Just thought I would send a note to say thank you so much for the cards, text messages and emails. It has all meant a lot to me but especially the prayers. I am amazed to tell you that while in the hospital and experiencing a high level of pain, I was unable to sleep for many hours. At one point, when I just asked God for strength to handle the pain, I literally could feel surrounded by prayers, or well wishes or something. I started a prayer and got no farther than 4 words into it and fell asleep for 4 hours. The pain was diminished when I woke. I have never been on the receiving end of prayers before where I needed help so much. As the hospital staff tried to figure out why I was in so much pain, I used this method of asking for strength multiple times and it worked every time! I just am amazed at how I was able to get through some very tough times and just wanted you all to know that I could feel the prayers and the well wishes and was surrounded by this feeling of peace and relief from the pain.
I am grateful to be home and am making progress bit by bit. Things have been rocky but I have some excellent medical staff helping me through it all. I had been unable to eat anything but light foods like jello and applesauce for 15 days prior to this infection going rogue. By the time I got home from the hospital, it was a major change to try to get my stomach to accept solid food. Finally, in the past few days, I have been able to keep real food down and start to feel normal again.
Things are still shaky but I am grateful for the small things…being able to take a shower, wear real clothes, visit with my family and sit on the porch in the sun for a few hours. Next stage is to get out and walk a bit and build up some strength. I am frustrated because I fall asleep multiple times during the day which does not help my sleep pattern at night but I am told that will get better soon.
I still have some barriers to get through and continue to ask you to keep me in your prayers for a bit longer. I am generally quite an independent person and it is frustrating to realize I still need support but I have learned from others that sometimes you just have to let others help. Your prayers are making the difference for me and I cannot tell you how important they have been in my recovery. Thank you all so much.
"A" WEEKEND IN JUNE 2020 CANCELED!!
Sympathy to Carrie Hiang on the loss of her husband.
Sympathy to Mary & Lillian on the loss of their sister, Cathern.
Synpathy to those who lost loved-ones to COVID 19.