Friday, August 30, 2013

Jogging with Mandy Patinkin

Dear John,
 
Last night I dreamt I went to  Manderley again. Not really - I dreamed about IU Methodist Hospital. I suppose my Manderley would be the rehab hospital. I've never dreamed about it, and that's probably a good thing. But anyway, I was at Methodist, inside, and I was jogging with Mandy Patinkin. I have no idea why. Jogging was fun. It felt like my body was weightless. Running was effortless - not like when it was easy when we were children and ran all day, but completely effortless. It must be something like what your new body feels like. I really have no idea why I was jogging with Mandy Patinkin at Methodist Hospital.
 
I'm seeing in HD now. My vision was really blurry this morning. Trying to use my eyes gave me a headache and motion sickness, so I cleaned the house. Then at about 4:30 this afternoon everything cleared up. I'd forgotten that things could be as clear and sharp as they are now. I can't wear my contact until I'm off the steroid eye drops in a week so I need reading glasses, but that's a minor inconvenience. It's wonderful to just look around and really see. It reminds me of how I felt when I put my first glasses on for the first time.
 
Jim and Irene will be here later this evening. I'm washing sheets today - the whole thing: sheets, blanket, bedspread, and mattress pad. When they get here, I'm going to ask Jim to help me turn the mattress. It hasn't been turned since you were here to help me. (And I remember now why I don't wash the mattress pad very often. It's taking hours to get dry.)
 
I'm going to go take a shower, then I'll be done for the night. We're all going to the farmers market in the morning, then coming back here to work for the rest of the day. I wish it wasn't going to be so hot. But we'll have a good time. And we'll miss you, but we do that all the time anyway. So many people love you so much!
 
Adore you,
Joan.

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