Recently, Sr. Mary Charles was asked if she felt able to write a blog sharing her experiences over the past few months. While many of her friends and supporters have been in contact with her through personal visits, email, snail mail, and phone, we felt it would be nice to have something to post from her and in her own words. So today we post this message from our Sr. Mary Charles.
It has been a long time since I left the Convent at 5 am on March 20th for what should have been a fairly simple, though serious, surgery.
Since that day, I have been on a medical roller coaster ride, which during a time of unconsciousness and delirium became a terrifying nightmare. Some of you will have heard how I was doing along the way. In a Blog in July, Mother Emily Ann wrote that it looked as if I were heading for my eternal reward.
When University of Maryland Hospital was ready to release me to rehab again, I knew I wasn’t ready to benefit from it. Dr Simard, my surgeon and Mother Emily Ann talked about it and it was decided to send me to Joseph Richey House for palliative care, in order for me to catch up on rest and gain strength, which I have done under the excellent care provided by the nursing and other staff.
I will soon be transferred to Saint Martin’s Home, which is closer to home, to be cared for by the Little Sisters of the Poor and their staff. I am not yet back on my feet, but my daily exercise routine has gotten me almost ready to use the walker.
I am so grateful for the many prayers on my behalf. Even though I’m doing well, please don’t stop praying for me.
In case you don’t know about the Joseph Richey House, you can read a little about it on our website, under Sharing Christ/Our Ministry of Outreach.
Joseph Richey House is now in partnership with Gilchrist Hospice Care, and you can read more about the care from their website by searching for Joseph Richey Hospice.