Dr.Lettieri

His Grace

His Grace

  I remember taking this picture in 2015, just a year after being diagnosed with facial paralysis. Frenchie took me on a trip between surgeries; funny I can’t remember where we were. We’ve been on so many trips together trying hard to mark everything off […]

Grands

Grands

There is simply nothing better than being a grandparent; and one who is needed. Kaitlyn and Brian flew to Utah a couple of weeks ago to say their final words of love to a beloved husband, father and grandfather; we will truly miss Shane Wright’s […]

Dr. Lettieri Post Op

Dr. Lettieri Post Op

This is the REAL Dr. Lettieri–my Flip Phone Doctor is back-with his Converse, humor and beautiful blue eyes. After assessing my bruising and clotting, we have decided to wait a couple of weeks to see how it looks-we are not afraid of the blood clots […]

Dr. Lettieri (Update Post Op)

Dr. Lettieri (Update Post Op)

This morning Frenchie drove me to Mayo Clinic to have a little visit with Dr. Lettieri and Lindsay his resident (she’s super sweet) This is what I do while I wait, I sit in Dr. Lettieri’s chair and pretend to be him  until he walks […]

Fix My Face

Fix My Face

This is my current situation….Dr. Lettieri is in Nairobi saving lives (I love that) but I am here, stuck in a recovery bed drinking dinner from a straw.  Might be a good time to explore using my Vitamix, I wonder if a steak could be […]

My Tribe

My Tribe

It’s been one week today since my surgery with Dr. Lettieri. He has text me several times–people may think that is weird getting text messages from your surgeon, and maybe it is a little. I don’t believe he has the time or capacity to do […]

Surgery 41

Surgery 41

Eric and I drove early Thursday morning to Maricopa Hospital.  My anxiety level was pretty high until Dr. Lettieri showed up. He’s always so reassuring, comforting and confident.  Dr. Lettieri is a genius in his field, he travels around the world teaching new cutting edge […]

Night Terrors

Night Terrors

The last few nights I have been waking up with horrible nightmares.  I will be going into surgery on Thursday next week, and I am terrified of waking up during surgery.  That last surgery seriously gave me PTSD even more than I already had it.  […]

Love Your Mistakes

Love Your Mistakes

You Will Do Foolish Things, But Do Them With Enthusiasm –anonymous  Right now I am here, where I am supposed to be !  Boy have perspectives in my life and the way I see other’s changed.  Living with permanent facial paralysis has given me opportunities […]