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A lot of pain, nausea and tv

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SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2008 1:20 PM, CDT

From Kevin – I don’t remember much from the last couple of weeks. A lot of pain, a lot of nausea a bit of throwing up, and a lot of tv. Now I am at home. It still hurts pretty bad, I have a lot of nausea and I hope I won’t throw up. They tell me the surgery worked, but it is hard for me to know this. See I eat through a tube in my veins for twelve hours at night. During the day I sip on six or eight ounces of gatorade or water and take lots of medicine to make me not throw up.

I got to see my buddies play soccer for a little bit yesterday right after I got home. It was good to see my friends, but hard to watch everyone playing my favorite game and not being part of it. I get around in a wheelchair to save my strength and conserve calories. Phillip likes it more than I do. He can balance on the back wheels for at least five minutes. Show off.

Tomorrow I’ll go into school to figure out my 9th grade schedule and how I’ll get smart. I don’t know how much I’ll be up to, but my mom and I will figure it out. I can use tutors and different schedules until I’m strong enough to go all the time.

My buddy Booker the Wonder Dog got to spend the night with me. That was a great welcome home present. Katie made an AK-47 marshmallow shooter gun for me – it was cool until Phil started trying to pummel me with marshmallows. Help.

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Professor and award winning author, world traveler, Mom, thought leader, mentor, friend, and advocate Vicki Whiting, Ph.D. is dedicated to the facilitation of learning and the development of leaders in all walks of life.

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