January 23, 2009

On the mend...

Dear Friends,

It's been a long (and painful) month, but I am happy to report that my surgery went very well on Tuesday. The bandages and stitches come off next week and I'll be able to wear a removable brace until I am fully healed. I am so excited to be able to use my hand...at last!

I can't tell you how much I'm looking forward to brushing my hair! Strange as it sounds, I haven't been able to give my hair a good brushing in nearly a month. Every little task has been a struggle to accomplish...made especially more difficult because I broke my dominant hand.

It's incomprehensible to imagine how much we take our mobility for granted...until it is restricted for whatever reason. I can only say that I am thrilled to be on the mend!

Now that I can put pressure on my fingers, I am excited to be able to post more regularly.

Thank you for your prayers and well wishes!




Lisa said...

Happy to hear that your surgery went well and you are healing nicely. I just had my gall bladder removed on Dec 5th and they had to cut me wide open. You are right... it is funny that we might take so many things for granted.

Susie (So Blessed) said...

So thankful you are on the mend from your surgery. You remain in my prayers.


Mrs. Mother said...

I'm glad to hear your surgery went well. I hope you are feeling better soon.

Carla Burlando said...

Glad you can finally use your fingers...that would really suck. And the pain of it must be miserable. Was it the sledding that did you in? Will be looking forward to more of your updates now that you have a hand again:)

Kim (marygracesummons.blogspot.com) said...

So glad to hear your surgery went well. Have been and will continue to keep praying for you and your family. Think of you and your sweet boy so often!
With love,

Kathy said...

So happy to hear of your recovery and very happy that you can use your hand and let us know how you are doing!

You are in my prayers, Leah. God brings you and Ryan to mind often and, of course, your sweet little Christian.

God bless and heal you quickly!

Radar's Mom said...

I'm so glad to hear that you are on the mend! I hope that your heart continues mending as your hand has... I continue to keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

A warm hug,

Anonymous said...

I am so glad to hear the surgery went well and you are healing. You all are always in my prayers. Amber

Mandy said...

So glad that the surgery went well and you are able to use your hand a little bit.

Will continue to pray for you.

walkingbyfaith said...

I've just now caught up on the last few posts. The Wisconsin pictures are gorgeous! I'm so glad you had a good time, but sorry to hear about your wrist. I'm left-handed too and I broke mine back in 7th grade. I thought I was going to lose my mind before I was able to use my hand again. :P I'm so glad your surgery went well.