Day 18 & 19


“Take each day as it comes.”

That saying has never been truer for me. I have always been the type of person who loves her occasional lazy days, but most days you will find me out and about doing errands, working out, etc. Since surgery I have to remind myself to take each day and hour as they come because one can be great and the next can be not so great.

Yesterday was a good day. I was able to make my first outing to eat lunch with my family at my favorite restaurant, Nikki’s West in Birmingham! Let me just say,  it felt so good to get out of the house. I was exhausted after lunch and also from having only three hours of sleep the night before. I came home to take a short nap then my mom, precious pup, and I were off to Tuscaloosa!

The night was really tough. I got about two hours of sleep and could not keep anything down without throwing it up. This is the first time I have had vomiting since leaving Los Robles Hospital! During the night I had a horrible taste in my mouth, pain behind my nose and eyes, dizziness, tingling in my hands, and brain swelling.

Things seemed to get better this morning once I was able to eat a few bites and take a Zofran. I was so thankful to get relief so that I could make a surprise visit to the Alpha Gamma Delta house. I wish I could put together a sentence that described how happy I was to see all of my sorority sisters. Just to see them, catch up, laugh, and hug felt so great! They truly are 300 of the greatest blessings in the entire world.

Now, I am back home cuddled up with three sleepy pups. My biggest complaint right now is the pain behind my eyes, which is caused from brain swelling. Please pray specifically that I can get some sleep and continue to improve.

Much love,

Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in him.
-Psalm 34:8

ImageI am so blessed by each and everyone of these girls!

Alpha Gamma Delta Psi Chapter – University of Alabama


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