Hey all :) I am super happy to be home! I woke up this morning at 5:30am with my migraine back, but luckily, I had my meds at the nurses station, and was able to take them. Thank goodness! I ate a few crackers, took the pill, and went back to sleep. I woke up what I thought was 7am. Since I didn’t have a watch, and there was no clock in the room, I decided to take a shower. When I was done and dressed and make up on, I trotted down to the nurses station to get my hair dryer, and saw that it was 7:15am. I guess I got up a bit before 7am, but not much. It works for me. Hehe.
I didn’t want to wake up my roommate, Antonia, so I blow dried my hair in my bathroom, without a mirror. It looked ok, I think. Ha! When I was done, I went out and chatted with a new guy, Kevin , for a while. Hes from Ruidoso. Seemed like a nice guy. I know that when I first got there, the people were very nice and kind and made sure that I was included, so I wanted to do the same for him. Because it’s the right and nice thing to do.
We went to breakfast at 8:15am, and I actually got seconds. My friends were all proud. I had double portion of eggs, with sugar free syrup on it. Mmmm, tasty. Hehe. I may have to start eating my eggs that way.
After breakfast, we all sat around and chatted for a while. Mara and I looked at the sale ads, and I missed Savers… I’m not a mall girl, by any means… hehe. They did have some cute things, though.
I read in my book, The Mockingjay (Hunger Games trilogy, #3) for a few minutes, and soon it was time to go to 1oam group. I knew I was getting discharged today, but just didn’t know when. Whenever the doctor came to make his rounds, he’d see me, then sign the discharge papers. They were all ready to go.
Group was good. We talked about relationship styles, and how we look at life. It was good to recognize which category I fell into, so I could see my strengths and weaknesses and work with them, not against them.
About 15 minutes before the end of group, the Tech came to get me to see the doctor. Woohoo! He made sure that I was doing good, gave me the prescription for my meds, signed the papers, and I went to pack my stuff. I was going home!
Captain America was in the lobby waiting for me, and I packed my suitcase, left my contact info with my friends, and headed out. It was SOOO good to see him. I was so happy! We stopped at the drive up Walgreens window for my prescription, and headed home. The house was mostly clean, Captain America had gotten me a potted flowering plant for the living room, and there were even some groceries in the house. It was PERFECT!
The kids were home within 30 minutes from church, and we had lunch and hung out. I was SO excited to see them, and I think they were excited to see me too. Hilary came by to say hi, and chatted for about 20 minutes, then headed home. She’s been a huge help to me and my family while I was gone. Thanks, girl!
Captain America and I had made bagel sandwiches for the kids before they got home, and started on making Jimmy a birthday cake. We finished that up, and put it in the oven to bake. We watched a Sunday movie, Testaments, then assembled the cake.
At around 2:30pm, we had Jimmy’s family birthday party. 2 layer carrot cake with cream cheese frosting. Mmmm, it looked SOOOO yummy. We lit the candles, sang to him, gave him his presents, and ate the cake. I put ½ of it in the freezer for a later date, and dished the other ½ up. I even had a ½ of a slice. I meant to eat the whole thing, but it was SO sweet. Still, it was good! And the first real sugar I’ve had in a long time. I don’t think anyone finished all of their cake. So no there’s left over cake on the counter. I figure kids can nibble on it for the rest of the day, and I’ll just throw the left overs away at bed time. I already have a whole ½ of the cake frozen, no need for more in the fridge, right?
We’d thought about putting in a movie to watch and nap on the couch, but I’m tired of the TV. It was on the whole time at the hospital, and pretty noisy. I would like some nice, peaceful music. I wonder if I have any….
It’s now after 3pm, and I’m taking some time to journal. I found it very helpful in the hospital, and its something I want to continue. Not only journaling my blog, but journaling some feelings and thoughts and such also.
But I did want to tell everyone thank you for understanding what I went through. I have not yet been online. I decided to take a break until Monday. I didn’t even turn my phone on on Sunday. Or check emails or anything. I wanted to just spend the day with my family and get back into life slowly. So, tomorrow, I’ll go check the blog and see my email and such. I heard that people left such sweet notes and such. Many thanks in advance! It’s nice to know that so many of you care. BIG HUGS!!!