Friday, March 10, 2017

The Time Has Come

This is Dan,

The day has finally come, apparently... It appears that we will be getting discharged today!!! Jess's new pain management protocol was started yesterday afternoon and has been successful throughout. We still need to meet with the pain management team but it looks like today will be the day. Jess is extremely excited to get out of the hospital and regain some sense of normalcy in her life. As she so eloquently puts it "I'm BORED". I know that getting out of the hospital will be a wonderful thing but there is a slight knot of fear in my stomach to leave the cocoon of nurses, Drs', and most importantly pain killers. The protocol we are on has proven itself to keep her pain tolerable, and I think things will be much calmer and more relaxing once we get out of the hospital. If anything changes I will let you know but around 11:00ish envision Jess driving along the beach with the wind blowing her hair because that is going to be how she feels. The reality of the situation will be her strapped in tight with oversized sunglasses and her head wrapped, but who cares about that reality.

Jess got to 'wash' her hair today. This is a hospital shower cap, which has shampoo on the inside and does not need to be rinsed. Not exactly a spa day, but pretty close.


17 comments:

  1. "So Cal" PattiMarch 10, 2017 at 7:56 AM

    Congratulations on "blowing that joint" and getting out of the Institute of Medicine! It is a beautiful sunny day here in So Cal and you'll have plenty of sunshine to enjoy on your ride down the beach! Once you get settled just relax and enjoy your freedom and your loving Husband! Life is once again yours, Jess ~ ENJOY!!! Love, "So Cal" Patti P.S.-You look darling in your picture!

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  2. YEAH! YIPPEE!
    Love to you all,
    Jozann

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  3. Woohoo 😎 So happy for you all! Enjoy the beautiful sunshine!
    Sending prayers and healing hugs to you all!

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  4. I am happy for both of you !!! Fresh air and hopefully sunshine!!! Hopefully you both will be able to rest and relax. Thanks for the update . Love you both!!!

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  5. HOW THE HECK DO YOU MAKE A HOSPITAL SHOWER CAP AND GOWN LOOK GOOD? I am elated for you both and will totally be envisioning jess riding down the beach today. THANK GOD!!! ❤️❤️❤️

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  6. Oh this is terrific news. Zooming down the hiway looking at the beautiful West Coast coast, perfect. Hang in there Dan and Jess!

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  7. I hope for all the Love, Miracles and Healing prayers in the world to you two and your families!

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  8. Oh wonderful news-freedom from the hospital. How can anyone look so absolutely gorgeous 1 week after brain surgery ? Beautiful Jessica -that's who :-) We understand that knot of fear when leaving the security of hospital care after brain surgery. I was terrified for my husband.
    Continuing to pray for progress and healing. May each day be better than the one before.
    Thoughts & Love to you all

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  9. I am so happy to get this news today. You continue to be an inspiration of strength, resilience, love and light. I Love you. ~Elle

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  10. Yeah, awesome news!! Enjoy that beach drive and the warmth of that sun on your skin Jess <3

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  11. Jess, you are radiant in your cap and gown. Graduating from the hospital must feel amazing hence your incredible smile. Thank you for the positive, hopeful, and loving message you share! Your 'go get 'em' attitude is inspiring. Much love sent to you on your recovery.

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  12. Dan...I have so enjoyed being with you guys on this latest journey and seeing things through your eyes. You positive vibe and calmness come through although I know there have been some tough moments. The one thing that is quite obvious is that you have a profound love and understanding for Jess....God Bless you two. Jennifer

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  13. Hooray!!! Sending love and strength as you transition to the next phase. Jess, you and your family are a source of inspiration to me daily. Big hugs! Sara Deason

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  14. Even though I never really write a comment here I am always keeping an eye on your progress Jess. I am so glad to hear you will be getting back to your life and things are going well. Sending you all of my love and encouragement.

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  15. Enjoy your day at the beach. It is well earned. Remember it's the little beautiful things that make it all worth it.

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  16. Wow! That is so amazing! It's just incredible what the human body can bounce back from. I am so excited for you guys to get out of the hospital and be able to enjoy the comfort of home! Wishing you the best in this next step of recovery!

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  17. Blessings to you both! Enjoy SoCal! It's cold and wet up here in Edmonds. Today, the waterfront walk was pretty nice and a good group showed up. We did not swim. Thinking of you, praying for you, sending Reiki to you. So much love for you from all your friends and family is such a blessing. "I am...Peace." Love you, friend! ~Maureen

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