Post OP Day One

Yesterday was Day One after surgery and filled with lots of firsts. Best of all we were able to go home.

His first words yesterday morning were, “Can I put my own clothes on?” He had going home on his mind from dawn.

Physical therapy worked with Lance a few times yesterday. Mostly, they wanted to get him up, and build a little strength.  He has mastered crutches before but there are situations you have to think through – like up and down stairs.  He can not put any weight on the left leg or it could collapse the bone wedge…not to mention everything is extremely painful.

The leg is wrapped and kept straight right now. So getting up and down takes assistance to support that. Blood rushing to and from the leg as it is moved increases the pain sensation.  Once up, he seems to be comfortable but gets weak quickly.

Here is the actual model of the frame that he has on the lower leg. We get to take bandages off Sunday to see the real thing. I find it extremely fascinating.

Credit: global.smith-nephew.comCredit: global.smith-nephew.com

One moment of reality during our stay at the hospital, a team of dancers came through to perform in the room/hall. So 3 teen/young adults turned up some Indie Rock and danced for Lance. It was very cool and certainly made you feel good just watching them. WOW!  Lance said it was really cool but he was jealous they were able to move, bend, kick. A reminder how hard it is for an active boy not to be able to. Last night in true Trojan Athlete style he says, “Pain lasts a little while, pride lasts forever.”  He knows the goal.

We appreciate all the prayers, we really do.  I was praying with my sister yesterday and as spirit speaks to spirit she spoke what I know to be true.  Lance has a story in the making. Life about to emerge. One of the most important things she prayed was that others would start to see and respect Lances story as God  unfolds and becomes real to him. Sweet prayers.

Blessings,

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4 thoughts on “Post OP Day One

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  2. I love what you said about your son having a story in the making. I want to remember that more for myself…especially on the rugged days! May God do more than all you can ask or imagine! (Ephesians 3:20)

    • Lindsey, we all have a story in the making and it starts the moment God breaths life into us. We just forget that don’t we? We sometimes think of our story in our terms…time frames & circumstances when we feel in control. Yes, those rugged days can make us feel like they can wreck our stories.

      Thanks for the verse! It’s perfect! ~

  3. WHAT A GREAT IDEA TO UPDATE US ALL ON THE PROGRESSION. A FEW DAYS AGO PRAYING WITH MY LONG TIME PRAYER PARTNER FOR LANCE: WE WERE ASKING FOR A SPECIAL PERHAPS A NEW INFUSION OF THE LORDS PRESENCE AND REVELATION OF HIMSELF TO LANCE. LANCE IS A HERO TO MANY OF US.
    AND OUR GOD IS FAITHFUL!!
    LOVE YOU ALL— MOM

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