Sunday, August 31, 2008


Rick and his brothers (Rick, Robin, James [left to right]) the night before the surgery. And the recovery continues . . . at home! Yay! Rick came home from the hospital yesterday and is doing really well. He's getting around with a walker as he decided that works better for him than crutches. Since we live in an older home with at least 15 steep stairs to the bedrooms on the 2nd floor, Maddy and I made the family room into his temporary room. We moved most of the furniture into the living room and dining room and rented a hospital bed for him. It was a good move as he reported that he had a great night's sleep last night... and we all know how important good sleep is to recovery! There is also a recliner there and he is currently enjoying a movie while he rests a bit. He's doing a bit of walking and his exercises diligently -- I foresee a speedy recovery!

The rest of the house seems to be in a huge state of disarray with furniture, toys and everything else shoved here and there wherever it fits. I'm definitely not a perfectionist when it comes to the house, but it is a little disconcerting to have things everywhere. But, I know it's only temporary. I'm going to look at it as a great opportunity to get rid of a lot of stuff. Now, if I can just sneak some old, unused toys in the give-away bags, that would go a long way to clearing out some of the stuff.

Anybody ever sell things on ebay? Cboo has a number of nice shirts/polos and consignment stores don't want guy stuff. I've also got a couple of beautiful Gymboree holiday dresses that Maddy wore only once. So, I may be figuring out just how to list and sell a few things. Another way to get rid of some of the stuff around here.

The patient calls, must put my nursing cap back on! Enjoy your holiday weekend!


missy said...

I am so glad to hear that your hubby is on the mend! Sounds like he has two very caring nurses : )

I sell most of Paige's clothes on ebay, as our local consignment is getting too big. Her name brand clothing usually pulls in fairly good prices.

If you need any help, feel free to ask!

Kerry said...

Janet- I know how had it is to go through the surgery/recovery of a hubby. I am so happy that yours is doing well and you believe his recovery to be a speedy one. You will be in my thoughts. Take care of yourself too- no matter how difficult that becomes.

hugs friend.

Jodee Leader said...

So glad to hear Mr. Tennis is home and doing well. I am sure you wear your nurse hat well!

Enjoy the rest of your holiday weekend!

Kate said...

Glad to know Rick is following drs. orders and recovering as well as he is. Don't know much about ebay...but let us know if you list!!

Happy long weekend to you...although it sounds like you might have to go back to work to get some rest!


Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

So glad to hear that Rick is doing so well!

The hospital bed was a smart move.....I am sure it is working out well and alleviates the problem of the stairs!

Have never sold anything on ebay, although I have bought...let us know how is works out....and good luck sneaking the toy bags
past your little one!


Lisa said...

So happy to hear that Mr. Tennis is on the mend!

About 5 years ago I sold a few things on e-bay. It was VERY easy. My only advice is to make sure you include the shipping up front. I always made it a little high, so when a person bought the item they already knew and agreed to the shipping price. Sometimes I made money on the shipping and sometimes I didn't. It's fun...Good Luck! Lisa

Kim said...

So glad to hear you hubby is home and doing well. He's one lucky guy to have two great nurses watching over him!

Erin said...

Go Rick! Hoping that recovery is fast, and that your life returns to normal soon! I am sure you are relieved that the surgery is

Christy said...

Glad to hear he is doing well.Recovery is hard but it sounds like he is doing well. Keep up on the pain meds :)

I would love to sell clothes on ebay becuase I have so many but I can never get myself to the post office to get things in the mail-- therefore I never do anything that involves shipping.

Sorry I cant be more helpful!!

Christy :)

Bridget said...

Janet -

So glad that everything went well with your husband's surgery. He couldn't ask for two better nurses :) Sounds like everyone is pitching in. Hope you had a nice long weekend. Hope all goes well on the recovery front!

- Bridget

Chris and Deb said...

I am so glad to hear that your husband is home and all went well! Hope you all had a nice weekend!

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Shari said...

I am so glad to hear that Rick is on the road to a speedy recovery! What a relief!! Hope you had a great weekeend!!