Saturday, October 18, 2008

Broke Out!

Hey everyone- I am home, yaaaa! I convinced the doctor today that there was no reason for me to stay over night. Which is true, I wasn't fibbing! So I got home around 5pm today. It is so nice to be home. I am getting ready for bed so I will write more later. I just wanted to let you all know that I broke out of the clink, hehe. Tonight, for one time only we are having a slumber party in our room. Ella gets to sleep in our bed with us since I have been gone so long we thought she might like that. We will see how it goes, yikes. We may regret this decision but I am just so happy to be with her that I think it will be fine. As long as there are no swift kicks to the abdomen! Anyway, good night all! Sleep well. Thank you for ALL your love, support, messages, visits, decorations, goodies, cleaning, staying with me...EVERYTHING you have all done for me to get me through this unexpected ordeal. I still have a bit of recovering to do but nothing I can't handle. I will drift off to sleep thanking God for you all and for this day and everyday and for all I am blessed with. Mostly thanking him for all of you, you truly amaze me! Good night friends! Enjoy your very comfortable, non aerating bed without railings (unless you are a young child). Love, shawndra

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dear Sweet Shawndra,
SO GLAD YOU'RE HOME! Now let your friends and neighbors spoil you, OK? We've all missed you!!! You are amazing and an inspiration to us all!
Hope you have a fun slumber party tonight!
:)Shelley

Angie said...

Yeah for slumber parties!! So glad you broke out!!! Get some rest and call if you need anything! Ang

Andrea said...

Don't forget that your family is here for you too!! We love to be called upon to help in any way. Had fun spending the night last night - bedrails and all! Ha! Enjoy the cozyness of your own bed and the warmth of Doug and Ella surrounding you tonight! Glad you are home! Love you!

Michelle said...

Shawndra,

I'm so very glad to hear you are home and getting ready for a night of sleep next to your sweet Ella! I hope and pray you continue to recover quickly at home. I wish there was more I could offer you than just my prayers, though! Know that you are in my thoughts always!

Michelle

nancygrayce said...

Glad you're home! Still praying!

Anonymous said...

So glad you are home! You always rest better at home and will heal better there too! Take care! We are praying for you and your family! Enjoy the sleepover.

The McRaes

Astraea said...

YEAH for your own bed!!! Enjoy a "restful" night with Ella! When we have a slumber party, I put a pillow between myself and whoever is sleeping by me. It really helps protect me against the crazy little bodies!

Naomi in GA said...

Im so happy you are HOME & broke outta the hospital ; ) call me when your up to it...
I really want to be more involved in helpin in anyway I can fundraising getting awareness out there ect..you are my inspiration in my health battle as well...
Somewhere you are hiding angel wings as you are such a inspiration to all of us as well
**hugs** enjoy your time at home w/your hubby and Ella
You sister in email Naomi

kelley said...

Broke out of the Big House huh? Just in time for a beautiful Sunday! Enjoy it as I am sure the nasty cold weather will be here before we know it....YUCK! I am a summer kinda gal.
Hope your slumber party was a success. It is a challenge to sleep with a little person, and i usually end up not getting much sleep. But enjoy it, they grow too fast.

bahama mama said...

WELCOME HOME! I hope you are doing well on oral pain meds and feeling good. The slumber party was a great idea...I just hope you were able to sleep well and without kicks!
Enjoy the rest of the weekend and all of the hugs and kisses you can get from your sweet girl.

Love, d

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad that you are home, Shawdra. It's really true that there's no place like home! You're always in my prayers!

Laurie B. said...

You brought a smile to my face tonight. You are so happy and up even in the midst of what you are facing. You amaze me!!


Praying for a speedy recovery and a long, cancer-free life.

Leisa said...

Shawndra, I'm glad to hear you got back home. I hope you were able to enjoy the beautiful day we had today. And I hope sleeping with Ella last night went well. God bless! Leisa

Anonymous said...

Shawndra,
I can't think of a better way to welcome yourself home than your slumber party! I'm sure Ella missed her mommy as much as you missed her. So glad to hear you are back home!
- Kim

Anonymous said...

PRAISE THE LORD.....U BUSTED OUT AND ARE HOME WITH YOUR DEAR FAM, RESTING IN YOUR OWN BED....I CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR ALL OF U....MAY YOUR MONDAY BE FULL OF HEALING AND RECOVERY....ONE STEP AT A TIME....WITH CHRISTIAN LOVE AND FRIENDSHIP, YOUR ANGEL OF PRAYER IN KC, MO JEN MILLER:)

Vickie Kruse said...

YEAH, so glad to hear you blew that joint!! I checked on u yesterday through your blog & wrote a long inspirational note & when I hit SEND, my service went down. I lost it. I was so aggravated! :) SO, when I got to work today, this was the first thing I did!
Have a great day & know you have been prayed for & thought of this weekend by your new biggest fan!! Continued prayers for a speedy recovery & for continued mental strength and the ability to rid yourself of the self conscious feelings you have about the ileostomy - it's just a thing - you're out of the hospital & your better. THAT'S what matters. Keep up the great work & have a BEAUTIFUL MONDAY!! :) Vickie Kruse

Lisa said...

What? You didn't like the bed that probably cost about $10,000 or more? lol. So glad to hear you are out!! Hope you enjoyed your slumber party. Those pictures of Ella and the video were just super precious :-) Go get a pedicure and enjoy this awesome fall weather!!

Anonymous said...

Three cheers for busting out of the joint!!!!

I bet Ella's always beautiful smile was off the charts all night - the slumber party must have been such a treat for her.

Cheering and praying for you,

jg in ca

Jess in Nebraska said...

Shawndra -
I hope you are doing well. We are praying for you girl. YOU WILL BEAT THIS! YOU ARE AMAZING!!!!!!!!!
Jess in Nebraska

Anonymous said...

YES! Your home! Rest and take care and let others help you! You are in my prayers. Sue

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Anonymous said...

Shawndra---glad you're home. Keeping tabs on you girl--hope you recover quickly! Jill Rilinger

Cathy said...

YES! Sounds like u r moving right along with recovery.

I went for my checkup with Dr. Loggie in Omaha a couple of weeks ago, all is well for now! Good Luck on your visit next month.

Cathy in AR