Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Thanks for all your prayers....Shelley was able to come home today!!!! I know that we are not out of the woods, but just the same it is nice to have her home. She has been losing more and more of her hair. It was nice to have Sue Martinez come over to the hospital before she left. Sue has several wigs that Shelley likes. They did hair, nails, make up and had a good laugh when Shelley almost fell in the toilet with Sue. As Shelley said later you just have to have a good laugh at those things. Big thanks to my sisters Carol, Connie, Sandra, Cindy, Tina, Nikki, Janeen and the many volunteers that helped to make over our Master Bedroom. The time and materials that everyone donated was truly amazing. Shelley cried for a good half hour when she saw it and every time she opens her eyes she can hardly believe the room that she is in. She said she feels like she is in the presidential suite of a 5 star hotel. Thanks again, I know that it will make a difference on how she feels. We are watching over her almost every min since she came home. Infection is the biggest problem, if she gets one she'll be back in the hospital. We will have an in-home nurse come 2 times a week. Shelley is looking forward to having visitors come over but the doctors have warned us to only have people that are healthy. Sorry no sickies, ha ha.


Anonymous said...

No place like home, no place like home ... especially when it´s a ***** Hotel! We´ll keep our cooties to ourselves, but we´ll continue to send our bacteria free positive energy.
Warm hugs from Harry and Angie

Joanna Layton said...

We are so glad you are home! It is what we have been praying for. You are constantly in our thoughts and prayers.

McArthur family said...

We are so excited to hear that Shelley is home. There is a lot of truth to the old sayng, " There's no place like home." We will also keep our germs at our house, but would love to help out in any way. We will continue to keep your family in our prayers and pray especially for no new infections. Perry is going to make the drive tomorrow to cheer on our boys in Yuma and I am going to send Halloween treats for our group of boys. At least they will get a little candy...for they still are our little boys, no matter how big they get.
You are in our thoughts everyday and in our prayers constantly. Love, The McArthurs

Randall Bunch said...

I am so glad that you are home! The saying is so true "There is no place like home!" Make sure you get enough rest and don't feel bad to turn people away who want to visit. YOU NEED YOUR REST! You are in our thoughts and prayers everyday! We love you!
The Randall Bunch

Kristi said...

Home Sweet Home!! It's great news! They don't count "Cabin Fever" as a side effect, but it certainly exists when you're in the hospital that long, eh?...I'm glad you can scratch that off your list now. Glad you're home Shelley!
love & hugs,
kristi kilger pulliam

Andrea said...

Oh that is wonderful! I have tears in my eyes as I am typing this. Welcome Home Shelley!

tina keller said...

Shelley, CONGRATULATIONS!!! It was good news all around our house to hear that you were home. Just make sure that since you feel like you are at a 5 * resort don't forget to order room service like you own the place! As you know i do daycare with alot of little ones so i won't take the chance to visit indoors but if you feel like sitting on the porch call me. Open those windows and get lots of sunshine! We love you and couldn't be more excited for you and your sweetie! Love the Keller's

West said...

I spoke briefly to Carole last night and heard you'd just arrived home. I got off the phone and cried. We are SO happy that you are home with your family. I gave my number to Carole to pass on to your RS pres. There are some in my ward who know you and we all want to help in any way we can. Get your rest gal, and do try to eat. I think of you each and every day and you are in our family prayers. I'm subbing a lot at WFHS right now and will be sure to give your Lincoln a warm pat on the back whenever I see him.

Enjoy being home!
Cherrise West

Aurélie AKA Frenchie said...

' Home, sweet home ', I'm glad to hear that. Love you.

Paula said...

Yeah!!! So happy to have you back! I was on my way to the hospital to see you yesterday when I heard the news. My prayers and thoughts have been on you every single day and I can't wait to come over and give you a big,germ free hug!

Love you friend,

Gail Conway Cook said...

Hello Shelley, I am so glad you are home again. Feels good to have all those "home sounds and smells". I know the children are pleased "not sure if that is a strong enough word" to have you home. I am so grateful to Our Father for the watch He has had over you. Love you Shelley....Mom Conway

Bren's Life said...

Oh I am so glad you are home Shelley. Cindy S & I were going to come see you tonight at the hosptital. We had it planned all week. We both want to stop by soon to see you. And without any kids. I hope you don't mind.
So glad your home!
Bren Whiz

Karen said...

I'm so happy you were able to go home. I'm sure you are a lot more comfortable in your own bed with your family close by all the time. I think about you and pray for you all the time. Take Care!
Love Scott, Karen, Kimberly, and Kaylee Dey

Jen said...

