Thursday, August 22, 2013

Going home day!!!

The highlights so far (and its only 10:30):

  • Finally slept more than 1 hour
  • Had a sitting down shower - best feeling in the world. I am reborn!!!!!
  • Finally have a hospital card (moved from sticker to card status, yeah!)
  • Walked to the window and back again
  • Saw a kidney stone! (It was the woman in the next bed over's stone) 
  • Got the all clear from the Dr to go home today :)

I have to say these last few days have been an experience.  It is amazing just how life is different when you are hospitalized for any reason - be it prostate cancer, kidney stones or a kidney tumor (which is what's going on in my room).  We have all shared our experience and get so excited by the most mundane things that you take for granted, for example: walking to the bathroom all by yourself, showering, eating a sandwich, getting out of bed yourself with a little less pain than yesterday etc. These things you do on a daily basis have turned into huge accomplishments!  

Today is better than yesterday and tomorrow will be better than today.

It will be weird to walk through my front door with 1 kidney and a few battle / robot scars but, in more ways than one, I'm coming back a lot healthier and stronger.

Onwards and upwards, with a whole load of love and laughter in between. It still freaking hurts to laugh but I do it anyway :)

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