Thursday, October 22, 2009

Time Flies When You're Having Fun

The past couple of days have been the best I have had in a while! I have added mac & cheese to my diet. If you are not crazy about mac and cheese you should go without food for a couple of months. Man it was good. I seem to be getting better and better as time goes on. It is obviously going slower than I would like but it’s going.

It is amazing to me how quickly the last few months have gone. Sometimes when I was sick and in the hospital time would crawl. I would lose track of the days and even the month. The first week of October I was in the hospital and thought it was the first week of September. Anyway the time I was sick I was pretty miserable but God has been gracious and I came through it. I am not completely without issue now but I am so much better than I was. The nausea that I am dealing with now is bearable and I thank God for bringing me through the worst of it. In hind sight it doesn’t seem like I was sick that long.

Regina has done a fantastic job keeping up the blog. When I was sick I just couldn’t do it. I am a little intimidated now trying to follow her. I am not as gifted writing as she is and I am not so much a detail person like her but I will do my best. Speaking of Regina I don’t know how many of you have noticed but she is pretty awesome. I spent a total of 5 weeks in the hospital and the only time she was not right there with me my mother was. I am pretty sure that being mothered by such a wonderful woman growing up had a lot to do with me setting the bar so high for a wife. Anyway I am proud to have them both in my life!

I go back to the doctor next Tuesday. My hope is that I will be well enough to lobby for ending the TPN. I cannot get rid of the PIC line they have in me until I quit the TPN and I cannot go back to work with the PIC line. Hopefully after next Tuesday I will have a better idea of the future. I know I have to have some scans and they may want them before they remove the PIC line just in case they need to do something else. My hope is that I am near getting back to normal. I am eager to get back to work and choir and the ball park and all the other things I love about my life.

The encouragement I have received since this all began has been phenomenal! You all know who you are but I have continually gotten cards, donations, phone calls and have had hundreds of people praying. I feel as though I am indebted to everyone I know. I am not sure why so many people have been so kind but I do recognize how fortunate I am. It has really changed my outlook on life and people in general. People in some cases that I barely know have sent money and cards. It is extremely humbling that so many have done so much.

Well I just reviewed my post and I was right. I didn’t do as well as Regina! Maybe it at least gives you an idea of where we are.


  1. Excellent job. But then again who am I to talk, I wrote yesterday that I would "right" vs "write" more. lol I'm thankful that you feel well enough to sit and type us a note. It is soooo good to hear from you. Isn't it great that God allows us to marry above our means. I know I thankful that he made Mena little bit smarter than women. We were smart enough to ask them to marry us and they were just dumb enough to say yes. lol Is that considered a back handed compliment?
    We will be praying for your Drs. appointment and that all future test will be clean and you will be healthy enough to stop the feedings. It is getting too close to Thanksgiving to have liquid food. We have much to be Thankful for this year. God has, is, and will be good....

  2. SO thankful you are feeling better! You and Regina are such an inspiration to us. Thank you for praising God in the storm...He never left your side! What an AWESOME GOD :) Love you all!

  3. Danny so glad to read you are doing better! Eat some Mac and cheese for me! Believe it or not we never have it because our kids DO NOT like it!!!!! Will keep you in my prayers and pray you continue to improve daily.

  4. Hey, good to hear from you Danny. Glad you are doing better and it was great to see Regina this week. You have been in my daily prayers from Day 1 and our God is an Awesome God. May you continue to gain strength and may all your prayers be answered. Love Jamie MABE Fitzsimmons

  5. Danny, I'm glad to read that you're doing better. I will continue to pray for you guys.