||[Sep. 8th, 2004|11:55 am]
Kristi is now scheduled for surgery on September 30. She will be in the hospital for 7-10 days after the surgery, then home for 2-3 weeks of recovery, then back into the hospital for 2-3 weeks of monitored step-down on the pain killers.
In other words, the poor darling is stuck here, away from her own home and her own things and her own family, until almost Thanksgiving. Assuming everything goes smoothly.
She is making good use of the waiting period and banking her own blood in case she needs a transfer during surgery. But that is a long time to be away from home. I can't imagine it - I'd go crazy. Particularly since she can't read very long before getting nauseated, and she doesn't like television much, and Dayna has gone home, leaving her without that help and companionship.
She may volunteer to long-box Ferrett's comic collection after all, just to keep from going out of her skull from boredom.
She will still bounce back and forth between my place and Michele's since Michele is happy for the company and they were always so close. But it's nice for Ferrett - and me, for that matter - to have a chance to get to know my sisters so much better. We've spent time with his family but mine isn't in striking distance on a car trip, so we've only been out there once.
As we observed a couple times, it would be nice if this were under better circumstances, but under better circumstances, she would never have come out here. Such is life.