Sunday, January 11, 2009

A New Year Begins

By the end of 2008, we began a new journey with a great team of doctors. Before we could even get the needed test done, Hubby fell and broke his ankle. Having no insurance, the money for my test went for his treatment. So with the new year comes a juggling of medical funds by priority. My test will have to wait till February so that his foot can have the care it needs. We'll know more after his next appointment, hoping it healed as it should. Having Multiple Hereditary Exostosis creates some challenges but as we have before, we'll take it one appointment at a time.

I must say...his accident created a new man. At times, the old guy tries to come out, but it doesn't last long. It's just the pain getting the best of him. This was his first time for him to ever go through a near death experience. To think I could have found him drowned in the pool scares the heck out of me. I am so happy he yelled out to God when he got that first breath because it was with his guidance that he was able to free himself and get to the edge of the pool. His foot stuck in the deck skimmer basket, and him hanging upside down in the pool could have been disastrous. Fortunately, we had installed a slide this year and he was able to pull himself up by it. Just writing this gives me the chills.
Once I got him warmed up and to urgent care, the first doctor told us he had broken his ankle in 2 places and would need surgery and pins to put it back together. That lead us to a specialist who reviewed the films, ordered an MRI, and concluded no surgery was needed. One break was a clean break and the other was were to tumors had grown together. For years we always called them bone spurs but as research has developed further on these, they now call them tumors. He explained that as one ages with this disease, injury causes the cells to change and there is a 30% chance they become malignant. With this information, and the doctors directions, it's a matter of one step at a time, no pun intended, LOL.

Our new year will be filled with new challenges and new direction. Life does that, no matter how old one gets. Where we have been and where we go from here is in Gods hand and will offer it all up to him and follow the path he has planned for us. "Philippians 4:13 NIV
I can do everything through him who gives me strength"

God Bless you all,

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