I have a huge TEAM of different providers, nurses, medical assistants, OT, PT, counselors and many others working tirelessly to get me well enough to go home and continue to heal. Jason, the physical therapist I was able to work with was phenomenal. He radiates kindness, compassion, patience... and he loves his husky pupper so obviously we bonded over being dog lovers.
PT went really well today, I am learning more and more about tuning in to my body, knowing when to rest, setting realistic goals, etc. I managed not just a walk down the hallway but totally dominated the stairs too! Well, it is 4 steps with hand rails and it was a lot of effort. BUT. I did it. And lived to tell the tale. Keep those positive thoughts coming and keep the faith!
I have the most amazing woman from the lab that comes up suuuuuper early every morning and she is SO talented she once drew my blood without even waking me up! She is so soft spoken and kind and I feel a special bond with her!
Great Scott! What can possibly be said about this guy? He radiates patience and kindness with a side of sass. He always stayed calm, explained things thoroughly and made sure I understood everything. Cherry on top? Best sense of humor and he is a riot to be around. I don't think he'd ever admit it but I also have a suspicion he pulled a string or two to get me into that ICU room with a view!
By the Grace of God, I have had some really amazing caretakers during my stay here at UW! Jacob's kindness and calm spirit has been both comforting and healing. I don't know if it is in our future but I sure do hope he will be part of my care Team now and in the future!
DO YOU BELIEVE IN MIRACLES?
My fellow WARRIORS! Are you ready for your minds to be blown!? With the love, support, faith, brilliant minds, top notch medical care and the GRACE OF GOD, you are looking at a living, breathing miracle. Several days ago I was given weeks to live, no more than six months. And to plan on saying goodbye from UW because they would not be able to safely get me home to pass peacefully there. This morning a team of doctors came into my room and asked if I was ready to go home and continue my healing journey from the comfort of my own home, surrounded with the people I love.
Read that again. I'M GOING HOME TODAY!!!
Still a long road ahead. But this blessing is what we needed. I will give more details later but for now, excuse me while I pack my bags and make my way HOME!
Aaaaand..... I'm outta here!
My ride is here! Waiting for pharmacy, remove IV, final run down of discharge plans and I'll be on my way back home in Sequim. Couldn't be happier! Next step is getting strong enough at home to complete the necessary outpatient tests for double lung and liver transplant. Checking those boxes! Hallelujah!
Home Sweet Home.....
My amazing family worked their tooshies off today, making sure everything was ready for me to be home and focus on healing. My bedroom and bathroom have been decluttered, scrubbed, beautified, sanitized and filled with love. Now I get to drift off to sleep in my own home, in my very own bed, free from IVs, pulse ox machine, BP cuff, all the beeps, bells and whistles. Looking forward to a great night of sleep, I have so much to be thankful for.
Nighty Night from Team Missy HQ! Tomorrow is a new day and it is going to be beautiful!