Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Time to Stop Crying

Every time I look at our blog, it makes me cry because of all of the wonderful support and love that everyone has shown. I love you all so much. Now, it's time to stop crying.

Mom and I went to my two week post-op appointment with Dr. Luikenaar. She looked at the incision and said it looked great. Because I didn't get stapled, we didn't really have anything to do but talk about what happened, and how long everything will take to heal. She also said that I could take the steri-strips off in the shower any time and that is exactly what I did today. I was a little nervous, because without my glasses, I couldn't see what was going on down there. But they are all off, and I'm still in one piece.

As for the recovery, I'm doing really well. Mom and I go on a walk around the apartment complex every day. My walking is getting better every day, I'm able to go up and down the stairs without help, and I've started helping in the kitchen. I think I would survive without mom here, but it sure is nice to have her. I don't think I could do all of the work that she does around here. I still get pretty tired easily and try to take it easy. I'm planning on going back to work at the beginning of June.

As for Bleu, he went back to Virginia Wednesday evening. Because he missed almost two weeks of school, he was scheduled to go back to 4th Platoon--where he sits and waits for an opening in a class, or starts over. Before he left, he said that he anticipated being in 4th Platoon for at least a week. Well, Heavenly Father is truly watching out for us. One soldier went A-WAL and there was one opening in a class and Bleu got in the very same day he got on base. So he's only been set back two weeks and should be done with school by the end of June. We are both super excited for him to come home.

That's the update for now. I need to find out what I'm going to be doing for the next month--if I feel good enough to travel, I'd like to see all of my family before going back to work. But I also have lots of things that need taken care of here. That's all for now, Love you all.


Carlson Clan said...

You are so strong. I'm so glad your mom has been there with you. What a blessing. And that's great news that Bleu wasn't held up for too long! Good luck with the rest of your recovery!

Ryan and Danna said...

I'm glad you are healing well and that your mom has been able to help you out a little bit. Moms are the best! I have been wanting to come see you, but wanted to give you some time. Would you be up for a visitor anytime soon? I would love to come see you.

Stacy Carroll said...

I totally understand about the steri-strips! When I took mine off i was nervous cause I couldn't see well either! Sounds like you are doing great! Isn't it amazing how tiring simple tasks can be after surgery?

Matt and Heidi said...

I'm glad you're mom has been there with you, I miss your mom! I didn't know that Bleu was doing the same thing as my brother, that's so neat to have that in common, and how great that he got in a class so quickly, hooray!

Kimber Bowen said...

I am so glad to hear you are healing well. What wonderful blessings moms are. I am so glad she is with you. That is also so great that Bleu was able to get back into school so easily. You are in my prayers my heart goes out to you. You are so strong and amazing.

J&L Photography & Design said...

I love you Mickaela! You're so strong and such a great example! I hope you continue to heal well!

Torrie Nicholas said...

Hey sis so I guess I'm not coming this weekend to get you? Just let me know when. :) Sheridan actually won't be going to Portland next week either so you off the hook at coming and protecting me next week, unless you change your mind of coarse. LOL Glad that Mom is helping a lot and that you are doing well. Tell Bleu hello for us, it will be great for you to have him closer only 2 more months. YIPPY!!

Jamie Hamblin said...

Hey Chica!
You think that I'm having a hard time... look at you! I hope that everything works out the way it's supposed too.

Loves and Hugs!

Mindy said...

I'm so sorry that you had to go through that. I couldn't even imagine. But I just have to tell you that you are an example to us all with how amazing of a person you are!! I hope all is well. Glad to also hear that you're recovering so well. Thanks for your great example!! :)

Torrie Nicholas said...

Just thought I might pass along a scripture that I just heard from part of a talk given by Richard G. Scott D&C 24:8

Love Ya SOOOO much!!

RaeLynn said...

This is going to be a really long comment, just so you know. The other night Danny and I were saying our prayers and after I ended, I remembered that I forgot to pray for you guys. So I said another quick prayer asking the Lord to send you strength and comfort. I've been thinking about you guys a lot lately and how strong you have to be and how it probably gets old when sometimes you just want to cry and feel sad. I just got back from Women's Conference and so many of the talks were on trials and I was loving them because I feel like I'm going through a whirlwind of my own. There is a quote from bishop Burke Peterson in a talk he gave back in 1974 which I love. It's kind of long...but I just had to share it with you.

"As you feel the need to confide in the Lord or to improve the quality of your visits with him—to pray, if you please—may I suggest a process to follow: go where you can be alone, go where you can think, go where you can kneel, go where you can speak out loud to him. The bedroom, the bathroom, or the closet will do. Now, picture him in your mind’s eye. Think to whom you are speaking, control your thoughts—don’t let them wander, address him as your Father and your friend. Now tell him things you really feel to tell him—not trite phrases that have little meaning, but have a sincere, heartfelt conversation with him. Confide in him, ask him for forgiveness, plead with him, enjoy him, thank him, express your love to him, and then listen for his answers. Listening is an essential part of praying. Answers from the Lord come quietly—ever so quietly. In fact, few hear his answers audibly with their ears. We must be listening so carefully or we will never recognize them. Most answers from the Lord are felt in our heart as a warm comfortable expression, or they may come as thoughts to our mind. They come to those who are prepared and who are patient."

I am positive that you are already praying for these things but for some reason, it really struck me that I need to start praying outloud and with more sincerity. I'm not saying you don't--I just thought I'd share this with you...'cause I love you :)

The other thing he said which really impressed me was:

"We will have no temptation or trial beyond our ability to overcome. He will provide a way for us to rise above--whatever it may be."

As much as I kind of hate to hear that--I know it's true. Somehow, someway we will conquer our hardest times. If it's therapeutic to blog your feelings I recommend it!

muumar said...

Your strength has and will help many people. You are amazing. I love you