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By — Nov 12, 2007 7:42pm
Hey everyone-- This is Lisa. I just went through this site and reread all the nice notes sent to me. I have to admit, I have read it at least 3 other times and each time it feels so new. I guess my brain isn't 100% yet. I do thank all of you, though, for the many prayers and well wishes. I thank and praise God for how he has given me another chance. He must have something for me to do yet! I feel so blessed to be here.

I do not remember anything of the day it happened. And naturally the hospital stay is very hazy. What I do remember is those nasty MRI's I had to have, the nurses trying to find veins when there were none because they'd all been used, and being in that hospital bed feeling like I was becoming part of it. Obviously, it is all petty now, I'd go through it again to know I could still be alive.

I am feeling pretty good. I have gone on some short outings (ok the state volleyball tourney was more than short). I feel tired a lot, but also feels good to throw in a load of laundry or do some dishes. I have some strict family nurses who monitor my moves! I have a defibrillator/pacemaker now and hope it never decides to tell me something. I have headaches every morning and am wondering if it is from lack of caffiene. I am not allowed any coffee ever!, no chocolate, no margaritas! NO wonder I have headaches. I need some good advice on substitutes.

I probably won't go back to work for awhile. I just get so tired. I hope it all comes back to me when I do return. I have had problems with remembering things that took place up to two weeks prior to my collapse. So that is a weird feeling. Oh, I can't drive for 6 months, that will be the hard part. I'm sure it will work out, but thinking about everywhere I need to go is stressful.

Thank you all again for writing to me. Also, all the food, cards, help at confirmation, lawn mowing and constant calls (I'm probably forgetting something) are so appreciated. I can't wait to start running into people.

See you then, much love and thanks, Lisa