Monday, October 02, 2006

I am back within my four little powder blue walls, the slightly too neon bed light shining brightly and the fan whirring quietly in the background – but what a blissful weekend that was – I am so lucky to have such a wonderful little home to yearn for (not to mention the obviously wonderful people who make it so) and you know the nicest thing? It’s always better when I get there than how I was imagining it. I was feeling slightly fragile when picked up on Saturday which A detected immediately and consequently I was transferred from hospital to car to parents house in 5 star rating style (how is it that no matter how poorly I am he manages to make me feel like a princess rather than an invalid). We stopped for lunch at my parents – gorgeous yummy salady stuff (oh how much I long for a salad when in here which sounds ridiculous but fresh food is scarce and rare in hospital) and I was spoilt thoroughly there for a while, before returning to little house to curl up on the sofa…and fall fast asleep. What a waste of precious time there but I can’t help it; the minute I sink down I can feel muscles that I wasn’t even aware were tense relaxing and within minutes I am dead to the world. A obligingly put on and watched entire film before gently rousing me for dinner. A lovely quiet evening ensued (surrounded by the pink balloons and banners A’s mum had adorned the house with in my honour) and I slept soundly in my very own bed. Observant blog readers may well notice distinct lack of pink in lounge (comparatively I mean) our lounge is all gorgeous earthy natural colours (I had huge fun “dressing” it when we moved in) demonstrating I can actually stray away from it sometimes you know…

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Dozing on the sofa...

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Yay welcome home me!

Pink and smiley cake was transported home for all to admire in its glittery fabulousness, and grandma even commented on its quality (a compliment far more worth having a) because she is an expert, particularly at fruitcake, and b) because her compliment consisted of more lengthy and technical wording than “mmm itsh gwd” due to mouth full of cake, as uttered by me and my mother). Today large dinner of the roast variety was consumed (a la daddy, my favourite) and general family misbehaviour and talking (only missing Lu who is uni-ing and who we did toast to) interspersed with more dozing on my part. Feel absolutely brilliant for having been home and cant wait to get a bit stronger and return slightly longer term, yay!

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Just a tiny bit excited to be in own bed then.

Since being back I have mostly been nebbing and physioing (neubuliser = inhalation of drugs to help breathing, physiotherapy = various breathing techniques to aid clearance of lungs, for anyone who doesn’t know!) as naughty lungs are throwing a mini strop this evening - probably due to returning to hospital when they were quite clearly happy at home). Physio has never been the easiest of things for me to do as (following now typical procedure) my lungs behave in a most disobedient and naughty manner, pretending at first that there is lots to clear by rattling away merrily thus duping physiotherapist into settling down to do some good work with me, then merely one cycle in and lungs are squeaking with glee, a tight and wheezy as anything forcing us to abort all attempts. Most affective methods of physiotherapy for me include anything which may appear not to actually be physio (thus tricking my lungs into thinking they aren’t actually doing it at all I suppose). Much like one would have to do with a five year old child then…

23 comments:

James said...

I'm glad you had a fab weekend and got to snuggle in your own bed. Your happiness to be home radiates through in your photographs!

Best always,

~ James
PS I hope they found you some dip for your satay sticks :)

Nicola said...

Glad you had a lovely weekend. Nx

Emmie said...

Awww that was such a lovely blog entry to read :o) Have just spent the last few minutes ligting up with various beaming smiles (sight of you in own proper bed) interspersed with plenty of muttered exclamations of "Awww bless her!" at regualar intervals. Anyone looking in would probably have thought I was viewing a very small, cute and fluffy kitten (not far wrong really then...haha :p)

I feel all pink and smiley and happy now having read that before I pootle off to bed, so thank you for that. Hope that the staff are doing their best to meet the 5* treatment that you received at the weekend ;o)
Love and hugs! xxxxx

alan said...

WOW...:) you look fab emily, great to see you had a really nice weekend , sending you all our love Alan xxxx

Michele said...

Glad you had a nice time you look so happy and pink and smiley in the photos. Make sure those nurses keep up the 5 star treatment.

misdee said...

Those pictures are fab. absolutly thrilled that you got home for the weekend. Hopefully next time it will be a bit longer.

Keep smiling, and keep being pink!

Sarah

ps, we were chatting about on mumsnet last night, regarding the CF calender, i have ordered one.

livvy said...

Lovely to see you looking so smiley - made me all mushy just seeing you happy and snug.

I don't know who's been plugging the calendar on Mumsnet - but I was inundated with orders for it last night! Well done whoever! xx

MoO said...

Glad you had such a lovely weekend. You looked soooo snuggelty in your own pink bed! Theres nothing quite like it is there?

Hopefully it won't be long until you'll be able to sleep in it again.

love and kisses MoO xx

Sarah Milne said...

YAY!!! A lovely pink and smily post. So glad to see you looking all comfortable and homely. Let's hope that is very soon the norm!!

I can certainly relate to salad when being forced on hospital rations. I have to rely on pre-cooked, microwaveable meals when Wills is in and, gosh, do I crave something fresh and crunchy!

loads and loads of love
Sarah xxx

jenjen said...

Hi Em,
great to see you home and happy

jenjen x

Clo said...

So proud of you hon. Cant wait to hopefully see you in a few weeks. xxx

Shadow said...

So good to see you so happy hun!! And I have those pj's too! Great minds and all that ;)
xxxxxx

inga cheale said...

hi emily
so pleased to hear you had a great weekend xxx hugs and kisses xxx

Nick Keir said...

Sofa looks comfy :-) Good to see you on the move and enjoying life's simple pleasures so much.

A - your a credit to mankind and she's lucky to have you...

Nick

Anonymous said...

Fab pics Emily look so snug as a bug in a rug in u own bed! No place like home!

Glad you had a good weekend heres sending positive vibes to you....

(((hugz))) Elaine & Rach :D ;)xx

swissfriend said...

Hi Emily, lovely to hear that you had such a super weekend after the bad time last week. Sent you lots and lots of sticky-uppity thoughts over the two days. Just make sure you keep extending that time at home until you can stay there for good. Keep on keeping well and happy, you look really cosy and snug all curled up in your cosy favourite place. So here's to an excellent week
all the best,
J.

klics04 said...

Its great to see that you got home your smile radiates your happiness. Sending loads of hugs from Cyprus. kevnles

Jac said...

When you told me you spent a lot of time sleeping over the weekend, you weren't kidding ;-) Glad you managed to relax and enjoy being pampered though.

I have strangely impressed by lack of pink in sitting room...although I'm sure you will keep those pink balloons as decorations until there is not one drop of air left in them!

Love and higs
Jac xx

Anonymous said...

Im so glad you enjoyed your time at home and your lungs behaved while you were there.. Glad you enjoyed your real food! Sounds like you were looked after and you look happy to be out to! Keep up the hard work of trickingthose lungs into gettuing the gunk out and Im sure you will be home soon..

xx Sandy xx

lil fairy said...

YAY! glad you had a lovely weekend sweetie! hopefully little lungs will have decided that they like home oh so much they wanna go there again and shall behave from now on :D
sending lots of love
xxx

ClareT said...

You look so blissful on the sofa Em, oxygen mask notwithstanding.

Sending you love

Clare xxxxxxxxx

Jayne said...

Good to see you got time at home. Fingers crossed that you get to stay home for longer soon.
Take care :0)
x

rachel said...

i could literally feel the smiles and glee radiating from this entry! was beautiful to read hon, glad you had such a lovely weekend.
fingers and toes crossed for more home-ness soon! xxx