Time continues to fly by. I'm thankful to report that my skin is doing much better. It's still itchy and scratchy, but my ears are looking a lot better, the swelling is gone, and I'm feeling like it's going to go away without getting worse. My skin is still really sore around my eyes but I think in a few days that will have recovered as well.
Thanks to everyone who sent us anniversary cards. It was really neat to get so many. By the way, if things stay on plan, next Tuesday will be our last night here. Mail general seems to take 2 days, so probably this Friday is the last day to send us mail in Indiana.
We had a good weekend, some friends from college days visited us in Indy. One of the church families had us over after church and for dinner. The kids even got a canoe ride and did some wading in the creek. We just really appreciate the good fellowship we've had here.
My nausea has been better, but there's still a tinge of it at times. For some reason now, as I contemplate going to treatment in 10 minutes, I start to feel funny in my stomach. And it's still really hard to eat some things. But I'm really glad I haven't had to take medicine and most of the day I feel good.
We are really looking forward to getting home. The kids (#2) are really needing more work to do to keep them occupied. There's getting to be more squabbling this week. Today Leann took the girls up to Indy to play at a park with some other church families.
My back is getting a bit more sore for some reason. I have more mobility in my neck and in general, but it seems like there is just more dull ache. I feel like it's from the surgery, but not for sure yet.
As for prayer requests, pray for us to all have patience with each other for one more week, and that the kids can be obedient and get along with each other. Then pray that my back can continue to recover it's strength. And finally that I'll have wisdom in knowing what to tackle and how to adjust to the return home.
Thanks for your prayers,
Derek & Leann, Lexi, Wesley, & Whitley