Wow, what a great day…..I love it when Paul and I can really get into a work “groove” and today was exceptional! I am handling what is essentially a re-launch of Little Dog Entertainment. For the last few weeks we have been going back to basics with everything that worked for us in the past…sales wise….and it’s working….
Response has been fantastic….of course, all I am bringing is good news to these wedding and event planners and activities coordinators …… my job is to make THEIR job easier….who doesn’t want to hear THAT? Then I hit them with the fact that it doesn’t cost them anything to use us and I have them eating out of my hand…..I am in the ZONE….. and anything other than a door slam works for me…..I only need that door opened an inch and I can get in there…..
Paul calls it “smelling the blood in the water”….. and it’s true…… nothing gets my blood pumping like the opportunity to score a sale……especially when it’s a sale for myself instead of some unappreciative boss or corporation….. and I still got it…..I can’t believe it but I STILL GOT IT!
Paul really pitched in today with LDE. I managed to PRY him off The Producers score for a little while to help create our color/bound brochures. We already had them done but they really needed some cleaning up and re-worked…..I am pretty happy with the results….I always handled all our fliers and brochures during our real estate days so I am a little particular about how I want them to look and read….there is a method to my madness!
So tomorrow we are hitting the road to “shake hands and kiss babies”….. which means we are meeting with activity directors of some local retirement/assisted living homes and visiting some of the local funeral directors…… this is one of my favorite phases…. the meet and greet…… and tag teaming is when we are at our best….. like the Mr. & Mrs. Smith of booking agents…ha ha ha ha……
I have to admit…..I have missed it……and it’s hard….man it’s hard picking up that phone and warm calling these potential clients…..my back and neck and shoulders are sore from the tension……but in sales you overcome or you starve…..and I am tired of starving……
……… and the hard is what makes it great…..if it was easy, everyone would be doing it……
Paul is continuing to show remarkable improvement! He took several walks today and made it all the way to the other side of the unit! He is strong and steady on his feet. He is also experiencing very little pain. He is also only getting pain medication through his epidural and has not used his “pain button” all day. So it’s been slow and steady improvement!
They removed the central line from his neck and just put 2 IV lines in his arm. Since they are using different, less potent medications now the central line really isn’t necessary and can be a bit uncomfortable. The nurse snipped the stitches and took it out….I have to admit…it was a little gross……the tube in his neck was like 5″ long!! I was like, OMG! ha ha! She said “wait until you see when the wound drain tubes are removed!”….uhm….no thanks! I don’t have the stomach for nursing! But Paul said he didn’t feel a thing!
There was a student with the nurse when she removed this line. We were talking about how cool it is that this is a teaching hospital. The student was a little surprised to hear us say that and he mentioned that there have been patients that didn’t want him working on them. Really, there are a LOT of checks and balances with a teaching hospital. You have massive amounts of people checking and re-checking your charts and meds. There are a LOT of eyes on what is being done to the patients…..not to mention several heads making decisions on the best course of treatment. We like that idea!
The young student also mentioned he had the pleasure of being in the OR when Paul had his surgery and said he had the opportunity to ask Dr. Halff all kinds of questions about Paul’s anatomy and the Whipple procedure! ROFL! I got all excited knowing this kid had gotten to see my husband’s insides and he said it was really cool and educational! Now he gets to see Paul recover and get well again! So that was kind of neat 🙂
We also had some visitors! Our very good friend Kay (one of our accompanist in church and fellow Alto) drove up to visit and to take me to lunch! She got here about 11:30 and stayed and had a nice visit with Paul! She told him all about how his church choir is doing in his absence (all is well!) and how much everyone misses and wishes him well. Then Kay and I went to Black Eye Pea and I got to have a HUGE Cobb Salad! It was such a treat since I have been sustaining life on the chicken tenders from the cafeteria downstairs (O.o) and poor Kay was on a mission to get some vegetables in my system! It was delish!
While Kay and I were at lunch I got a call from the hotel I am staying at and they said I can STAY through the weekend!! Thank you Lord and all our good friends and family for offering and/or helping us out with my hotel situation! All resolved and I don’t have to ride a barka lounger in the hospital room!
Paul also spent some of his time working on The Producers score and surfing the net. He is able to move around pretty well considering!
Then to cap off his evening he got to visit with his friend Caleb. Caleb started as our real estate client several year ago and who knew! We ended up friends! So that really lifted Paul’s spirits since he hadn’t seen Caleb since he moved to the San Antonio area a couple of years ago! It was so great to spend time with him and hear all about his incredible family and how everyone is doing 😀
So that was a great way to end a great day! More tomorrow!
Well someone is all full of sunshine this morning! Paul had a good nights sleep and feels GREAT today! When I got here his nurse was getting him into a fresh gown and capping off some tubes so we could go for a morning stroll! Paul is getting stronger every day and had very little difficulty getting up and down out of his chair. We made it PAST the nurses station down to the doors and back then went up another hall a little ways too! 😀 His sugar continues to behave itself and his blood pressure is good. Dr. Halff said he was a little baffled by Paul’s fevers (been hovering between 100 – 102 degrees) since everything looked good but todays temp is 99.6 with no Tylenol so he is starting the day good where that is concerned.
Paul has always run “hot”. He has battled strange sporadic fevers his whole life so we aren’t TOO terribly concerned…especially since they aren’t very high….I just think it’s his body’s way of helping fight any infection. But again, it’s under 100 now so everyone is happy 🙂
Paul is very excited because he is having visitors today! Some of our friends from church are coming to make a day of San Antonio and they are going to stop for a little visit and take me out to lunch! Yay! ‘Cause I am OVER hospital food! The only thing I eat is the chicken tenders! I am sustaining life on them! So I am looking forward to a nice fresh salad and some sweet tea!
So now he is resting comfortably in his chair and surfing Facebook and doing some work on The Producers score. Once I return from lunch we will take another walk and then work on-line for my role as Jeanette in The Full Monty!! He is looking pretty bright-eyed and bushy-tailed so I think we will have a fun afternoon!
Have a great day everyone and thanks again for all your prayers and well wishes! We really feel them!!