These past few weeks have been full of ups and downs which is probably why it has taken me so long to update. Where should I begin?
I have been asked to speak at several different places about my story which is great. The first was a group of junior high BMX riders. The next was a group of young adults at Capital Christian called Epic Life. That was amazing. I think it was my best one to date. My dad even said, "I lived through it, read all of your blogs, listened to you tell your story numerous times and I never get tired of it!" It really was a pleasure for me to share my testimony and add some humor. I had them laughing and crying at the same time! I really feel this is the direction God is leading me.
Swimming is continuing to go well. My leg is remaining fairly strong with rehab and light weights. I know the elliptical is helping out with this as well. Every once in awhile I lose my balance but mostly I am walking better than expected. The balance thing usually gets me at night when I can't see and I really need to go to the bathroom. I start to sit down and fall forward. I have to laugh because it is pretty funny!
I finally got a call from my oncologist about my MRI from a month and a half ago. He said everything looks good no sign of cancer! That really made my day. I have now cleared three scans and it has been over a year since my second surgery. Things are definitely looking up.
I am having some trouble getting comfortable. The more weight I gain from the twins the more pressure on my tailbone (which is still not healed) when I sit. Lying down is not much better especially on my bad side and I can't lie on my back which leaves only my right. After awhile I feel too much pressure on the kidney making it painful until I move. I am reading a book about things to expect while pregnant but it doesn't really address all the extra things with my disability. I can't complain though because I am still walking and that is a blessing!
The only real disturbing news came from the specialist I see for my pregnancy. They are a little concerned about my cervical opening. Right now it is right at 2.5 which means I will most likely be hospitalized about 2-3 weeks before my scheduled c-section. I go back next week to have it remeasured and if it is any smaller I will have to go into the hospital even sooner. Apparently this is common in pregnancies with multiples and there is no explanation nor is there anything I can do about it. They are still allowing me to swim and rehab my leg but no heavy lifting (I already knew that one!) I am definitely dreading the possibility of ending up back in the hospital. My veins are dried up and I just spent the last year and a half in and out of hospitals. You could say I am pretty sick of them! I was prepared to handle maybe a week after the c-section but 2-3weeks before, maybe more . . . Yikes!
Courtney and my Dad have been hard at work fixing up the boys' room. We are going with a desert camo theme. It looks dope!
Please pray that the twins hang in there safely and don't join us until their time and please pray I don't have to go into the hospital until absolutely necessary!
Powered By God,