I was super happy to read this're home!

Enjoy the comfy new room and let your family spoil you like crazy!

Hugs from a distance,

Shayla said...

I spoke with Colleen today and she told me that you got to come home yesterday. She was positively glowing! Welcome home--make everyone wear those masks! :)

LuAnne and Kevin Miller said...

We are so excited that you are home Shelley! How fun to have a new bedroom! You have been in our daily thoughts and prayers. Wish we could be there to give you a big hug. Stay strong. Lots of love, LuAnne and Kevin

Aussie Sue said...

So glad you can be home with your family at last! LOVE YOU HEAPS!!!!

Lynette said...

We are so happy that you are finally home. You are constantly in our thoughts and prayers.
The Speroni Family

Karen said...

Wow! miracles STILL happen today! Prayer really is a powerful thing. What a great opportunity this is to help strengthen our testimonies and faith. We are so glad you are home with your family! We will continue to pray for you and your family. Love you! Karen & Spencer and kids

Dorothy McGee said...

This blog has been so informative. Thanks for keeping us updated. Please keep it up. Shelley, we are so excited that you got to go home, especially to a beautiful room (A lot better than the hospital, I'm sure). Now you need to get your strength up and know that even tho we don't write much, we are concerned and wish you well. I remember Keams Canyon in the summer too! MOHFBY (May Our Heavenly Father Bless You).

Anonymous said...

Welcome home Shelley! Happy Halloween!

Trina said...

I am sooooo excited you are home Shelley with your family! That is Fantastic News! What fun to have a "makeover" for your's and Michael's bedroom! Did you get any before and after shots- you know like they do on Extreme Makeover!:) I am sure your kids are sooooo excited to have you back where you belong! You will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. Keep Fighting and never forget how strong you are! You are Amazing Shelley!
All My Love,

Doug and Cherai said...

Coleen told me also that you were home. She was so happy. We also happy that you are back home again. We love you.

Malta said...

Velvety Autumn

As autumn colors in richness peaks
The colors of fall upon us creep.
Leaves of gold and crimson reds
With sage, orange and brown are spread.

Coming to the end of summer's awe.
This highlights nature’s autumn call.
A time that nature begins to relax,
The colors of fall now to the max.

The blessings of velvety autumn hue
Given by God to me and you.
The beauty of this season’s insight
Is nature’s responding in God’s delight.

As God looks down from above
Pleased by his wonder work of love.
The beauty of this season soon to fade,
As winter slowly pulls down the shade.
~Malta Oct. 2008~

Anonymous said...

we're so happy you are back home, there is nothing better. i'm sure the kids love having you there. what a great surprise to have a whole new bedroom, how fun! enjoy and you deserve all the good that comes your way. you've touched so many people and served in so many ways. we love you! -heather johnson

mark said...

I am so glad to know that you are home. I hope to see you soon.


Becky said...

Hey Shelley!

I'm so sorry to hear that you are sick, but I'm so glad that you are home now! Your family is so beautiful, and has grown so much sense I've last seen you guys... like 12 years ago!

You are in my thoughts and prayers. I wish I could come over and see you, but I live in Virginia now while my husband is in medical school. I wish I could come and help out, but I'm happy to hear that you have lots of love and support from so many. You are so loved, that is aparent.

I just wanted to send you my love.

Becky (Petersen) Evans

P.s. I don't think that I've ever properly thanked you for letting me and my friends come and swim in your pool when I was a kid. Those are some of my favorite memories. I'm sure we were pretty loud and annoying, but you were always so sweet to us. Thank you.

Glacier Bay Alaska said...

We are so glad that you are home. We love you and your family so much and we will continue to pray for you all. Thank you for your amazing example.

Love, Greg and Colby Lindblom

Gail Conway Cook said...

Shelley you are beautiful with or without hair. I do not look good without hair. Mine is almost all gone. But then we are promised that we will get it all back,right???I am glad I did get to visit a bit. I love you for the mother and wife you are. Good job..Love Mom Conway

Carol said...

Be strong today with your Chemo! I know it can work, stay strong. I know that Heavenly Father is watching over you! I am praying for you. I love you, Carol :)

Gail Conway Cook said...

Good morning Carol told me about the chemo yesterday. . Earl and I pray for you every day and night. I know He hears and will bless you .Our Father loves you I know. I love you also and I think about you much much much. It is getting cool out now . What a relief after the hot summer. Love Mom Conway