Sunday, August 10, 2008

Third Update from Wennie

Hello all

I have some good news on Saturday morning I was informed that I had an order to go home for the weekend. After my 2 morning sessions I was allowed to leave and I went and saw the Sisterhood movie with my mom, sister, and cousin. We also went out to dinner, it was nice to get out of the hospital and to be home. I hadn't been home in almost 5 weeks and my bed still feels good. I think I lost a lot of fat on my butt though because sitting on hard surfaces is not comfy at all, I feel like I'm sitting on my bone! The hospital also gave me a cane to help my walk, I'm going to decorate it soon so its not so boring. This morning I woke up around 6 with really bad pain in my right ribs and had to be rushed back to the hospital where the pain seemed to stop. (My brother thinks its because my body is used to the hospital)

Therapy is going well, my PT therapist is uping one of my sessions to an hour each day. On Friday I went on a fifteen minute walk outside, and it was so hard. Having to relearn how to live again is hard, but so worth it. Because now everything I do means more, I appreciate it all more. Whatever ends up happening to me I know will be okay, because its in God's plan. There's already a path set out for me and all I can do is follow it, I'm at peace with everything in my life right now. This whole thing has taught me so much about inner strength, acceptance, myself, and the kindness of others. All I can do is work hard and be happy about being alive.

The doctors are still unsure of my diagnosis, and have said they might never know and it's okay. I mean all that matters is I'm improving. I was told I may never drive again because sometimes I have double vision, and shaky vision and it's okay because gas is expensive! The bright side is I can take the bus and save money! Below is a video from Thursday's afternoon PT session. And my best news yet, I was told I would be discharged on FRIDAY (the 15th!). I'll still have follow up appointments and out patient therapy for a few months around my area but that's it. At least until we figure out what it is I have, if we ever do, and if we need to figure out a treatment plan. But I get to go home in 5 days!

Thank you all for your prayers!


J said...

Wennie, i just want to tell you i admire you! the courage to accept what life throws to you, and the grace to make the best of it.

Nothing can happens without God's approval..If He leads you to it, He will see you through it. Just hold onto God..You are going a GREAT job!

that girl said...

hey wennie. I just started on Blogspot, but I will keep you in my prayers.
My godmother's friend was diagnosed with stage 4 ovarian cancer, and my godmother organized a novena (9 days of consecutive prayer) with all her friends and her entire church, and the week after the novena, there was not a trace of the cancer, and she's been in remission now for about 5 years. Just some proof that there is someone out there who can help you out.

I'll be thinking of you.

Barir said...

Barir from Malaysia...

Hi Wennie...looks like you're recuperating nicely.Always be patience for God is always there to those who remembers Him.I know the feeling that you get...your friends are not there with you, people not noticing you as usual...the world is not a fair place to live in...but please be strong for yourself,family...they need and love you more than other people...damn to other people...there are a lot of good people out there too but there are minorities...take care and my prayers to you.

James said...

Hey Wennie! James here. Well, I was trying to find the picture that I took with you, what, 2 years ago? to put on my page, but I can't find it! You know what that means, we have to take another one :).

I'm really glad to read that you're doing better. Hopefully I can see you sometime in the near future. We live so damn close!

-Your husband :D

Daniel - AurA FOllowEr said...

Not only were you getting your physical control back, but also your inner strength during the time in the hospital.
Rethink, refocus, and restart, and those you have done! My prayers and cheers will be with you on the 15th.


Stranger again

HappyGirl said...

Hey Wennie,
Your courage, strength and persistence are not things I believe that myself or any other ordinary person can develop without effort. Your Blog is very inspiring. Good job girl! Congratulations for your bravery and optimism!
You and your friends and family will be in my prayers :)

Ken said...

WOW Wennie, That is some good news! I am so happy for you. You are so brave!. I thought I had been though a lot in my life time, and here you are so young and going though this. You are handling this with such grace. You make me proud of you and brighten my day. THANK YOU for being you.

st.shaklein said...

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We are watching the Great Lie from Internet & TV! The reality is that Saakashvili FIRST bombed Tskhinvali on the Day of the Olympian Games! Georgian soldiers SHOT Russian Peace-making armies, peaceful population FIRST and only AFTER this Russia moved army to prevent further destruction. Remember Kosovo, and the US position in that case!
If you understand the reality, that means your have a free mind.

P.S. Please, send this message to all your friends.
Thank you!

Punkimeowzer said...

Hi Wennie,

I was checking out the various blogs and happened to read yours. You have made so much progress and I pray that it continues :)

Best Wishes!! said...

It's good to get updates from you again wennie. you are doing much better. keep up the good work.

and God bless you.


