After a week at the "Lakeside Retreat" I have gained 3.5lbs, read over 1,350 pages, and can walk 1 mile at a time. Sounds like progress. There was one little hiccup though. I developed a staph infection around my incisions, three of them. (The infection is only topical, unlike my poor cousin Cody, who by the way is back in the hospital battling his infection. Needless to say if you have any spare prayers or well wishes he and his family could use them.) The good news is I am on antibiotics and they seem to be working. Also if anyone is ever in the Higgins Lake area I DO NOT recommend the local Urgent Care. I almost walked out when the Physician Assistant entered the room. She appeared to have rolled out of a bar and came straight to work, mind you this was 9 am. Camo truckers hat atop greasy not brushed hair, grungy and fraying sweater over beat up slightly browned jeans. Yes, very professional looking. Oh what am I thinking this is Northern Michigan.
Due to the staph infection, Jim and Dee, have not granted me permission to return home. Oh well. No complaints here. Since the start of the antibiotics I have become very light headed and dizzy again. I almost bit it today in front of them, that sealed the deal on me not going home anytime soon. Instead I get to stay here with a beautiful lake and my parents. I even heard a rumor that we may be heading to Traverse City and dining at Aerie (previously known as Trillium for my Mi readers) this week. I am spoiled.
I look completely different then when I arrived a week ago. Gone is the pale, weak me. I have gotten my color back plus a little tan and each day I am stronger. It is hard to imagine that one week ago I couldn't walk more than 300 feet at a time!