Thursday, February 16, 2017

Elf In St. Michael's, Maryland

About this image: I chose this image, an older photo taken back in December of 2010 but reedited in my current style, for today it would have been my father's 75th birthday today. My father absolutely loved the ocean, boating (although he liked power boats, not sail boats), and lighthouses. So, this is in honor of my dad. He is in heaven, but that will not stop us from celebrating his life and memory tonight with a big ice cream party. My father loved ice cream. He was not much of a sweets man...didn't care for candy and lots of cake, but man he loved his ice cream. He loved it so much he actually died with his ice cream spoon and bowl right next to him. He had just finished his bowl of vanilla ice cream when he passed away suddenly in 2014. At least he was a happy man when he left this earth.

I'd like to say thank you for all the well wishes and prayers yesterday. The procedure didn't quite go as easily as expected, but with me they rarely do. It turned out that the bone graft grew a little too thick in order for correct placement of the implants. So, before anything could be done, they had to cut open my gums again and shave the bone down to an acceptable height. Then, the implant base was drilled into the jaw bone, and stabilized with some sutures. I am not in an unreasonable amount of pain for what the procedure entailed and I am thankful for that. I am on bedrest until tomorrow afternoon to minimize bleeding but after that I should be good to go. I return in three weeks for a surgery site check and then hopefully will be released from care three months from then. Thanks again for all the prayers. Even though I was awake for this procedure, the staff  of The Krupp Center in Towson was fabulous and did everything they could to calm my fears, talk me through everything, and make me comfortable. Dr. Krupp is a fabulous and able doctor and I am thankful to be in his care.

My extended family is in need of prayers today, again, however. My husband, Brian's, uncle passed away last night after a long battle with colon cancer. Please keep his family in your hearts as they say goodbye to a loved brother, uncle, father, and friend. Thank you.

Have a great Thursday...the weekend is in sight!


1 comment:

  1. Prayers for your husband's family and the loss. Glad you are doing reasonably well from the mouth procedure. Hang in there!


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