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Saturday, February 18, 2012

Home Sweet Home (at last)


My youngest daughter Meghan snapped 
this pic with her phone of the Cleveland Clinic helicopter 
landing on the roof top of the ER building.
This was one of the things my husband was able to 
see from his room window during his 19 day stay at the Clinic.
Personally I never got tired of watching the 
comings and goings of these aircraft.
They are amazing, the pilots and their staff are AWESOME.
They are truly lifesavers for so many in need.
Yes, we are finally home. 
It was so nice to kick the shoes off and just relax.
My husband has been doing well,
what a blessing!
His doctors and nurses have praised him for coming 
through a difficult time.
He is still on the road to recovery.
I have to take his temperature and blood pressure
two times a day. 
Because the transplant zapped his immune system 
we have to be careful about anything he comes
in contact with, including certain foods.
His body is rebuilding it's supply of white blood cells and the other necessary components of blood. 
You might be surprised at some of the foods he has to avoid 
for the time being, one is strawberries, another is anything from the deli, Subway, buffets, fresh mushrooms, fast foods. 
Anything that might be undercooked 
or has the possibility of mishandling. 
We don't realize how our bodies are able to fight off
even the smallest of organisms that the naked eye can not see.
Hand washing is imperative and of the utmost importance
(but then washing your hands should always be important). 
I know for a fact that just because someone looks clean doesn't mean they actually wash their hands. 
I recall years ago my husband telling of being 
in the restroom at work and a clean cut guy, in a suit, 
came out of
the toilet stall after having a BM.
He walked right past my husband and never washed his hands.
Later my husband saw that same man handling the fresh 
fruit in a bowl in the cafeteria.
Now if that doesn't make you want to puke 
I don't know what would, but it should also make you think,
and open your eyes to good hygiene and clean food.
I hope all of you have a good and healthy weekend.
Boy, it sure is good to be home!
 

8 comments:

  1. Glad you are back home and glad hubby is doing so well!

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  2. Good Saturday Morn, Sweet Friend. It sure does sound like you are coming through onto the other side. I know it will be a winding road of curves ahead. Just take it one moment at a time. And you are so right about the clean hands. Have a wonderful weekend. I know I've been quiet this week. Hope to get back into the swing of things quickly. Just some minor real life stuff I needed to work through and got busy.

    Toodles for today,
    Kate

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  3. So glad to hear you and Hubby are safe and sound at home! Praying that Hubby makes it through this next step with flying colors. I got my little package in the mail and have had a crazy week so I forgot to email you. Have fun pampering your wonderful Hubby.

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  4. There's no place like home! I will be praying for God's Protection over you and your husband, Susanne {{hugs}}

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  5. Very very delighted your honey is home with you. Know he's well in the way of recovery. He's with your tender care will surely be in a speedy recovery. Take care. My prayer always.

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  6. Hi Susanne,

    Glad you're home.
    The other thing to keep in mind is door handles. Might sound insignificant, but a nurse friend of mine was saying that they can be among the worst offenders - especially toilet door handles.
    So I started opening public toilet doors with some paper towel.

    cheers
    Fi

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  7. Thanks for your words of encouragement this morning. I do have a long road ahead, that I know. I plan on taking it very slow and not burn myself out. Hope all is going well being back home. Will continue to keep you in my prayers and thoughts.

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  8. So glad Rog is doing well. What a relief. Still, I'm praying for him everyday, Love, Jeanie

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