Get to remove the bandages and dressing today over the incision and finally shower. The staples stay on the inside but the external stitches will be removed. Thanks to Tammy and Lee for watering my plants during the hospitalization, as well as Louanna in the farm across the road. The Social Work team from Iron Mountain VAMC sent a very nice houseplant. Lots of supportive emails from friends and co-workers. My son, Eric, has been a wonderful support, in terms of driving me home and being here for me now. Makes me realize that while I live alone by choice, I am truly never alone. Will harvest some oriental poppies today for my first work since getting back to Rauhallinen farm.