Saturday, January 07, 2006

Back in Business

Hello loyal blog readers!

I'd like to take a moment to welcome myself back to the blogging world, seeing how it's been over a month since I myself updated.

First I need to say thank you to all of you for your caring, prayers, gifts, and cards. This has been 7 long frustrating months hopefully culminating in the last month, and I wouldn't have made it through without you. Well maybe I would have, but I wouldn't be on speaking terms with God probably. As I was in the ER the Wednesday before last, I was in terrible pain and the procedures they were doing on me were making it worse and I remember just crying and crying and asking why God wouldn't help me. But that wasn't true, wasn't fair. Just spoken out of pain. But God was, has, and is helping me-- through all of you. Thank you so much for being the lights of God in my life when I couldn't see it elsewhere.

This last hospitalization wasn't so bad. I had nice nurses (which truly makes all the difference). I was on some good painkillers (yay morphine and demorol!), which is always great. I left the hospital weaker than when I went in, but overall alright. I have an ear infection, which is a pain, but definitely not worse than anything else I've experienced. Healing from my surgery is going well. My incision is almost nearly healed. I don't think it's been mentioned that I have a feeding tube now. At night for 15 hours I am fed through a feeding pump, which ends up being about 1800 calories a day. Then during the day I eat what I can to supplement that. My doctor wants me to gain 30 pounds by March on this plan. I really hope I can. I gained some weight in the hospital over the past week, so I'm up to 100 pounds. Pretty good since I was in the 80s last week.

I don't want to bore you with details, so I'll wrap up. I love and appreciate you all more than you know.

17 comments:

jettybetty said...

So glad to hear from YOU!! =-)
YAYAY!!!
You are in our prayers!!

Mark and Kelly said...

Yay! It's great to hear from you. You sound really upbeat! We thought about you and prayed for you a lot in the last two weeks. Thanks for keeping us updated on how you're doing.

Judith said...

It gave me great joy to announce at Taga church this morning that you had been released from the hospital. We are all still praying for you and missing you!
Love, Judith

Aaron and Izumi said...

We are so happy!! It sounds like you are doing better and better. We are praying for you. We love you!!

Anonymous said...

Excellent - so glad to check your blog today and see your very own update!
-Dr. P

Rebekah Taylor said...

All right, now that you're getting better, keep that road trip this summer in mind! Misty and I are going to hold you to it. =) I'm so glad you're feeling better. Love you!

friend said...

I am glad your voice is back - scary how a heart can be touched by someone you have never met who is ill.

Anonymous said...

Welcome back! I'm praying your food is scrumptious and your weight comes back for good!

Love,
Adrienne

crittermer said...

Welcome back, Ann!

Anonymous said...

Ann,

We are so happy to hear that you are doing better. All our love and prayers are with you daily!

Lisa Swink & Ashley Thomas

Ashley Thomas said...

Hey girl glad to hear you are doing better. I have been keeping you in my prayers and hopefully you can have company sometime soon so I can come up there and see you. Hang in there and get better soon.

Neener said...

As Homer would say, WHOO HOO!

It's good to hear from you buddy.

misty! said...

how wonderful!

Summer said...

Ann! Yay! So thrilled to see you're feeling better. Keep us posted when you can. I'm praying constantly.

Karen said...

Wonderful news, Ann! It's always wonderful to witness answered prayers.

Alina said...

yay! I'm so happy for you Ann....Everyone here will be relieved to hear that you're doing much better...

Anonymous said...

Yay! People around the world are rejoicing for you, Ann! God really does orchestrate the bigger picture, it's true! We love you so much and anticipate seeing what He will do through you for the kingdom.

Smile,

Cherry Renae