Friday, October 15, 2010

Friday, October 15, 2010

“How great you are, O Sovereign LORD! There is no one like you, and there is no God but you, as we have heard with our own ears.”- 2 Samuel 7:22

Nathan and Jenna have made me special notes and projects to open each day of my trip.  Today they made leaf impressions and they each had a scripture on the page.

"Enter his gates with thanksgiving; and his courts with praise.  Give thanks to him and praise his name."  Psalm 100:4

"I will praise God's name in song and glorify him with thanksgiving."  Psalm 69:30

It's Friday!  I slept 9 hours last night and feel great this morning!  My knee is still swollen and bruised, but seems to be getting better.

I am continuing to notice some differences.  Although Dr. Vargas said it will take 4 to 6 weeks for the cells he injected yesterday to complete their cycle, most people begin to notice more improvement on Monday and Tuesday from last Wednesday's procedure.  My legs are seeming stronger and I haven't noticed as much spasticity in my leg, except when they pour cold things on it.  Larry says he is enjoying the warm hands and feet.  We pray that improved circulation will help other things as well.  My left hand is straightening out and seeming more normal, especially when typing.

My nurse, Angelina, has been wonderful.  I have had an IV every day, but I do not have one bruise.  That is a big deal for me.  She has a beautiful servants heart and spirit.  She calls me "My Bebe".

Today I will have another IV of vitamins and lots of therapy.  My work is cut out for me as I exercise and retrain nerves and rebuild muscles, but I know it will be worth it.

Please pray that I can adequately express my gratitude to the doctors, Angelina (nurse), Antonio (physical therapist), and Cristina (driver and errand person).  I want them to know how much God has blessed me through them this week.

It will be a bittersweet time to tell Marilee and Chip goodbye today.  It has been a wonderful time of fellowship with them.  Our friendship will not end here.  They have been so appreciative of Larry's prayers and ministry, as have I.

May you have a wonderfully blessed day.


  1. Praise you Lord!
    He will give you the words to speak your appreciation but more than that, they will see Jesus on your faces. God is glorified!

  2. Dear Debbie -- I know that you will be given just the right words to thank the doctors, nurses and physical therapist for all they have done. But, I also know that they have been blessed just as much by your and Larry's sweet, sweet spririt -- a gift your lives exude.

    In His Love, Nan D.

  3. Where are Chip and Marilee from?

  4. Chip and Marilee are from Nashville, TN.

  5. Debbie this is so wonderful! Please keep up this blog! I don't think I can stand not hearing about your progress! What an answer to prayer!
    Have a safe trip home.. I love ya'll.
    mary sue