Hi you all. Tomorrow will be a week since John and I got back from the hospital.
Wow. Now that we have had a little time to settle in, John and I are realizing how grateful we really are.
The home healthcare nurse came this morning. She told John how sick he really had been while in the hospital. Truth is he almost died. But we are not focusing on that now. We are focusing on the fact that John is alive!
John is helping me write this right now. He says "I am grateful to be alive. I am grateful for Krissy. I am grateful to the doctors, and of course I am grateful to God." I think it is neat that with all the complications he has had he is not bitter, and is not asking, "why me?". He has never asked that. He has been in the hospital or day hospital for about six months out of the past eight months, and has never complained that it is not fair.
We don't take the little things for granted. We are so excited to be home. The other day we were outside, and John remarked how good and how warm the sun felt on his skin. When he was in the hospital for a month, he never felt the sunlight. He never was even able to make it to the lobby until the end of his stay. We also enjoyed the fall colors on the trees this week. I enjoyed being outdoors. One morning this week I walked barefoot in the grass! It was great!
John has been enjoying the food at home! So have I! There is also nothing like being with Mr. Michael The Maine Coone Cat. He curled up last night and slept with his head on John's arm. I think he knows something is up with John, and that John's situation is still somewhat delicate.
John required blood on Weds. He still may need blood every two to five days. We have no idea for how long. But whatever happens, we will just take it one day at a time, and enjoy each day.
I hope you all are enjoying your days also, and looking for the bright side, even when life is hard. And I hope you all are enjoying and taking care of each other. For what else do we have, except for God and each other? And by the way, John and I thank you all for being here for us during our horrible ordeal. We wouldn't have been able to make it without you. I don't know what else to say. Those of you who were here for us know what I am talking about. Your love and kindness has exceded any that I have experienced in my life. I shall never forget it. You all are the best.
Remember, keep your chin up and keep staying positive. Life is worth it!
Krissy :) with a little help from John! :)