Thursday, May 17, 2012

Good bye MSKCC, hello VNS hospice

Going home this morning. Yesterday was a very busy day negotiating home care. I sm choosing home-based hospice care. Visiting Nurse Service appears to be the best for me because it's quite flexible. I can be with VNS hospice and even get to PLP. I go home by ambulance today. Physically I don't need it, but it is a part of the hospital-to-hospice process. Diana and Helene are still very much in the picture, but the idea is that they are here helping me as friends and family, not as nurses. The nerve block procedure seems to have been an amazing success. Pain greatly reduced  so I need fewer narcotics. Everyone is pleased. I am eager to get moving and build up some strength. It was fun to enjoy the response to Barnard's graduation from my hospital room. The picture on page 1 of the New York Times on Tuesday with Britney's huge smile is to be remembered.

3 comments:

Allison Kurian said...

I am so happy to hear that the celiac block has helped and you are going home!!! Much love from Thomas, Sean and me.

Giny said...

hurrah hurrah, yea red...!

Shelley said...

I am so glad that you are going home Sally and that your pain is well managed. Thinking of you and so glad that you enjoyed the response to your honor by Barnard and all the press surrounding that day. Shelley