Saturday, September 13, 2008
My Amazing Friend
I went to visit Gail this afternoon with our friends Mary Jo and Kim. We all agreed that Gail is absolutely amazing. After all she's been through, she was upbeat and joking today. She looks wonderful, although she describes her face as "puffy". Her night was not restful - too many noises within the hospital corridor. Prior to our arrival, she had attempted to get up with assistance and almost passed out. She was dizzy trying to sit in a chair, but was able to sit on the end of the bed for a short period of time. As she relayed this information to us, we just smiled and reminded her that it had been less than 24 hours since the completion of her surgery. She is on a continuous epidural drip for pain and she described her pain level as tolerable and feeling as if she had lifted too many weights. She has eaten very little but attempted to eat something while we there. Had I not seen her with my own eyes I would still be wondering and worrying about her. But it is at this point that I can honestly tell myself that my amazing friend will beat this. I have no doubt in my mind that she is a survivor and a fighter and that she will be around for many years to come to share her laughter with those of us who know her and love her dearly!