Sept. 26, 2013

I’m HOME!!! And it feels great!

The flight wasn’t that bad. OK, eating my words now…I do recommend having someone with you though. It was manageable, but a little difficult since my legs were so weak. Things like, I don’t know, trying to find the right person to check me in at the Airport in Moscow, while dragging your luggage along. They sent me to three different places, and then finally found the right person. I ended up having to sit for an hour for someone to get me with a wheelchair to take me through security. Just getting on the plane was a challenge too. I’d checked my suitcase, so all it had was a backpack and a small plastic store bag, with some food. This was more than I could carry on my own, without toppling over… which I did. I’m so graceful when I fall. I would ask for someone to carry them to my seat for me, so I could just walk down the isle, but this was not always as easy as you’d think on a busy flight.
So, If possible, either carry nothing, or have someone to help out. You will be as weak as a new born kitten.

Saying good-bye to everyone was bitter sweet. It was great to have Kristy there to go through this with me. Many of messages back and forth while we were in ISO, kept us in touch. Also, the SOFA group (my sister’s that have already been through the treatment in Russia or are about to go through the treatment)

Dr. F and Dr. Julia

Dr. F and Dr. Julia

Best Nurse Ever

Best Nurse Ever

Keith Moore (Canada), me and Kristy Cruise (Aussie)

Keith Moore (Canada), me and Kristy Cruise (Aussie)

The lounge

The lounge

My room card. You can clearing see my name at the top... In Russian. Not sure what the heart was for, but I'm sure it's because I was AWESOME!

My room card. You can clearing see my name at the top… In Russian. Not sure what the heart was for, but I’m sure it’s because I was AWESOME!

Bitter sweet to my friend Kristy.  We went through this all the way together. It was great to have someone there to share with.

Bitter sweet to say good-bye to my friend Kristy. We went through this all the way together. It was great to have someone there to share with.

Side bar… Hulk Hogan was on the flight from Atlanta to Little Rock. As was Mike Huckabee, but doubt you know who that is, and I didn’t get a photo of him.

Hulk Hogan

Hulk Hogan

Dottie needs extra cuddle time... so do I. :)

Dottie needs extra cuddle time… so do I. šŸ™‚

I plan on keeping you up to date on how I’m doing, on a monthly basis. So, thanks for being there during my journey. Now, the work begins to get my strength back and continue to live a healthy life without MS raring it’s ugly head.
I know I’ve posted this song early on, but it really applies now. HOME!

8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Linda Turnage
    Sep 26, 2013 @ 11:29:14

    Well, well, well. So glad to hear you made it home, and safely. Was so very concerned about you having to make that long trip home alone but am glad that everything went well. Know you will miss those friends you made while in Russia but your journey to wellness and the rehab ahead of you will keep you very busy. We have so enjoyed reading your entries about everyone you met and will miss hearing of their journey to wellness. Keep us posted as you can. We are so thankful that you’re home, Vicki. Continue on your journey to wellness with the enthusiasm that is so typical of you. Welcome Home!


  2. Joanne
    Sep 26, 2013 @ 13:22:59

    Very glad you’re going to keep on posting, and I’m so glad you’re back home!! You write really well and I always look forward to the next entry :o) Miss you!


  3. Lorraine Saipe
    Sep 26, 2013 @ 16:47:24

    Glad your home and safe have a good rest it will be all good now you have kicked MS


  4. Darlene
    Sep 26, 2013 @ 17:23:40

    Glad you’re home in the arms of your man and family. Nothing like it. Love you. D


  5. Roger
    Sep 26, 2013 @ 18:41:42

    So glad to hear that you made it home! Wow, two celebraties on the flight to Little Rock. Rock on, and Kickin It! Thanks for the pics and the music along the way
    Having a bright, positive attitude helps carry one a long way on difficult treks/
    Love and hugs from Texas!


  6. LouAnn Skinner
    Sep 27, 2013 @ 08:26:18

    So glad that you are home safe to your loving family! God is good, You are one amazing woman, keep the posts coming you are such an inspiration.


  7. Wayne Johnson
    Sep 27, 2013 @ 16:04:21

    Vicki,Fran and I are ecstatic that your treatment has been so successful and that you are home.All your friends in St Augustine Beach have been following your blog and we all agree that you are AWESOME!!!Please keep posting your progress.We think you should writes book based on you experiences.


    Fran and Wayne


  8. mego
    Sep 28, 2013 @ 18:46:41

    You rocked this thing! Welcome home!


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