Quick Note That I’m At Home Now

I woke up a short time ago and am heading back to bed shortly. My body said “hey, time for your meds”. icon smile Quick Note That Im At Home Now

But I wanted to take a quick moment to update everyone and let you know that I am home and am being cared for by the best nurses in the world. My dear husband has been beside himself making sure I have everything I need. He’s teaching me that it is ok to let someone else take care of me for a change. I can’t imagine going through this without his undying love and support.

My wonderful brother has been handling the housework and taking care of the dog for me, and his strength and help mean so much to me. I’ll never forget how he’s willing to set aside his own life for me at this time.
(These two men are amazing caregivers!)

The kids have been amazingly supportive and are being quiet so I could sleep (for once, no loud teen music or friends sleeping over!).

Friends are helping out as much as possible and sending food for me so I don’t need to think about what to eat when I don’t even want to think about food.

And I wanted to share my immense gratitude for all of you who have expressed such wonderfully kind words of hope and caring. It means more to me than you will ever know.

So, I am in amazing hands. I will be sleeping a lot more than usual over the next few days, but I plan to tell you all about the hospital and some of the amazing heroes that were so kind to me there. Miracles can be found, no matter where you are.
(I even had the chance to inspire a nurse to tears of joy, but more on that later)

Thank you again for all your prayers and well wishes. I am certain all that positive energy went a long way to getting me home sooner than we all expected.

29 Comments so far »

  1. Ted and Kim Crowder said on:

    September 12, 2006 at 9:34 am

    Great, Glad to hear everything is going smoothly. Wish we were there to whip you up some breakfast!

    Ted and Kim

  2. Allison said on:

    September 12, 2006 at 9:48 am


    So glad you are home, and being cared for like you need and deserve! I’d send you a lasagna and some apple dumplings, if I thought they’d survive the mail! :) Keep on truckin’ baby :)


  3. Shiela said on:

    September 12, 2006 at 9:55 am

    HI Darling!

    Well why am I not surprised you’ve already hit the keyboard — what took you so long :)

    Goodies are on the way — I shipped them yesterday the US Post office say’s 4–7 days. Two boxes coming — but not all full of goodies.

    More coming soon :)

    So glad to see you posting already — we love you!!!

    Shiela and the gang

  4. Siriol Jameson said on:

    September 12, 2006 at 10:37 am

    Hi Sylvie,

    You are really a hero! We put you and Michel in our prayers every night. Excellent that you have such great help.

    Keep up the good work.

    Siriol Jameson

  5. Margaret MacGillivray said on:

    September 12, 2006 at 11:46 am

    Glad to hear that you’re home and being so well looked after. Best wishes from Scotland

  6. Ladan Lashkari said on:

    September 12, 2006 at 12:36 pm

    Hi Sylvie,

    When I checked my emails a few minutes ago and saw a new post notification from your blog, I was excited to hear what’s new with you and how you’re feeling.

    It’s great to see you’re fine and are getting better and better. You’ve been on my mind since yesterday and I’ve been sending warm wishes over to you! :-)

    Hearing what you and Michel say really inspires me and helps me see life through the amazing windows of love and being positive. Thank you for sharing this all with us Sylvie.

    Take care of yourself and have a great day!


  7. Tracey said on:

    September 12, 2006 at 2:17 pm


    glad to hear all went well & that you are being well taken care of. If definatley makes a difference when you have people around you that love you & go above & beyond their normal to help someone out in their time of need. Its funny how inspite of the major things that you go thru that heros appear out of no where. I have had that experience myself.

    God bless you & your family. Take care.

  8. Cris & Loretta said on:

    September 12, 2006 at 2:29 pm

    Hi Sylvie

    We have been away on holiday and not close to a computer. Glad to hear that you are now back recovering. Our prayers are with you.

    Best wishes

    Cris & Loretta

  9. Dr.Mani said on:

    September 12, 2006 at 2:41 pm

    Been checking this page to see what’s happening, and am glad to see you back home, cheerful and well on the path to recovery.

    Oh, and you’re right about Michel being an amazing guy too :)

    Speedy recovery


  10. abdellah said on:

    September 12, 2006 at 3:36 pm

    wish you a speedy recovery.

  11. Joanna said on:

    September 12, 2006 at 4:17 pm

    Hi Sylvie,

    You don’t know me–I’m a reader of Michael’s blog. I emailed him an introduction a couple of days ago.

    I just wanted to encourage you to be kind to yourself. You’re on an amazing journey, and you and Michael will find many gifts along the way (I know this sounds strange, but it looks like you’ve already found a few.)

    I’ll keep you both in my prayers,


  12. Nell Taliercio said on:

    September 12, 2006 at 4:21 pm

    I’m glad to hear you are doing well and being well cared for. You rest up and take it easy. You’re still in my thoughts.

  13. Skip and Karen Stewart said on:

    September 12, 2006 at 5:39 pm

    Hey Sylvie, thanks for the update. You take good care of
    your self. Hope to see you and Michel at Big Seminar
    if you able.

    It will not be the same will out you both.

    Our prayers are for your health and family and to see you
    back on your feet.

    The marketing community needs you.

