you to whoever normalized the concept of naps.

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Thank You Roll Call

Thank you to the SCDS support groups on Facebook. Thank you to Dave F for a very well timed text message. Thank you to Kim for a very good hat idea. Thank you walls and canes and anything stable that physically supported me today. Thank you to Isaiah for picking me up at the end of the work day. Thank you to Kyle for hot chocolate, Kyle & Colin for joining me for lunch, and Kyle again for being kind every time I told him to be more quiet.  Thank you to Byron for his infinite coworker patience. Thank you thank you thank you all.

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Thank You Roll Call

Thank you to the mystery person who sent me a bright orange sitting up in bed pillow. Thank you to all the people who are giving me their emails for the “how’d the surgery go” mailing list even though they know I already have their email.  A special huge thank you to my most devoted Words with Friends friends JohnD, LisaR, and Caro. The distraction is invaluable while experiencing multiple types of sick combined with insomnia. East Coast rules at 4 a.m. PST!

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Nesting & Thank Yous

I’ve a row of books I may read, a row of movies I may watch, some handy things in case I feel crafty. A lot of optimism on the bookshelf by my bed. Most important it will be clean and neat, equally easy to sleep in as be busy.

I hung the scarf my previous coworkers made me for the last surgery where I could see it. I think I’m going to put about as much beautiful stuff of the like as possible. Things given to me, things made for me, things that will remind me there are people out there rooting for me.

Speaking of which. Thank you to Glory for thinking of me, to Stacey for her generosity, Osiris for hosting me, Caro for making plans to come visit for my post-surgery birthday, and Winnie always for her eCards. I am surrounded by amazing people.

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Thank You Roll Call

Thank you to work for continuing to be considerate and understanding. Thank you to Allen B for joining the Words with Friends friends. I cannot say how much all you who distract me with Words with Friends are helping. Thank you to Dave F for meeting up to talk about SCDS as someone else who has had the issue and had surgery to take care of it. Also thank you to Dave F for “Walker Texas Ranger” the best walker a girl could have to help with post surgery vertigo. Thank you to my husband for being super supportive always.

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Thank you Roll Call

Thank you as always to my Words with Friends friends. Thank you to Schwern for the Wonder Woman pajamas and the mysterious benefactor who sent the super comfy sitting up in bed pillow. Thank you to John & Melissa for getting me the lambic oh so long ago that I am now drinking because if I’m going to be this dizzy then I’m going to be drunk. Thank you to my husband for being out while I make poor decisions because I am still free to make poor decisions. Thank you to my mom & stepdad for the very pleasant visit while we were out and about.  Thank you to Apio for cat sitting. Thank you again to Jeff for the vertigo cane, I ended up using it some today after I threw up because having my hand on a stable object helps me with which way is up and reduces vertigo. Thank you to V for thinking of me. Thank you to the people who make movies that end up on Netflix. Thank you to the TV show Midsomer Murders, especially whenever anyone says murder as “meurrrder” in that delightful British way.

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Thank You Roll Call

Thank you to Kyle for lunch and Pope for watching Gamera with me tonight.

A special thank you out to my Mom who was very soothing today though I don’t remember how, just that I felt better after talking to her.

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Thank You Roll Call

Thank you as always to my Words with Friends friends.

Also thank you to Daniel at work for buying me a gyro for lunch. Sometimes it’s the littlest things that make life nicer.

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Thank You Roll Call

boxes Today I came home to a pile of boxes in the apartment hallway in front of my door.

It turns out deliveries from my cousin Jeff were not done yesterday they continued into today! I got my vertigo cane (makes it sound so much better than old lady cane), the special pillow for keeping my head at the right angle while sleeping after surgery, and the thing to help me grab stuff from the floor. Thank you Jeff!

I also got a great card in the mail from Laura Z  with the most awesome drawn hug I’ve received.

Words with Friends friends of awesome now include John D and Kyle R has popped back onto the screen. Ongoing thanks to Caro, Lisa R, and Sammy G.

Thank you all!

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