There's a very good reason I never responded to those comments (thank you all for your good wishes) from my last post about what happened to me in the six months prior to that. I posted that on January 22, 2018. And I remember feeling pretty good then.
Within days I was back in the hospital with a shunt infection. Since then I've been through another five months of illness and recuperation, including a month in the hospital (three different operations and I now have shunt #4) and a few months in rehab. I don't remember most of it. Then I finally came home and had about six weeks with home health care -- physical and speech therapists who came to our house at our convenience to work with me. They all just discharged me this week and all told me I made amazing progress. A few even admitted they weren't sure I was ever going to come back to what I had been.
I'm thankful to be back. To be able to talk. To know what year it is, what day it is. And besides everything you would expect me to be grateful for (family, friends, etc), I'm thankful I can still type. And I can still read. But I won't be posting reviews very often because I find reading (and writing) for more than ten to fifteen minutes at a time gives me nasty headaches. And anyone with my history needs to pay attention to headaches.
But I read some gorgeous children's books this spring as I've recuperated, so I'll be telling you about them in my next few posts.
Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers reading this post!