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November 25, 2011

So I was able to leave the hospital on Wednesday and enjoy turkey day at home.  I promised my boys I would be out Thursday so I’m glad it worked out.  I felt my care in the hospital was great.  All the nurses and doctors took good care of me.  I even came home to  a yard that was all fixed up thanks to Justin and Josh .  I have had great visits from Jared, Andy, Kenny and  Colin on Wednesday and Friday,  steak from Jason, and an incredible meal tonight cooked by Justin.  It has been overwhelming.  Jess is managing my tons of medication.  I am still having  issues with my left hand motor skills.  but today tied my shoes twice  and went for two walks.  All I can do right now is keep moving forward.  I have decided that I will climb again this summer.  I will win any scar contest.  I’m glad to be home.  I have slept great both nights.  Thanks to all my visitors in the hospital!  Thanks to my amazing wife who has taken such good care of me. Please keep praying for Wednesday as that is the day to find out the results of what Goliath was and what I will need to do moving forward.  I can say yes I have had Brain surgery.  A tennis ball was removed, that is huge.  I gave my boys each a tennis ball with the name Goliath on  them. This week still seems surreal considering all that has happened.  DEH

9 Comments leave one →
  1. mihkai wickline permalink
    November 25, 2011 8:55 pm

    Cool. We are glad you are home. Love to you, the Wicklines

  2. Joan Topacio permalink
    November 25, 2011 9:14 pm

    I pray for you and your family daily, so glad you’re at home with your loved ones, you are an amazing person and the Lord will help give you what you need to proceed in this life. My thoughts and Prayers go out to you Joan and Tony Topacio

  3. Jackie Norris permalink
    November 25, 2011 10:32 pm

    I’m in your cheering section David, you’re doing awesome! You and the women in your life are on my heart and in my prayers. Love, Jackie

  4. Amy Bruce permalink
    November 25, 2011 10:47 pm

    God bless you & your family! So thrilled to hear you are home with your family. I am a friend of Andy and Shea Harris. Our family is praying for your recovery!

  5. Danny Raphael permalink
    November 27, 2011 12:00 pm


    Your blog entries are exceptional. Know that reading about the depth and breadth of your faith is truly inspiring to me and I’m sure to others. Thank you (and Jessica) for sharing this journey of faith with us.

    All our love and prayers,

    Danny and Lisa Raphael

  6. Steve and Danielle Carlson permalink
    November 27, 2011 6:52 pm


    Glad you’re home. You’re an inspiration to all of us. We are praying for your complete recovery and healing. God defeated Goliath once, He can do it again.

    Steve and Danielle Carlson

  7. Rhonda Lowe permalink
    November 28, 2011 5:59 am


    So nice to hear that you are home and Ron & I will keep you in our thoughts & prayers for a complete recovery and that you do indeed get to climb again very soon.

    Warm Regards,
    Ron & Rhonda Lowe

  8. Tracey Davis permalink
    November 28, 2011 10:06 am

    You bring much inspiration with all you write. Although, I barely know you, you should be so proud as you have accomplished so much. Reading your blog continues to bring tears to my eyes. I have prayed for you and your beautiful family ever since I heard. Wishing you continued success. Much love,

  9. Jera de Vries-Gilmore permalink
    December 1, 2011 12:36 pm

    I’m thinking of you and your family every day David and am relieved you have the tools you need to overcome this…strength, bravery, God and family! I’ve been wondering why these situations seem to happen to all the “good guys” and not the jerks who treat their bodies horribly and take their loved ones from granted. I have always considered you one of the “good guys” and have many cherised memories of the fun times we had in school together. I would love to visit you when you feel up to it! Our boys could have some fun together!

    Jera de Vries-Gilmore

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