Thursday, October 29, 2009

Life Goes On

I tried posting pictures of Gilead, but did something wrong. I'll try again soon. Meanwhile, we are going on with life as usual. I am homeschooling the kids again, and that's going well. My energy seems to be about normal - I've been surprised how fast I seem to have gotten over all the treatments. My hair is coming back very nicely and getting wavier every day. It's still very, very short, and very, very easy to take care of.

Cara had oral surgery yesterday to have 4 impacted teeth removed from her chin. She's recovering well, but since the teeth were substituting for a significant amount of bone, she can't put her chin in harm's way for several months (that is, no pillow fights, no sports, no wrestling with her siblings or any other kind of rough play). The surgeon said this is the optimal time to recover from this surgery since she's growing so fast. Normally it would take a year to fill in all the missing bone, but at her stage of growth it should take only 4 to 6 months.

6 comments:

Siberians said...
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Siberians said...

I am so glad to hear from you and to know that you are doing so well. It IS amazing that you have so much strength after all that you have been through. Only God could do that for you. We will be praying for Cara to recover withought too much discomfort. Please greet the whole family for us. Love, Jessica (for the whole crew)

Rachel in VA said...

Amy,
Your mama was telling me about Cara the other day. Praying she will do well and the bone will grow in as it should. You will look cute with curly hair. :) Maybe you and Teresa will look like twins :P -- like me and Aunt Becky. ??
Love you. Aunt Rachel :)
P.S. You might enjoy looking at your cousin's website -- www.dickensstory.com. Cynthia has worked hard on it. There is a blog on the website. She loves photography and the pics are all hers (or theirs).

Brandi said...

Poor Cara, I know she has to be in pain. I'm glad to hear that your feeling like yourself again!

Cynthia said...

Dear Amy,

I'll be praying for Cara. I know that having my wisdom teeth out was no fun, and with one of them, the surgeon had to cut the bone. Painful! I can only imagine what she's going through.

Thanks for the update on how you're doing. We still pray much for you all!

Love,

Cousin Cynthia

Thegirlizzie said...

Hello! Tell Cara I said "Hi" and that I'll probably send a letter soon . . . maybe. If I do it should come within the next week. ; ) I really wish I could see Gilead, I can't believe it's been that long since I saw you all! Well, that's pretty much all I can think of to say, so I'll just say goodbye, and I hope I get to writing. Bye! <3 Erin Olsen