I have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy tears, behold I will heal thee.
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Sunday, February 3, 2008

Groundhog Day!

We did something fun yesturday- ground hog day- we drove to Punxutauney, PA. We went to see Phil the Grounghog. It was fun I guess. It was COLD! THey had some shops & a little market fair thing. I guess he saw his shadow......6 more weeks of winter. My mom is here and she has been cooking yummy food!! THat's helping my wieght.

I am feeling pretty good...I have gained about 5 lbs....eating a lot of burgers & milkshakes! My chest is feeling better too. I am on very little pain pills. I don't sleep very well though. But I can breathe good. My oxygen sats are 98% Hooray!!!!

I have an appointment on the 7th - I should have an idea of how long I will have to stay here I hope. I have to wait till the end of February for my bronchscope before I can come home. I miss everyone and hope to see you soon. Check out my news stories and we will be in the morning news paper again around Valentines Day.

keep in touch- Jamie


Cami said...

Keep moving forward Jamie! You are doing great.

Cheryl said...

Your story is nothing short of miraculous and inspirational! Everytime I read your blog and see these pictures, I'm reminded of the first time we met. I still can't believe it's been over 20 years! Your optimism is contagious and I sure love you for it.

Golly, this comment is sounding like an essay or something! Sorry --just know that I love ya' and I'm so happy your recovery is going well!

Brianna said...

Jamie, we sure miss you around here. And especially at CBTA! We can't wait for you to come home! Congrats on the increasingly successful recovery. I bet it feels great to be able to BREATHE! Keep up the good work! Love ya.

Hanging out with the Riley's said...

Wish I could have seen the ground hog live! I am so glad that you can go and do things outside now and have it be easier than before. Oh like little things like BREATHING! You are so strong and I love u Ja miss you sisdancer11

Alysia Cook said...

Jamie, I just think you are so great!!! I can't even comprehend the courage that you have. I am so glad that you are feeling well and that you got to get out and do a little road trip. Love ya!!!

the bird, not spit said...

Wow Jamie I can't imagine what you and Brian are thinking and feeling right now. You truely are blessed and we are blessed to know you and see God's work first hand. Secondly, I would comment on your cute new do but the first thing that REALLY caught my eye was your spunky smile with PINK lips. When we saw you clear back in September...let's just say you didn't have the same glow that you do now. Keep up the good work and love on Brian for us. Amber Hawker

Stanton and Julie said...

Jamie, My mom has kept me updated on your journey. I'm glad to have found your blog. I think of you often and am happy you're seeing some progress. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Julie Rose Allen

Brianna said...

Jamie, you are so amazing! Your blog made me realize that crazy things don't need to happen to us in order for us to have faith in the Lord. We should start with faith, then when the crazy stuff happens we will be ready. You are so inspiring. I'm so glad I'm your friend. Love ya!

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