Saturday, November 27, 2010

Heading North on Sunday

My counts are back. As it stands right now, I am heading home on Sunday. They have removed me from all of my pain meds and all IV feeding. My “task” for today is to eat 1,000 calories. I never thought that would be tough to do. It is though when you have only been getting like 500 to stay down. I am getting there though.

They took out 1 of my Hickman lines yesterday. This is the tube in my chest. I had no idea they were going to do that yesterday. I was not prepared at all. No pain mends or nothing. I was yelling through the whole procedure. Finally, they had to stop and dope me up. (I think because I was scaring other patients.)

Ben and Jen have the kids and the Cooks my Mom and Tammy are cleaning the house getting ready for my arrival. House must be bacteria free top to bottom.

They had told us we would be down here 4 – 6 weeks. We are outa here in 3 weeks and 2 days baby!!! See ya later Bean town.


Arlene said...

OMG!!! You are truly amazing. Keep up the fight - sending our love - Auntie Lene & John

Anonymous said...

Your house will be ready for you!!! and just so you know Stacey and Tammy's girls cleaned today too! the more the merrier. :)
Love ya

Nitsirk said...

Fantastic news! You are a strong person for sure. It will be so nice for you to get back home with your family. Congrats!

Erin said...

YAHOOOOO!! You are a brut! I am so veryyyyyy happy for you and your family. May the healing phase begin! Hugs to you guys!

Kevin said...

I told you you would kick this issue in the butt. In a year I will be seeing you at a race as you smoke me. Keep
fighting the good fight.


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Jenn Roark said...

This is just what I was hoping to see on here tonight. I was checking in for an update, hoping for great news and there it is...good for you Chad. Such wonderful news. So happy you are going home early. Best of luck with everything. XO

Anonymous said...

So happy to hear you are homebound!!!!

mollie said...

PS, that was me

sonya said...

this is such great news...i can hardly stand it!!!!
makes me soooo happy. your family deserves this!
cheers and hugs!

Anonymous said...

Hooray! Go Chad Go!

love ya cuz

Anonymous said...

Great news Chad! I am so excited for you and the rest of the family to be together again. Praying for smooth sailing from here on....Donna B