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   Posted 10/5/2007 8:53 AM (GMT -7)   
 Well for those that have been following along, my fiance' is finally out of the hospital after 3 weeks. The ride home was so great! It was really exciting to see her face light up when we were driving the whole way home. I could see that she couldn't decide what she wanted to do when we got back into our neighborhood. So we dropped off her prescription at the local pharmacy and went out to dinner with our best friends. She got a little overwhelmed, but she held it down pretty well. After dinner we went and picked up her prescription, then went home. She was so happy to be home and be in a quiet stable environment. Our 2 cats immediatley met us at the door and greeted her with all kinds of kitty love. It was great! She took a nice hot bath and came down stairs and we sat on the couch and relaxed for about an hour. After that she wanted to get caught up on her bank account and mail. She would have never fell asleep knowing that these things didn't get taken care of right away. Even though I had done it all except the past few days. So I helped her with all that, being that she is still dealing with allot of confusion. So after we got everything squared away, she took her meds and we went up to bed and talked till 1:00am. I held her all night in my arms. She really felt safe and secure. I just kept reasssuring her that her being BP isn't a bad thing, and that I am here to help with everything she wants help with. I told her over and over that she can easily live a normal life as long as she takes her meds, gets therapy, and do all the other much required things to track her BP. She knows that she has a great support team, and that we all educated ourselves about BP the whole time she was in the hospital. I myself have read books and of course joined HEALING WELL. :-) . She was sent home having to take 1000mg depakote, 30mg zyprexa, and 1mg klonopin. The klonopin will eventually go. She already has appointments set up with the therapist and pdoc. As I left the house this morning her mother came over to stay so that she can drive her around to as my fiance' is saying " a much needed manicure and pedicure"! I just told her to take it easy and if she starts to feel overwhelmed to go home and chill out. So right now I am anxiously waiting to get off work so that I can go home and spend a nice relaxing weekend with her. And as always I will be logging on everyday.

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   Posted 10/5/2007 9:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh hooray! Please direct her to the site too, if you feel like sharing us. :) We'd love to have her. I'm glad she's out and feeling better. As I'm sure you read, the healing process after an episode like this is months, and she's a very lucky woman to have someone so dedicated to helping her get well. Kudos to you. You did great! Thanks for coming back and giving us the update, and we'd love to keep hearing from you.
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   Posted 10/5/2007 10:36 AM (GMT -7)   
My best wishes to the both of you that she stabalize and continues to recognize this is a treatable and manageable illness. She's done a lot of work in the last 3 weeks, and she's got a lot ahead, but one foot (well pedicured) at a time...she'll have the life she wants. LFW

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   Posted 10/5/2007 10:37 AM (GMT -7)   
Wow...reading your post brought back a lot of memories for me. I remember finally leaving the hospital and remember how I felt on the drive back home too...smelling the fresh air, everything looked so crisp and clear and I too remember coming home to the pets! tongue Plus the relaxing bubble bath! You can't get that at the hospital. I bet she LOVED it!
Your fiance' is so very lucky to have you! You are so very supportive! Good for you that you helped her get organized on her bank account since this was weighing on her.
 I can only imagine how you felt to finally have her home again and having your arms around her all night. Ahhhh...breathe, relax. I'm sure it was just as comforting for her.
I'm glad she is getting some TLC for herself right now! A manicure and pedicure sounds about right for her right now!
I'm glad all her appts. are made and in place.
I wish you both well on this journey! My continued thoughts will be with both of you (I have been waiting for an update.)
Take care...and we are here for you!
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   Posted 10/5/2007 1:02 PM (GMT -7)   

That is great news! I wanted to wish you both the best in these times. I know things will get better as she stabilizes, and is able to manage her symptoms. You have been a great support to her, and do not take that lightly.

Please let us know how things are going. Take care, till next time!
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   Posted 10/5/2007 2:47 PM (GMT -7)   


I am so glad to know that your fiance is home and has made it through such a tough time (in the hospital).  I am in tears reading how supportive you are to her.  Unbelievable, truly.

I am so happy for the both of you.

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