Friday, February 13, 2009

(Tom again, on Sheri's behalf)

Greetings from the land of drains and pains! As the night wore on and then turned the corner on Friday morning, Sheri has been slowly coming to. Her first trip to the rest room looked more like the last quarter mile of a marathon run. All uphill. While wearing a ruck sack. With ankle weights. And for good measure, maybe toss in a fat guy trying to tackle her. It wasn't me! Ten hour earlier, she came in this hospital full of energy and terror. Two breasts and lots of tears later, Sheri can hardly get out of bed! Her first steps to the restroom were like a newborn fold's first wobbly steps. But Sheri's return trip to bed was better. Then her next trip to and fro' the restroom was much stronger! She's already coming back! (Thank you, Lord.)

I look at Sheri for any signs. She's smiling and cute and everything that makes Sheri Sheri. Then she winces and we call for pain meds. But either way, she's a keeper!

It's early morning and sleep is fitfull. We were told a short while ago that Sheri's discharge papers are ready to go. Lord willing, we are out of this joint at first light!

Lord willing, this is my last transmission from the front lines of breast cancer. If all goes well, you all will begin receiving emails from Sheri later today and maybe a post by this evening. Until then, thanks once more for all of your prayers and more.

You are all wonderful and this all is to God's glory.

Lord bless!


  1. Uncle G. here. It's about 4 a.m., and I haven't been able to get to sleep from worrying about you. I'm just glad that this part is over and you can start your recovery process. I'm also glad that you have Tom there with you. I can't think of a better person to have there to help you feel better.

  2. I will say a prayer for you both, for Sheri's healing and strength and encouragement during this time. Blessings to you and yours!

  3. I know the road you are traveling..hold onto eachother, it's going to be a bumpy heart goes out to Sheri and as well to you.. my thoughts and my prayers go out to both of you.. Hang tough Sheri.. beat this beast...

  4. I am sending you prayers for Sheri and for you also Tom. Helen

  5. ty tom, for keeping us informed.
    yes, indeed, you're right "she's a keeper".
    have her in my prayer box, hugs to you both...

  6. Tom thank you for being who you are...I knew when we met the first time God had finally answered our prayers for Sheri to find true love and happiness..THANK YOU! You two have beaten so many odds and this is one more check you will have in the WIN box. Our prayers are being sent to the whole family along with much love.

  7. My prayers and thoughts are with you. Hugs

  8. Tom...going home already? Wow...I stayed 2 nights.. Make sure she gets up at home and walks, walks, laying in bed...keep the ted hose on her legs too..but it is important for her to blood clots!

  9. Absolutely amazing!
    Why am I not surprised she's home already? :)
    The power of prayers and postive thinking does wonders!
    I've sent updates to all the folks on our end.
    We're all looking forward to her posts when she feels up to it.
    Lots of love to you all!
    ~ Paul

  10. Hi Sheri, Jeanne Blades here. Just found your blog and have to admit it's my first time actually using one :)! You've been in my thoughts and in my prayers constantly since I met you on Monday. Glad I could meet your kiddos at school Wednesday and I'm looking forward to meeting your witty husband some day soon! Blessings on a FULL RECOVERY!

  11. Sheri, I also just connected with your blog, know you are in my special thoughts and prayers. Our family has been dealing with BC now and in the past, may you be blessed with the miracles my Sis and MIL were blessed with, that's my wish for you.