Thursday, December 23, 2004

Sweet Liberation!

After two weeks at Columbia-St. Mary's and five weeks in Select Specialty Hospital, I was discharged to Home Sweet Anchor Hold yesterday afternoon. The pneumonia and the cellulitis are gone, the football-sized boil on my leg has been surgeried away and the incision is healing nicely, all stitches out, and every single little MRSA bug is dead, dead, dead! (Vancomycin is wonderful stuff!) However, I am now officially diabetic. Insulin and all......

Expect slow posting for a week or so through the holidays as I clean up 7 weeks' backed-up email and learn how to live the new diabetic life style. (food becoming medicine, extremely planned living, lancets and needles, etc.)

While incarcerated, I did manage to make eight quarts of rosaries.......
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11 comments:

John B. said...

Welcome back! Just in time for Christmas...so it will be a happy holiday for you.

Good luck with the diabetes war...keep yourself healthy.

Elena said...

We missed you ! Welcome back!

Anonymous said...

Welcome back! Good luck with the diabetes; my husband was diagnosed with that a couple of years ago, and so we've been doing the meal planning, etc.

Lynn Gazis-Sax

andrea said...

Oh Karen, I'm so happy to see you back. It's a Christmas present for me and an even bigger one for you. Welcome home!

Julie D. said...

What a great Christmas gift to see you are back! My husband became diabetic three years ago and it is not as hard a transition as one might think ... luckily he didn't have a drastic entry the way you did. Best wishes, Julie D.

Christopher said...

Welcome back -- and Merry Christmas! =)

Dave said...

Welcome back!!! And Merry Christmastide!!!

TS said...

Good to see you're back! That aptly-named incarceration sounds awful; how good it must be to be home again.

Auditrix said...

Welcome back! Bummer about the diabetes :( but three cheers for Vancomycin!

Penitens said...

I am VERY happy to see you back.

God bless you and keep you.

Debra Murphy & Family said...

Welcome back to Blogworld, Karen! I must confess, i was getting a little worried. It's in times of illness that we can most relate to St. Paul's exclamation, "Is there no one who can deliver me from this body of death!"

I, too, am looking forward to that Resurrection Body.

God bless.