Monday, August 4, 2008

Personal Update from Wennie

Hello Everyone!

I was moved to rehab this morning around 8 am, and am excited. Two weeks ago I was in the ICU, just last week I was allowed to eat nectar thick liquids and solids. Today I passed my last swallow test and now I'm allowed to have thin liquids and ice creams. I feel like I'm making a lot of progress, each day I have a little bit of improvements and it's a good thing. :) My walking is getting better everyday too!

The doctors are still unsure of what exactly is wrong with me, so they can't rule anything out. The only way they can is if they do a biopsy (which the doctors don't want to do because it can leave me paralyzed). So according to the doctors I'm a medical mystery. The last MRI I had showed a slight improvement to the second one, which is good. I have another MRI in a about a week, and a VEP test today.

I want to personally thank everyone for helping out at the car washes, praying for me, keeping me in your thoughts, and just all of the positive energy. It's because of you guys that I'm making such great progress. Thank you guys for everything. I'm not just fighting for myself or my family and friends I'm fighting for everyone. Below is a picture I took with my sister. :) there will be a video of me walking on my own outside using a railing (I walked down a ramp, and then back up!) soon.

P.S. when I know my rehab schedule we can figure out visiting hours! I'm hoping to be home in a week or two though! At 4:15pm I got my NGT tube taken out, and am offically off any kind of tube.



52 comments:

The Snob said...

good job with the recovery! found your blog via another blog, but just wanted to let you know how inspiring you are! you are in my prayers :) sending good vibes your way!!!

petra michelle; Whose role is it anyway? said...

Hello! Found you via the Blog of Note. I wanted to tell you I am so impresssed by your upbeat attitude considering all you are going through. I'm taken by your
courage! The very best to you! Petra

Anonymous said...

it's amazing what great improvements you're making ^_^
keep up with the great work and know that God will always be with you!

hill girl said...

Found your blog today through blogs of note. I hope you are doing much better now and continue to do so each day. You are in my prayers. Hill Girl

LC said...

Just a random person passing by..

keep up with what youre doing. youll be better in no time :D

beko said...

u are perfect..

Brittney said...

YAY! Great job Wennie! I am glad you are recovering so quickly not surprising however you have always been strong willed. I had my baby, cant wait until you get to meet her. Taylor was 7lbs 14oz.


Always Brittney

yunm said...

I'm so proud of u for keeping such a strong attitude and fighting so hard. I'm prayin hard for ya. God will always be with u walking by your side. Hoping to come see ya again

V said...

You are a very brave girl!

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LightBlue said...

what a brave move! go girl! We salute you!

Anonymous said...

lol! some guy called you Weenie!

love you Weenie, get better soon. We gots to kick it before I leave!

love,
me

reylit@live.com said...

saw your blog featured on Blog of Note. My prayers are with you. get well soon..

-=reylit=-

Lizzle said...

Found your blog through the main page on blogspot.com. I just wanted to let you know that God loves you very much Wennie and he wants you to continue to love Him and others as much as you have! He will walk you through the storm and when you only see one set of footprints in the sand, it's because He's carrying you!

MOCHI KAKA said...

keep it up girl!don't ever let a little small things fall u down!u done a great job!God with u ^-^

Tomm said...

Hey! great to hear you're improving, you're doing great, keep being strong.

PS: like the t shirt :) i have one in blue.

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Pete said...

Wennie, you are a strong girl. Hope you get well soon!

Sheila said...

I´m so glad you past your second swallowing test, and congratulations on being moved to rehab! Also, yahoo for having no more tubes. :)

I do hope the doctors do figure out what s wrong and I hope the scans keep showing improvements.

Hope you get to go home soon, and can't wait to see your next video.

terence lam said...

random ppl from hong kong. Keep going!

Tai Boonsripisal said...

Wennie I am so glad you are feeling so much better and recovering so fast! Wonderful news! I was reading other comments and I am too impresed by your upbeat attitude.

