Friday, September 04, 2009

Stronger but continued frustration

Andrea is doing well at TIRR and has become strong enough that they arranged for her to try out a motorized wheelchair that also moves into the standing position. She is just now trying it out, so it will be a while before she decides on which one will be the right fit for her.
As she becomes stronger it is just so strange that Andrea's mouth has become numb. The neuro doctor said that even though the MRI showed improvement of the brain scan, the hyperintensity is resting over the sensory part so that would explain the numbness in the mouth and face.
We just keep on praying that this nerve disruption dissapates quickly, and thank you for yours.


Thailand Tracey said...

How frustrating! Numbness is so annoying. Of course, we'll pray that it passes quickly. Andrea's complete recovery will always be our prayer. Sending hugs from the fynbos.
Sam and Tracey

Anonymous said...

We continue to pray for you Andrea many times a day and your family. I am so sorry that you are experiencing the numbness on your lips.

May God grant you the strength that you need to face each day and that the hyperintensity dissappates very soon.

We love you,


Anonymous said...

Andrea, I am praying that the numbness in you face goes away soon. Please know that I will not stop praying until you are completely healed.

God Bless!!

Your brother in Christ!!

cristin steger said...

hope you get better!!!

Carolyn said...

Hi Andrea,

I am praying daily that all of these symptoms go away quickly. You are so strong and such an inspiration. I definitely agree with shopping for the house whenever you can. That is fun therapy. Take care. My thoughts, prayers and heart are with you.

Love, Carolyn

Anonymous said...

Andrea, Just because you do not hear from us does not mean we aren't thinking about you and J. We talk about the two of you soooo much that I am surprised your ears do not burn. All good of course! I pray that each day brings improvements your way. Tell Betty to e-mail us pictures of your new house. I would love to see them...Love you all much, Aunt Peggy and Uncle Dan

Anonymous said...

Andrea, please let this scripture help you in your walk to recovery.

Isaiah 40:29
The Lord helps tired people be strong. He gives power to those without it.

Andrea, I am praying that God gives you unexplained strength, that he heals you completely. God Bless!!

Your Brother in Christ!!

Anonymous said...

Andrea, just a line to let you know that I continue in prayer for your strength each day and that all of the neurological pathways heal rapidly and completely.
love, mByr

Brooke Chrisman said...

Andrea & Family,
I JUST (today)found out about your situation!! I cannot tell you how hard my family and those I have made aware of this condition are praying for you!! I know you are a strong woman & the GOOD LORD will bring you through this!! You are in my prayers!! Let me know if I can do anything (from Edmond, OK) besides pray!!


~Brooke Chrisman

Anonymous said...

Linda and I just think of your stuggle daily, looking forward to the updates your mom inputes. Though I have my own issues, I am humbled by yours and pray to The Lord God Amighty for his favor on your faith, hope, your daily walk with Him. Amen.. Chris & Linda Pfeiffer

Anonymous said...


I am so glad that you are gaining strength!!! I am so sorry about the numbness frustration, but I have faith and continue to pray for healing. I will do my best to come down there again soon. I can't wait to see how much you have improved and I still need the tour of your new house!!:)

Lots of love,

Michelle Meyer