"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

Tuesday, July 13, 2010


That's the consistency of the food Amy can eat!  After her 1 week post-op check up yesterday she is off the full liquid diet and on a pureed diet for the next 2 weeks.  This was great news because there's only so much longer she was (happily) going to be able to enjoy liquid meals.  She was even more overjoyed when she found out that refried beans and guacamole were on the pureed list!  Can you guess what she had for dinner last night?  Ding ding ding, refried beans it is!  She added a small bit of cheese and heated it until mixed.  Then, she added enough water to make it the proper consistency.  I wish you could have seen her face when she took the first bite, it was bliss (both for her and for me to watch).  After over 2 weeks of liquids or nothing it was the perfect first meal back for her.  Not exactly a Mexican feast, but then again it was somewhat.

We also received the good news that she is able to attend the RenWeb conference in Dallas that we had planned to go to.  This is good because it will get her fully back to normal and help her to get out, up, and moving.  Now that she can eat pureed foods, it will be easier for her to travel and eat while in Dallas.  All this is great for Amy to return to her normal self, which is something she has been working so hard for.  She does everything on her own  now and is moving about much more easily and quickly.

The last big thing that happened at yesterday's appointment was Amy got her stitches removed.  I have to assume all went well based upon what she said because I purposely avoided seeing this momentous event lest the appointment required a mop and disinfectant.  The incisions look very good and are starting to itch, so they are healing nicely.  It will take about 6 weeks for them to fully heal though so she is still obviously off of any heavy lifting or activities.

Sadly though she did have to go back onto her blood pressure medicine.  Even though it was lower in the hospital it has gradually begun to creep back up.  It's still overall lower than it was before but too high for the doctor's comfort.  We will continue to monitor it and are hopeful that soon enough she will be off of them for good.  That is one of her biggest goals, weight loss aside.  So she continues to push through the recovery process, full speed ahead!  But then again, is there anything she doesn't do that way???  :)

All is well, smooth sailing, in Drosche Land.

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