Week 3: Update

I have received lots o’ questions, and wanted to give everyone an update. The details of my recovery are by no means glamorous, but I assume since people are asking..somebody cares? 🙂 
This is completely unorganized which should let you all know things are getting much more normal up in here. They shaved the top half of my head for surgery and left my bangs. Thus, I am a new hat fan;)  The staples are out, and I do still have some scabbing but it is manageable. Did I mention I am a hat fan?  

I am weaning of the steroids and pain medication which is making me a little more tired than before…but this is good, because that means I am one step closer to being Michelle again. One of the biggest hindrances is I can’t drive. For 2 super special reasons: 
1) I am a seizure risk due to swelling of the brain
2) I am on some crazy pain pills. The kind where they write out the prescription on a note pad and make you fill it at the pharmacy RIGHT away. I think they impair motor function and make me say embarrassing things.
Getting off this stuff will allow me to drive again which will be AWESOME because that is one less thing someone has to sacrifice their time to do for me.
They had to leave half of the tumor due to the size, so the next big decision is how to get rid of it. It needs to go so if you could pray specifically for wisdom for the doctor on the best plan of action, I would so appreciate that! The appt is March 19th.  I also need prayer for my right leg. Because of the surgery it is numb/ dead which is giving me balance issues. With a 7 week old it makes holding her and walking something I have to be very careful with.
My husband is my hero. God has strengthened and equipped Him to be AWESOME times eleventy billion. He takes care of my role, his role, my medicines, (super intense), the household….it has been incredible to witness. The help I have received from our church has been unbelievable. There are 2-3 people from our church here each day as I need 24 hour care. They are all SO kind and generous to cook, clean, care for me and the kids, talk, drive us where we need to go-it is truly the biggest blessing. The body of Christ is beautiful and I hope they all get extra treasures in heaven for the love and help they are giving me and my family during this time. I am simply in awe of their servants heart and how quick everyone is to help.   
Mamabird has been coming every single morning to help me get out of bed and take care of the kids as Chad leaves at 5 am for work. She cooks breakfast, and helps me get dressed and function. My wonderful in laws have been taking the kids as much as possible to ease the burden…. 2 of my best friends FLEW out here from across the country to care for me and help out when I was more on the vegetable side of things and not too much fun to be around. (true love) My heart is just overflowing with gratitude. I don’t know how to thank everyone. Praise God for all His provisions. We could not do it with out this help…we are so deeply grateful. Thank you to everyone who has helped me or prayed for me or just loved on me. I love you more than you will ever know. xo

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  • Reply Beckie March 3, 2012 at 11:12 am

    Thanks for the update and I pray for you and your recovery daily! Sending you lots of love

  • Reply The Hunnicutts March 3, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    I’m happy to read your update I’m sending lots of prayers & am ready to help if you ever need more hands.
    Good luck on the 19th!

    xo, melissa

  • Reply Aunt Mae Mae March 6, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    I have never met you but I go to Navigating motherhood as well and am close family friends with Cheri Clark. My mom had a baseball size tumor removed from her brain on November 1st so we are a few months ahead of you as far as the recovery process goes. We are all too familiar with the fogginess that follows and the meds making you feel unable to function or even think straight. I just want to encourage you that as soon as she was able to get off the high doses of steroids she has become more and more herself each day. It’s been a long hard road. We pray for you and your beautiful family often. If you have any questions or would like to talk with my mom feel free to email me at The best thing for her healing has been time. Praying for you! Megan

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