Thursday, October 14, 2010

Thursday - October 14, 2010

I am struggling to find words to describe yesterday.  From the scripture of the day, to every single detail, God has provided.  Because of all the IVs and injections, I have not had much of an appetite.  I’ve tried eating what I could to keep up my strength, but it’s been limited. 

I went for my procedure at 3:30.  It was absolutely amazing to watch the doctors work together.  Yes, I have a sore back and leg, but that is a small price to pay for healing.  When we were called to go back, I had such an amazing peace.  I knew without a doubt that it was because of God’s faithfulness and your prayers.  Please never take that lightly.  Larry has already told you about the procedure.  By the way, Larry was able to be in the room with me.  He had on scrubs, mask and hairnet (my personal favorite).

When all of the other doctors had gone to another room, Dr. Andrade was still in the room.  He asked how I was doing.  I told him that during the spinal I felt like God was holding me in his arms.  To me that could have been the most dangerous part of this procedure. 

After Marilee finished her procedure, we went into the room they used for the procedure, joined hands, and thanked God for his provision and continued healing.  We all ate dinner together and had a sweet time of fellowship. 

My leg is swollen and bruised because of the pressure of holding my leg down because of the involuntary jumping.

I have already noticed that my hands and feet were not ice cold this morning.  I also seem to have more energy.

Today will be a big physical therapy day plus 3 injections to complete the stem cell procedure.

Thanks for the continued prayers!  More to come…


  1. I have checked ten times this morning to see how you feel today. I'm so relieved to read the latest information. The warmer hands and feet and energy level are a great start! Let us know what else you notice. We leave for Lubbock today. I'll take the computer so I can check your future blogs. You and Larry and God are a great team. Keep holding each other up! I love you.

  2. Debbie, I am thinking about you and praying all day long. I am excited to hear you may already be feeling the results of this proceedure. You are an inspiration to us all (Larry too). Still anxiously awaiting that next hug with you standing. Can't wait to see the picture of Larry with a hairnet!
    Love and Blessings, Jim

  3. Yay! I see my sweet f-i-l managed to "post"--his grandson will be proud!
    We continue to pray!
    Love to you both-Your other LB