I don't know how long it has been since John got bronchitis and the flu. Maybe it has been two weeks. I do know he has stopped fevering (he just stopped fevering about two nights ago!). He is still weak though, and can't do as much as he used to yet. He has to rest a lot. But he is definitely on the mend! Thanks for all the prayers.
I am making progress on my shoulder and arm. Sometimes I get discouraged and think it is impossible to make enough progress without having to go through with the procedure. But I am not going to give up yet, by any means. I do my exercises at home, and go to Occupational Therapy. I let them torture me there! I may have mentioned this, but I don't recall anything hurting as much in my life as trying to get my shoulder/ arm in working order again . I let my OT, Tracy, stretch my shoulder/ arm while I am lying down. She is breaking apart the adhesions/ scar tissue that is there. It must either be done that way, or I have to get it done under anesthesia. And if I do get it done under anesthesia I will still have to come in after the procedure for OT anyway. So I am trying for not having the surgery (procedure really - they are not going to cut - they are going to stretch and pull my muscles around breaking up scar tissue, while I am under).
My arm aches all the time. The pain wakes me or gets into my dreams. I feel the pain pretty bad right now.
Okay, now I feel whiney, LOL. I'm just mentioning what is going on because I get emails on how John and I are doing. Thanks for the emails! And for the prayers.
How else are we doing? We are behind on a million things, LOL. I don't know which way to turn my head, to start first.
Some cool things are coming up though. I am looking forward to the Spring and Summer. We will be doing some special things. Oooooh, I think spending some time at the park sounds nice. And some grilling and some walks.
John and I are also going to plant a rose bush. A yellow one. In memory/ honor of John's Mom. I will tell you more about that later, when we do it. I've already picked it out.
Love you all,