What I'm Seeing Now

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Elvis Is In The House

After a very difficult travel day, which began in the doctor's office at 10am and ended in bed at 8:30 last night, the miracle surgery patient got home.  A very happy little girl got home about the same time.  After over a week at a friend's house, although taken care of very well, she was quite happy to be back in her home with her parents and her dog.  This has been a traumatic week for everyone!

We want to thank all those who expressed concern, sent messages, sent emails, made phone calls, gave flowers, sent flowers (the room is filling up), picked up our mail, are providing meals, offered prayers individually and in church, and basically gave us their love and support.  Many of you we have never met!

And now the healing begins.  She is told to stay in bed from 4-6 months, walk each day, blow into her respiratory therapy device, and eat protein, veggies and fiber.

There are pills with various purposes, ointments for the same, and a short walk to the bathroom.  She is quite tired, quite cared for, and quite glad to eat something other than "the worst hospital food I have ever had, and I have been in a lot of hospitals!"  Well, you can't have everything.

In applying ointments this morning I had opportunity to count her healing surgical holes (no stitches, super glue).  Usually her surgeries leave her with 3.  This time I thought there were 5.  Instead she has 11, and perhaps one more!   They did a lot of work!  I think she looks pretty good following such an ordeal!  (She did NOT want this photo taken...)

Between Dr. Liu and his primary assistant surgeon, they called on her a total of 17 times.  They also called by phone or were called by the hospital another 25 times or so.  Dr. Liu called again this afternoon, just to check in.  These are terrific doctors and people.

So, again, thank you all for everything you have done.

Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC  

Based in Bristow, serving all of Northern Virginia.

Office (703) 330-6388   Cell (703) 585-7560

www.jaymarinspect.com


Comment balloon 8 commentsJay Markanich • September 29 2009 08:51PM

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Jay, So good to hear of the continued recovery and that all family members are back home. Please tell your wife and daughter that the picture of the two of them together is priceless. Your wife looks wonderful. I'd never guess she had been through so much. Kate

Posted by Kate Kate almost 10 years ago

Thank you Kate.  I will be sure to tell her.  She is really looking good despite it all.  In the hospital she complained that she did not look good and did not think she should have to walk so much (the drugs were talking, not her...).  I told her she looked pretty good and she accused me of being argumentative!  Well, what do you do?

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) almost 10 years ago

Having a caring physician is part of the very best medicine you can have...and a helpful husband doesn't hurn either ! Our best healing wishes to you both !

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) almost 10 years ago

Thanks guys.  Between her, work, meals and shopping, it is a load!

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) almost 10 years ago

Well Jay I understand her position on this matter. It is one of those times I'd just have to say, drugs or no drugs, it is a girl thing. :) Kate

Posted by Kate Kate almost 10 years ago

Harrrumph...

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) almost 10 years ago

Hey Jay,

Make sure your wife follows the doctors orders. I'm glad to see things are looking up for everyone. All the best.

Posted by Eric Middleton, Professional Property Inspector (Closer Look Property Inspections Inc.) almost 10 years ago

Thanks Eric.  We have no choice - much of this surgery is out of pocket because the doctor is no longer on her PPO (semi-retired).  We don't want to undo all this for some silly misunderstanding!

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) almost 10 years ago

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