Leaving the Hospital

My friend/caregiver and I get ready to leave the hospital.

Today I made it home from the hospital.  I was there three weeks with one week in the ICU.  It’s amazing what a chain reaction an allergic reaction to latex can set off.  Due to a series of mixups it took an extra 5 and a half hours to get out of the hospital today.  Hurry up and wait was the name of the game.

It’s so so good to be home!

It’s amazing the things you don’t appreciate enough when you are always around to have them.

Greeting my doggy at the door he freaked out and cried at seeing me.  Ran in circles.  Happy as can be.  I didn’t even want to climb into my bed until I hit the shower.  So I took a nice long one for the first time in three weeks.  It felt amazing to get clean.  Then bed.  There’s nothing like being in my own bed.  It even smells right.  Finally, food.  Eating some of my mom’s dinner was a perfect way to celebrate coming home.

All these things are small, but they are the things that make my home…. my home.

Home is a sacred space.  Just like a church or temple, the home is holy.  I’m so grateful to my Heavenly Father for getting me home safe and sound.

And it’s good to be home.

Home Sweet Home

Sitting in my own bed at home!

About Lauren

Lauren believes that life can be full of joy and gratitude especially in the face of life's toughest trials. A highly creative person, the 31-year-old has a background in web & graphic design, musical theater, competitive improvisation, film production, and Alternate Reality Games. She is passionate about creative writing and is working on the final drafts of two science fiction novels. As a graduate of Landmark Education she has developed herself personally and professionally allowing her to powerfully create the life that she wants. After being diagnosed with multiple autoimmune diseases including Myasthenia Gravis and Sjogren's Syndrome, she adapted to new limitations while also discovering new interests and creative outlets that have given her life renewed purpose. Although she was raised Jewish, she converted to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Her faith helped her to endure and even flourish.