Two Teens And Their Mama: An Update on Todd, Etc.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

An Update on Todd, Etc.

Last week I wrote about my friend Todd, who was paralyzed from the neck down in a body surfing accident in Hawaii.  Your kind words and offers of prayers and thoughts were plentiful and heartwarming.  I shared every one of them with Todd and his wife, and they were so appreciative.


I promised to keep everyone updated, and I have very good news to share!  On Saturday Todd's insurance finally came through, and he was brought home to Harborview Hospital in Seattle.  He is so happy to be reunited with his family and friends, and we're all hopeful that his recovery will accelerate.  Todd has been able to move his toes and both knees, which are encouraging signs.  He has a very long road ahead, but the positive prayers and wishes have been so helpful.  Thank you again!

A few more updates:  In May I wrote a post about my crooked teeth, and my orthodontist's wish to put me in traditional braces rather than Invisalign.  I'm happy to report that after much consultation between my regular dentist, the ortho, and the techs at Invisalign, it has been decided that Invisalign will straighten my teeth and we can proceed.  It won't solve my underlying bite problem, but since I'm not having any trouble due to that, we're not going to worry with it right now.  I'll be starting my treatment in September.

I can also report that perimenopause is in full swing, my anxiety is a little better (I added magnesium to my vitamin mix, and it's helping with migraines too), and I'm still looking forward to hot flashes.  Not exciting stuff, but somebody might be wondering :).

Finally, I leave you with a few pictures of the beautiful hydrangea blooming in my yard right now - just because it's so pretty!




16 comments:

  1. I'm glad there's good news to share about Todd! Many blessings and recovery thoughts to him.
    My anxiety has been weird for summer. Usually I have it only in the winter! The flowers are beautiful. We have the same ones in our house in Cape Cod. They made my day!

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    1. Thank you Tamara! We actually moved this hydrangea a few years ago, and now the blooms are a different color. They're such an interesting flower!

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  2. Your friend has been in my prayers, glad to hear good news. I also have been having panic attacks/anxiety the past couple weeks- lots of ice cold glasses of water have been working. And your hydrangeas??? Love!

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    1. Thank you, Deena. I appreciate the continued prayers for Todd. Don't you hate anxiety? I would love to banish it forever.

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  3. That's great news Lana, I am sure he will continue to improve, just have to give it some time. Your hydrangeas are beautiful.
    Nora
    www.jacketsociety.com

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    1. Thanks Nora! In physical therapy today he moved his index finger, which I guess is a very good sign!

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  4. All great news (well, not necessarily the whole perimenopause thing). The fact that Todd can move his toes and knees is a huge step in the right direction. I hope he continues to progress.

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    1. Thanks so much for the continued good thoughts. As far as perimenopause goes - oh well, gotta get through it!

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  5. Lana, wonderful about your friend. I wish him more recovery. He is so brave.. Funny, I agree magnesium helps a lot. I drink Calm which helps with that. Love your hydrangea! xx

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    1. I'll have to check into Calm. Thank you for the kind thought for Todd.

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  6. I'm so glad to hear that good news about your friend! It seems like the fact that he can move his knees and toes is a very good sign. I am hopeful for him.

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    1. Thank you Michelle! He has really appreciated all the positive thoughts.

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  7. So grateful for the good news about Todd! He'll heal better with family close by. I've been wondering about what I could do about my crooked teeth. I think I'll inquire about invisaline . . .
    I'll gladly give up my place in the perimenopause line, if you'd like. 16 years now. And counting. Sigh.
    P.S. Love the hydrangeas!

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    1. Glad to have some friends on the perimenopause journey. I'm looking forward to Invisalign - I've heard great things from other people.

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  8. So glad everything is looking up for Todd and his family!!!

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