Wilma looks even better this morning than she did yesterday. She was so worn out yesterday after her electrocardiogram, additional testing, prodding and the excitement of coming home. She pretty much just slept from sheer exhaustion.
The funny thing is - my knitting came to a complete halt these past few days with the Wilma scare. You might think that hospital time, or worry time, would be a good time for knitting. It's not. My friend Cynthia of Knitting Central and I once compared stories about hospital visits and knitting. You think you'll finish one, two or perhaps even three projects - and in the end you can't even pick up your needles. I think it's a good thing. My knitting friends have often told me that you put everything you're feeling into your stitches - so why would you want to put all that angst, sorrow and worry into a sweater? Sometimes you just need to do nothing but feel. I think that's the best thing to do - just feel.
Right now I feel relieved. Wilma is home. We're trying to get back to normal. Like any patient who is home from the hospital, she is wiped out and needs to rest and recover. Just like the nurse at the hospital would say - you've got to get up and move around to get your strength back. So I'll be taking Wilma for hallway walks today: around the inside of the house; back and forth from the kitchen to the bedroom, out for a very quick bio break (but it's too cold for her to be out for more than the utmost necessity) and back to napping. She's on a strict medication regimen - 6 am; 2 pm; 6 pm and 10 pm. Since so many of the medicines are key to keeping her heart beating regularly, I really can't miss or delay any of these times. This will mean rethinking my own activity schedule going forward. We'll all be making some adjustments.
But now that I'm relieved, I can get back to some peaceful knitting filled with good vibes and positive energy.
Thanks to everyone for all your positive vibes, energy, thoughts, prayers and notes. I know that Wilma has a bit of a cult following through this blog and all your notes, comments and emails really meant a lot to me.