Saturday, June 16, 2012

Home. The Sweetest Word I Know

I got home just about 24 hours ago and it feels so good. The things that worried me -- e.g., could I get out of a bed that wasn't adjustable -- are no longer worries and though I move very stiffly and slowly, I can move and glory be, even type! My friend, Mary, stayed with me last night and what an angel she was. She sorted out my prescriptions at the drug store and made sure I had everything I needed. Others have come by today to look in on me and brought delicious meals and fruit. My friend, Lonni -- my buddy from the fifth grade -- is due momentarily and she will spend the night with me.

During my walk around the hospital floor yesterday I asked who my neighbors were. I was on the neurology floor and learned most patients were there for treatment of seizure disorders, strokes and brain tumors. I quickly realized that whatever pain and soreness I had I was probably one of the luckiest people there. My physical and occupational therapy would be short and limited and I was going home two days after my surgery. My prayers tonight are for my neighbors who are still on the Sixth floor of New York Hospital. Thank G'd I am home. 

21 comments:

Sharon said...

And I am so thankful to hear from you. Have thought about you so many times and wondered how everything had gone. Now comes the hard part. Be patient and do what the dr says!!!

Maple Lane said...

Thank you for this update and may God continue to be with you. What a blessing your dear friends are to check in with you and stay the night.

Nancy Claeys said...

So glad everything went well. Now on to healing! xoxo

Lynda said...

Praise God for what sounds like a successful surgery! Now we will pray for a rapid recovery without complications. Friends with food are a BIG blessing while regaining your health and strength.

Paula said...

I'm glad you are doing so well, and are being well cared for!

Betty Rubble said...

Welcome home! Thank God for friends!!!

Nellie said...

You have been in my thoughts all week, and I am happy to see this post! Sending wishes for a speedy recovery!

Chatty Crone said...

I am so thankful you are okay and that you are home. Praise God. sandie

Mevely317 said...

Hi Carol,

'Hope this finds you two discovering lots of reasons to laugh, in spite of the discomfort.

I was SO touched by your perspective re. those left behind on the 6th Floor. A reminder to pause and reflect.

Annmarie Pipa said...

wishing you a speedy recovery!!
welcome home. you are so blessed to have a good friend like Lonni.

Terra said...

Oh what a delight to be home, and I can see how meeting your neighbors in the hospital put your surgery into perspective. Take care and heal quickly, friend.

LDH said...

Sure happy to hear you are home and on the mend. Praying for a speedy recovery :)

Marie said...

Glad you are home safe and sound and that you have people around you to care for you. I am holding you aloft in my prayers for a speedy recovery! xxoo

Amrita said...

Praise God everything went well and you are back home with good friends to care for you. Wishing you a speedy recovery

Sheilagh said...

What an amazing lady you are!
So happy to hear you are home and as comfortable as you can be after major surgery. Wishing you a speedy recovery. Thanking God for good result, good friends and a very kind and caring heart that lives within you.


Sheilagh and Ralph xxx

Theresa said...

I am thankful to hear from you and happy that you are moving around! Have a blessed and healing kinda Sunday, HUGS! Praying for you!!!!

Grammy Staffy said...

I am so glad that you are doing as well as you are. I know it is not easy going through a surgery but thank Goodness you are back home. I am glad that your sweet friends are there to help you. You have been in my constant prayers. Take care good friend and know that many care about you and are praying for your fast recovery. Love, Lura

Ms Sparrow said...

Glad you're on the mend!

TARYTERRE said...

Thank God indeed. I wish you a speedy recovery, Buttercup. Don't overdo. Just take things nice and easy. You'll be in my prayers and thoughts. I lost your address or I would have sent a card. But I did email you??? Wondering how you were. Take care.

Country Dreaming said...

Happy day--sounds like you are on the roead to recovery!
Glad to hear this. Good to know that you are being well taken care of--no probs there.

Blessings and prayers for speedy recovery!

Melinda

Yan said...

Speedy recovery to you. Glad to know you are back home for good.