If you follow me on social media, you know that Brian is home from the hospital. May started off pretty scary, Brian had a subarachnoid hemorrhage and spent 8 days in the Neuro ICU. We were told to expect some bad days with headaches, and he has had some. But he is home, and we are grateful. This week I’m going back to my original Gratitude List blog.
I am grateful..
..my husband is home and the hemorrhage caused no damage. He has the same warped sense of humor and can still remember the lyrics to his favorite CCR songs. (To be fair, they are all his favorites and that’s a lot of songs). I hear him upstairs playing with his model trains and I try not to think of what could have happened.
..for the support system we have. Our family and friends went out of their way to help. Shopping for groceries, cleaning our house, wrapping soap and making deliveries for me when I couldn’t. Visiting and giving us space to heal. Cutting our lawn, bringing meals and flowers. Calling, emailing and texting to see how things were.
..the staff at both hospitals went out of their way to make an awful situation better and easy to manage. I rode in the ambulance because the driver didn’t want me to have to follow them, he could see what a wreck I was. The nurses held our hands through every step of the process. There was a couch is Brian’s room I could sleep on, and one afternoon an aide came in and covered me with a blanket. The physician assistants came in every few hours to see how he was doing. The skill of the doctors performing the angiograms, and the cleaning people who kept our room spotless, and stayed a few minutes to talk with us.
..to God for the strength to get through the past week. I could not have done it without Him/Her.
What are you grateful for this week?
Yours in Gratitude,