"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

Sunday, September 11, 2011


So, it's been a few days since I last posted but we've been busy here in Drosche Land.  As the title suggests, Amy has been recovering from her shoulder surgery and I have been nursing her back to health.  Ok, so that sounds a bit dramatic, but I have been working hard to try and help as much as I can.  

Her surgery was Wednesday morning and I took the day off obviously, to go with her.  It went well and was an easy, routine shoulder surgery.  The ligaments were torn pretty badly, but (according to the doctor) the tissue was healthy and in good shape, making the repair easy.  I brought her back home and watched over her and helped while she spent the remainder of the day in a haze from the pain medicine.  I then decided to stay home with her again on Thursday because her mobility was, and still is somewhat, extremely limited.  Adam came to spend the night that night and stayed with Amy on Friday while the boys and I returned to school.  This weekend we stayed home with the exception of Braeden's T-Ball practice and a trip to Walgreens to get the Sunday paper.  

Her recovery was slow at first, mainly because Amy does not do well with pain medication.  She was lethargic and sick to her stomach for the first couple of days.  But of course the catch-22 is that the pain is worse so she must take the medicine.  Today was the first day that she has been able to go for long periods of time without the medicine, managing the pain on her own with rest and ice.  Tomorrow she will be home by herself and I think she's ready.  There are enough leftovers for her to eat and she can relax on the couch so she doesn't have to worry about the stairs.  Tuesday she has her follow-up appointment with her doctor and her Mom is going to go with her to that.  We are hoping that the bandages get removed and she gets permission to take the sling off at least a little each day.  We also expect to hear something about plans for her physical therapy.  So, while we may not have been busy with stuff, we have been busy.  Today has been the best day by far so hopefully that is a sign that she is officially on the road to a good recovery.

Possibly the best thing that has come from this has been the outpouring of thoughts,prayers, and actions from our family, friends, and coworkers.  We have had constant emails, Facebook messages, and calls to check on Amy as well as several meals given to us so we wouldn't have to worry about that.  It's common knowledge that Amy is the culinary-gifted member of the family.  I prefer to keep my kitchen talents focused on the boxed and frozen varieties of meals!  This all shouldn't have been a surprise to us because we experience similar actions several times over the past year as Amy underwent her gastric-bypass surgery, broken tailbone, and then the adhesions surgery.  Our family is great, always there.  Our family at Trinity is the same way.  We are truly blessed and are humbled by and grateful for everything.  It just goes to show that good can come from anywhere or anyone at anytime, no matter how bad the situation may be.  

All is well, blessed and healing, in Drosche Land.

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