Miss M’s Big Weekend

Have you ever been in Seattle on a beautiful Spring day?

Saturday was one such day and just the kind of day when – just like the TV show song used to boast – you believe the bluest skies are in Seattle.

Motivation enough to get Miss M cleaned up and in the car for an excursion.

She wore here black silky nightie with a top from her scrubs as a jacket, her Coach sunglasses with the pretty pink rhinestones, and her hair up in a French twist.

Honestly – she kinda looked like she could be someone famous incognito, doesn’t she?

We headed East a bit and drove part of the way around beautiful Lake Sammamish – where I lived for years and years. :sigh: So incredibly beautiful…

We continued on East and found ourselves in Issaquah in fairly quick order. By the time we got there Miss M turned to me and said, “I gotta go potty!” It wasn’t more than a moment later that a Starbucks came into view and we were pulling into a parking place.

It was a big walk from the car to the ladies room. Miss M was pretty happy to finally make her way to the handicap stall and get to sit down. When she did she exclaimed, “Oh my goodness! I love this toilet!”

“I know,” I responded, “pretty cool how much taller it is than the toilet in the hotel – and heck of a lot easier to get on and off of without using your arms, huh?!”

“We have to blog about this. Everyone who has PS needs to know what an awesome place to stop to go potty Starbucks is!”

I love Miss M! She’s the best!

After using the restroom and placing our order, Miss M and I decided we could bet what people were thinking about her. One of the back stories we decided on was that people thought Miss M was terminally ill and her friend had decided to take pity on her and take her out for Starbucks. Another back story we decided on was that Miss M was someone famous and was simply trying to fly under the radar – we did see a couple of people studying her, seemingly trying to figure out where they’d seen her before.  🙂 Silly girls, aren’t we?

After a while we headed back West and toward the hotel. Not to go back to the hotel, but to swing up along Lake Washington Blvd and enjoy the lovely view of the lake. We stopped and I ran into a restaurant and grabbed some lunch, we parked, and had a great view of the lake and were able to soak up some sun.

By the time we got back to the hotel we’d been gone more than 3 hours – a HUGE outing for 5 days post-op Miss M! To say she was ready for a nap is a bit of an understatement!

We spent the rest of the evening quietly.

At some point in time during the evening Miss M expressed an interest in learning more about the Sunday Brunch available at the restaurant next door. So I got online and check it out. It looked good, so I called and made a reservation for Miss M, Mr. R, and myself for the next morning – Easter Sunday morning.

Sunday morning it was hard to believe it had been sunny and 70 degrees the day prior. Sunday was cold, rainy, and blowing. Brrr!

We were able to get Miss M washed up, changed into scrubs, and her hair up. Mr. M arrived and so we got in the car and drove on over to Big Fish. We had a very nice, leisurely, delightful meal – lingering an hour and a half.

Okay – maybe it was too much to do all in one weekend – but she did SO great! Miss M was happy to return to the hotel and take it easy for the rest of the day. She continued on getting her periodic walks in, resting, taking the meds she needed to, staying hydrated, and getting in high protein snacks. In short – exactly what she should do.

All in all, while it was a pretty BIG weekend for a brand new post-op, it was fabulous and enjoyed by all!

More later…

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. Maddie says:

    I don’t know who this Miss M is, but I must say that her plastics look amazing and I am envious! I have enjoyed reading her progress. Thanks Dina!

  2. Helen says:

    A thought for the next plastics person – Miss M’s mom, I think? see if the hotel has a handicapped room available – they are usually empty. Higher potties and no step into the shower. Easier on the recovering patient. Hope all is well.

    1. Dina says:

      Helen – exactly! It’s on the list of “lessons learned” this time around. I don’t know why we didn’t think to request one to start with! Would have been so much easier. 🙂

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