Red JellO

You guys!

At this very moment, I have zero pain!

I have been hurting for two years, at least!

But today, right now, in this moment I have no pain!

It’s like a miracle!

It *is* a miracle.

I know it might be medicine they gave me in the night, or because I am lying still without bothering my surgery incisions or staples. I know it will hurt later when I get to get up later and try waking around. I know this battle isn’t entirely over just yet. I get that. I really do.

But for a moment, even just a small moment, I woke up at 415am this morning to experience the miracle of no pain!

I want to wake up Nathan and tell him, but I am trying to wait so he can sleep. I wanted to ring the nurse and tell her, but my ears are off charging, so I would to be able to understand her.. So I had to write it!

The nurse came in then, and cried with me, but also warned me to still pace myself today because my body is weak and tired and it will hurt again after I am allowed to start walking. But what a miracle that is, to start walking!

Don’t get any big ideas, Nathan says.

It’s just jello, I say.

I haven’t eaten in two days, and not much in four days.

I am a girl who needs some jello.


He teases me, because usually I don’t like jello. His mom makes these amazing and gorgeous jello salads, and I don’t eat them. But it’s a texture thing for me, and growing up the only time we had jello was when my mom served it to us as a hot broth when we were sick. Today, then I am getting some ribbing from even myself because I was thinking maybe to ask her for a simple salad to practice at, like red jello with bananas or something. Or maybe I am still too scared!

The nurse says she is coming back at 6 to take my catheter out, and then an hour after that I can walk by myself to the bathroom, and an hour after that, I can take a shower! So she said to still use my morphine even though I think I am such a superstar. It made me laugh! Everyone has been so good and nice, and I am grateful for their good care of me.

We will share better updates after the doctor come today and we actually know more details.

Thanks, though, for all the support!

And chocolate! Look what Rachel brought me!


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About Emily

I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since 2009. I serve as a Chaplain, and work as a counselor. I got bilateral cochlear implants in 2010, but will always love sign language. I choose books over television, and organics over processed. Nothing is as close to flying as ballroom dancing - except maybe running, when in the solo mood. I would rather be outside than anywhere else, especially at the river riding my bike or kayaking. PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy, and currently doing a post-doc in Jewish Studies and an MDiv in Pastoral Counseling. The best thing about Emily World is that it's always an adventure, even if (not so) grammatically precise. The only thing better than writing is being married to a writer. Nathan Christensen and I were married in the Oklahoma City temple on 13 October 2012, and have since fostered more than eighty-five children. We have adopted the six who stayed, and are totally and completely and helplessly in love with our family. Nathan writes musical theater, including "Broadcast" (a musical history of the radio) and an adaption of Lois Lowry's "The Giver". He served his mission in South Korea, has taught song-writing in New York City public schools, and worked as a theater critic for a Tucson newspaper. This is not an official Web site of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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