My recovery seems to be going along nicely. My pain levels continue to diminish, I am walking pretty good now even though it is a bit slow, my eyesight is improving every day.
|hmm...sounds like me|
This morning we met with the microvascular surgeon. He was very happy with the outcome. He was so positive. He talked about how the graft looked perfect and that how once it was all healed he could shape and contour it to my face so it looked natural. He talked about how he could use a laser to make the colors match and how if the facial nerve didn't heal he could do a facial re-animation surgery. He mentioned again what a miracle it was that I could close my eye. I guess the most important thing that he said to me was "Eric, I have given this area and excellent blood supply. Now those T-cells will have a way of getting in there and getting the job done." That makes me very happy.
|Monkey Jungle with Vivian and JoLynne|
So, my face now has leg hairs on it. Weird. JoLynne finally had to get out a razor and shave them. Thankfully she is well practiced at that kind of thing. That, however, is the first time in our 31 years of marriage that she has shaved my leg.
I have now been cleared to eat whatever I want. Three days ago I took my first drink of water. It didn't come out my nose or go down my lungs or pour out my cheek. It was amazing. I just sat there crying. Sweet JoLynne just came and hugged me and said, "Now it's leaking out your eyes."
This morning I ate three scrambled eggs and orange juice. Truly a miracle.