Kim Williams said...

Wennie! it is these small steps, so hard fought and won that will launch you into success. you go girl!

dollymabis said...

Stay strong dude. You're awesome. Big hugs.

Purple Butterfly said...

hi, all the other bloggers who left comments here,i'd like to say you're one brave gal!:) you see, i myself am going through certain problems in my life which are really hard for me. there were times that i wanted to give up. after reading your posts, i was encouraged to fight and yet enjoy life.
it must take alot of courage to face what you are facing now and still remain strong despite all the hardships you're facing.
anyway, i don't want to bore you with a long comment, heheh. :) your blog inspired me,alot!:D i'll keep you in my prayers and pray you'll be alright soon. :)
if you have time,you can check my blog at furfol.blogspot. my blog is quite boring though, ;)

take care always and remain strong :D

Courtney said...

Hi Wennie -

I happened upon your blog on the blogspot website. I am overwhelmed by your strength and perserverence. Please know that I too will keep you in my prayers as you continue on your journey to health.

Sheila said...

I'm so happy for you!!! I bet you are very excited to be going home on the 15th!!

Inbox Ministry said...
God Bless You

PS You have my admiration
allow me to inspire you further.

Luke Valentine said...

Hello there, Winnie. Hey, your blog is among the Blogs We've Noticed list...look at the list on your dashboard. Congrats, and keep on getting better, all our prayers our with you.

Help Wanted said...

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Pranav G said...

Hello Wennie. This is my first ever comment on somebody's blog because I just started my blog. I read your posts and I can make out from them that you have hardly failed to take a courageous step in your life. Now this has made me motivated a little more.
My prayers will also include you from now on.
Hope for the best, rest is destiny!

Iantha said...

Hey Wennie,

I came across your blog on blogspot and just wanted to say take care - your courage and strength is amazing! Keep it up! You will be fine :) :)


the Hurst's said...

fabtastic wennie. i can't wait to see how you progress at home. often times (or so i've heard) people heal quicker when they are Home. really, this is just too exciting. keep us posted.

J W said...

Hi Winnie,

Just came across your blog while browsing in the net. I am admired by your courage.

Keep this going and you will be in good hand. God will not leave a person that with strong belief. Trust me.

We are always with you.

With Love
Your Hairstyles Tips

~ JChan。찬준偉 ~ said...

Hi Wennie.
Wish you all the best.
Keep on your spirit.

Take care ya. ^^

BeatleTot said...

Hi, Wennie,

I just saw your blog from the "Blogs of Note" on the homepage. Of all the ones I've clicked on today, yours has been the most interesting, touching and great. You'll be on my mind from now on!


veronica said...

wennie, i just want to say.. you are not alone. Jesus will always be with U. And i'll keep you in my prayers..
Proverbs 23:18 For surely there is an end; and thine expectation shall not be cut off.

Seeker Of Happiness said...

hope you recover soon

rohit said...


you are fantastic!!!

a kiss for you, my dear friend!

god bless u dear

can we exchange our link

r u ready to do?
i hope you will add me or visit at my blogs.
i have added you on my blogs and i hope you will add me also on your blogroll.
take care
see you
i hope you will in touch

TEAM B.I.O.N.I.C said...

I'll like this blog with mine... keep strong!!!

Joanna said...

Wennie, your grace and positive outlook is an inspiration. I wish you well and you're in my thoughts and prayers.

Liu said...

I am Liu Cai, your brother's Chinese friend. I knew about your situation from Huy several days ago. Sorry, my English is so terrible.:)
I worried about you. I read your blog today. I am very glad that you are doing better. You are so beautiful and strong, I believe that you must be OK in very soon time.
If you read aloud the name of "namo amida butsu" thousands of times sincerely everyday, you will be OK more quickly. I prayed to Buddha everyday, you are in my prayers.
Smile to your heart and everybody.:):):)^_^^_^

Anonymous said...

this is from a 25 yr old indian writing u frm my bed( on the bed since jan '08,recovering from severe leg injury)
i really dont know when i can go out & play with my friends again...
past 3 months i have discovered myself as an artist,guitarist, now blogger......
i have only one thing to say '''life is a succession of moments, to live each one moment is to succeed, e,joy life as it is..'''

ahmed_k said...

hi wennie
good post
with my best wishes

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JL said...

hi young lady, having life is a one step to happiness, yet, you may encounter thousands of obstacle and it seems you do..try to defeat your greatest adversary. Be optimistic, God's be with you always

EVAngelia said...

Best Wishes!

missy said...

Your amazing Wennie. Your doing so well, and have such a positive outlook. Im proud of you, hope your feeling well.


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