9.14.2007

1000 Blessing's Friday & Friday's Feast

1000 BLESSING'S FRIDAY

81. Major blessing~ I AM HOME! :o)

82. They did have to poke me eight times to start the iv (which was painful), but once I was under they put in a central line. This was a blessing because they didn't have to poke me ever again to get blood at 4 in the morning! They could also administer pain shots through it as well.

83. I am going to be quite honest with y'all and tell you that this surgery was rough, rough, rough. The block didn't work so I woke up in excrutiating pain, my iron is still at a 7 so I am very weak (but at least it's a nice number~right Kimmy!), I wasn't given the pca pump at first so I suffered for 24 hours, I threw up, I didn't sleep for three days, I have no appetite, and my knee is trashed. BUT I am blessed because it is OVER and I am on the road to recovery!

84. All but one of my nurses and techs were wonderful. Maybe she was having a bad day. But all the other's were so caring and said that I was a good patient too because I didn't complain. I felt like I was pushing the call button all the time, but they said I was the quietest one there. Who ever knew me to be quiet?

85. My husband stayed with me the entire time. I am blessed beyond measure, I know!

86. The ride home was gor-ja-mus! It was the perfect temperature and the clouds were white and fluffy. The fresh air was such a nice change.

87. An hour after I got home my friend, Melissa, brought over chicken enchiladas and apple pie. She and her daughter stayed for a little visit which was wonderful!

88. I also had a stack of cards waiting for me to open. I am truly blessed with a loving church family.

89. I was greeted by a big old b*tt just a wagging! My precious baby couldn't wait for me to sit on the bed so she could give me as proper kiss. Wensley didn't leave our side the rest of the night.


90. This is a blessing for you...my next set of blessings won't be all about me and my surgeries!

I do appreciate all your thoughts and prayers. I still have a long way to go, I know that. I will be learning to walk again properly. I haven't bent my knees for a year and a half when I walk so this will be all new to me. I have also leaned on my crutches the entire time so I know my back is going to take a beating once I start standing tall again. I've told myself not to push getting off my crutches until I feel steady and balanced. I sure would hate to fall and break my new bionic-ness! God is good and has seen me through what will hopefully be my last surgery for quite awhile!

FRIDAY'S FEAST

Appetizer

When was the last time you visited a hospital?

Well, we all know I just got out of the hospital so I'll say the last time I visited someone was in June when my mother-in-law had her knee replaced. She is having her other one done in about a month.

Soup

On a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being highest, how ambitious are you?

Oh, there are so many things I would love to tackle. When all you do is sit it is easy to say that I would be a 10 because I can use the excuse that I can't physically do it yet. But a reality check will tell me that I am about a six. I like to put it all on paper, but when it comes to getting it all done I can check off a few things and then be done with it.

Salad

Make a sentence using the letters of a body part. (Example: (mouth) My other ukelele tings healthily.)

Amy never knew love everlasting. Ahhh, that's just sad.

Main Course

If you were to start a club, what would the subject matter be, and what would you name it?

I won't go with the obvious Donny Osmond fan club answer ;o) But how about The Ugly Friends Club. A small group of friends get together once a month at the chosen destination. Plan on spending the night gals! This is a good time to do whatever....if you have a burden, we're there to listen. If you have a praise, we're there to rejoice with you! If you need a shoulder, we'll have plenty to choose from. I call it The Ugly Friends Club because we're going to be seeing each other in all kinds of ways. from crying our hearts out to laughing so hard we snort! And we'll love each other anyway. :o)

Dessert

What color is the carpet/flooring in your home?

Most of it is light brown. In our bedroom it is a light shade of blue. The whole house needs new carpeting though. And I would like to tile the kitchen and bathrooms. Maybe Extreme Makeover people will come and do it for me, ya think?

14 comments:

Mel said...

Came over for the feast! I really enjoyed checking out your blog...it looks great although maybe because I am a huge blue and giraffe fan too. I am glad to hear that you are home from the hospital safe and sound and that you had gifts awaiting you. I hope you have a speedy recovery with as little pain as possible.
If you get a minute come on over and share my feast with me.

Christine said...

AMY,
It's good to have you back!
LOL! Yup, I should have guessed you'd organize a Donny Osmond fan club.

How are you doing?
Have a good weekend.
We're having a much better time with Marissa.
Miss you,
*HUGS*
Christine
www.arewethereyetmom.com

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

Oh my, I'm so sorry this surgery was rough, but I'm so glad it's behind you and you're home. Now, just concentrate on getting better and feeling stronger. Take care :)

Dianne said...

I'm glad your surgery is over and am eager to hear about your progress as you recover! You will feel like a new person! :-)

I gave you an award tonight, so go on over and get it!

Goofy Girl said...

Wow, suonds like it was a hard time in the hospital, but I am glad you are home safe and sound. I hope you have a good recovery from the this point on!

Donetta said...

Oh! Welcome home! I am so delighted you are home again! Oh how delighted! Rest, recover and just be ugly if you need too :) Ha! I love it I'm in your club and am surrounded with members I could introduce. I have held you in prayer and well I am just so glad your there with your own nest surrounding you. I missed you girl.

Talk..to..Grams said...

I just came over here from Donetta blog to say "Hello" and hope everything goes good from now on!! Take care of yourself and don't try to much at first!! Grams

Featured Sites said...

I'm so glad that's over for you and that you're back home. I can't even imagine the things you have to endure. I complain when I just have a cold. Now I know how lucky I am.

Hang in there!

Kailani
An Island Life

Michelle said...

I didn't have a chance to comment on your post below, but please know you were in my prayers during your surgery! I'm glad to hear you are home and on the road to recovery! Sorry this surgery was more rough than the last one, but it's finally over! You have such amazing strength and grace! Get well soon, and you're right -don't push yourself to get rid of the crutches until your body tells you it is time!

Joyce said...

I am glad you ar ehome, hope you are feeling better.

Denise said...

Welcome home precious one, please rest, and take care.

Kimmy said...

Oh, Amy! I was so glad to come to visit and find that you are now back home in Blogville! I'm so glad that your surgery went well (minus all the pokes and prods). I continue to pray that your body heals and that you will be back to "normal" as soon as possible. Take care. I've missed you.
((HUGS))
-Kimmy-

Sandy said...

Yipee, Yipee, you are home, and before you know it you will be up dancing the "I am Home" jig!!

Sorry to hear it was a rough one, I feel so bad for all you have to endure. I will continue to pray that you will have a GOOD recovery, the worst is over!!
May God continue to give you strength daily!!!
Sandy

Donetta said...

Thinking of you. :)
big hug!