Before I get into today's post I would just like to say thank you all for your kind words and thoughts. It has touched my heart in more ways than I can eloquently explain in words to you here. Now to the post-
I truly have the most loving, best, and most perfect girlfriend in the world. You can fight me on this about how your significant other is the best, but sorry people Girlfriend takes the #1 spot. As you know from the previous post things are a little shaky around here right now and Girlfriend's statement about she taking care of me from my Just Call Me Nurse post could not be more accurate. She stayed with me on Thursday night after band (I made her go to try and keep our lives as "normal" as possible right now) Then took me me yesterday to the hospital for my first of three Solumedrol infusions. FIRST we found out I had to go upstairs to the transplant unit to which Girlfriend stated, "What the hell?!? They're not sticking people's body parts in you!" When we finally got to the right place (3 locations later) I was told it was supposed to take 1 1/2 hours. At 2 hours all I had was an IV line in my arm and nothing attached. Girlfriend looked at me straight faced and made the BEST comment of the day, "They know that putting a line in you and attaching it to nothing isn't helping right? Where the hell is the medicine, I'll do it myself." Once it was in she had more funny statements including, "Now that you're on high dose steroids you are going to be cut like the Hulk-GRRRRRR!" and "I'm glad your not a dude or your balls might shrivel up. Well, that's not the only reason I'm glad your not a dude." 4 1/2 hours later we were finally done and on our way to pick up Q, a movie, a pizza and peppermints for home.
She has since dubbed my IV line "my accessory" since I wear oh so many accessories on a daily basis, making statements like, "Your accessory is looking excellent with your outfit today" and "make sure you color coordinate your clothes to your accessory tomorrow, it's bad to clash." My personal favorite was when she sat down next to me on the couch, "EWWWW, your accessory just touched me!" VERY quickly followed by, "I'm-kidding-honey,-I-promise-I'm-totally-kidding........(whisper) kinda."
She has taken amazing care of me with not a single complaint-this morning she taped and covered my line with a trash bag so I could take a shower, washed my hair for me since my arm was all plastic wrapped and unable to bend and been just wonderful since we talked on Thursday at work. Today I sent her to band rehearsal for their concert tomorrow and a home nurse is coming to show us how to do the second and third treatments ourselves and for all possible treatments in the future.
Backing up a moment-on Thursday we were laying in bed and I point blank asked her how she was doing with all of this. Her response was something like, "I'm not really sure. I'm taking it in moment by moment, day by day. Right here next to you."
That ladies and gentlemen is why I have the best girlfriend EVER.