I just received a phone call from her sharing the tremendous news! Her voice was shaky, yet it was very much Wendy. Sweet, gentle, and loving as ever as she shared her good news. She is being released from the ICU this afternoon and will be transferred to a recovery room on the sixth floor.
She shared that she'll have to write a book when she gets out of the hospital and title it, "My Life in the ICU". She said she didn't remember anything about the first week after surgery and it is probably a good thing. The second week she remembers bits and pieces and started to feel the pain. The third week she has experienced tremendous physical pain as she feels her incision sites, struggles with stomach issues, and itchiness, among the array of other pains. She is also experiencing tremendous emotional pain, being away from her sons, husband, family, and friends. She misses her life and home. She said she has made a mental commitment to get home as soon as possible.
She is anxious about the move out of the ICU. She is afraid of sharing a room with another patient. She is fearful that the nurses won't be able to get to her in time if she needs their help. She is worried the nurses won't hear her pushing a button for help. Please pray that Wendy feels at peace and the transition from the ICU to a recovery room goes smoothly. Pray the nurses she has on this new floor are just as amazing and attentive as the ICU nurses were. Pray Wendy heals with accelerated speed and that the next step in recovery is her going home. Pray she goes home soon!
The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to him in song. Psalms 28:7