Judy Garland’s famous line, “There’s no place like home,” really is true. I have been home for 6 days. It’s so comforting, safe, and I am learning how to do things for myself. I am able to brush my teeth, wash my face, walk 10-12 minutes on my parents’ treadmill. Having my own pajamas and blankets are part of my home. Having my favorite foods (even though I have a small appetite) is such a luxury. My own shower is another luxury! I don’t have to share with anyone else, put plastic bags over my IV’s. It’s really comforting to be at home.
My mom & dad, as well as my brother & sister in law, have worked so hard hard to take care of my children, Chloe & Jack. The kids have such a special relationship with the grandparents. The kids look forward to seeing them first thing in the morning, bath time, and night time kisses.
I have a long way to recover…I am starting a 12 Cardiac Rehab program next Thursday to teach me to exercise with monitoring heart rate & BP; I will also have lots of lab work 2-3 times a week., and I have many bruises to heal. But the most important thing is that the open heart surgery was successful & I have a 2nd chance on life. Thank you God!! I will not waste it – want to live in light of the cross every day.