39. Reflecting and Moving Forward
It’s been nearly three months since Len had surgery. We certainly did not plan for the bumps we encountered but God knew they would be part of the journey. He knew all along what we would face and what we would need to help up endure and conquer! Speaking of conquering, below are the latest markers on this journey.
*On 5/24, the new stitches were removed. These new stitches were necessary due to the spinal fluid leaking. Twice. After removing the stitches, some that were sewn of top of stitches, the nurse applied Steri-Strips. This was done to aid in the healing process and to help keep the incision closed.
*Physical therapy will start this week! This will be the second time. Each bump caused problems. Nevertheless, we move forward when we can, but we never give up!
*Len’s vision is still blurry. This blurriness distorts his perception and impacts his walking. Len's doctor diagnosed this condition as sixth cranial nerve palsy. Although much improvement has been made, the doctor is hopeful that Len’s normal vision will return. From the medical knowledge I have obtained, six months is usually the longest time. So we wait. And we pray. And, we anoint with oil! (The next blog posting, #40, will have all the details about this experience!)
Being a caregiver is demanding. It was for me in 2007. It is now. Throughout the day and especially at night when laying to rest, I’m reminded that I have God, family and friends. Then, just before drifting off to sleep, He reminds me that He has me.
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Len's wife with his assistance!
Dr. Verna Foster Harvey