Saturday, February 14, 2009

"At Last...!"

On Tuesday, February 9th...
after spending an entire day playing the
"hospital discharge waiting game"
Mom was, at long last, transferred to a surgical follow up
rehabilitation center.
Despite the fact
that her surgery went extremely well,
some severe leg muscle spasms
have been causing her bits of distress
here and there.
In rehab, she will receive therapy for 3 hours daily
to work out her new knee.
Muscle relaxants and massages will hopefully
help alleviate the spasms.
(Fingers and toes crossed! )
Her new "digs" at the rehab center are awesome...
her room is like a mini suite in a luxurious hotel.
It is really plush, soothing, and upbeat.
What a change from the hospital!
It's so interesting to observe
what a huge difference environment makes
on one's well being!

"There is an old Tibetan saying:
wherever you feel at home, you are at home.
If your surroundings are pleasant,
you are at home."
~Tenzin Gyatso,
The 14th Dalai Lama


Anita Davies said...

Margaret this is such a gorgeous spread. I am so pleased to hear Mum is doing well.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Thank goodness your Mom is improving and moving on up. A really nice spread.

Leslie said...

Beautiful spread!! I'm so glad your mom is doing better- I hope the rehab is wonderful for her.

Alissa said...

These are lovely flowers and images that you have drawn. Beautiful colours. So glad to hear that things are going well for your Mother.

Anonymous said...

So pleased to hear that your mother is now enjoying more convivial surroundings - hope she is soon back to full health. Lovely picture - I was comparing it to the hospital one ......!

soulbrush said...

what a cheery illo for a cheery daughter. yes i agree, the surroundings make all the difference especially when one is ill. now may she improve daily. fingers and toes and knees crossed. hugs.

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

So sorry mum's been having these spasms - oh how they can hurt. Hope this delightful new rehab venue is nearer home. One peep at your lovely art spread today and I'm sure she will feel so much better.

winna said...

Your beautiful spread with the roses by the mantle made me tear up as they show such a tribute to your mother and incredible strength for you to create this journal entry.

studio lolo said...

Oh I'm so glad she's in a better place that's cheerful and pretty!!
PT ought to make her feel much better eventually too. Spasms...not fun, poor girl. Give her my best!

Do you color these after the black lines are drawn in? Most of my pens bleed ( Pitt pens and Microns)
I find even the Ultra fine point Sharpie can be too heavy at times.

3rdEyeMuse said...

hooray for Mom!

wishing her a gentle and speedy recovery!

marianne said...

Oh yes I agree......
So happy for your Mom to be in the right place for her!
Hope she will get better soon.
What a lovely page you made on this occasion! Everything you do is a work of art!

purplepaint said...

Margaret - so glad to hear your mom is doing well and in a new place, hospitals are so depressing. I love this spread - your roses are fabulous!!!!!!!!! Marva

Sandy said...

What a beautiful painting and hope your mom is doing well. I love this painting!