Finally, finally…

Dear my friends, families and benefactors

I FINALLY heard a good news.

My second surgery is today (this morning at 9am)!

The initial culture result came back and there seems to be no bacteria growing from that culture. After a week of careful observation under Drs. Julio and Perez, it was declared that we can now safely assume the infection is gone.

We had been just waiting for the plastic surgent to be available to be available for taking a good look at all the results, and to schedule the appointment for my 2nd surgery. it just feels so long. We’ve already waited for more than a month for this. Although it has been one of the most difficult things I’ve ever done in my life it makes me realise I am a fortunate person when I read all the news around the world.

So all I can do is to focus on my little achievements – like “putting socks on by myself”, “I walked around the garden twide pushing the wheelchair”, “I ate 1/3 of dinner I was given”.

While waiting, we had some extraordinary experiences (well, for me- who appreciates little things even more now). The “art therapy”, which was in the leaflet, had not been available until now, assuming due to the scheduling conflict or something. This was a disappointment for some of us. Luckily, I did bring a minimum set of watercolor, brushes, paper, etc.

This happened all organically but I opened my room for our self ‘art therapy’ session, where four of us just picked what we wanted to paint.

Everyone except for me wad here is here to take care of her husband, so Mike could also have a break from having to watch over me for a few hours- which was a much needed rest for him. He has been so incredible taking care of all the finance, admin, confultations with doctors and nurses, let alone everyday help like going to the bathroom!

This group of pepole have left last weekend, some of whom I’ve gotten close to and I was quite sad. But they all said you’ll meet new people or something or someone will be sent your way. On that day a pastor came to visit (as I was in too much pain to attend the church meeting), and it’s always a great experience with being with someone spiritually so devoted.

There was also a lovely couple who was relatively new (they also left yesterday) came knocking on the door with a gift of box. My wall is filling up with all the cards people have given me. Some of these are from people I’m not really able to match their faces and names. I’m finally at least understanding the sayings like “God will provide the way” (there is a similar saying in Japanese too).

Thanks to your incredible spport and ittle miracles experience here while waiting, I became less and less worried, and I am certain I came out from my operation with flying colors. I hope you will have a great day.

 with Love













比較的新しい素敵なカップル(彼らも昨日出発しました)がプレゼントの箱を持ってドアをノックしてきました。私の壁は、人々が私にくれたカードでいっぱいです。中には顔も名前も全く一致しない人からのものもあります。 「神は道を備えてくださる」(日本語にも同じようなことわざがあります)のようなことわざが、ようやく少し理解できるようになりました。