Still celebrating

Yesterday and today have been filled with celebrating the victory of the Patriots win of Sunday night's super Bowl game. The game was amazing and I just want to say that I never gave up hope. After halftime I told David "it's never over until it's over". And it wasn't over until it was over, with a history making second half and over time the patriots did their job and won number five.  Now when I say celebrating, I mean wearing my patriots sweatshirt and watching the parade today on TV from the couch. 

Not a whole lot of real celebrating. Although yesterday I got to get out of the house and we made a trip to Walmart (I stayed in the car while David ran in and got some things we needed). It was a bright and sunny day yesterday and it felt good to be out of the house. And amazingly I did OK although when I got home I was in a little bit more pain then usual but it still felt good to get out of the house. 

Last night two of my friends came over and brought us some dinner and visited for a while. Nicole and Jenn (Jenny) were roommates of mine for one of the years I lived in the Boston area. We caught up and reminisced about some good times we had as roommates.

The next couple of days are going to be pretty boring until my first follow-up appointment in Boston on Friday. David and I will probably be playing lots of games and watching some TVs and movies. Right now our favorite game to play his Ticket to Ride. 

Physically I am doing very well considering. I do have pain and especially towards the end of the day it gets worse. But I am so thankful for how well everything is going. Every day David has to change my dressing on the wound,  and it's hard to tell if anything is changing, but it definitely doesn't look worse, so that's good. We will get the official say on Friday when we see Dr. Spencer.

Yesterday I did a Facebook live post while we were out enjoying the nice weather on our way to Walmart. Here is the link. 

We are considering doing a Facebook live post of David changing the dressing on my wound. Is that something some of you would be interested in seeing? Comment below. Obviously there would be a lot of warning before the video started so if you choose not to watch it you do not have to. So let me know what you think.

That's it for now. We miss everyone so much and as always are so appreciative of everyone's love and support and prayers. I would not be where I am at today if it weren't for all of the prayers of everyone and God's mercy and blessing on us. 

One more thing. The verse above I found last year and started praying it for our family. We have had a lot of hard things in our lives and I was praying a lot for God to bring a time of dancing and celebration, instead of pain and sorrow, to our lives. All the celebration with the Patriots winning has reminded me how much I've prayed this verse for my family. And also how much there is to celebrate and be thankful for. It has literally been less than 2 weeks since my surgery and I am home, with controlled pain (sometime still not feeling great but manageable), able to go to the bathroom (ok TMI but that is a big deal), no extra bleeding, stump seems to be healing, etc. A miracle is happing. God has exchanged out sorrow for rejoicing. And I hope that someday soon I will be dancing!!!