Thursday, July 24, 2008

SURGERY!!! 07-25-08

Yes, I will be having surgery on my left wrist this Fri. This will be my first time on the operating table and I'm a little nervous to say the least.
It all started when I thought I'd get a quick bike ride in before dinner & bible study Tues. I was just starting to go uphill when the bike slipped a gear. It all happened in slow motion. The bike began to lean left so I kicked my left foot out of the toe clip. I put my foot down on the pavement and when the metal of the toe clip made contact with the pavement it "skated" out from under me. I fell on my knee first and then reactively put my hand out and felt a "clunk" and a lot of pressure in my wrist. When I looked at it, I thought I had dislocated it. I immediately raised my hand above my head, took my shoes off, moved the bike to the side of the road, & proceeded down the hill as quickly as I could tolerate. When I got home, I got some ice in a bag and rushed everyone into the car. PTL that it is summer & John was/is home. When we got to the ER, the nurse got me right in. After the xrays, I expected the Dr. to come in and "pop" it back in. Unfortunately, he came over with the films and said I had done quite a number on it and I would probably need surgery. That caught me off guard and I started to cry a little.
Today I met with the surgeon and he confirmed that I had "shattered" my radius (the bone on the thumb side). I have a piece of bone chipped off the Ulna, a transverse, anteriorly displaced fracture to the distal radius(I broke a piece of the bone on the thumb side and that is on top of the main bone) and that fractured piece of the radius has several fractures. He said he will do his best to fit all the pieces back together and put a titanium plate in there but there is no way it will be the same again. I will most likely lose about 50% of my range of motion and will battle arthritis as well.
I praise God that John is home and can be here for the kids and I. I praise God it is my left arm and not my right. I praise Him for my surgeon who specializes in hand & wrist surgeries and (from some of the things he said about God) I think he is a believer.
Please keep me and this situation in your prayers. Isaac came up to me yesterday and said, "Mommy, I know God allowed this to happen to you because He has something good planned. Maybe part of it is that you work so hard around here and He is telling you to take some time to rest." Out of the mouth of babes, huh? Thank you for your thoughts & prayers,

Vacation Part III

Well, my ability to type has been considerably hampered(more on that later) so (as the saying goes) since a picture is worth 1000 words, I'll let the pictures speak for themselves.

My dear Jen and I with Miriam, Ruthie, & Levi

Abby & Levi playing at the park. Miriam & Ruthie havin' fun.

Aunt Jen's backyard is soooo fun!
On the ferry to Friday Harbor. A blind, fat seal waiting for us to take pity on him.Miriam & Ben ridin' Seal. The whole gang (except Dirk) havin' a pic nic, & a little face painting to round out the day.

Dirk, Jen, Ben, & Ruthie. Thanks for an awesome week of fun, fellowship, & food.

On to Shelton and the Perry Resort....

John & John getting a little R&R. Isaac & Jamin in the kayak.

Abby's turn.

What a spot, huh? The hospitality on the inside was every bit as awesome as the beauty on the outside.

That's my girl!!!

Back at home and playing with Aunt Tiffany!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Vacation Part II

We got off the train in Portland and rented a car because of the train schedule and wanting to visit others on the way to our dear friend, Jenny, decided to drive the rest of the way up to Bayview.
We stopped at one of the visitor centers for Mt. St. Helen's. We watched a film documentary, it was amazing. God's power is frightening.
Outside the visitor center was a little nature walk, it was too cloudy to see the Mt. but the foliage and wild flowers and birds were amazing.
We arrived at Jen's just in time for a wonderful dinner. Jenny's 2 children (Ben-almost 4 and Ruthie-almost 2) welcomed us warmly and we had a hard time saying goodnight (not just because the sun stays up until 10pm).
More adventures to come.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

We're Back!!!

We got back from our trip to Washington yesterday. What can I say, it was an awesome vacation. I have sooo much to blog and some great picts to post.
I'll start with the train. Okay, hands down this is the BEST way to travel with children. Make sure you bust out and get a sleeper car, though. It is well worth it.
Here we are waiting for the train at the Fresno depot. It was 4th of July so we tried to be very patriotic (Thanks Aunt Jeanne for the great T-Shirts). The kids all packed one "carry on" bag with things that would help to keep them entertained. I also had them take a journal and Isaac and Abby had a little bit of schoolwork.

Here's a little bit of what the sleeper car looks like. You get your own cabin. Everyone had a bed (Levi shared), the food was pretty good, we had access to the showers, and you could walk around or just have some privacy (great for naps).
Stay tuned, more to come.

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I'm a stay at home, homeschooling mom to four beautiful children and wife to my dream man who I am completely in love with. I love God and am in the process of learning rather recently (I'm sorry to say) that I can do no good thing apart from Him.


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The School Kids

The School Kids
Miriam-6 1/2 yrs.-Discerning, Abigail 8 1/2yrs.-Cherished of God Isaac 10 yrs.- Child of Promise

The Lil' One

The Lil' One
Levi 3 1/2 yrs.-Harmonious