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Updated: Jan 21, 2022

The following is a journal entry I posted on my CaringBridge site on August 2, 2020.

Today is a good day. I came home from the hospital yesterday (Saturday) afternoon, after being admitted last Monday morning. I was thrilled to be free of the IV needles and the awkwardly fitting hospital gown, and to be able to sleep in my own bed!

And thanks to our good family friends Erin, Stefan, Elijah and Rachel Price, we had a delicious home-cooked meal for dinner that we didn’t have to prepare ourselves. Ahhhhh. :) But by bedtime I started feeling overwhelmed with my new medicine regimen and the realization that my home had not magically transformed into a Zen retreat while I was gone, LOL. It’s tricky transitioning from 6 days and 5 nights in the hospital! Heart wise I was feeling pretty good yesterday, but my belly was unsettled. Too many curve balls in one week. So that affected my emotional state as well.  Today, however, has been absolutely lovely. I have felt well emotionally and physically, and I feel that I have a handle on my medicines and my new daily routine. I’m SO grateful to have Doug as my husband, Tyson & Lilia as my above-average teenagers, and to be surrounded in the love and care of our family, friends, neighbors, work colleagues and incredible church community.  I’ll keep this short so I can get it posted. I will continue to add more information, photos, personal reflections, recovery progress reports, etc. to my CaringBridge site, so check in often. Feel free to share with others who might be interested; please sign the guest book and come back soon!

Nurse Madi wheeling Gale out of the hospital
Gale leaving hospital

As Gale & Doug leave hospital, an afternoon summer storm brews
Summer storm brewing

Gale & Doug finishing a pleasant evening walk in the neighborhood
Evening walk in the 'hood

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