Sunday, July 20, 2008

All Is Fair In Love And Hospitals

Some of you may remember when I posted about Shannon having a colonoscopy procedure done; if not, you can click here to see it.

Well, I guess since I had so much fun taking pictures at the hospital during Shannon's colonoscopy procedure, he decided that he would have a lot a little fun at the hospital with me.

This picture was taken as we were getting ready to leave for the hospital. Enjoy this picture while you can, because in the rest of the pictures that I have to show you, I look like a blow fish(with good hair, of course). (Thanks, Melissa!)

My surgery was originally scheduled around lunch time, but that is not how it worked out. It ended up being more like dinner time. Shannon got bored after the first six couple of hours of waiting, so he started having fun with our my camera.

Is it just me or do hospital gowns make every one appear to be pregnant?

Finally after starving waiting for hours, Snoop Dogg a man who worked at the hospital knocked on the door and said that he was going to take me to the pre-op room to give me some good drugs get me ready for my surgical procedure.

Once the surgery was completed and I was put in a room, Shannon decided to have a lot of fun at my expense.

Obviously I am not at my personal best here, but my highlights still look good, amen? (Thanks, Melissa!)

And as if taking pictures of me looking like a blow fish (with good hair) wasn't enough, he took pictures of my feet.

I had to wear these white stockings, gripper socks, and some contraption that squeezed both of my ankle areas every three seconds. (I tried to convince Shannon that these items were all the rage at Victoria's Secret, but I don't think he bought it.)

Even though I looked quite ridiculous pathetic, Shannon still wanted to kiss me. Sigh.

I do love that man! Sigh.

Not long after I woke up from all of the drugs the anesthesia, some friends of ours from our Sunday school class stopped by and brought me these beautiful flowers and a card from our class.

Thanks, Bo and Michel!:)

Well, after waking up from my drug induced coma and visiting with my family and friends, I really needed to pee use the bathroom.

It did not go as well as I had hoped it would.

I don't know if you are aware of this or not, but regular toilets are like a half inch off of the ground.


Needless to say, I was unable to lower my big butt myself down that far.

So, the nurse introduced me to my new favorite thing, an adult sized potty chair.

Yes, you heard me correctly.

I loved this thing.

I think we should install one at home.

I'm just saying is all.

It was just a little embarrassing peeing using the bathroom in the middle of my hospital room, not to mention having to watch Shannon the nurse "empty" it when I was done.

But I really did not care, because like I've said before, my highlights still looked good. (Thanks, Melissa!)

Well, after two drug filled fun filled days and nights at the hospital, it was finally time to go home.

My sweet Allie Girl was excited to see me, and as you can see, the feeling was mutual.:)

This is what life for me as been like for the last couple of weeks. Bed rest, bed rest, and more bed rest.

And you know, a little blogging.:)

Thank you, my bloggy friends. Your prayers, cards, and words of encouragement have meant the world to me. You are all a special group of ladies, and I am blessed to have met each and every one of you here in Blog Land.:)

1 Thessalonians 5:11
"Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing."


Nicole said...

Dear Amy,

Thank you for letting us see into your world over the past few weeks. I love the picture of you and Shannon kissing, you guys have such a beautiful love for each other. I of course also enjoyed the picture of you cuddling with Allie. That must of been so fun to come home and know she was waitig for you, and then to cuddle with her...oh that must of been the best.

I hope you continue to get better everyday. I am praying for you!

Hugs and Blessings,

Mia said...

You have put a big smile on my face this morning girl!! That pic of you and Allie is precious and SO cozy : )
Well the hard part is can only get better from here right? Praise God!! I know this will be a summer you won't soon forget : ( but the Lord is bringing you through it yes?
How is Allie?
Continue to get your rest, take it easy on that stalking! heehee
Still praying!
Love ya,

Laura said...

