10 November 2011

The Conclusion of Day Thirteen & Second-Look Lap Eve

We had the busiest day! It took a while to get going, but I finally got out to see the beautiful city of Omaha. 

We started at Wal.greens to exchange something that Mr. JB bought in error (he bought me some Ceta.phil lotion, not cleanser, my travel bottle got left behind at the hospital, oops!). Then we visited Boys.town which is an organization dedicated to the housing and education of at-risk children, founded by Father Ed.ward J. Flan.agan. I stayed in the car, but Mr. JB took lots of photos to show me. I wanted to save my energy for the zoo!

Next we visited Glor.ia D.eo an amazing Catholic bookstore that Hebrews 11:1 recommended. I wanted to buy the entire store! Instead I got a cute plaque for my teacher partner to thank her for all of her help, Un.planned (which I have had hard time finding back home), a Christmas ornament and some other little things. It was exactly what I needed for a my first big shopping trip (the one to T.arget doesn't count since I didn't get anything!).

After the bookstore I was famished so we crossed the street to go to Chi.potle. It was the most I have eaten in LONG time! It was so tasty! We tried to find a second hand bookstore, but I was hitting a wall so we decided to to straight to the zoo.

I don't generally like zoos since I always think that the animals look so sad (and some did, especially the polar bear!), but I'm glad that we went. Mr. JB got me a wheelchair (that we weren't charged for!) so he got a work out and I got to see lots. We had just under two hours to visit, but it was the perfect amount of time since a lot of closed due to renovation. We really like the bobcats and I didn't like the snakes or bugs.

As we were leaving the zoo the nice ladies at the visitor centre helped wheel me out to the car. I explained that I wasn't an invalid and that I just had surgery. When she heard that she insisted wheeling me out!

I still had some energy so we decided to go to T.arget to look for a book for Mr. JB for the wait tomorrow. I picked up some more larger comfy clothes on clearance and a cute dress for the holidays. We walked through the mall to the Barn.es and No.ble and Mr. JB found a couple of things for himself.

While in the store I discovered that one of my favourite US shoe stores, D.SW wasn't far away so we went to that mall! We found a C.ornhusker store so Mr. JB got to spend his birthday money and he got a few things for himself and I got to go through the shoe store. I didn't anything, but it was so much fun to look!

Before we left the mall I went through the ladies' section of J.C Penn.ey and I got a cute sweater.

I'm pooped!

I'm going to have a little soup and then I have to start prepping for my second-look lap in the morning. I have tried to keep the anxiety at bay, but it has crept up more than once (one of the reasons why I kept pushing for things to do today!). Tomorrow is it, the last procedure, the day that Dr. H does his last diagnostic work on my insides. Please pray for an open right tube and good healing as he removes the Gore.tex.

I have to be at the hospital at 5:45am and my procedure is at 7:15am. I hope that I can update in the afternoon, if not, Mr. JB will. He's become quite the blogger!

St. Gerard, pray for us! St. Gianna, pray for us! St. Rita, pray for us!


  1. Glad you had a good day! I'm so glad you loved Gloria Deo and the zoo. :) Tomorrow's gonna be over and done so quick, and then you'll be back on the road to recovery. Take it extra-easy for a few days, you're going to feel rougher than you do now but you'll bounce back super fast. I'm praying for you!

  2. Keep hanging in there! Lots of prayers!

  3. Praying for you tonight! Big day tomorrow! THis is it - I am so sure everything went well. Big Hugs!

  4. Praying for you! It's almost over!
    Omaha sounds great!!

  5. Wow, what a packed day. It's good to keep busy and exhausted. Then you are too tired to be anxious. I pray all goes well with you tomorrow JB. I hope very soon we will get to hear you complain about how you just can't seem to get rid of your JB.

  6. Yes, it is almost over. So glad you got OUT. It sounded like you found some perfect finds...

    Prayers for Dr. Hilger's amazing hands to help heal you entirely.

    Can't wait for more updates...

  7. Praying for you! I'll be traveling tomorrow but will continue to pray.

  8. You're almost done! Praying for you!! Hugs! :)

  9. Praying for you! As I read this, I realize you're three minutes into surgery! Praying that all goes well!

  10. I'm FINALLY getting to St Rita's shrine tomorrow, and I will light a candle for you!

    I hope it went well this morning!!!

  11. Keep you in my prayers today. Hope it all goes well!

  12. Glad you are so up and about! The Henry Doorly Zoo is a GREAT one. Prayers for tomorrow!