    Skip and Karen Stewart

  14. Maria Madeira said on:

    September 12, 2006 at 8:31 pm

    My Dear Friend Sylvie

    It’s like Dr. Mani say “Been checking this page to see what’s happening…”, me too :-)

    I am so glad that you are doing OK. Every thing will be OK, just keep doing like you are, and so soon you will be completely OK.

    Maria Madeira — “The Angel Of Distance Loving Help”

    P.S. I will be here, all days, “waiting” for more good news from you!

  15. Ellen said on:

    September 12, 2006 at 8:41 pm

    Hello Sylvie,
    I am thrilled to learn that you are doing so well — and so quickly. You are most certainly in good hands. Your husband is a treasure and your family all quite loving to take care of you like this. You remain in my prayers.

  16. Phil Ballard said on:

    September 12, 2006 at 8:47 pm

    Hi, Sylvie ~

    I am so glad you are doing so well ~ so fast ~ YOU are a very strong lady and we are all very proud of you ! I can see that out prayers were answered ~ ” You must have had a lot of them,”

    Take Care & get better just as fast!
    Phil Ballard

  17. Angela said on:

    September 12, 2006 at 9:02 pm

    So glad to hear you are out of the hospital and doing good! I don’t know you personally but have been following along. Take Care.

    Angela Wills

  18. Jennifer Houck said on:

    September 12, 2006 at 9:53 pm

    So happy to hear all went so well at the hospital. I was praying for you as I was driving my little girl to preschool.

    (((HUGS))). You are in my prayers.

  19. Glenn Coleman said on:

    September 12, 2006 at 11:04 pm

    Hi Sylvie,

    Isn’t it wonderful how a painful event can create such
    a wonderful attraction of caring and positive energy.

    I’m reading your blog, and it’s like a best selling novel,
    loaded with emotions and real life stories.

    These types of situations help remind us of what is
    important and helps to appreciate and connect with
    everyone around us.

    Cool what happened at the hospital. You are obviously
    riding a powerful wave of faith and determination.

    All the best in your healing.


    Glenn Coleman
    North Vancouver, B.C.

  20. Jillian Wheeler said on:

    September 12, 2006 at 11:06 pm

    Hi, Sylvie,

    It’s wonderful to hear you are home and sounding so good!

    I’m continuing to add my prayers to all those coming your way.

    Jill Wheeler

  21. Evelyn said on:

    September 12, 2006 at 11:17 pm

    Hi Sylvie,

    Glad your recovery is going well. You’ll remain in my thoughts and prayers in the days ahead.

  22. Tatiana Velitchkov said on:

    September 12, 2006 at 11:37 pm

    Dear Sylvie,

    Such a wonderful news that you are back home,
    and on your way to a complete recovery and
    surrounded by so much love from your husband,
    family and friends!

    I am so glad that all went in such a good way
    and am sure that you’ll be your beautiful and
    filled with life and happiness self before you know it!

    Take care dear soul and know that you are loved
    and save, and God Bless you and yours!

    Tatiana V.

  23. Ron Passfield said on:

    September 12, 2006 at 11:41 pm

    Hi Sylvie

    My thoughts and prayers are with you. Hope your speedy recovery continues — I admire your courage, entreprenurial spirit and openness. I am sure your blogging will provide wonderful support to others as well.

    Cancer has touched many friends and colleagues of mine of late. I appreciate your postings and the optimism and honesty that pervades.

    Ron Passfield
    Brisbane Australia

    PS I know from experience that comments on blogs boost search engine rankings of the blog — so please other readers don’t hesitate to post as one small way to help.

  24. Tim Warren said on:

    September 13, 2006 at 3:38 am

    Hi Sylvie,

    Glad to hear you’re home and being taken care of. Also glad to hear everything went so well… even set a record — you over achiever you :~)

    I’ll keep you in my prayers.

    Warm regards,


  25. John Anghelache said on:

    September 13, 2006 at 11:47 am


    Karen and I are so happy that you’re doing
    well and have loving support during this time.
    Hang in there and you’ll beat this. We wish
    you a speedy recovery.


    John and Karen Anghelache

  26. Kay and Dave Mitchell said on:

    September 13, 2006 at 1:56 pm


    So wonderful to see you home again in Michel’s caring hands (and the rest of your family too)!

    If you like old movies, “You Can’t Take it With You” with Jimmy Stewart is one that we really like and is very funny.

    God bless you as you go through the healing process, one day at a time!

    Kay & Dave

  27. Jeanette Barnes said on:

    September 13, 2006 at 5:45 pm


    I was totally amazed to hear that you’re home already. It definitely shows the strength and determination you have.

    I hope the recuperation continues to go well so you and Michel can continue on your loving journey together. Please know that you are both in my thoughts and prayers.

    Jeanette Barnes

  28. Dori said on:

    September 17, 2006 at 11:11 pm

    HI Sylvie,

    You have occupied so much of my thoughts lately that it is just wonderful to read that you are home and in good spirits :-)


  29. Donna LaFerr said on:

    September 23, 2006 at 7:42 pm



    Although I don’t know you personally, I know what it’s like to have medical problems. My thoughts and prayers are with you.


    Donna LaFerr

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