On May 5th, 2010 our life was redefined when we discovered that I have a tumor
growing in the spinal cord of my neck.

The purpose of this blog to keep an updated record of our "Life Redefined" and give you the details you might be wondering about (surgery, recovery and other random daily stuff, etc...)

For our friends and our family members who want to be kept updated this is the easiest way for us to do it. It's also good therapy for me to write it down!

We still want you to call or visit if you feel like it - we find so much strength from you. All of your words and encouraging thoughts and prayers are a great blessing for us!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Last Post from the HOSPITAL! WOO HOO!

HOW FUN!  It's my last night here in Salt Lake and I will be going home with Levi and Brian tomorrow!  I am so excited that I feel kind of giddy!  I am excited to have nice carpet under my bed and to look up and see a normal ceiling (not a business office-like ceiling)!  I am a little bit nervous about the adjustment but I'm ready for it!  It's just time to move on to our "new normal" and continue to get Mommy better!

Here's a picture of us Video Skyping!  You can see Emily and I giving each other our goodnight hugs!
A visit from our friends and neighbors Matt & Carol!
Occupational Therapy!  Practicing getting in and out of the bathtub.  It really was very challenging and once I was in I wanted to just relax!
A visit from Uncle Rick from St. George!  Yeay!
My baby's are back!  Brian and Levi came into town to pick me up!  Levi has grown SO MUCH!  Since I have been in the hospital he has grown is 1st 2 teeth (today I found is 3rd had broke through!), he's learned to sit up, roll over and he just looks so much bigger!  It was SO FUN to see him today!
My last therapy session with Stephanie (OT) and Rob (PT!)
You guys have been wonderful and made all of the difference in the world!  As much as I don't want to stay another minute in the hospital...I will still miss many of you!
A Visit from my cousin Alisha and her family!  So glad you stopped by!  Happy camping!
(Yes!  They're all hers and they are all adorable!)

A visit from my long lost Darci!  We were "floormates" our 1st year of college!  Love you Darc and it was SO GREAT to see you!


Larsen said...

Can't wait for you to arrive here at home!

Amber said...

Hello, new reader here! I am SO very inspired by your attitude and the way you are handling these challenges. The world would be a much better place if everyone tackled difficult things like you are! I look forward to watching your speedy recovery continue!

Gentle hugs from Alaska!