Thursday was another milestone in my journey. I met with my surgeon, Dr. Harmon and he said the scar on my arm is doing great and he was able to remove most of the stitches. The skin is still pretty tight and I can't straighten my arm yet, but I am slowly working to that goal every day. I broke my collar bone when I was in college, so I have experience in stretching out my tendons.
He was also able to remove the drain as well. Man what a relief that has been. After 14 days I was ready to get it out. I was tired of draining, measuring and tracking my fluid. I was able to take a shower Friday. Wow was that nice. It is amazing how much we take for granted. I never realized how good my showers actually were. Today was a great reminder of this.
I also wanted to take the time to thank everyone for your throughts and prayers. They have not gone unnoticed and they have helped me and my family so much. Thank all of you have sent cards, brought over food and offered to help take care of our boys and do other things for us.
One question we have been asked since this started "is how can we help you". We were not prepared for the out pooring of love and number of people who wanted to pitch in and help us with whatever we needed. To be honest, we were caught completely off guard and had no idea how anyone could help us. Luckily for us we have the internet and some industrious friends. We have created a help needed calendar. Michele and I add activities and dates to this calendar and then folks can go in and sign up to do what is open. You will need to be patient with us on this one, because we are still updating this, but the link is at the end of this post.
One final note is we were able to figure out how to get comments posted on the blog as well. Sorry for not figuring this out sooner, but better late than never. The comments won't post right away, but they will post. Please feel free to share comments. Michele and I have tried to make sure it gets to everyone, but if you find out we missed someone please let us know or send them the link.
Thank you all again for your prayers. God has been amazing in getting us through to this step in the process. I thank you for your continued prayers for my family and I as we heal from the surgery and get ready for the interferon treatment. I will post more on this as we get closer to the treatment date of March 22nd.
Link to the calendar: www.lotsahelpinghands.com/c/623437/login/