Tuesday, June 10, 2008

day 27?

hey everyone!! it's actually me, marika this time. i'm back out of the ICU and SOOO ready to go home... the doctors say that if there are no more complications, i could be out of here on friday. i feel fine even though my voice is still hoarse but i miss everyone to DEATH and cannot wait to get back to ithaca.
sorry about not posting the last few days. was very sedated and i don't really remember much from it, but thank you janet for keeping everyone posted and updated. all the support has really helped.
as an update on the hair: cassie jenis discovered a new talent of hers as she helped me trim down and gave me an extremely cute haircut, unfortunately, it's obviously still coming out. i've got a few hats and wigs for when i decide to just shave it off or whatever and i should be back in ithaca and showing them off soon.
anyway, i'm back to eating solid foods :D so that's good news. i miss everyone/everything about home and hopefully i'll be seeing everyone soon. good luck with the final week of classes IHS!!
much love,
marika

7 comments:

LAURIE said...

HEY MEEKS,

WELCOME BACK TO THE BLOG. AS YOU CAN SEE, EVERYONE'S BEEN PRETTY ACTIVE HERE. SO, NOW YOU'VE EXPERIENCED SEIZURES, RESPIRATORY
FAILURE, PANCREATITIS, VISION LOSS AND ALOPECIA (HAIR FALLING OUT). I DO HOPE YOU DON'T INTEND TO TRY ON EVERY MEDICAL DIAGNOSIS FOR SIZE. BELIEVE ME, IT'S A LOT EASIER TO JUST READ THE BOOK. PLEASE TELL YOUR BODY TO JUST FOLLOW THE RULES FOR A WHILE AND BEHAVE ITSELF. I'M GLAD YOU'RE FEELING BETTER AND GET TO EAT AGAIN. BY THE WAY, I HAD MY COLONOSCOPY ON MAY 30th, AND USED 3 BOXES OF PEACH JELLO FOR THE PREP. YOU AND SYLVIANA WERE TALKING SO MUCH ABOUT PEACH JELLO WHEN I WAS UP THERE I JUST COULDN'T GET IT OUT OF MY HEAD. YUMMY!!!

I'LL SEE YOU SOON I HOPE.

LOTS 'N' LOTS OF LOVE,

(AUNT) LAURIE

Brig said...

Marika, it is so fabulous to "hear" your "voice" again. What an unbelievably rough ride you have had. Hang strong; you have certainly earned "toughest kid in the family" award.

To offset the hair thing, I am putting together a collection of really cool baseball caps. Wherever I go, I will forward them to you and you will know, we are all thinking about you.

From coast to coast, (and in Israel)people have been including you in their personal prayers and from the pulpit. Just so you know, we covered lots of bases--Jewish, Apostalic, GOGIC, Catholic, and Baptist. It seemed you could use all the help we could muster.

BTW, you have some really neat friends. Enjoyed getting to "meet" them online.

The next few weeks will be challenging. Know that we are with you.

love,
cousin brig

terri said...

hi marika,

no update today, no news is good news, so glad you are out of intensive care and that you are looking forward to going home soon, the most important thing is that you are getting better and that you are under good care.

be in touch...love, hugs and all that stuff! terri and henry

Shoshana said...

Meeks,

I had a dream last night that we had a RUSH party in your hospital room. It was really fun :) and then we were in like a Rochester mall and Jennie wanted waffles and, anyway, just thought you might enjoy that.

:)

monkeylover1958 said...

Dear Marika,
Great to hear the good news.
About the hair thing, don't worry it it will grow back. My mom has some cool hair pieces to make it look long since it is short and everyone thinks it is fake! WHOOPS! Shouldn't of told you that. I'm in trouble now! Now everyone knows her little "secret!":$
Better keep my mouth shut!
Well get better. Now the road you are trudging is a little bit easier to walk.
Oh, yeah I went to our RELAY FOR LIFE with my friend just for you! :) To demonstrate your faith and courage!
Stay well. I always have you in the back of my mind. You are awesome. :)
Love <3
Paige Botie

Jan said...

Hey Marika

It's great to hear your doing better sweetheart. Glad you will be going home soon. My love to you and your family. My prayer team in Florida says Hello and glad your doing better. We will keep praying for your continued health and full recovery.

Love Jan Z

monkeylover1958 said...

About my other comment, yeah I meant everyone thinks my mom's hair piece real. Seriously everyone thinks it IS real!:)
Uhh Ohh! Now I am really in trouble.Why don't I learn :o

Love,
Paige Botie

P.s.: Are you interested in a little sister since I am in real trouble now! LOL! :D