Thursday, October 25, 2012

Nurse Nancy ... Reporting for Duty!

Duty called once again.... and I not only packed enough clothes to get me

through an entire week but I also made sure to load my juicer in the car.

The reason??????




My "little" guy was having his third... and hopefully... final operation on his 

knee.  This time it was a meniscus transplant and a bit more difficult and 

painful.  To aid in a speedy recovery, I lugged the juicer into our hotel room

along with a hefty supply of vegetables and fruits.  His favorite drink???

                                Pumpkin Pie Wanna-Be
                                   1 sweet potato
                                   2 apples
                                   2 - 3 carrots
                                   cinnamon to taste

Ok.... let me honest.  This was the drink he would sip down without massive

amounts of eye rolling and complaining!!  I, on the other hand, really liked it!

On the fifth day of recovering, my "little guy" got the sparkle back in his eyes.


And he was ready to head back to his normal, dorm/college life!  Thank

heavens for the blessing of finding the right surgeon and the Lord's hand

in making it successful!  

I still worry, though... 

     ~worry that the body might reject this piece from a cadaver.

     ~worry that my son might think it's ok to play flag football with his 

          fraternity brothers.  

    ~worry that come spring, he will forget the doctor's words of "no playing 

          tug-of-war" at April Reign.

But all this comes with the territory of being a mom.  Right along with having

a trusty nurse's cape close at hand.  Ready for that next time I might need

to don it at a moment's notice.  I do like the addition of the juicer, though.

Do you think I can move beyond that one recipe?  And get him to drink it with 

a smile on his face?  Nahhhhh!!  Not a chance at this age!  Maybe when he gets

older he'll "get it" !!!










28 comments:

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    1. My mother always says that at her age of 91! And of course, I thought she was being old-fashioned! How wrong am I??!!

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  2. I will pray for your son.

    :) Hope

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    1. Thanks so much, Hope! I really appreciate that!

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  3. I have had meniscus surgery and am an RN. I had no clue they did transplants. I pray it will take. I have cared for many kidney and liver transplant patients in the past. Youth is on his side.

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    1. You are so right, Olive. Thank heavens he is only 21! And I had no idea you were in a nurse.... what a wonderful caregiver you must be! Thanks for your kind words of encouragement. It is truly appreciated!

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  4. He's so lucky to have his juicing mom to come to his aide! My "little guy" is almost 12 and stands shoulder to shoulder with me. I can't image him being 21, but I know it will be here before I know it. I guess the worry never stops, huh?

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    1. Jenny... it is so true how fast time flies and you will soon look at your baby and realize he's a grown person. Right now I can't get over how fast 4 years went by! It was only just a month ago he entered college as a freshman, right??????

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  5. I think you are one terrific mom for not only being a loving care giver but bringing along the juicing gear. Way to go. My oldest is 25 and has had two of those fun knee surgeries. Blessings to you and healing to your son!

    xoxo
    Kate

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    1. Hi, Kate.... my goodness, you know exactly what I'm talking about with knee surgeries! My eldest had to take a year off of college to have his knee repaired. And now my youngest has knee issues, too! However, he is at least blessed to not have time taken away from his senior year in college. Thanks so much for your thoughts!!!

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  6. Don't count on it Momma! No matter how old they get, they are still our little boys!!! Don't ya just love it? I do & mine's 35! OUCH that makes me feel OLD!!!! HUGS!
    Charlene

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    1. You are way too young to have a 35 year old, Charlene! How is it that we seem to get younger and younger as time passes??!!

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  7. Oh, I sure hope he's on the mend for good. Your an angel for being at his side and you have to know he appreciates it. That drink actually sounds pretty good to me and very healthy too. Someday he'll be serving it up to his own children.

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    1. Do you have a juicer, Betsy? Before I left to take care of him, I went to a program at Whole Foods on juicing. It's always good to get new recipes and this one really is not only nourishing but tastes great!

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  8. Hi Kadee,
    I'll say a prayer for a speedy recovery for your son...A mom's job is never finished, right? No matter how old they get they will always be our little ones :-) Just wanted to stop by and say hello and thank you for your visit. I am so glad you are enjoying our little countdown to Halloween. Hope to see you again today for another post...Oh, and thank you also for becoming a Sweet Follower. I too love meeting new blogging friends. Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

    Hugs and Blessings,
    ❤Ana

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    1. What a lovely reply!! Thanks so much for your prayers and concern! So far, so good as to his recovery. Physical therapy will be starting next week as they need to make sure he has mobility in that knee and that it doesn't freeze up. And thanks for reminding me to hop on over to your blog.... here I go!!!!

      xo~ so sweet that you joined my blog, too!

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  9. Hi Kadee,

    I'm so glad to hear everything went alright with your son's surgery. Sending wishes for a speedy recovery.

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    1. Thanks so much, Donna! We have no idea how his knee got this way... it just did! And I think 3 should be his lucky number, don't you?? Next up... physical therapy!

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  10. We are never done being a mom. Then the grandkids come along and it starts all over again. I guess worrying about all of them comes with the territory.

    I've been having rural internet and email problems, so I apologize for not responding to blog comments. I hope things are up and running smoothly soon! Thanks for visiting.

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    1. Oh, no worries, Vickie! I always enjoy hopping over to your blog no matter what! So, grandkids create another reason to worry. As my sons aren't married yet, that thought hadn't even entered my mind. At least now I will be prepared!! LOL

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  11. No matter what age they are always "our little ones" in need of our mothering!
    He's a very lucky boy to have a wonderful Mom like you.
    Love the juicer story - he'll surprise you one day!!!
    Thank you for joining my blog - so lovely to meet you - chat soon!
    hugs
    Shane ♥

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    1. Yes, that was the first time that I brought the juicer along. Not only good for getting nourishment in him but also gave me a "project". I left in such a hurry that I forgot to bring along something to keep me occupied while he was in bed. I will say, I slipped out to the local library and found a book sale going on.... 6 books for $1.00! I was in heaven!!!

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  12. Hi Kadee, I am praying for a speedy recovery... He will probably have very fond memories from "mom" bringing up the juicer and making him a healthy drink! Love the vintage style within your blog and all your creativity is divine! Thanks so much for visiting me and "Bonne Chance" on my giveaway! Merci, Pam

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    1. I so appreciate your dropping by, Pam! I am keeping my fingers crossed on your giveaway which is delightful! I need to get busy, myself, and get another giveaway going on my blog. With life sometimes getting in the way, that got put on the back burner. But they are fun to do, right?!

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  13. Wishing your son a speedy recovery! I don't think the worrying will ever stop. It's just all part of being a Mom, no matter what the age!

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    1. Thanks so much for dropping by my blog and sending along some well wishes! You sure do understand the calling of being a mom! Hope to "see" you again soon and I will be dropping by your blog also.

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  14. HI Kadee,
    Thanks for becoming my latest follower, you name is in the giveaway..your blog is lovely, and I will stop by and gt to know you better as well!

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    1. Oh, I'm so glad you dropped by! And thank you for becoming my latest follower as well! Blogging sure has brought a lot of wonderfully, creative women into my world and glad you are one of them! Looking forward to seeing what else you have been up to.

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