I got a new email from my uncle with an update on my aunt-who-is-an-uncle. I realized that it is probably a bit confusing that they are both “Uncle B******”! Oh, well! Sorry. 😉 I’ll post his update, and I am going to make a new category for all of the posts about my aunt. I’ll call it “updates on aunt.” (Original, huh?) All posts about her will be put into this category, as well as the “prayer request” category. I wanted a separate one, though, in case my family wanted to see any well-wishes at the various posts. Those of you who have been praying for our family are so appreciated, and I know that if my family sees your comments, it will further lift them up.
Thank you for praying for us, and please continue to keep us in your prayers. Please especially remember my grandmother, as well, as she is struggling with this entire situation and needs our prayers, as well.
Greetings from the St. ******** Rehab Center…
Things went well today. Lots of therapy – showering, dressing, walking (pseudo walking, in that a therapist assists with the left foot/leg), and time on a recumbent exercise bike. B******** raised her left leg at the knee for the therapist today, which was a first (having done it this past Saturday night just before bed time). She also had a good hour in the pool, most of which was spent strolling with the aid of a walker or a couple of therapists. She worked hard and is appropriately worn out.
She also started cancer treatment today, a combination of radiation (x-ray) and chemotherapy. Her chemo is via a pill and is supposedly “well tolerated”. A side effect can be slight nausea but she has a prescription for medication should that develop. So far so good, so I consider today to be another “major step” day toward her healing, just as the surgery day was. Of course, every day that people are praying for her counts as a “major step day” but surgery and the initiation of cancer treatment are easy to write on the calendar.
We’re planning on a great Thanksgiving in a few months.
Y’all take care. Keep those prayers coming and hug and kiss one another.
Love, B****** and the gang