Saturday, January 28, 2006

Recovery 1-27-06

Yesterday we went back to the eye doctor and the left eye was still too swollen to find out how much she could see. She was able to see another line of letters with her right eye with the aid of a lens. The whole eye recovery process is still going to take a lot of time and patience.

The physical therapist also came by to go over exercises and do an evaluation of Andrea's condition. She will continue to come by twice a week for the next four week. Andrea continues to gain more strength and we will not stop encouraging her to get up and do more.

We also have an appointment with MD Andersen on Monday to find out more about the next steps of treatment. She will also return to the eye doctor on Wednesday for a check up. Other than that keep praying for her eyes, lungs, and overall strength. She continues to have an extremely annoying cough that we are praying for to stop and give her some relief. Andrea wants to thank everyone for all the flowers, cards, and prayers. She can't see the flowers at this time but loves the smell and we have taken pictures to show her in the future. Take care and God Bless.


Anonymous said...

I'm so glad you are at home with J. Its the best place to heal. Today was cloudy, rainy and blah. You didn't miss much outside. I know you are in a hurry to heal. Keep remebering that healing won't happen overnight but it will happen when it is supposed to. Remember the saying from when you were younger == "Be patient, God isn't finished with me yet." At this point, that's you. Be patient. It's all coming to you. And it will be there for you.

Love you much.

Anonymous said...

Andrea, I am praying for your eyes, lungs, and mental condition daily. I am asking our Savior to turn your Cancer into Compassion, your Fatigue into Faith, your Hopelessness into Happiness, your Pain into Purpose, your Suffering into Strength, your Wounds into Wisdom, and your Vision into Victory. Thank you for letting me be a small part of your miracle.

Your Brother in Christ!

Krista Tedford said...

Andrea, you are finally home! May you soak up every blessing...your warm bed, your little dog, your faithful family and friends, and your loving J. Checking this website has become a staple in our daily routine, and we continue to pray for your healing and comfort. We love you!

Love, Krista and Nick

Janet Holley said...

I'm so gald that you guys are home. There's no place like home to help you mentally and physically. Just remember to keep the faith and all will fall into place. Be strong J. She will completely depend on you for strength and let me tell you it's a very difficult job at times. But you have done a wonderful job thus far and i'm sure you will continue. Remember practice makes perfect. Just think of the testimony you and Andrea have on how our Lord provides even today. Bobby and I are very proud that God also gave us that gift and it's truly a gift.

Praying in Corinth

Sherry said...

Andrea, this is Nicole's friend, Sherry from TCU (soccer team)...I just wanted to send you a note to let you know I have been keeping up with your progress and praying for your recovery. I know we didn't know each other well, but you were always soooo sweet. I will keep checking in to see how you're doing, but my prayers are with you and I'm so glad to hear that you're finally home!

Penny Bevill said...

Hi Andrea! I didn't know if you had been up to hearing all of your messages but am so glad you are. There are so many out here that are praying for you and love you. I was encouraged to hear you saw letters the other day. That's awesome! I hope the pain is starting to subside with the latest eye surgery. I think of you daily and am praying for continued healing and increased strength. So...glad you got to go home. :-) Sending hugs-Penny

Anonymous said...

We ask your presence among Andrea, O God, Creator of the universe, Sustainer
of life, Redeemer of humankind; bring your healing light and power into
Andrea's body, mind and soul, clear the way for her
to discover within herself the fulness of your power and all of
your wondrous blessings; help her dear God to respond to your vast love and
to bless her, so that she may be a beacon through which you may shine into
the world and be an everlasting citizen of your Kingdom both in heaven and on
earth. Amen.

Your Brother in Christ!

Shelia Calvary said...


Please "know" you remain in my prayers. I know you are enjoying being at home with J and your family.

Someone is Praying You Through,

Shelby Searcy said...

I am praying that with every passing day your vision improves. I have kept up with your progress on this website that J has so thoughtfully made for you and your strength amazes me daily! You are truly an inspiration. God Bless!

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Anonymous said...

Just wanted you to know that all of us in the Irwin Atlanta Office is thinking of you daily. Keep your faith and continue to take one day at a time and you will gain new strenth everyday. our thoughts and prayers are with you.