Today was Steve’s 11-week checkup. The Dr. originally had said it would be three months before ANY weight could be put on his pelvis. Then at 7 weeks, he was healing so well the Dr. said he could put 50% of his weight on his leg and pelvis. The therapist gave him the go-ahead to graduate from a walker to crutches a week or two ago. And today, he was given the green light to walk FULLY! His pelvis is fully healed! To say we are excited is a huge understatement.
Here we are just leaving the Dr’s office this morning…
We are magnifying the Lord and His mighty healing hand! It made me think of the childhood song I used to sing as a little girl that is based on Acts 3. “He went walking and leaping and praising God. 🎶 🎶 “
Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk. 7And he took him by the right hand, and lifted him up: and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength. 8And he leaping up stood, and walked, and entered with them into the temple, walking, and leaping, and praising God. 9And all the people saw him walking and praising God: 10And they knew that it was he which sat for alms at the Beautiful gate of the temple: and they were filled with wonder and amazement at that which had happened unto him.
We continue to feel blessed by the prayers of God’s people. Steve’s cartilage is still staying strong and healthy, which is a good sign, although the Dr. said he will breathe easier if it still looks like that at 12 months. So a continued prayer request is for the health of the cartilage.
Also, please keep continuing to pray for Steve’s therapy. It is VERY, very hard and painful. I am so proud at how hard he is working. It actually makes me feel motivated to go to the gym. 😂 Steve has an excellent PT, and we have a new appreciation for that field of expertise. The therapy is really helping too. The other day he was hooting and hollering from the bedroom while doing his exercises. Suddenly, he went from not being able to lift his leg straight up while laying on his back – to a couple of days later doing it with ease!
Another reason to praise the Lord is that this Lord’s day, Steve feels like he is strong enough to go to church for BOTH services. He is also driving and more and more back to himself. Here is a fun video where he is playing with Weston (this is the other day before he could throw his crutches. 🙂 )
I cannot tell you how wonderful it is to have my husband back. Yes, he still has a lot of pain. Yes, there are still hurdles to jump (excuse the pun), but to have his cheerful, energetic smile and attitude back is amazing!
“All my bones shall say, LORD, who is like unto thee?” Psalm 35:10
In closing, we would commend unto you the sermon “How Can We Give Thanks in Everything?” by William Cooper. Below are a few excerpts: