Last night Lee was transferred to a rehab center for a minimum of one week. I went to visit her for a few hours today and that place is so gorgeous I could have moved in myself. Usually places like this have a great entrance lobby, but then you go to the rooms that are always way back in the back, and those aren’t anything like that lobby. This was completely different. It “looks” new but it isn’t. It’s just that the decor is so fabulous that it makes you think that it is. Wall paper, beautiful vibrant up to date paint, paintings, crown molding everywhere, beautiful floors, working gas fireplaces surrounded by shiny brass that are in the hallway walls and showing through to the other sides that are the most beautifully appointed dining rooms you ever saw. I thought her room could never be that nice, until I walked in. Wow. A wonderful private room that I swear looked like a 4 star hotel room. I wouldn’t blame her if she refused to leave. My imagination was already knocking out walls to the next room and arranging my own furniture so that I could live there full time. I’ll try to remember to take a camera with me next time.
Tomorrow I’ll be picking her up at 1:45pm and taking her to her cancer doctor’s appointment. I happen to know this doc on a personal and social level so this will be nice to see him. I just wish it was on other terms and not Lee’s health. She told me today that she thinks he is getting ready to start her back on the chemo again. But there was some good news today, and that was about the bone marrow test. Nothing has gotten even a tiny bit worse. No leukemia showing mounting in the marrow. Whew. I got that information straight from Lee, but I had the oddest feeling that she wasn’t saying everything. My gut feelings have never been off. We’ll see. I hope they are this time.
I took a quick picture of Lee’s legs this past week. One of the legs had only a small amount of marks left as you’ll see, but the other (her left) was still really beat up looking – and the picture doesn’t even do it justice for as bad as it looked in person. In this shot, the swelling had also gone done remarkably and now those legs were only twice their size instead of 3 times. Also, the very bad place you see, in person looked as if an entire hunk of meat had been gouged out of her leg and was now trying to close up even thought it was still oozing badly.They may not look that swollen to you, but you don’t know what fabulous and curvy legs she had, plus you can see that knee caps are still not showing. Anyway, at least things are looking up and the docs have said that no scars will be visible at all when this is done. I’d say that’s pretty darn amazing. CLICK to enlarge:
Busy day tomorrow so I’m closing out for now. Lee said to thank all of you for your concern and for checking up on her. She was bowled over by that. I loved it….love you all, too.