Dear friend,
Your sense of humor always leaves me giggling! You are such an amazing lady, laughing through all this! This documentary may win some kind of journalism award! Shannon did a great job with the pics (I don't think you look like a blowfish, and yes, the highlights look great--are there lowlights too?)I'm so glad Allie got in on this bed rest thing! Bless her heart.
Rest up, dear one! Still praying for a speedy and complete recovery.

Tracey said...

It's great to see you sitting up, your bedroom is gorgeous and I love where Allie sleeps. Get well soon. Lots of love and God's blessings.

Aleisha said...

The good part is, you can always get him back with pictures you Glad to see you are up and about ,kinda of. =o) Hope you keep getting better, as well as allie. I'm sure she would love a puppy dog cupcake if she could have one.

Tracey said...

Snoop Dog works in your hospital...WOW! ....he works here in Albuquerque too!!! He really gets around!

Paula (SweetPea) said...

Thanks for sharing. You are not vain like me as I could not post my hospital pics. Unlike you, I am a horror flick with the colored paste on my face.

You know that DO make toilets that are higher than the average. I should know because my mom has not one but in each bath. Actually, she had one at her previous house and convinced her husband to get them when they moved. They are nice. Look totally normal but ya just don't squat as far.


My Goodness said...

Wonder where you got that great hair?!?!! hee!! Love it.

You look great...and I especially love the last picture...roses and blogging...two of my favorite things! :)

Get well soon...we have a lunch date, remember?

janjanmom said...

Glad you are feeling better-I miss you when you don't blog!

Thanks for REALLY sharing your journey. You are so wonderfully transparent!! I'm so happy to "cyber" know you!

Jamie @ Purposeful Pursuit said...

All of that and your hair still looks great! I'm still praying for you as you recover. You're a great bloggy friend!

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Even at your worst, you still look great! Yes, hospital gowns make you look pregnant. Some of the gowns I still wear do to...


Lelia Chealey said...

Love all the pictures! So glad you are doing better Amy. You have been on my mind so much as of late. Been praying for you girl!

Denise said...

Hi Amy. I love this post. You and Shannon are so adorable. The pictues are great! That one of you and Allie in the bed is such a sweet one. Maybe you are feeling a little better?? I sure hope so. I'm thinking of you and praying for you every day. Keep that sense of humor - it's so great!
Denise said...

Hey, sweet girl! Had my computer not died on Friday, I would have read this first thing this morning! You know I always want to be the first one to post!!!
This one was hilarious!!!! I hope you are following the doctor's orders!!! I love you baby girl!
MOM :)

The Laundress said...

Oh man, that is so funny.

This post, not the actual hospital thingie.

so happy you are feeling up to poking fun at yourself. That means you are feeling good.


Doran & Jody said...

Get well!!!!

The Boyds Family said...

Yep, sounds like Snoop was hookin' you up with some feel good.

That Shannon, he's a keeper!

Love all the pictures and the hair is looking fabulous!! Continue to take care of yourself. I'm still praying for you and Allie to recover completely. Take care.

Your favorite stalker :)

PS. When CJ saw that picture of you and Shannon kissing she said "Eww" and immediately gave me a 'movie kiss'. HA!

Ellie said...

Man! Look at all these comments you got! Nice pictures! I was happy to see you smiling in a lot of them. I especially enjoyed the ones with Allie!!

Kristen said...

Girl... how you make me smile! Once I got to the Snoop Dog comment I was rolling. You are a breath of fresh air and I love the sense of humor the Good Lord has given you!

Prayers for a speedy recovery and good healty!

Pamela (MrsJoeB) said...

Amy-bless your heart-I do hope you are feeling better!! Your husband owes you big for some of those pictures...shame on him (just kidding). The's a fact of life and he married you for the good times and the bad times... including commodes!! I do hope you are feeling better. Hang in there!!

In his Grqce~Pamela

Mari said...

We can conquer the world with good hair! Something about going to the hospital where you'll be wearing hideous attire makes you need to have good hair! You look good girl. Tell hubby you owe him for the pictures!

In Christ,

hulagirlatheart said...

What a brave woman to post your hospital pictures!! And dahling, your hair looks wonderful.