We would like to thank you all very, very much, for reading and replying to this blog thus far, I just finished reading all your comments to Lis, and your concern, and well wishes, mean more to both of us, than words can adequately convey. it's now 1530 hours and Lis is asleep again, she sat in the chair to eat lunch and that is when we got to talk the most. I now have a picture of her as well as the video from the other day, but now the problem is, we forgot to bring the USB cable! The following paragraph starts when I got here this morning, I wanted to move our thanks to the top of the post.
It is now the second day after surgery, I'm back at the hospital, Lis is out like a light, at first I was a bit concerned, as she was less rousable and responsive to my voice than last night, but then her nurse came in, and I now understand why. She has for some reason had her compression wrap redone twice, (I have never seen her so vehemently detest anything before, it must be an unholy bitch) been up at the sink washing up, and done a lap around the nurses station, a 25-30 yard walk. Besides all that there is suddenly a great, gaping, empty space behind her eyes, that everything in there is trying to figure out how to deal with now (um colloquially speaking). If you think about it, from an evolutionary perspective, there is absolutely nothing, not one single selective pressure, that could have in any way equipped us with any sort of mechanisms for handling such an intrusion. There have been plenty of survived knife, sword, spear, and bullet invasions to have selected for mechanisms for dealing with it, but the cranial cavity has been largely sacrosanct, so you gotta imagine the brain is like, "Hey! What the hell!?" So yea, Kevin me boy, if she wants to sleep, let her, you have a lifetime now to talk to her."
Well this is new, I just ordered lunch for her from "room service". There is actually a menu oops already talked about that, funny I'm yawning more today than in the last two days. The nurse got here just before the lunch tray to announce it was time for Lis' second of 5 walking events. I was wrong it is not just around the section of the floor she is on, it is out of this section down the hall to the opposite side of the tower and back, so more like an 80-100 yard walk. She is still a bit shaky on her feet but, sounds like she will get lots of practice before her release in 3 or 4 days.