"Your greatest contribution to the Kingdom of God may not be something you do, but someone you raise." ~Andy Stanley

March 30, 2015

Update on my hubby

It is SO nice to be enjoying some 'green pastures' and 'still waters' around here now.
 Psalm 23:1-4
I heard this song yesterday and decided it is going to be my personal post-cancer anthem.
I loved lived these lyrics: 

Whenever we have to go to the cancer hospital, it feels like a victory lap of some kind! -Hubby does the driving now, interacts with the valet,  opens doors, smiles at people, he flirts with me in the hallway ; )
and does all the talking to the nurses and doctors. These are all things he wasn't able to do since early October! So, I'm still soaking it all in! I'm awed by the change.
Thinking back to the way life was back then, is an easy way to get grateful quick for how far Hubby's has come!

He is pretty thin, a bit frail looking and weak as a kitten, but he is regaining his strength, little by little. He has 9 holes in his chest and stomach from the two surgeries and is still in a lot of pain.
None of the doctors could tell us how long it would take a man of his age to recover because most men who get this type of cancer and have this surgery are 70+ years old.

We are learning to be patient with the recovery process, which is taking way longer than we ever imagined. It is REALLY hard for him not be back at work. Really hard. -He will be the happiest man alive, the second he can go back.
We are trying to rejoice in all the victories instead of getting depressed about how far he still has to go in the healing process. -Four weeks ago, we drove to church and he got out of the car, walked about 20 steps and said we needed to go back home because he felt so bad. The next week he was able to stay for the service. And yesterday, he was able to teach his Sunday School class for the first time since January! -He couldn't stand for the whole 40 minutes, but he still taught and it was awesome! 
Also, helping Zac and Tiffany with their wedding has been a really fun distraction for him. We had fun looking for venues with them last week.

So, all in all, things are getting better and he is recovering!

Always thankful that:

 "Never once did we ever walk alone, Never once did You leave us on our own,
Your are faithful God, You are faithful, God, You are faithful." 


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