Dear Friends and Family,
I apologize for the terribly long delay. After the last update, I spend many days zoned out, resting. And then I spent many more processing the last few months. It has been quit a hay ride, to say the least. I definitely receded within myself for awhile, so if I did not answer your emails or messages, please! forgive me.
Things are definitely looking up! I am feeling so much better. I saw the surgeon this last week and he said that indeed all the bio test results came back on the gallbladder and appendix. Both were damaged from the blast all those years ago and have been struggling since. (That explains a lot!) I only thank God he finally send a surgeon who would listen to me and think outside the box of MRI, Ultrasound and Hydascan results!
I am scheduled to have a colonoscopy soon as there was damage to my lower colon, but he is sure it was caused by the explosion and not cancer or anything. However he wants to take biopsies just in case. God is in control there so there is not worrying about it! Again, I am thankful he sent me a doc who is willing to listen, look and do!
Theresa is doing so much better but has miles and miles to go. Her last surgery went really well. The doc told us we were very fortunate (I say blessed) to have her disease diagnosed here. It is a 1 in 4 million liver disease and most people have to go to Switzerland.
She is stabilizing but the medications are really hard on her! She still feels very nauseated in the morning and evenings, with a fluctuating energy level throughout the day. She is really hard on herself but I tell her it is ok to be rest, sleep and relax. She has a 1 in 4 million disease. So now not only is she a 1 in 4 million woman to me!:), she is super special! She hates it when I do that:)!
Friends…Brothers…Sisters…Fellow Woodworkers, I cannot tell you how much I appreciate your support. You constant prayers, emails, thoughts and patience with my rude silence has touched me ever so deeply! I am so blessed to be a part of your world!
I just told a LJ brother that I have been waiting for things to settle down, but they haven’t and in all reality they won’t. Life has suddenly and drastically changed gears. So I am learning so sail in the new winds of life. Give me a little more time to find my bearing and I will get my blogs caught up and definitely get snappy at replying to your emails and messages.
I really do love you guys!
More to Follow…
O here is a picture of Theresa’s dog, Izzy. She sleeps on our bed with us, crazy I know. I actually sleep better when I feel her next to me. She anchors me to the now and not in Iraq Anyway she follows T around the house from room to room. She totally knows T is not well. The only time she has left T is the night my mom died! She and Jake slept practically on top of me all night! (Jake will only stay on the bed for about 10 minutes then he gets down and sleeps by the door or in front of the fan.) I am continually amazed at the sensitivity of dogs!
-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate