The doctor released me to go home on Wednesday afternoon. So I went back to the apartment and pack it up with the help of Mom and Dad. We then when out to III Forks for a celebratory dinner. I told Sheila I was coming but we didn’t tell Lauren or Allison. I left Dallas about 9:15 am after a Mom, Dad and I circled in my little apartment living room and said a prayer of thanksgiving for all God had done. I left exactly 3 weeks to the day after my surgery. My total stay in Dallas was 3 weeks and 3 days. Amazing.
I got to Lufkin about 12:30 and went straight to Brandon Elementary where I surprised Allison. Sheila then spent 10 minutes showing me off to her teaching partners. She was glad to have me home.
After that I went to the office to visit with my colleagues. They were as surprised as Allison to see me. I then picked up Lauren and her friend, Haley, from school. Haley saw me first and told Lauren “there’s your Dad.” To which Lauren said, without looking, “No it’s not.” So, she was surprised too.
I brought Lauren and Haley home and Lauren and I took the dogs for a walk around the block. I then took Allison to gymnastics.
All in all a good day.
I will go to the lab here in the morning. I will do that several times a week and will go back to Dallas Transplant Institute for a checkup on April 1st.
I learned a lot. More than I can summarize at this time. I intend to post some thoughts about my experience in the near future. I also intend to keep the blog going in some fashion in the future. Hopefully, it will focus on faith and family with some soccer and photography thrown in for good measure.
Thanks for your prayers. Please keep lifting them up.
It’s good to be home.