This little girl has made such a tremendous difference to my spirits in being in the hospital. This little moments spent petting her last a while. I can smile for hours just thinking about it. She sure brightened my spirits.
My honey has brought her in a few times; doctor's orders. Her little smile even brings cheer to the nurses and doctors which can alleviate quite a bit of stress for them as they loose themselves in her soft delicate fur. Oh she is worth ever lint roller we own; nothing compares to what she does for both me and my husband.
Anyway, I have also gotten some other furry visitors here in the hospital. I had a huge lab visit yesterday who started vacuuming my floor of paper and little plastics from the various medications I have been given. The owners were able to retrieve a few of those items but it's so funny how labs can eat everything in site.
I have had 3 other dogs visits just a few days ago as well; Dante, Boston, and Leo. They were all so mellow and were nice when instructed to jump up onto the chair next to my bed so that I could pet them. I took photos of all the dogs; only they are on my D80 and not my iPhone. I have nothing here to download them.
Be sure to look for them in the coming days as I plan to add those photos to this very post. Yes, I do edit posts many times; especially when I see mistakes or if there are updates to what I had posted.
As for my health here; I am slowing making progress each day; walking the halls; doing my laps; everything that I can to get stronger and to get the hell out of here. Yesterday, I was walking and walking into the very worst old lady perfume I have ever smelled and I almost started dry heaving with my staples; whewwww I got through that but I have noticed being very sensitive to smells in here and my stomach turning; remember the farty nurse?
Here with me is Dante. Now Dante has visited so many children in the past and he is a legend. I have heard many who have told me of their visits with Dante. He is a gem. My next door neighbor Amanda was even visited by this very dog when she was going through her brain cancer treatments. In August she will be a 10 year survivor. Now if that doesn't give anyone hope and faith; I don't know what else will.
My face has been also been breaking out so horribly from lack of sleep and of course all of these antibiotics and drugs. It's even worse than my teenage years!
One of the strains in my JP is resistant to the antibiotics so a disease expert will be called to examine my case. I may also get to start eating on Friday and the earliest I may get to go home would be Wednesday (next week). A whole other week!!!!!!! I'm staying strong and looking so forward to sleeping in my own bed!
This dog is a retired seeing eye dog which the volunteer who brought him over and his name is Boston Armstrong. I was amazed this dog worked excellent for his wife who is legally blind. She now has another seeing eye dog. My husband's sister; actually my sister in law works for Guide Dogs for the Blind in Portland Oregon. I'm so proud of her and she is a completely amazing woman. How I love her so!
My honey has been bringing me Netflix and it's nice to watch movies with him. We just watched "Beverly Hills Chihuahua" which was much better than I expected. Very cute movie with Drew Barrymore as the voice of Chloe. It was great to just get away into a fantasy land of cute dogs.
I do appreciate all of your support and prayers most of all as it does mean a lot to me. Many of you wonder what does CJ stand for? Well my full name is name "Charlotte Jayne". I got so much hell in school for my first name Charlotte that I decided to go by Jayne when I moved out here to California. I hated my first name for so many years and I think I still do. It was the hell I went through that caused me to hate my name. Kids can be so needlessly mean and I always thought that I would have the opportunity to make sure my kids were nice to others. At least I can influence everyone else to be nice to each other. Peace and Love!)
Well now I go by "Jayne" my middle now and how appropriate for sweet, sweet Jayne as my honey calls me all the time and even refers to me that way. A new life for me and life is good despite this hell called Cancer.
Now this dog is Leo. He is a lab and very gentle. See I told you I would include all doggies who visited me in the hospital.
I will get to spend many more seasons out in the snow! This surgery was a success and we are getting through some major hurdles and I do have faith, many friendships, and miracles.