Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Home again, Home again



Yesterday morning they woke me up to tell me my WBC was 9600 and I was good to get my catheter and infusion port out. Waited, waited and waited but they finally got started around 10:30. The port took about an hour and half to get out, all under local and the catheter took about 45 mins. By the time I got back to my room I had missed my ride. My friend Eric had to pick me up by noon in order to get back in time for work. SO, Keith and Cathy after a hard day at work drive up around 7:00 and picked me up. It was so emotional for me to just get out of that place Knowing I was done!

I know for sure that Christ was with me throughout this entire process. Even to the point I was getting in Keith's car. It was like He was telling me "All is well" So comforting. We got back to Keith's and it was good to see the kids. Didn't stay up too late as we were heading out around 9:00 am.

That evening prior to bed I found out that my Mother put my cat of some 13 years to sleep. Why she couldn't wait for me and allowed me to no this is beyond me. She took the cat why the kids were in school and they nor I got to say our goodbyes. It was really sad and hard to get to sleep. It's not like he was going to die in the next month but he was going down hill. I would have done things differently for the sake of the kids. We are planning a little memorial service for him and put up a stone with his name on it. Sorry Boomer, you will be missed.

Got up this morning and took off to meet my sister and Mom halfway. The ride home was pretty uneventful except for my sore bottom. So, getting comfortable was a challenge. Pulled in the drive about 3:00 and it was NICE to be home. The kids came over around 3:45 and we all hugged and sobbed like babies. I missed the kids so much. I was so homesick, it was making me sick.

Tired, tired, tired. I had to take a nap to recover from the 6 hour drive. Got a little sick at my stomach searching for WATER that had a good taste to it. Could not eat much but Mom fixed me some noodles and butter. Kids have been great all night really helping me out as I still very weak and will be for sometime.

Anyway, I'm home, in my own bed, surrounded by love and it all feels great. I want to thank all that have been praying for me as I have felt all the comforting prayers. I have to go to my local cancer center tomorrow for some blood work. Other than that, I will try to post with any new news. Alan

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm sooooo sorry to hear about Boomer. I wish your Mom had waited. GLAD YOU ARE HOME!!! Let me know if you need anything.

Kathy

Anonymous said...

Alan -

It is great to hear that you are home. Get as much rest as you can. You can get to everything else in due time.

Mark

Anonymous said...

So glad your home brother and I am sure things will be getting so much better in the weeks to come. I too am sorry about boomer, but he was sick and the doctors said CLEAN CLEAN house and no animals to come home to and you did tell Mom he needed to be put down. She after all has worried to death about you, tried to take care of the house while you were away, along with taking care of the kids. This has taken it's tole on her as well and she was only doing what she thought was best for YOUR health, as we all were. Family most of the time never gets to hear about all things they have done to try to help along your recovery, only the negative things that sometimes have to be done. We, your Mom and your sister do love you, and hope this ordeal will soon be over for good, and you get back to your old healthy self again.
sis

Anonymous said...

Welcome home Alan! Let me know if I can help you.

MB

Angela Kyle said...

I am thinking your mom had yours and your kids best interests at heart, probably trying to save you all the grief of the goodbyes, even though it still hurts and you wished you had of said goodbye, I bet she was really trying to be helpful. So glad your home and, rest, and give your mom a big hug she sounds great making you food you like to eat and taking care of all while you are away !!!!!

Anonymous said...

I am sorry to hear about your cat being put down without your knowledge. I can imagine that only added to your emotional state. I guess people have your best interest at heart, but I am sure you would have appreciated it if you were told of what they were planning to do to your cat and got your permission and your blessing. That way you could prepare your children and maybe it wouldn't have caused as much hurt as it did. I am glad you are home now, with your children. Concentrate on yourself and don't worry about everyone else. The adults can take care of themselves...just love your children and yourself! God Bless You!

Heather Z said...

Alan,

I am happy to hear you made it home. Please rest and stay off your feet until you get your strength back.

You have been through a lot and have done a great job. Keep it up.

Heather Z.

Anonymous said...

Alan,

Glad you made it back okay. I hear the weather is in the upper 70's there! Nice!
I hope you are resting and taking good care of yourself.
I am sure everyone is so happy to have you home again.
Cathy

Angela Kyle said...

hope all is well today, and you just had no time to post. Rest is what you need, your family and good cooking will help also.

Blessings

Heather Z said...

Alan,

I hope you are feeling well and are safe at home. We haven't heard from you in awhile!

Heather

Anonymous said...

Alan,
Checking in. Eric nad I were both heartsick that we could not be put to use to get you home. It felt so meant to be but I guess we must be made to be used another way. Glad it all worked out and that you are HOME!!
Hope that that is working its own special good medicine. That and your wonderful family.
Lisa

Anonymous said...

Alan,

I am so very pleased to see that you are home! Continue to rest and I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers! Sorry about your cat, we are also struggling with what to do with our 13 year old dog. Your health is by far the most important thing right now!

Lots of Hugs!
Misty