Hi to all! Nothing can bring me down today because today I was discharged from the hospital!!!! I said, through tears on Sunday, that I will be leaving Tuesday and God's will made it so! Had an interesting time getting the catheter out of my jugular. It’s been in so long that scar tissue formed around it. Took quite a bit of force but the doc numbed me up pretty well and with a firm tug and some snipping it popped out. 😳🤢 We got packed up and said our goodbyes. My favorite moment today was when David and I walked in to the apartment we have rented for a few months and he dropped the bags and gave me a big kiss! Our first kiss in 29 days! I am thankful. I am blessed.
Be thankful, for all that you have and don’t have. For all that you can and can’t do. I am soaking in my 2nd chance and I am grateful. To be free to go to another room or even to the bathroom without help or dragging my IV pole? To get food (food with taste) without calling someone, asking and then waiting...waiting? To be able to SLEEP through the night without giving blood or taking medication every 2 hours? What will I do with this luxurious life? ENJOY EVERY SECOND OF IT. Even the mundane. I cried tears of joy when they told me I could go. I was there way past what the doctors anticipated. But everyone’s journey is different and I’d thank God every time I heard the code blue announcement for different rooms on different floors, which was every day and every night. Please pray for those still at Mayo hospital. Please pray for the nurses and staff (I kinda already told them you would 😉). As for Taylor, I heard he was discharged but still needs prayers to stay positive and continue to fight. This ain’t over! Still have a way to go before I can be reintroduced to the public (day +100). Thank you again for your comments, texts, messages, and prayers!
Pics are of the moment I found out I was going to be discharged, my jugular pic after the line was pulled, and me in my Borinqueneers gear. Night all!