Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Riding the roller coaster of monotony

Roller Coaster Ride?

It's a roller coaster.  It's up.  It's down.  It's good times and bad.  The times good or bad can last seconds, to minutes, to even longer.  

It's like a roller coaster that you can't see more than a few feet around you.  I can't seem to find perspective.  The more we stay on this ride I gain a better perspective day after day.  

It's become a waiting game.  Except I'm still looking for the game part of this waiting.  We are waiting to see if the doctors and nurses can help stabilize and improve my mom's condition in order to move on to the next step to fight the cancer.

How to break up the monotony? do you win a game that doesn't have rules and the winning means you can get out of where you are?

  • One- We've been doing the exercises to help Mom build up her strength so that we are ready to go home when the time comes.
  • Two- Even though we're less than a week away from the birth of Christ, it doesn't feel like it in the room.  The nurse's station is decorated with garland and bows.  

The exercises are very simple and it's a good distraction to help us pass the time.  By the end of our time here my mom should be lifting and pulling a small small truck.

The decorations are simple.  Something borrowed, something new and something green. They're nothing special, but they do bring a bit of color to the room.

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