March 12, 2008 at 3:14 pm 7 comments

i am scrambling to coordinate all mike’s appointments again. all so far are going well. i was sharing with friends how funny it is to be rejoicing about how smooth a dentist appt could go but i was apprehensive about getting mike into the dentist this week. it helps that our dentist is a gracious friend who was willing to put in some grunt work literally hauling mike over from his wheelchair into the dentist chair. any new scenario always gets me nervous about unforeseen stumbling blocks and they were all so helpful and capable (which is good since mike is heading in again on friday–even when you aren’t eating, your teeth need a lot more attention than i realize). and yesterday we checked in with our ENT and got on his schedule to have mike’s trach surgically closed on march 25. there is a very tiny percentage of people who need this surgery twice because the hole pulls back open so pray that we do not join this unusual few. it is an overnight stay at edward hospital to rule out any postop complications. so our schedule lineup the week after easter is worth paying and praying attention to…
leg casts off monday march 24, trach hole closed tuesday march 25 and sleeping at hospital, home on wednesday march 26 and you are invited to join us to COME WORSHIP AND CELEBRATE at our house that night wednesday, march 26 at 7 pm!
friday march 28 we will check back in at marianjoy and get fitted for leg braces and when we receive those braces the following week mike will be ready for outpatient therapy 3 times a week. hurray! we are looking forward and praising God for the hopeful promises of each appointment coming. thanks again for sticking through each day with us in prayer! michelle


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  • 1. Bessma  |  March 12, 2008 at 5:45 pm

    Thanks for giving us specifics for our prayers…there so many exciting and new beginnings (great timing, with the hints of spring rebirth and renewal finally here) for Mike…

    All praise and glory to our Lord who heals: Yahweh Rophe

    Psalm 103:1-5

  • 2. Sarah Nixdorf  |  March 13, 2008 at 3:30 pm

    Keep it up. Mike, u are doing great. May this be a season for healing for you and family. Maybe when the casts are off you can dance around the living room(just a thought). Harriet Tubman said :
    ‘If you want to taste freedom, keep going.’
    Fedrick Douglass said: ‘ Earth under my feet, a free man, what more can I ask for, what bliss.’
    This season as we focus on Easter, let us remember the Happiest Day of our lives.
    Paid in full, what more is there.
    Have a good Holy Week.
    I’m sure the angels are dancing rings around you as you get well.
    And better and better.

  • 3. Emily  |  March 15, 2008 at 10:15 pm

    As always, I read your posts and I AM THE ONE WHO IS ENCOURAGED! Thank you for your faithfulness to US….for continuing to keep us up to date on the journey of faith that you live every day. Can’t wait to see what is ahead!



  • 4. Matt Koupal  |  March 17, 2008 at 9:46 am

    What a great visit with Mike yestereday! I haven’t been over in a while and he looks great! He was able to speak clearly enough that my hearing-aided son Luke could understand. And Luke was able to make Mike laugh when they discussed how much they both didn’t like surgery. Mike’s hand and arm strength has improved a lot also. We talked about golf, Caribou coffee (he’s dying to have a cup but not yet allowed), and birthdays (Luke and Mike share March 23). Not quite like old times but you can see better times are ahead.

    Anyway, I would encourage others to visit Mike. You will be blessed!

  • 5. Gail Ebersole  |  March 17, 2008 at 7:13 pm

    Mike and Michelle, you are in my thoughts and prayers this week. I am so glad to hear about all the good things going on. As we celebrate the Risen Lord this week, I pray that Mike will continue to be restored to full health…you all are loved so much….Gail

  • 6. Chris Klonne  |  March 18, 2008 at 7:59 pm

    Hey Mike! Just thinking about you, Michelle and the kids and wanted to say hello. Happy Easter to you and your family.

  • 7. j zegarski  |  March 18, 2008 at 11:14 pm

    To all of you prayer warriers, we at the Z household wish you a most blessed and happy Easter. And, did you know that Mike will be 36 on Easter Sunday. What an honor to have your birthday on the most blessed day of the year. Happy Birthday Mike. May our Savior bless you with continued healing. We love you so much. Your Family

    P.S. Happy birthday also Luke!!


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