Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Going Home Again?

Day 79. Despite remaining side effects from the GVH, such as stubborn diarrhea and edema (my legs and feet look like tree trunks and the only shoes I will be able to wear on them is my Sorel boots with the liners out), there is a good probability of getting out of the hospital within the next week.

The doctors are switching IV meds to pill form for home use, I am attending several classes in home IV care, and the PT people have signed off on my ability to manoever in the home environment without going through the physical therapy classes at another hospital. I have lost a lot of muscle mass and will be using a walker and my cane, but I feel that at home, I will be more active and will recover faster. I have already climbed a full flight of stairs to show them I can live at home.

I hope I am out of the woods. The second hospital stay of eight weeks has been a tremendous ordeal, espescially when you're not expecting to go back in.

Again, I want to thank all those who have been sending best wishes, and to say that replies and thank you cards are still coming.


mk said...

GREAT news, Andy! Hope that this is the beginning of more good news to come. Keep fighting the good fight!

Anonymous said...

We are all so glad to see you (literally via photo) and to hear of your upcoming release! Being back in the comforts of your home and amongst those you love will help in your recovery. I just have to say, I think your new look puts you in as a close second to the Dali Lama with those sheets draped around you. I know it's not a look you were trying for, but I think it looks good - and I like the goatee!
Hope to see you soon back at home.
Deanna, Brian and boys

holtie said...

Hi Andy from Cid and Holtie,
Good to hear you are hopefully through with the worst of this incredible ordeal and going home again. Our thoughts and prayers have been with you through all of this.

Hang in there, we've missed you!

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Nancy Ford said...

Awesome photo! Were those hospital blankets fresh out of the blanket oven? Sending lots of good thoughts and energy to get you out of the hospital and back home!

Russ said...

Hi Andy:

Just came out of the BWCA and of course was thinking about some of our old trips while I was paddeling, etc..

Good to see your progress.

Hope to get down to the cities soon and look you up.