Thursday, February 11, 2010

First Post from Home!

I’m home. Got home around 6pm last night. Very nice to be here surrounded by the familiar sounds of Luke and Aaron running around and Ada’s paws. Much better than the beeps, pages and interruptions from tons of lab people, doctors and nurses.

Yesterday was kind of difficult. Not from the incisions but from gas pains. My GI tract hadn’t really woken up (I only passed gas 2 or 3 times before leaving the hospital). Then to make matters worse, I forgot to take the pain meds before we got in the car to drive home.

It was rush hour, dark and rainy and I was having massive gas pains. Needless to say, it was a long ride! It’s amazing how bumpy I-5 is. Who knew?!?

After getting home, things started to get much better. Took some Tylenol, used the bathroom and went to bed. The kids were really gentle and Suzi was awesome. Couldn’t ask for more!

This morning, I’ve done about 10 laps around the house, had a light breakfast, showered and plan on going back to bed. Doesn’t sound like much but even this little amount of exertion really take a lot out of me.

Hope this finds you well! All the emails, FB posts, calls and visits have been so wonderful. God bless!


  1. Glad to hear you are back to some assemblance of'll heal so much faster at home! Hi to nurse Suzi!

  2. Zach,
    I'm happy to report that 1-5 smooths out again after a year and a half. I remember that ride as well, also at a busy rush hour, but fortunately slept most of the way. I stopped by this morning at 9, Thursday, to say hello, because I have class on Thursdays at Seattle University across from Swedish. I couldn't believe what a kidney stud you were to be gone already. Well done. Have to wait to meet you in person till some other time. Blessings on continued recovery!
    Brett Shoemaker

  3. Welcome home Zach! Prayers for peace and rest as you recover at home now.

    PS--You owe Suzi big time for Valentine's/Birthday Day next year. :)

  4. Well Zach it shows how much family and friend mean to all of us. Home is where the heart is. Elise and I both send you our best.