I’m home!

Yep! Got discharged about 9:45pm and we left shortly after that. Sleep finally found me on our drive home, but still exhausted. We all are. Got home not too long ago and I am ready to jump (not literally) into bed. My own bed. 🙂 I am feeling much better compared to how I entered the hospital/the last two weeks, but it will still take recovery time and getting used to the new stomach/digestive medicines and the steroids. Doctors are now aware of the problems I have been having and will keep in contact with me about how I am doing. My main doctor was out-of-town so he has yet to be notified about all this too.

Thank you for your prayers. The doctors there are so kind and want to help me feel the best and maintain the best I can as long as I can and I am thankful for that too; it is a huge blessing to me and my family.

And I just cannot thank God enough for my family. For all their love and care, texts of encouragement, and by replacing a short trip to see grandparents and cousins to hang out with me in the hospital. And those extended family members who understand the sacrifice they had to make to help me feel better as it was in part a sacrifice for you too, thank you for your love and prayers.

It is in moments like these that I do not understand why my problem had to come at a time like this, but trusting good has come out of it. Because God is good. And that is what I am going to think about as I fall asleep. I am going to trade my guilty weight of “bringing down the family and ruining the weekend” with thoughts of God’s goodness and grace.

Goodnight everyone.


Filed under Adjusting to NF2, Family Times, Hospital Trips

8 responses to “I’m home!

  1. So glad you are all home safely and can rest up now. Love you!

    • mel

      Thanks for all the prayers and encouragement Sheri. We also got a nice card from Bre. 🙂 I am still getting used to the balance of the medicines but feeling so much better! Hope you guys had a great New Year’s!

  2. Lois

    Love you, girl! It was great to see you today, even though it wasn’t where/when we had planned!

    • mel

      Yes! It was so good! I am still glad we got to see you all! 🙂 I hope the rest of your trip down went well. The balloons did not last long but thanks for the cheer! 😀

  3. Karen

    I’m relieved for you to be home now, and was so encouraging to read your Christmas letter and continue to pray for God’s peace and direction in your life. 2013 is in His hands and you are precious to Him and to those who know you Melinda! Hugs to you and your mom from me 🙂

    • mel

      Hello Karen! I am glad the card made it to you. I think of you often. I hope your holiday season was a good time. After last week, I am doing much better. Still trying to figure out the balance of everything but for the most part, feel back to normal (besides a little sinus infection/cough.) But can’t complain. I hope you have a great rest of your week. We also got your card. Thanks for all the encouragement!

  4. Megan

    So thankful you’re doing better after that long 2 days you endured in the hospital … Garrett and I have continued to always include you in our prayers! Love you sweet sis! XOXO:)

    • mel

      Thanks for praying! I am doing much better! I am so glad that we were able to stay here (as disappointing it was at first) but we also had fun here with other traveling family and rest, so I am glad for that.

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