“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. (Matthew 6:33)
Thank everyone for your prayers, greetings sent to us, and for inquiring about Len’s progress. All acts of kindness and concern are appreciated!
Since my last communication here on this blog, Len’s pain has been more manageable. For the most part, it has lessened and continues to respond nicely to the prescribed medicines. Also, the swelling has decreased and his incision area is healing.
Home healthcare? Well, it's a work in progress.
The most difficult obstacle for Len is the double vision. Just so that you get a general idea of how huge this problem is, Len is seeing double. Of everything. Including me! (Is this biblical?) He wears a patch to minimize the distortion. Along with the double vision, Len has temporarily loss some independence. Around home is not a big problem. The major problem for him is, well, I get to drive him everywhere. I don’t know--this may not be a bad thing because during this time I will not be providing directions or telling him where to park! (Ladies in the Fervent study will understand this!!!)
In the meantime, God is still first in our lives. We’re still worshiping and honoring Him, but in different ways. After reverencing God, I’m following the familiar instructions provided by flight attendants: I put my mask on first. In doing so, I have the strength needed to help my husband with his needs! (If I did not take care of my mandatory needs, the care provided to my husband would be substandard.) Because I desire the best for Len, I must take care of me! This is the hardest lesson for caregivers to learn.
One day at a time,
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Len's wife with his assistance!
Dr. Verna Foster Harvey