Yesterday was far from the action packed Wednesday we had. I stayed pretty much confined to the bed with everyone getting a little bit jumpy if I got near the edge! Thankfully, I think the most exciting thing that happened to me yesterday was having a couple of flashbacks from when I hit the ground the day before. They were not pleasant, but I feel like that says more about how traumatic that fall was than anything — it has literally given me flashbacks! Haha. My sister LeeAnne slept in my room with me Wednesday night in case I needed a hand with anything and we hung out most of the day on Thursday as well.
LeeAnne has been incredible throughout this whole ordeal and yesterday ended up being a great day due to her generosity. She kept me company while I was confined to bed rest. She helped me with anything and everything I needed on a day where I was basically useless. She also orchestrated getting my sheets and clothes changed and getting me somewhat cleaned up (as cleaned up as you can be without a real shower anyway!). Despite the throbbing pain reverberating its way through my system, I felt like a new man! She honestly did more for me than I wanted to ask of her! LeeAnne has been a true blessing, and once again proves how lucky I am to be surrounded by such a loving family while facing all of this!
Unfortunately my leg is still bleeding from the fall, even this morning. I talked with Dr. Rapp on the phone yesterday and told him this, and he said just keep doing what we’re doing and he’ll take a look at it on Friday when we have an appointment to see him. I didn’t take my blood thinning medicine yesterday in hopes of it clotting, but that didn’t really make a difference in just one day.
*** 11:00 Friday morning — We just changed my bandages and it seems like the bleeding has actually picked up since yesterday. Hopefully we’ll get it straightened out today. ***
In case you didn’t know, I work in advertising, at JWT Atlanta, and yesterday I received a package from my office. It contained some iTunes gift cards and a new iPod Touch! But the part that blew both me and my family away is what was on the iPod. There was a note on the the iPod case that said to look at the video they had loaded. The video showed footage of the new office that we moved into on the 11th and 12th floors of the Ritz Carlton Residences (Right next to Mema and Joan’s church, Wieuca Road Baptist), as well as personal messages from a lot of my coworkers. It was incredibly thoughtful! I honestly can’t wait to get back and see the new space, and also get back to work. The sooner I’m working, the sooner it means I’m done dealing with all of this stuff, so believe me, that is a very welcome day!!! I can’t say enough about the support I have received from JWT during all of this. They were fully supportive of me getting the best care possible and have stayed in touch throughout the entire process, sending me encouraging notes and telling me that I was in their thoughts and prayers. It really says a lot about the company and makes me feel truly lucky that I ended up exactly where I did after finishing school.