Thursday, May 31, 2007

Day 4

Hi All,
That is me in my room-14Th floor-we have a great view-there is mountain range in the far right of the picture, you can wee the slant of the hill-there will be more to come-excuse the appearance this was taken after I got back from Acupuncture hell!!

When they show you the needle that goes into your back, you don't need the gas to put you asleep-you faint right then and there!

It is 6 inches long-fortunately I got put to sleep. They wheel you from you suite to a room that reminded me of the X-files episode. It was set way in the corner of the hospital and it had electric doors that made a swoosh sound! I thought I would run into Agents-Mulder and Scully!! Anyway-they curled me up like a ball to stretch my vertebrae and they gassed me up and from there I do not know anything that went on except that my back was sore from that needle. And to boot I had to lie completely still for 6 hours. You know me, I could not sit still for ten minutes-it was brutal. But I came through and this morning I felt sore but otherwise fine. Then came 10am and I was brought to the acupuncture chamber of hell. I endured being in hell for a half hour but Andra was there so she took my mind off it. There has been no change yet in my speech or right arm although I am walking with more balance-that is a good sign.

They say nothing major happens till 48 hours. So pray as I will do the same.
Otherwise life in China is good. Andra and I went to Sea World-where there are a lot of westernized restaurants. We picked "The California steak house". I had fillet-it was a flank steak folded over and made to look thick like a fillet-I needed a buzz saw to cut it. I should have had the rib eye like Andra. A friend of mine said, she had a friend that went to china and she lived on PB and J. Well that seems like the logical choice now that I know the food in China is deceitful!!! I even found Skippy peanut butter.

In closing-Thank You so much for replies both on the blog and emails. It touches my heart every time my phone buzzes and it's family and friends telling me to "keep strong". KEEP THEM COMING

You guys are incredible!!!!!!!

"Darkness has a hunger that's insatiable and lightness has a call that's hard to hear" SO LISTEN MORE!!!
Song-Closer to Fine-Indigo Girls.


courtney said...

im still praying for you :)

Jonette said...

"Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after another."~Walter just won your first race and have it in you to win the rest... keep running, just be sure to eat your PB J's to keep your strength!:)

barbara said...

Rich and I are thinking of you everyday...stay strong!

Anonymous said...

Hope all is well Drew. We are praying for you and hope that God is hearing all your prayers. We hope that we can see you soon. We have our brother Mike, the semanarian, praying for you as well. You remain in our prayers as always.


Christie and Mark Stewart

Jenny Jen said...

Joseph sends his love and we say our prayers every night with you on the top of the list. Always remember what I told you the day before you left because I know you have a wonderful purpose from God to fulfill so get ready baby..........Feel great, stay strong and keep the Faith!
(We are going out to dinner with your mom tonight so we will send good food thoughts your way)
Love you buddy oxo

day&russ said...

i can hardly think of anything else to say, except you are BEAUTIFUL!!!! We are so excited for you and love hearing your stories!!! Keep them coming and take care. wish we were there with you...

Russell, Dayann and Dean

Mike & Kim McGrath said...


Hang in there and stay positive. If anyone can beat this it's you! You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Mike & Kim McGrath

ckennedy4 said...


If you can match the strength you showed when you single handedly beat Rotary in the Little League championship, beating this will be a piece of cake. Keep your head up and keep fighting. My prayers are with you.

-Chris Kennedy

courtney said...

i was reading your thing about you and it says the notebook i know you like that cause it makes you think of us <3 im just kidding dont think im a weirdo, i forgot to tell you that prom was good and i hope your having a good time in china, even though its kind of tough times, good luck and im praying for you :)

Jeff said...

What's going on? I'm glad that you are keeping your spirits up. I don't have anything spiritual or stuff like that to say. Just know I love you and I hope you get better!