Please forgive me everyone! It's so amazing how quickly & so slowly the days can go by. Max had a friend call and check up on him because there hadn't been any new updates........nothing like dropping the ball.
My birthday was good, the kids put so many candles on it, it looked like a atomic bomb exploding. LOL! It's great to have these moments together.
On Thursday, Nov 10th we went to see Dr. Conway at Rusk to re-do the emg test on his arm. Max has really been having a lot of trouble with it causing him pain. Basically what they found out is that the hand really hasn't had any more nerve growth since the last test they did. We were hoping the pain was because of new nerve growth.
Tomorrow we go and see Dr. Colbert ~ he's a plastic surgeon in Columbia. Hopefully Max will be a good candidate for a nerve transplant. They can take some nerves from you shoulder I believe and transplant them to quicken the connection of the nerves. There are all these little things that add up to frustration. I think if the pain would stop he would feel better, if he could use that hand some he would feel better, I know he would feel better if he could walk! ;P
I believe it was last Tuesday we went up to Lexington for a visitation. A fellow that Max worked with on the railroad had passed away. It was a hard drive. Lexington isn't really that far but the bumps bother Max. I don't like night driving because my contacts are multi focus and I have more strength to read because I never did a lot of night driving......I may have to rethink that one. My glasses are from the eighties...LOL the kids always laugh when I wear them. Oh and did I mention it was also raining when we drove up and back? Oh and did I mention the highway had been changed to my directions were not correct? Oh and did I tell you Max can't see to help me find landmarks or streets?? It was a grand time. It's a whole lot better to assume your relationship is good and communication is all well, than to be constantly testing that out. I told Max one day, we better do a better job of communicating or the next 50 years were going to be reallllly long!
New adventures, new days to learn new tricks. I know it's not true but sometimes it feels like I will be forever doing everything. I got frustrated and a little weepy the other day when I had to get chicken feed. That was Max's job, I like the guys at MFA, I just don't like getting chicken feed. They were asking me what kind of chicken feed I needed........ big blank......Max just walks in and you all know what he needs......I really don't want to wear all the hats, I would rather wear the ~**~**~Sparkly Princess Hat~**~**~ (Well, I would! LOL)
What else is going on in our lives? Well, for some reason they still haven't gotten Max's wheelchair. I called yesterday and the people who make the parts still hadn't sent them out. They are supposed to be checking on that....they should have been here by now... The chair he has now is making a funny noise when the chair comes out off tilt. I guess we will have to have it checked out tomorrow when we are in Columbia.
The rental van has decided it really doesn't want to start anymore. At first it went a few days before it died and had to be jumped, now it's at the point I drove it into town and had to have it jumped to leave town. I now am very handy with jumper cables! We go in very early in the morning to DW Auto and have them check it out. I really don't want to be jumping the van in the rain or snow. We were supposed to be able to see our van tomorrow but I think it is also running behind schedule. At first it was 6 weeks and now it is hopefully for Christmas or around the New Year. Hopefully we will get it before the first snow fall.
Well, I'm sure your tired of reading by now and I probably better get off here. Please pray for favor and a good report tomorrow from Dr. Colbert. I know it will make a big difference if he can use that left hand some.
If I've learned anything, I've learned that I really can do all things because God gives me strength and wisdom!