Wednesday, April 26, 2006

We're home!

Poor Cliff suffered a setback Sunday, which wouldn't have been so bad except for the pain inflicted on him when they inserted a chest tube. 

From his first day in the hospital, he was often asked, "On a scale of 1 to 10, how would you rate this pain?"  He said he didn't know what pain was until that procedure was performed, and then he truly know "10".  He was pretty miserable the whole time the tube was in place, but immediately started feeling better when it was removed yesterday. 

He's worn out, but so happy to be home; and so am I. 

Thanks for all the good wishes and prayers.  I deleted all my mail because there was so much it was overwhelming, but will eventually read all the comments you kind folks left.

36 comments:

tc01hm said...

So happy! and good luck for complete recovery!
Tess

ksquester said...

Yep, those chest tubes are "bastards" all right. I am so glad for the both of you. As Dorothy said, "THERE'S NOPLACE LIKE HOME"   Love to the both of you and your family.   Anne

amy122389 said...

eek...I had to get a chest tube, too.  It was less than fun.

Welcome home to both of you!  :)

~Amy

sugarsweet056 said...

So glad you're both home. Many prayers & lots of well wishes have been sent for Cliff & you dear.
Will be praying Cliff conts to get better & stronger every day. You try not to over do, don't need you sick!
Hugs & blessings,
SUGAR

readmereadyou said...

Praise the Lord that he his home and on the mend. What a relief this must be. Tell him we wish him GREAT HEALTH!

Angela

bnanajm said...

I'm glad to hear this.

Much love,

Joanna

rb3987 said...

Good luck!  Hope all goes well now and Cliff will soon be feeling much better.

deslily said...

So happy you are both home!! (I'm sure not more then you or Cliff heh)

I think you will be amazed at how fast Cliff will now heal.. it's truly amazing that they can open a chest and surgery your heart and you heal so fast!!

happy..happy..happy for you both!!!  
(my brother still has the heart pillow and he had the surgery 7 yrs ago)

madcobug said...

Thank the Good Lord you both have made it hope. I pray for a speedy recovery for Cliff and strength for you. Ken needed one of those heart air pillows whan he had his ruptured aortic aneursym. Hope you both rest good tonight. Helen

skisseberth said...

Welcome Home !!  Still in our prayers.

chat2missie said...

I'm so glad you guys are home!!  Give Cliff a hug for me.
Missie

ora4uk said...

Welcome home Cliff....take it easy now....and Donna....I know you are relieved that you are home...Sadie is happy...I bet even Buddy was glad to see you all LOL....and Blue....as they say.."there's no place like home".....Hugs from KY....Ora and Mixon

marainey1 said...

Thank the Good Lord !  I'm so happy for you both !  'On Ya' - ma

mastersblynn said...

So glad you are home! Barbara

nanlynska said...

WELCOME HOME !!!  Cliff and Donna

Donna, I know you must be so glad to be home with your MAN! We pray Cliff continue to regain strength and his surgery scars heal quickly also.

We thank God too, for what He has done so far. For bringing Cliff through surgery, and now for bringing him home.

We will keep you both in our prayers. Take it easy and get some rest.

           Bill and Nance in CA

keenedonna said...

So glad to hear  Cliff is home at last! I know how glad you both are to be home, now you need to get some rest, because you need it too. He will feel so much better, just being at home, but don't worry if he gets depressed, because it sometimes happens after heart surgery, it just goes along with it. I will continue to pray for both of you.I sent Cliff a card in your e-mail,hope you received it. Tell him I know what he is going through and it will get better, it just takes time. It was so hard for me not to be able to sleep on my side or lay down flat, I just couldn't sleep good. You see, Prayer works wonders doesn't it, thank you LORD JESUS!
Praise God in all His glory!

love and prayers to you both,
Donna Keene

fmgruber said...

Now this is good news. His recovery will be so much more comfortable and faster where he's in his own suroundings. Besides, them horsepistols so full of sick people he doesn't need any hand-me-down illnesses thrown at him.
Now you can get some rest for yourself knowing where he's available your keeping an eye on him. And his keeping an eye on you. (hehehe) Fernando

myheartsaysso2 said...

So glad to hear he is home.. Remember to warn him not to use his arms when trying to get out of bed.. it's so habit.. my gramps had a hard time learning to use the legs for everything.. you be surprised how often we use our arms that is for sure and be sure when he coughs.. he hugs the pillow tight.. and no lifting anything.. ! It's like little twist ties that are holding his sternum together and those bones needs to fuse back.. and heal so .. as much better as he may feel even in a few weeks... let him resist the urge to lift things..:) So glad things worked out for you all! :) Mel

myheartsaysso2 said...

So glad to hear he is home.. Remember to warn him not to use his arms when trying to get out of bed.. it's so habit.. my gramps had a hard time learning to use the legs for everything.. you be surprised how often we use our arms that is for sure and be sure when he coughs.. he hugs the pillow tight.. and no lifting anything.. ! It's like little twist ties that are holding his sternum together and those bones needs to fuse back.. and heal so .. as much better as he may feel even in a few weeks... let him resist the urge to lift things..:) So glad things worked out for you all! :) Mel

countrylady4071 said...

I'm so glad Cliff is back at home.  I hope he continues to improve each day.  I hope both of you get a good nights rest.  Take care of both of you!

God Bless You,
Pat

lmitc89854 said...

Glad you are both home.

astaryth said...

w00t!! Yeah, Cliff is home! I'm sure that he is much happier at home than in the hospital... as nice as the people are, there's no place like home (thinking about clicking together of red slippered heels <g>). Glad he is doing so much better... that was quite the little scare!
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plieck30 said...

Welcome home to two nice people. Paula

llbrown247 said...

Donna and Cliff so glad you are home. Praying Cliff has a speedy recovery with no more setbacks.
Love and Prayers to you both
Linda

jawojnar said...

Welcome home to Cliff (and you too!). So glad he is doing well. My thoughts and prayers are still with your family for his continued recovery. I think he was just trying to get out of your long walks LOL! I bet Sadie sure missed you and is glad you two are home! June

lanurseprn said...

Glad you are both home and things went well.  He really looks good!!  He'll need to rest up and take things easy at first.  Amazing how just 10 days ago you were getting this started and now he's home!
Bless you both!
Pamela

boodotte said...

WooHoo!  So glad to read Cliff's back home now.  Don drove me crazy to come check for updates.  lol  You guys remain in our thoughts and prayers.  Don and Joyce

tendernoggle said...

Praise God.........Now climb in bed next to Cliff and hold on to him and tell him how much you love him Mosie.....Works better than any medicine they make.
love always,
carlene

csandhollow said...

I am so glad that you are back home! I will bet that Cliff and you are not the only ones happy! I have the feeling that Sadie won't leave you alone!

starstarj said...

WELCOME HOME! Take it easy and rest.

bhbner2him said...

Praising God for your happy news!   May he bless you both in the days ahead.  -  Barbara

mumma4evr said...

great great news!!!!
Becky

am4039 said...

so happy he's home and I hope he recovers asap.

siennastarr said...

Poor Cliff!  Those chest tubes are very painful!  Glad he didn't have to have in for too very long!

Glad you're home Donna!  I am continuing to pray for Cliff to retain all of his good health and more!

Hugs,
Jackie

shelt28 said...

I have been away from the Journals for a while. Sorry to see Cliff was under the Weather. I hope that he is feeling better.

Carolyn
http://journals.aol.com/shelt28/MyLife

mutualaide said...

Oh so sorry for Cliff to have that set back!