Sunday, January 30, 2011

An update from home

I have now been home from the hospital since Thursday. I've been doing much better pain wise, though they have me pretty well medicated at home. I would prefer a reduction, they still have me on a bunch of oral morphine and a daily fentanyl pain patch. My current goal is to make make a good impression for the doctor on Tuesday so that I'm allowed my upcoming family vacation.

Nights have been interesting and the days have been getting better. I've been going longer and longer without needing a day time nap to reenergize. A few more days like this, I'll be good as new.

The Brockey's and the Buxton's have a family disney cruise vacation scheduled just ahead. We'll be spending a few days in the park and then heading off on the brand new Disney Dream ship! I plan to enjoy this year's super bowl on ship's huge family deck monitor. It should be a real blast!

I wanted to thank everyone for their warm comments, thoughts and flowers and send this quick update to let everyone know that I am where I need to be, back home with my family.


Laurie said...

So glad to see that you ARE, indeed, back where you need to be! There really is "no place like HOPE!" Nope, that's not a are home and that is where your HOPE lives!

Sending up more and more prayers that your pain continues to dissipate, and that your trip to the "happiest place on earth" moves forward without a hitch!! Safe travel, Brockey family!

I love you dearly...and can't wait to hear of all of your magical adventures!!!!

<3 Laurie

Anonymous said...

Hi Mike,

I've been following your blog for a short while, but I've gone back and read a lot of your old entries as well, so it feels a bit like I've been following your progress since the beginning. I wanted to let you know that you are in my thoughts, and also, if it helps in any way to hear this, your blog helped inspire me to go see a dermatologist yesterday. I fit nearly all of the risk criteria for melanoma, and while the doctor found nothing of concern, I will continue to check myself regularly and see a doctor immediately upon discovering anything unusual. I have also posted on Facebook about melanoma, and I bug any of my fair skinned friends about keeping an eye on their moles. Annoying, yes, but potentially life-saving, and I won't stop.

I'm glad to hear that you're home from the hospital and I hope you're well enough to enjoy your holiday!

Rachel from Vancouver Canada

Sabrina Smith said...

Hey Mike- first of all, love the floating head photo! very cool.... and most importantly, I am GLAD YOU ARE HOME!!!!!!!!

Hug the girls for me!!
Sabrina Smith