This has been a crazy week and today was no different. Today was our 23rd wedding anniversary and though this is a great milestone, we’ve been in limbo the last few days. Since my Bell’s Palsy diagnosis the past week, we’ve been awaiting tests at the hospital and then the results. My doctor just wanted to make sure that I did not have a stroke. We were not sure what if anything they would find. Well after my last test, Sunday and I decided to go to the Oklahoma State Fair to spend some time on our Anniversary. While I was there, the doctor called me back to give me the results of the tests. He was pleases as I was to find out that all test results were negative and the Bell’s Palsy diagnosis was true. As you can see in this picture of Sunday and I at the State Fair, that I have a half smile. I can almost move my left side of my mouth enough to smile. Today my eyes were doing so much better. It is unbelievable how much better they were with the burning. When we were at the Fair, it was so hot and not a very pleasant experience. I am not sure if it has anything to do with my getting older, over weight, heat, or all of the above but after three and a half hours, I was ready to go. My feet were killing me and I just wanted to sit down. Despite it being rush hour on a Friday, we did manage to get home at a decent time.
I also want to say that St. Anthony Hospital, SaintsOK has the greatest care of any hospital in the Oklahoma City area. They are always so friendly and quick to offer help to their patients. At the admissions office, they were giving people escorts all over the building to show them where to go. I was in the building for 14 minutes today. I had an Echo-cardiogram and the woman, “nurse/PA/doctor/etc” walked me to the elevator that was closest to my car. I did know how to get out of the building but I was impressed by the great care that hospital gives.
The big story here is that God has blessed me enough to give me such a loving, perfect wife for the last 23 years. Sunday is a perfect match for me. I would not trade her for the national debt. She is a great companion and always thinking of others. I aspire to be as giving as her.