April 1, 2011
In the time since my last post, we've gotten settled in a bit more in Itaugua. I plan to devote some blogs to the awesome place we're a part of now, but first I just wanted to check in and let you know we're still among the land of the living, and back among the land of those who have internet. It's a peaceful (sometimes boring) change to go offline for a time, but we are glad to be connected again to the electronic world.
I've almost completed my first two weeks of physical therapy. I'm beginning to step a little on my left leg now, and getting that knee to bend some. I still have to hobble around on the walker, but I'm trying to avoid rolling around in the wheelchair when possible. I can feel my strength and endurance building. My wound has been healing so much that the doctor says the skin graft he was considering will not be necessary after all. Within the next week, I think it will be sealed in nicely with scar tissue and no longer a problem.
We're in the capital basically everyday for appointments, so everyone stays a bit tired. We know this is for a time, though, and are thankful that God is faithful no matter what our days look like.
Ken was able to finally pick up our truck from the mechanic's shop yesterday, where it's been for four months. The motor is, hopefully, in better shape, but the truck is definitely worse for the wear. He's adamant that the repairs that are now needed from the damage done while it was being repaired, will be done at a different repair shop. Did that make sense? Oh, Paraguay. Everyday is an adventure, and we wouldn't trade it for the world. :)