10/27/12

Where was Shirley when I needed her? (I needed the @(#*#& meds.)


I was not looking my best as a few visitors made their way to my hospital room on Tuesday afternoon.  I hadn’t remembered that the doctor instructed me to ASK for painkillers after surgery, and I was simply waiting for the nurses to keep me comfortable. 

Not a good move.

When things were finally right with the world (and the patient was medicated properly) a slow stream of friends appeared to confirm that I was still among the living.

My small room was filled with fellow teachers, friends, my sister and an incredibly tall and handsome Mr. Darcy. (wink, wink.)   I smiled as I watched the various animated conversations, and felt incredibly loved. It was then I heard a faint knock at the door, and turned to see who were going to have to try to cram into the room.

My eyes widened in shock as I spotted a short, handsome boy holding his mother’s hand.

In a flash he ran to my bed to wrap me in a hug. 


It was Frank.


My adorable, smiling, gravelly voiced Frank.


It was the last thing I expected, but the very best medicine  I could have gotten; the best medicine, indeed.

  

30 comments:

ChiTown Girl said...

This just made me cry.

You big jerk.

I'm praying for your speedy recovery. And keep asking for those meds!!!

Brian Miller said...

keep healing sistah...

frank....dang him for being so cool...smiles...

Debb said...

I'm glad everything worked out OK for you ... now take it easy and enjoy the company. I have a Frank in my world and he can be the sunshine on a cloudy day... and then again he can be trying at times... those Franks -- you gotta love them. Take care ...

Jami said...

This made me cry--just shows what an awesome teacher you are and how much you touched Frank's life!

Hope you are taking it easy and enjoying all the TLC!

Anna See said...

Sooo sweet! Keep healing!

viridian said...

So good to hear an update from you. Keep getting well, you hear?

TerraD said...

Oh yeah, tears in my eyes! Glad you're on the road to recovery!

Joy@BundlesOfJoy said...

Yay for Frank!
I work in rehab, and the mantra is always "stay ahead of the pain". Take your pain meds whenever you're allowed to take them, even if you don't think you will need them. It will actually help you get up and moving more, which will help you recover faster. Take the drugs. Good luck!

Japolina said...

Thanks for the update. I'm sure each day will get better and better from here on out!

xoxo

Paula Wooters said...

Sending healing thoughts your way. Glad Frank was there to cheer you up!

Gigi said...

Oh Frank! What a sweet boy to come visit you!

Been thinking of you - hope you are up and about soon!

Scope said...

That was the medicine the doctor REALLY ordered.

So. Cal. Gal said...

Isn't it great when that one person you expect the least, walks in and makes your day? : )

notme said...

so good to hear from you.

YEA FRANK

One crazed mommy said...

Awwwww - that just made me tear up! I KNOW that made your day, and helped ease the pain just a little more! :) So sweet!!

Seriously wiping my eyes...lol

#1Nana said...

One of the very best things about being an educator is the bonds we build with our students. Wishing you a speedy recovery

Ellie Mae said...

Completely awesome that Frank would have his mother take him to see you!!
Tears!
Wishing you a speedy and uncomplicated recovery.

Far Side of Fifty said...

Get well soon! I hope the recovery and therapy goes well..you will practically be a new woman! Ask for those drugs way before you need them..in fact when they give you them ask to be put on the list for more ASAP:)

jennifer r said...

Wiping the happy tears from my eyes -how sweet! Take good care & thank you for letting us know that you are on the mend.

Pastor Sharon said...

That just made me "inside happy" for you. Frank, the kid who kept us laughing for a whole year. Wow, glad to know he is still full of surprises.

Glad you are doing okay.
xoxox
Sharon

Joanna Jenkins said...

GREAT to hear from you and soooo happy you got some happy meds.

And Frank!!! OMG-- That little pistol has me in tears. What a sweet surprise.

Keep feeling good. xoxox

Hilary said...

Stopping by from Joanna's blog to wish you well. Speedy recovery!

A Speckled Trout said...

Through the cracks the light comes in. In your case....literally.

Anonymous said...

Praying for a speedy recovery with no pain, sweet Frank, prayers and good vibes sent your way, love your blog, heal and be healthy, loved, peaceful and happy.

Anonymous said...

I have a Frank of my own. Most of my day is spent trying, and occasionally succeeding, to stay one step ahead of him. The rest of the day is spent trying not to crack up at his antics. I don't know what the teachers of the world would do without our Franks.

Mexmom said...

That is for sure the best medicine you could have gotten!

Get well soon!!

Alexis said...

D,

Always remember there's a time and a place for living better through pharmaceuticals!! Besides...they frown on martinis through IV tubes.

Mend well woman!! You're on my list to "the big guy" for healing and painlessness. Keep us posted.

And Frank. (sigh) WAY.TO.GO.FRANK! (And his mom). Way to go INDEED!!

Chris H said...

JJ sent me over here to wish you well... so ... GET WELL SOON Chick. I hope you are not in too much pain.

Marissa said...

Awwwww!!!!! So glad Frank made it to see you.
But, tell the truth...did you really get a new hip, or did you find enough $ in the online tip jar to buy the boob job? (yes, I read the sidebars)

Cora said...

NO WAY! FRANK???? That is sheer awesomeness!