Saturday, August 25, 2012

And.. a Good Night to You All

It is good to be out of the hospital at last!!  They dismissed me about 2 pm, and we had so much gathering up to do that waiting didn't seem long at all.  Really, how on earth so many possessions can spread all over such a tiny room in a week's stay, I have no idea!  
Of course, so much of that week's stay, consists of keeping track of a ridiculous number of medications, salves, rinses, and machines meant to keep me comfortable and well.  
One of the things that I have found out in my life, even if  I am in the hospital for a week, I'm not going to be having any time to be reading or knitting.  And it was true again, as well.  I don't feel well with a fever and low blood counts.  And I really don't like what morphine does to me.  Even when I have "normal" amounts.  I can't stay awake to even think.  They wanted to send me home with it, but I bargained hard for going home without, and I won, so I am back to the pain med. I had before I was in the hospital at all, and feeling human again.  

What a blur that week was.  I just lost one, clear out of my life, and we pick up and start again, just last week, only the numbers on the calendar have changed.  

Thanks, thanks to all the visitors, and commenters, and just-standing-byers. It meant a lot more to my family at the time than to "way out of it, me", but I am enjoying them now. 


The J's said...

Oh Good!! I've been wondering if you got to go home or not. Just had to come check before bed! I imagine morphine has it's place...but it seems to be crazy stuff to deal with! I remember when G'ma Ruth had it. Ick.
Hope you have a good night! I know you will be glad to be in your own place.

John and Sandy Linder said...

HOME SWEET HOME~ Happy to hear you are home!

Lanae said...

Oh, I am glad you're home again! Just checked in before leaving for meeting to see if you were. Hope the night was good. Admire the spirit you have in getting that bargain made for your benefit. :) I don't like meds that make me feel weird, unable to think or not so human either!
Thinking of you lots ... more than I comment, certainly. :)

Juli said...

So so glad to hear you're home! And glad you're off the morphine too. It is so comforting to be able to read your own posts again! Not that I haven't appreciated your ghost writers..I really have, but its sure nice having you back!

Luanne said...

Hi Shelley, thinking of you today. Missed you this morning but so glad for the smiles and good reports from your family! Hugs to you. Luanne

Anonymous said...

Hi Shelley,
Every time I read a post that YOU wrote, I am amazed! I read your blog, but don't always comment. I, too, am thankful for the others who are posting for you, but like someone else said, "it's great to hear straight from you"! That shows that you're doing better again! What you're going through sounds so terrible, and yet you make it sound like it's "not so bad"---wow, what a wonderful attitude!
Barb K.

Dan & Cyndie said...

yay!! for being HOME!!! so thankful that your hospital stay has ended & you are home WITHOUT the morphine! so thankful, too, hearing your voice here again after so many days absent. Like others have said though, sure am grateful to your ghost-writers #1, 2, & 3 :)

Griffee Family said...

Just wanted you to know we're thinking of you and cheering for you! Hope you're feeling MUCH better soon!!
Love and care from Marysville!

Anita said...

ps- do you all need some special WI bacon? ;)
So many of these posts and the comments have made me teary-eyed. I'm so glad to be reading better news again and hope the next rough spot isn't so rough or long as this one was. Thinking of you all lots and hope things have kept on heading upwards! xo

Darcie said...

Hope you are resting quietly and comfortably at home sweet home. Thought of you all week, and was anxious to get over here and see how you were doing!