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Trusting In The Process!

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge him, And he will make your paths straight.” (Proverbs 3:5-6)

A lot can change in a twenty four hour period of time, heck, it can change in a weeks’ time. Last Wednesday things looked dreadful, unlikely that things were getting any better and then yesterday after getting Solumedrol treatments for three days. Solumedrol is a high dose of steroids that can only be used in the veins that reduces swelling in bodies. I knew it was working, because my legs, arms, hands, and fingers were skinnier than they had been in years. I was hopeful it was working on the one spot in my body that it needed to work, my throat. Guess what it did work? The fact that I was talking through a cuffed trach was evidence enough that it was working. Today I am to see pictures of my throat that Dr. Hillel and Allen took yesterday to show me how much the inflammation has gone down.

Progress is being made. Right now, I am awaiting the arrival of Carri, a razor, soap, and Julia my fabulous nurse’s assistant changed my bedding and took out one of my IV’s out of my foot. I am basking in the joy of knowing that I am further ahead than I thought I was and now it is time to get to living and I can actually make some plans.

It is still a chore getting up and doing the daily routine of taking care of myself and taking a sponge bath in the hospital is not a fun thing to do. I do have to admit that when I am done I do feel so much better. I am not sure about what it is about the hospital air, but it makes my skin so dry. Julia, one of the nurses assistant gave me some thick lotion to try out on my skin that smells like olive oil.

And of course, I am looking forward to heading home where I can snuggle with my Nicholas, put some pajama’s on instead of the ICU nightgowns on and of course I am looking forward to Friday when some good friends of mine, Summer, Karen, and Sarah stop by and see me.

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