Sunday, March 1, 2009

Home Sweet Home!

Wow, is it nice to be home!!!
I slept fairly well in my own bed last night. Wasn't sure how that would go, so I had Rich sleep on the couch for the first night. I didn't know how well I would sleep, or how much room I would need, and I didn't want anyone bumping my tummy! Tonight I'll let him back in bed--Thanks honey for being so understanding!! I got up once at 3:15 to take my meds (my body sure can tell when they've worn off!), and woke up at 7:30 (again for meds!) and stayed up.
I've just been reading thru e-mails and such and am so overwhelmed at everyone's care and concern. It has really helped me get thru some rough times. I'm glad you are remembering my husband and girls in your prayers too. They have been unbelievably strong thru this--I know that they are taking care of things and I can just concentrate on getting better instead of worrying about the house and such! I know I always say "thank you" and I'll keep saying it and meaning it--THANK YOU!
Soon I am going to take a shower! I can't wait to have my own shampoo, and SHAVE MY LEGS! UGH! I've had enough of flat greasy hair to last a lifetime! I'm sure after my shower I'll need a long nap. I also want to try the steps a little bit today. In a few days Rich and I might go to Northtown to walk around there. I was even thinking maybe we could go to the school in the morning before school starts sometime and walk in the hallways there?
Sometime today Rich and Rachel are going to get groceries. I started a list in the hospital of things I wanted, like lemon pudding! My mom is going to make the real stuff for me-yum!
A couple of people at church have said they would like to make us some dinners. I tried to brush them off, but they wouldn't have any of that and insisted! So, I feel REALLY weird writing this, but Heidi or Diane, if you are reading this, I'm going to give you a few suggestions ;-). We are sort of picky eaters, and like fairly plain stuff. We like your basic meals (pasta, chicken and rice, pot roast, etc) and more importantly-- we DON'T like green peppers, heavy onions, mushrooms, or anything too spicy. (Amal-are you reading this and laughing at me??)
One more thing-- I found out more about my cancer. Its stage IIIb. Sounds bad, but my "team" of residents (I missed those guys coming in to poke at my tummy at 6 this morning!) said that each person is unique and each cancer treatment is unique, so you can't look at the percentages. There are sooo many variables. I'm fairly healthy, other than the cancer, and I certainly don't have to worry about wasting away too soon. There are advantages to packing a "little" extra. Speaking of which--I should go step on the scale! Haven't done that yet. :-)
Well--I know I get long-winded, but future posts should be shorter, now that I can do them myself. Any questions--don't be afraid to ask!
Here's a verse my sister sent me: "So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. All who rage against you will surely be ashamed and disgraced; those who oppose you will be as nothing and perish." -- Isaiah 41:10-11. Also Psalm 103 has been helpful. Pastor Tom read it to us before he prayed over me, and I've gone back to it several times.
Love and Blessings!!

1 comment:

  1. Tina:
    I am so glad to hear that you are home and doing fairly well. I will not call because I don't want to wake you from a nap, but want you to know that you and your family continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. I leave for vacation and when I return, I'll be sure and give you a call and possibly come over to visit with you. Sounds as if you had a great team of doctors, nurses, etc. which I assure you that will continue. Lots of prayers. Karon A.