I have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy tears, behold I will heal thee.
2Kings 20:5

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Only 5 more days!

I am busting out of the hospital probably Friday!! I would have been out last Thurs. but Dr. Paluski wanted me to have one more week of IV antibiotics. They were going to send me to the Family House on Home IV, but my insurance won't cover it so I guess I will stay here and do it. No biggie- What is one more week at this point anyway. I am feeling great- It's funny that when I walk my body/legs get tired, but my lungs want to go running! I keep reminding myself...........babysteps.....just babysteps. I have been doing quite a bit of scrapbooking. I have 6 pages of my surgery experience done now and there is plenty more to do. Nikkii & my Mom bought me supplies & paper so I have enjoyed being able to do that. They each helped by doing a page or 2 also.......it will be very special to look back at.

I have noticed many changes just in the last few weeks. I swear my clubbing on my fingers look better and my nails are very pink (instead of blue) and my cuticles look so healthy! My hair has more shine and I feel good. I think some of the roundness in my back has gone down and of course some of the inflamation is gone which has helped. I am getting so excited for 3 months from now- I will look (and feel) like a whole new ME!

Bryan turns 31 tomorrow- I was hoping to be out of the hospital by his b-day, but I guess not. Please wish Bryan a happy birthday tomorrow 1-21-08.....He is an amazing person. He has stayed by my bedside the entire time, sleeping on a camping cot that is to small because he loves me so much. He is my better half!

Love ya'll


Cami said...

Way to Go Girl! Keep pushing forward. You're doing great!

Cami (Haily's sister)

Danielle said...

You look WONDERFUL!!! I am soooooo happy for you Jamie. I know you have many special days ahead of you. YOU GO GIRL!!!

Susan and Michayla

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