I am clean. I am wearing clean clothes. I will not hear beeping in the middle of the night and we won't be woken at 7 AM by surgical rounds. Thank you Pittsburgh for your hospitality and your new hospital is beautiful. You have hired some of the best nurses in the world and even your food is pretty good but oh am I happy to be out of there!
We were discharged this morning and we are in Maryland visiting family. Rachael is happy and back to her normal feisty self and oh, did I mention... I'M CLEAN!!
This experience has brought so many things about what we are fighting home for me. It has solidified my resolve to advocate for my children. It has given me a renewed appreciation for my support team. And I am so glad it is over. I am going to take a few days off from blogging to focus on family but another thank you is in order first.
Dean, thank you. You are the most amazing brother ever and I hope Rachael grows up and marries someone just like you. I'm sorry I tickled you to near death when we were kids and threw rocks at you and even occasionally tried to poison you. I will take this experience and teach my children how important it is for them to love one another because you never know when one might be called to save the other. I really don't think I could have handled this week without you. I know you say I could have but it is the strength that you gave me that allowed me to be in a place emotionally where you could overestimate me. I love you.
15 hours ago