Monday, May 14, 2007

First things first

I've been lazy and busy lately. When it wasn't the one, it was the other. Orange-X hasn't had a full weekend in weeks, so we've kept the Sundays for ourselves. Selfish, eh? ;) I didn't post on Mother's day, but I have had a lot of contact with my Mom this week - yes, of course I also called her on Mother's Day ;)

I am happy to report that CS Mom is doing very well again. Last Monday, she had her corset and head stabilization removed - after 3 months!! - and has no more pain. She is free!!! How important is freedom, you ask? You stay put for three months in a "bullet proof vest" (that's what she called it) and head harness, having to ask friends and neighbours to take you to the doctor's, bring you some coffee, etc.

She's as happy and excited as a four year old at Christmas! She called me 3 times this week just to tell me how relieved she was and explaining step by step that she had now driven to the corner store all by herself, had no dizzy spells, she slept through a whole night, showered for the first time, washed her hair on her own, cooked herself a meal and was hungry again. The list goes on.

She's been such a good sport about it and was always in a good mood. I'm just happy to have her well again and I am so proud of her! She's one helluva woman.We too often take things for granted. Our life and that of our loved ones hangs on a silk thread. ALWAYS. We never know what can happen and we should never forget that. Life is a gift. Live it.

I love you, Mom! Thank you for giving me life. I hope you had a fun time with *Carl and the kids on Mother's Day.

*my brother


christina said...

Oh that's great to hear that she is doing well and improving all the time! You must be so relieved.

Haddock said...

Glad to hear that your Mum is recovering so well.

Jay said...

What a flood of relief and happiness for her. Sounds like a lovely reminder for mother's day.

Shelli said...

Very nice. I am happy for your mother. Those are words to live by, too.

Expat Traveler said...

I'm happy she's done with that thing.. I think you must be happy too! a weekend off is certainly nice!

P. said...

It's wonderful that your Mom is doing so well! I hope you guys get to enjoy a nice full weekend soon :)

Ginnie said...

What a fantastic Mother's Day gift to you both, CS. I know you are thrilled. And you are so right to remind us about the fragility of Life.

I'm so glad you know how to be lazy with O-X and your weekends. Some of us could learn from you. :)

Ex-Shammickite said...

Good to hear that your mum is out of bondage again! And just in time for the nice weather too. It's so important to be independant and able to do all those daily activities without assistance.

tinakala said...

Oh goody. Happy release day to your Mom!

CanadianSwiss said...

Christina: I think she's more relieved than I am (having that monster construction off) ;)

Haddock: Thank you. I'm very happy, too. :)

Jay: Yeah, you never know how fast a life can change.

Thank you, Shelli :)

ET & P: Thanks. I'm sure she now realizes how important freedom of movement is for her now. That was a loooong weekend. You'll read about it soon ;)

Ginnie: Yes, too often we forget about the fragility of life and sometimes we need to be reminded. And that is not always nice, but a very good experience.

Ex-Shammi: LOL! You sure have a way with words (bondage??!).

Tina: Hmmm. "Happy release day"... I like that! Thank you ;)