We have the best news! Today was Steve’s appointment. It has been 7 weeks since the fall and the Dr. had told us no weight-bearing for 3 months. But today the Dr. told us he can start walking with the walker using 50% of his weight! We were shocked. The Dr. said Steve is healing faster than average, and all his pelvis is healed. That is the LORD!!!! He is hearing the prayers of His people and blessing the means!
He now will begin physical therapy twice a week to learn how to put 50% of his weight down and begin the steps to regain his walking ability. We go back in 5 weeks and hopefully, he will have the all-clear to put 100% of his weight on his pelvis and right leg.
We are just over the moon today, at the kindness of the Lord. If anyone wants a list of what we have been doing for his bones and cartilage, nutrition and supplement wise, let me know, because this is a real testimony of how giving your body what it needs is effective to speed healing. We are so thankful for the naturopathic dr. at our church that has been such a help.
It’s a funny providence but I put my back out. Yup, now the caregiver is down. LOL. I have been hobbling around and using rest and ice as I can. Today when we were out, my shoe came untied and Steve asked if he should tie it. I said, “Oh that looks really great! The handicapped guy in the walker tieing this poor girl’s shoe!” 🙂 So between the two of us, we are quite the pair now. 😂
We also learned that if you want fast service at the DMV just bring a walker. We are still trying to get Steve’s handicapped placard. As soon as we walked in, they took us to the front of the line…everyone parted in the line to put us to the front! It was so nice! And it is nice to see people caring like that.
As far as Steve’s cartilage and the need for upcoming hip replacement, the Dr. says that so far it looks good but it is way too soon to know for sure how it will do. It’s probably a year out before we will have a good idea, but, we are on the right track!
So keep the prayers coming please, both for our family physically but especially spiritually that we will continue to profit from the experience and all the Lord has to teach us through it.
Gratitude is a handmaiden of contentment. An ever-growing attitude of gratitude will certainly make us more content since we will be focusing more on what we do have, both spiritually and materially, than on what we do not have. But contentment is more than focusing on what we have. It is focusing on the fact that all we do have; we have by the grace of God. We do not deserve anything we have, materially or spiritually. It is all by His grace.Jerry Bridges