It has taken me so long to log in my journal. I told you guys that I would update shortly after my last scan. Let me begin with the great news. I had yet another “clean” scan.
You would think that I would report this news promptly, but we had a family mishap that diverted our attention. Our dear young friend Cody, 14yo boy, who stays with us quite a bit. He goes to school with Jack and has a troubled family…Anyway. He was hit by a truck while crossing the street in front of our house. It was horrible. Luckily, he only suffered a fractured (or should I say shattered) femur. The accident was witnessed by myself, Jack, and our younger son Clayton. It was very upsetting and has taken much of our attention here recently. Cody has been recovering nicely and is back at school on crutches. He is a brave and determined young man.
Also time consuming… I have gone back to work part-time. The economy is hard and sales are slow. I am not certified at this time in my profession, so I started cleaning houses. Business has grown quickly and I am working a lot of hours while the kids are at school. It is good fast money and allows the flexibility to arrange my schedule as needed. It is laborious too though and takes a toil on me sometimes. I will sit for my certification exam in Jan, and hopefully this will open up better job options.
I have been experiencing some neuropathy, and more recently neck pain and stiffness. In addition to the pain in my hands and feet, an MRI indicated cervical disc degenerations, spinal stenosis and arthritis in my neck. I am planning to schedule physical therapy after the Christmas break and this should help to alleviate the pain and immobility.
Speaking of Christmas, we plan to stay here in Memphis. As some of you know…Gordon lost his father not too far back. We will enjoy spending time with his family, cherishing the memory and remorsing the loss of our dear “Dat!” We all loved him so and surely miss him!
Gordon and I continue to be faithful along our path. We have so many good friends and loving family members. Despite some woes, we have so much to be grateful for. I hope all of you had a good Thanksgiving.
I pray that you all hold God in your heart, and may you carry His love with you…keeping you joyful and strong in whatever comes your way.
Merry Christmas to you all!