Monday, February 28, 2011

I'm home again....

I just want to thank you all for the prayers, and cards, and gifts you've sent as I walk(very slowly) this journey.
I am home, for the fourth time since December 19th. This last stay in the hospital was a LONG one. I had a perforated bowel, and then an abscess.  The pain was brutal, and the recovery has been slow.
I have been home for a week now, and am finally off the IV's. A nurse came everyday to help us hook up the lipids, and nutrients that kept me going.  The central line was taken out three days ago.
I am eating little by little...things taste "off" because of the drugs I'm taking...but at least yogurt, scrambled eggs, and soup are better than chewing ice chips for the past three weeks!!
If the Crohn's Disease flares again, I'll have to have some major surgery...we are hoping this last episode will be the end of this whole thing.
It's been slow....but I am hoping God will keep me strong, and faithful.
Thank you all again, for the comments and prayers.
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE you guys!!!!!


  1. Debbie, I am so sorry you are going through so much. How kind of you to let us know how you are..and the prayers are still coming. Hopefully as the weather gets better so will you!

  2. I am so glad that you are home, Laurie has been keeping me updated! You WILL get to Sanibel! :) I will be praying for you and that everything heals quickly. May you be blessed this week and get lots of rest.:)
    Hugs to you!

  3. I'm glad you're at home now! I'm sure it's much more comfortable there:) Big thoughts and prayers for you and hopefully you're on the road to recovery.

  4. Bless your heart! I will be praying for your continued recovery to full health. JenT

  5. Welcome home dear Debbie. I hope and pray you are on the upswing now...Big hugs to you. XO

  6. I've been thinking about you and praying. Will pray even harder...want you to avoid major surgery! (but oh... thank God it can be done in our times should you need it)!! So good that you are at home again... nothing better for the body and the spirits than to be in your own space.
    Many many prayers and happy thoughts being sent your way, dear Debbie!
    Blessings for a quick recovery!

  7. (I think my message to you was lost in blog land...)
    Many many many prayers sent your way for a quick and full recovery!!
    So good that you are back at home - nothing better for the spirit and body than to be in your own space!
    Blessings for health dear Debbie!
    Ann :)

  8. Oh dear Debbie,
    I'm so sorry that you've been going through so much. I do hope you are on your way to recovery now and that the Crohn's will not flare again. I'll be keeping you in my prayers.

    Hugs and blessings,

  9. So glad you're home, my thoughts are with you:@)

  10. Oh Debbie! it's sounds like you've been through a terrible time. I'm so sorry but so happy to hear that you are home and things are getting better. Praying for you sweet friend!
    big hugs,

  11. Debbie- I am sooo happy that you are finally home and feeling better. Glad that you are rid of the feeding tube~ what a bummer. Now..STAY WELL because you have to make that wonderful trip with Laurie and Roger to least they aren't packing you in the car with them...she tried to borrow my sister-in-law's Smart Car..but I told her that was a dumb idea!;>) need to be well enough for a "visit" here (or there) this summer. Hugs-Diana

  12. I am so glad that you are home. I am sorry that you have been having to go through so much. I pray that your recovery will go smooth now and that the hard part is over. You are in my thoughts.

    Lee Laurie

  13. I am so happy for you that you are home, I know that now is the time for healing soon you will be out gardening your flowers! I'll keep on praying for you Deb!!!


  14. Debbie, gentle hugs to you sweetie! I am so happy you are home now :)!

  15. Hi Debbie,
    I'm so glad that you are home and feeling better.
    My son suffers with crohns disease, so I know a little bit about what you are going through.

    I'll keep you in my prayers.


  16. So happy to hear that you are home. Still keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

  17. Hugs and blessings and prayers to you my friend.

  18. Glad to hear you are home again. I hope you get your appetite back soon and gain some energy. Hugs to you Debbie!

  19. So thankful you are home!! Hoping you start feeling better soon. Prayers coming for you!!!!

  20. Welcome home Debbie...hoping that it will all get better for you.


  21. Welcome Home Debbie!! Sending warm thoughts and keeping you in my prayers that you will feel better every day!

    Home recuperating myself I am thankful for this big wonderful blogworld which helps keep me positive and well entertained!

  22. Dear debbie I've been thinking and praying for you daily. Tete has kept me informed and I'm glad she's helping you. I hope this all will be over for you soon!

  23. Hi Debbie I'm glad you're home now. Hope you get to feeling better real soon. Now that you are eating you should start to feel your strength coming back.
    As always, I'm keeping you in my prayers,

  24. Hey sweet sis! I'm so glad to see you back in blogland! I know that everyone's been missing you ~ as you can evidently tell. lol! You WILL get better. You WILL meet us on Sanibel. You WILL NOT have any sort of relapse. How's THAT for a positive mantra? lol! Oh....and don't believe that crazy Diana. Hubby and I wouldn't be able to stand each other after spending 24 hours in a Smart Car together!!!! A Jetta's going to be bad enough! lol!

    Good to "see" you back here, sweets! ♥

    xoxo laurie

  25. I'm so glad you are back home. I've been watching for you, I didn't know what happened other than you were back in the hospital again. I'm so sorry you had to go through all of that and I am keeping you in my thoughts. Taking in some real food ought to make you feel better quickly. Thank you for posting!
    xoxo Faye

  26. Hi Debbie,
    So glad that you are home, and so good to see you here! I am sorry for all that you have had to endure, and am keeping you in my prayers. Things are crazy here, too. So I have not been blogging and I really miss it!

  27. Hi Debbie,
    So glad you are getting well slowly but surely.
    You are still in my thoughts daily and so happy to see you are at home without the feeding tube.
    Take care of yourself, I missed ya!
    Suzann ~xoxo~

  28. It's so good to see you are back. Hopefully now you'll be on your way to feeling much better. My thoughts and prayers are with you!

  29. Hello Dear Friend, I am at my daughter's tonight Bubbie Sitting, so able to check in, Tete has tried to keep me as posted (thru mail) on all the troubles, My Computer has been down Forever (2 months or so) .... Just Know I have You in My Prayers Each & Every Day! Love the New Hair Do, You Look Adorable~ Such a Smile on your Beautiful face, You can see the Strength & Faith You have~ I will check in again soon ~ Lots of Love & Hugs to You and above All, Lifting You In Prayer xox