Friday, February 29, 2008

I'm home at last!

And ROTFLMAO at the posts my husband has done in my absence. I'm afraid now that you'll want him back instead of me.

And feeling great. I do want to thank you all for your prayers and positive thoughts. The surgery and recovery, to date, has been nothing short of spectacular. I give credit for this amazing recovery because of the the prayers offered on my behalf. I knew before that prayer was powerful, but to actually experience it first hand, well, there are no words to describe what a difference it has made in this journey.

The surgery was a huge success as I imagine you all know if you've been reading my blog while I was away. The doctor thinks what I'm able to do, even at this early stage, is phenomenal and that's his word!

The physiotherapy has been great. Not once did I 'scream like a baby'. In fact, I have less pain now than before the surgery. I think of pain as that sharp, biting, quick as lightening strike. What I have experienced since the surgery is minor discomfort and muscle stiffness, all of which will disappear over the next few weeks. During the physio sessions, when it got a little bit tough, I would chant, "I'm not wasting those prayers, I'm not wasting those prayers" and would call upon God to get me through. Never once did it get to be more than I could handle. Again, all this is due to those prayers and well wishes. If I could give each and every one of you a personal hug, I would gladly do so. However, this message is the best I can do for now.

So, here I am, at home, and need to know what important things have transpired during my absence, especially if it involves new stamps and stuff. Please, fill me in!

16 comments:

Jennifer said...

Barb! WELCOME HOME!!!

I'm so proud of you. You've really worked hard on your therapy to have been sprung from the joint so quickly!

John and Hank were GREAT keeping us in stitches as well as updated on your progress. But YOU'VE been missed and worried about.

Welcome back, sis! Now rest up and enjoy being waited on by your family.

Hugs to you!

Jennifer :)

Denise... said...

Wow, wow, wow! Welcome home! It is so powerful to hear what prayer has done, is doing, and will do. Gives me tears of joy to read stuff like that. Keep up the hard work! You're amazing.

pescbrico said...

I'm really happy your are back home and the the recovery is going well. You are right prayers does marvelous things and maybe your song too :) Never eared of it before! :)
Welcome back on blogland :)

Kim H. said...

I am so happy you are back Home and doing well! Your recovery is going fast! Yahooo! Make she you get your rest now that you are home!

wanda box said...

Barb welcome home. Take care of yourself.

Tami Bayer said...

Yipeee, Barb is home! I do hope you'll allow John to guest blog occasionally. I've enjoyed getting to know him. If you need some retail therapy, CHF released the new Elvis stamps yesterday. I'm hoping my order is winging it's way here by now :)

mudmaven said...

WELCOME HOME! We missed you. Sounds like you are doing super. John and Hank did a great job keeping us all up to date on your progress, but it sure is good to have you back! Hugs and prayers still headed your way to ease you along that road to recovery! Harold and Maude send their best too! ~chris

Anonymous said...

Welcome Home. So glad you are doing well and I know first hand about the power of prayer. With my hip surgery, I only had some pain and discomfor a couple of days and the rest was a breeze. Everyone was amazed because I didn't have any pain and I know it was the power of prayer. John and Hank were a riot keeping us posted on your progress, plus their little extra tidbits. Again, welcome home.
JoAnn B.

Alexandra said...

WELCOME HOME BARB!! We surely did miss you but are all sooo very glad that you are doing so well - the power of prayer IS amazing, isn't it??!! Your DH was awesome keeping us informed and in stitches - must be hilarious to live with! Glad to have you back! And, the new Occasions Mini From Stampin' Up! is available tomorrow.....in case you were wondering what is new out there - LOL! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Heather Grow said...

I'm so glad that everything has been successful. Welcome back.

Shannon said...

Welcome home, Barb! Glad to hear you are doing well. I've missed you.

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

So glad you're back and all is well, Barb! I missed you! Although, your hubby is very funny! I imagine he keeps you in stitches! LOL

Lesa said...

Welcome Home Barb!! We have missed you and sending you positive prayers every day. Continued success with your healing! xoxo

Kathy W said...

Welcome home, Barb! So glad to follow your healing; prayers continue your way. Verve Visual just released some stamp sets, GinaK's blog is giving away a Scor-Pal, and I'm not sure if they are new or not, but there sure are a lot of cute Riley stamps over at Hanna Stamps. I just got my cute little pheasant stamp from JessicaLynn Original (can't wait to play with it!) and Imaginence (sp?) has cute paper out for Easter. Keep up the good work, take care of yourself, and welcome back to blogging (and blog surfing).

NormaJ said...

Welcome back, Barb. Missed you, although your John helped to keep us in tune with the times. Wow, I guess I was right, at this stage, you just might be chasing your grandkids around the garden this summer. Good for you.

JessicaLynn said...

I am so glad that you have returned!! I miss your adorable cards. I am also very proud of you. :)

Thank you for the excellent work with the JessicaLynnOriginal Stamp Team. I will be sending out a new exciting notice soon :)

Your samples were a hit, thank you for taking the time and caring to make them. It really means a lot!

Hope all is well!
Jessica Lynn
http://jessicalynnoriginal.blogspot.com/