Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Where did December go?

As I promised, I'm back with a little update to catch ya'll up to speed on what's up with Emily :).
December flew by, as I headed to Hawaii for 6 days (see this post). It was a fabulous trip!
6 days later (about the time I fell off the blog world) I headed to the hospital at USC for a 'tune-up' in clearing out infection in my lungs and also to get sinus surgery for the first time ever...Thus, the reality of CF caught up with me and though I felt great in Hawaii, I couldn't avoid the need for some IV meds and clearing the infection festering in my lungs. Both the tune-up and surgery went extremely well and though I endured 10 days of being admitted in the hospital (it was rough during the Christmas season), I was blessed by friends and family during that time. God provided many to help keep my spirits up :).
Here's a pic of a little Christmas party some friends threw in my hospital room:

I ended up being there 10 days when finally, by God's grace I was able to go home Christmas Eve, and though I was a little drugged up on pain medication from my surgery on the 22nd, it was a blessing to be home with my family for Christmas day. We had a great time (sorry no pics, I wasn't totally aware so no pics were taken)- good food, good family time and a long nap made my Christmas one of the most relaxing times ever.

It took 4 weeks or so for me to really start feeling well after IV's and surgery- the surgery recovery was more of a process than I had anticipated. I am NOW glad to have done it but during those first 2 weeks afterwards, man- it was rough...snot, blood, drainage, you name it (I won't get too graphic...and I didn't take pics knowing that it might gross you out). All that is to say, I had excellent care both from Docs, nursing staff and at home, nurse Mom and Dad. Thanks to God for providing all I needed and helping me recover well!


Sunday, January 25, 2009

1 Month Later...

Yes, that's right, for my few faithful blog readers (I hope I haven't scared you away with my lack of posting!), I'm back and on the blog with updates, a whole new year of sharing God's working in life, and a commitment to just being real and being who I am...a constant area of growth for me as I take life day by day.

With that said, though yes, I posted a month ago, so much has happened that I really look forward to sharing in the next few days now that I'm motivated to be back on this thing :). I've spent the last few weeks really in a place where I was introverted, having a hard time being public, if you will, about things going on- so I thank you, friends, for your continued support and love even if I've been absent.

More to come this week...but for now, on January 25th, I wish you all a Happy 2009. As I look ahead for me, I have no idea what God has in store which is both exiting and scary. I pray a new year of blessings will be for you all, and I look forward to seeing what God has in store.
Thanks for hanging in there and checking in to my blog!