Terry said...

I'm an athiest but may god be with you. Don't give up.

the Hurst's said...

you. are. amazing.
i found you through blog of note; may i add, you certainly are a blog of note and much much more. learning about you has warmed my heart.
Heavenly Father keeps the strongest in reserve, to face times of trial and still manage to sprinkle sunshine into the lives of others. thank you so much for being you. a true breath of fresh air in an all too stale world. i will pray that you continue to improve. i'm blessed to have discovered you.

many thoughts and prayers
Coty

Brandi said...

Hi I just stopped by..you were a "blog of note" and for good reason. Your story and optimism are amazing!
May you continue to be strong in your body and spirit. Thinking of you and sending you smiles, Brandi

Love, Netta said...

Found you via Blog of Note and added you to my blog Cause Fabulous! You have a fantastic attitude, I'm sending you love and encouragement (and a little money too! I know that always helps!)

Heidi and Dave said...

Wennie, Dave and I are thinking of you and praying for you every day. We love you and know that God is by your side and will never leave you. Heidi and Dave pearson

CupcakeMom said...

Wennie, keep the faith! You are an inspiration to us all! We are praying for you and can't wait until you are healed! I found your blog while navigating my own blog, a cupcakelife4me. God Bless and get well soon!

Pecos Blue said...

Just popped over here from another site. Get well soon and I will come back. Take care. Get some good smoothies : )

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Ken said...

Wow! what a difference a few days make. I'm so glad to see that smile. I can't wait to see the new video of you OUTSIDE. that has to be a good feeling.

Keep it up and you will be home in no time..

Jon said...

Hey.. found your blog through another.

Will be praying for your recovery. Keep pressing on, I believe Jesus still heals. Wahtever you do, just keep your chin up, stay positive and just press on (reckon you know that by now). Also, laugh lots.. apparently it helps too. =) Be strong and very courageous.

Yasmin Khrais said...

Good lucky sweety! Wish you a super speedy recovery!

Lost In Space said...

Found your blog while searching new posts. Admire you for your courage! Hope i have that courage too! Keep it up! :)

terrytsang said...

take care, my fren :) hope u recover soon...

Sampy S. said...

You go girl, keep up the good work

the missing piece said...

Get well soon! Stay brave. You're such a very pretty girl. I'll include you in my prayers.

Taz said...

Visiting from 'Blogs of Note'...and what a powerful and moving blog this is!

Your story is amazing. May you continue to make more steps towards full recovery.

Steph said...

Hi, I found your blog through Blogs of Note. Your optimistic attitude is very inspiring! May God bless you and continue your recovery!

MuseSwings said...

Just peeked in to check on your progress. You go girl! God bless you!
Cynthia

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Emily said...

How nice to be a Blog of Note this week, and really get the word out on your positive attitude towards recovery. Get well soon!

LWilson said...

I see why you in a blog of note. Wennie your awesome thanks for sharing your story. This blog is a great read. I hope you get better and better with every minute that passes. Much Love, Peaces

taki kasung said...

I was worried as why beautiful girl like you prone to that type of sickness.
Get well soon. Leave a note on my blog as well

Anonymous said...

I'm so impressed by your positive attitude. Thank you so much for sharing your medical journey. You are an inspiration to all of the readers.

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enigma said...

go on girl - take yourself all the way through... Well done! all the bestest wishes to you!!!

R2K said...

Sometjhing in your nose lol

Garut said...

Walking..walking only

Taj said...

congrats with your recovery so far! i'm ecstatic that you're out and about, and writing to your blog. wishing you the best as you keep getting stronger. :)

Moggie Mom said...

Wennie,sending lots of healing vibes and lovies your way....




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Anonymous said...

經常關注你的博客,看到你愈來愈好,我也非常高興

webberpa said...

hope you get well soon, and find out what the heck it is you have. Your blog has made me think about how good I have it and take it for granted.

Tina said...

were are the yellow sun glasses from?