Archive for August 9th, 2009

Back home today

This will be a short post, before I go to bed for the night.  I was released from Good Samaritan this afternoon at about 2:00, after spending only 5 days in the hospital.

It is truly amazing what I have been through this week.  I will post more thoughts beginning tomorrow, but I grateful beyond words that Dr. Jensen heard this problem, and sent me to get it checked out.  When you fully understand the procedure, that I had done tuesday morning, It is had to comprehend that I walked out of the hospital under my own power at 2:00.

My medical team was remarkable!  Dr. Bibler was nothing short of the consumate professional, explaining everything every step of they way.  And to all the nurses from the morning I checked in, through today, were so helpful, and made it possible for me get out as fast as I did.

I am thankful beyond words for all the prayers, comments to this blogsite, and especially to my kids for keeping everyone informed.  I have had many visitors, which I cannot express properly how much it meant to me for them to come by and see me. A special thanks to Susan Barta for talking care of the needs of my customers that really couldn’t wait.  Susan, I really proud of how far you have come in the past year.

Last but not least Timothy Loewenstein, who looked after me like a business partner.  I trust Tim like a senior partner, even though we are not really business partners.  Tim has been helpful “above and beyond”, even though there was no “call of duty”.  Thank you my dear freind.

Finally, to my wife, Tracie who at my bedside every minute she could be, keeping me focused, and positive.  I LOVE YOU!

At Home!

Dad is at home, sitting in the recliner chair, watching TV. It is so nice to have him home and I am sure it feels good to be home. I went up to visit him this morning and the talk was still that he may be able to go home. Before I left to go to work the Doctor came in to undress his incision and take one last look. Before he left the room he said he was finishing up his paperwork. Mom said he was home around 2:30pm. Mom went to fill his perscriptions and we had to organize his pill boxes, one marked AM, one marked PM. For about 2 weeks he will be on some other meds besides his Coumadin.

Grandpa brought Dad a shower chair to help him out in the bathroom. It is actually pretty handy. Half of the chair sits outside the tub shower, he can sit on the edge of it, swing his legs around and over the edge of the tub. It is really handy. Taking a shower kind of exhausts dad, but feels refreshing.

Dad said he is going to try and post soon, possibly tonight, although we want him to stay away from the computer since he is always on it! No work Dad! Keep in touch, ask dad any questions about his surgery. He is sure used to it by know. Love you all.

-Lauren