Hey, long-time readers might remember that I publicly outed myself as hopelessly sincere. The following entry fits in that category. Read at your own risk if you gird yourself for the day by donning a cynical, tough-gal coating. The sugar's gonna rot your teeth!
The background soundtrack to my life right now is "The Sound of Music"--I Must Have Done Something Good. I feel surrounded by positive thoughts from far and near. Thank you one and all--although my computer time has been greatly limited, I've been grateful to receive your messages.
And to my local friends--a heartfelt thanks indeed! The meals you have been bringing have allowed J and me to heal from the physical and emotional stresses of the last few weeks more quickly than we could have expected. Erika, Rachael, Lala, Eileen, Maia, Becca, Yvette--they've made life so much easier (and also confirmed my belief that I'm a very poor meal planner). And it's not just the food. Having a little break in the day to visit with someone means a lot, too. Plus, Shadow loves the attention! I can't say thank you enough. I've only lived here one year, and I could not have anticipated the care I've received. It is hard to ask for help, and I did not fully understand how much I needed it.
And when I answered the doorbell yesterday afternoon? A lovely bouquet of lilies from my Knitting Camp Buddies Anne, Christy, Greg, Holly, Lucy, and Nancy.
And to help the complete person heal, what could be better than a Whoreshoes CD, delivered by the banjo playeress herself!
Plus, I have to put in a plug for the hospital. I had the second surgery at California Pacific Medical Center, Davies Campus, in San Francisco, where I was treated excellently. The Dr. Lowenberg, the orthopedist, and Dr. Levinson, the anesthesiologist, were wonderful, and the nurses paid close attention to my emotional needs as well as the physical ones.
So I guess it's a wash: I can say, Why me? about the randomness of the accident, but I can also pay attention to the way this situation has forced me to ask for help and how the help has been there.