I feel like Rapunzel when she escaped from her tower, singing:
Well, my "life" isn't beginning, but my weekend certainly is! We are going to crash my dad's campsite at a nearby county park. We'll set up a tent with an air mattress, and I'm going to get the best sleep I've had in days--the fresh air, the chirping birds, the babbling brook, the cuddles of my darling daughters. Oh how I've missed those cuddles! Some of you might think it's odd that I'd rather go camping than come home and sleep in my own bed, but remember that home is where I was trapped for nine days prior to my hospitalization. I'm looking forward to being somewhere else for a bit!Just smell the grass! The dirt! Just like I dreamed they'd be!
Just feel that summer breeze - the way it's calling me
For like the first time ever, I'm completely free!
I could go running
And finally feeling
Now's when my life begins!
It is so strange not to be tethered to the pole on which my fluids were hung. I keep hesitating before moving and reaching my right arm. It's okay, right arm! Reach away! Reach for freedom!
I have six days to enjoy life, get some work done, and continue recovering. I'm mostly worried about getting my guts back in order before chemo on Friday. I was taken off of antibiotics when I was discharged today, but I have a long row to hoe. It's a tenuous situation in there that would be nice to stabilize before chemo wrecks it again. My solution is probiotic pills and yogurt every day. It's a system that I employ after every chemo and has worked for me so far, but six days is not much time. If it can be done, I can do it!
Thank you for all of your support that you showed while I was hospitalized. My family and I are so grateful to all of you. I hope you all have a wonderful holiday weekend!!!!