Saturday, January 22, 2011

Happiness is being home...

Hello everyone. I am home from the hospital...and that is a great feeling. I wish I could do a little more--I know I will improve, but right now it is all I can do to walk from my room to our family room. However, my family keeps cheering me on, like I'm running a marathon...mabye in my own little way, I am!

Wow--what can i say? You have all been so loyal and caring through our hospital experience. I can't thank you enough for waiting until late at night to read the latest posts from Spence. You not only read them, but commented so often on them--that means so much. Spence would keep me daily informed on what each person said, and that was so touching to me. Didn't Spence do great on the blog? He is so good at explaining things, and he always adds a little bit of his crazy humor. He is a good writer--now you'll have to put up with me again. :) It is time for Spence to go back to work, and not be full-time nurse and caregiver. Our daughter, Emily, is here from Utah, just till tomorrow. It is wonderful to have her here, and to be back home with Kelsey and Brady. I am so thankful to have my family around me--wish they all could be here, but I'm just glad for who can be here. Tomorrow Spence's sister, Nancy is coming to help for the week. I am so spoiled.

Thank you for your prayers also as we've gone through this. Spence was pretty positive in all his posts, but I definitely had my down and discouraged times. Knowing that so many people were praying that I could feel peace and comfort was a huge help. You are like a huge family to me--giving love, encouragement and support every step of the way. I will be writing more--but just wanted to say that I do not miss having my vitals taken eveery 4 hours, or being poked and prodded. I may move slow...but thank heavens i am HOME!! Love to all, Louise


  1. Louise, it's so great to hear directly from you! I mean, Spence was awesome and everything, but it's like a fresh breeze blowing to have you writing again. Take good care and don't push your luck by trying to do too much too fast. Just do your rehab & PT stuff like crazy and let everyone else do everything else for you - no kidding! See you soon!

  2. Oh Louise, it is so good to hear from you. You are amazing! I am pulling for you, even if it is from far away in Utah. I pray that you will recover quickly. You area very special! Take good care.


  3. Hey gal, bet you're smiling a lot now.......that your happy
    to see you posted yourself. Yes Spence did a GREAT job keeping all
    well informed, as good as a real doctor, so will call him Dr. Price from
    now on!
    Like I said a few days ago, I am a few minutes from your place, if I can
    do anything for you please do not hesitate to call me.

    Peggy (Chaz too)

  4. Oh, Louise, how wonderful to know that you are home and now on the mend. I wish I was closer to come and take care of you. We are here cheering you on!!
    Much love,
    Steve and Jacquie

  5. I hope you have had a wonderful weekend with Emily there. We were SOOO thrilled to have Kelsey in our cabin and Erin loved having her around. She is a delightful girl and gave such a strong and sincere testimony. What an example she is to all of us. I hope you find every day is a little better than the day before. I love you. I will call and see if you are up for visitors this week

  6. One more sign of your "normal" life's wonderful to hear from you first hand. I've been thinking about your mom and dad the last few days and how they MUST be cheering you on and feeling so proud of your courage and good humor through your hospital stay. If it's possible for those who are on the other side of the veil to check up on us here, and there's good evidence that they can, I know they are watching over you. Be good to yourself and PATIENT! Love you.

  7. Louise - so glad you are home and able to write again. Someday this journal will be like "gold" - it already has been to so many. For now - take care of yourself - and know we are grateful you are home and have your family there and coming to help you get completely better. You are amazing! and so is Spence. So happy for you and your family - but especially glad you are doing better. Love, Janet

  8. That is where you need to be.
    Isn't Nancy so nice to come out and help too? She went out and helped Shelby for a week when she had cancer too. I love the Price family. They are amazing. I love you and am so glad you are home. Tell me when I can help. :)

  9. You are so right, Happiness is being home! And we are all happy you are home with your wonderful family. Such wonderful care/love givers. We are continuing with prayers for you until you tell us to stop!
    Love, Becky

  10. Yay!!! There's nothing like your own bed, right? I'm glad that Emily was able to come for a few days, and I bet none of you want her to leave. Take it easy!

  11. So happy you are home Louise! Hope you had a good start to the week. Love, Suzy