My Name Is Hope

My Name Is Hope

  Unfortunelty I did not get to go to Porte Jaune Paris yesterday. Eric and I arrived at The Mayo Clinic on time, checked in and soon they called me back. While I prepared myself to be sedated and enjoy a nice bike ride through my favorite…

Porte Jaune Here I Come

Porte Jaune Here I Come

Tomorrow I enter Mayo Clinic surgery center, close my eyes and go to my happy place, Porte Jaune Paris.  This surgery is going to be regenerating some of my own tissue from bone marrow into my hip, hopefully alleviating pain and giving me more mobility. It’s…

Holding on Tight

Holding on Tight

The last skin graft is looking better Everyday! I love Dr. Lettieri With all I have going on in my life I continue to ask questions.  I know the Lord understands He loves me, even when I question and ask “why is this happening to…

Another Surgery

Another Surgery

Before Surgery this actually looks really good in comparison to the previous months.   After Surgery..I don’t know what that yellow thing is but it stinks like the hospital I now have this doozie Friday I  had surgery with Dr. Lettieri. It was not a…

What’s Up?

What’s Up?

Ok so I haven’t been the best at blogging my true feelings about the unfortunate facial paralysis I have.  Here is a quick synapse of what has happened just in the last 2 years.   Mastoid (layman’s tumor) in the inner ear canal, burned black…

The Art Of Being Happy

The Art Of Being Happy

I’m so glad I attended the 1st Festival of Positive Education this past week.  I had to evaluate whether this would be a good idea or not, given I just had surgery and still have a drain hanging from my head.  Dr. Lettieri thought it…

Poo Poo On Dr. Lettieri

Poo Poo On Dr. Lettieri

I had an appointment with my favorite smile doctor, hoping Dr. Lettieri would take this drain out of my neck imagine my surprise when he said “That drain is not coming out today.” “There’s no blood, I want this thing out.” Dr. Lettieri has beautiful…

Surgery #35

Surgery #35

On June 30th I entered Maricopa County Hospital with Dr. Lettieri (my smile doctor) Myself and Dr. Lettieri-just before surgery I wasn’t nervous or afraid, after all he was just repairing some of the skin that was ripped off after my skin graft.  This should…

TIME

TIME

Two years ago I was diagnosed with partial facial paralysis, the doctor informed me my face would never be the same again.  To describe my emotions during that time is impossible.  I spent several weeks in the hospital, when released I was told to try…

Surgery Tomorrow With Dr. Lettieri

Surgery Tomorrow With Dr. Lettieri

UNFORTUNELTY THIS DID NOT GET POSTED UNTIL AFTER THE SURGERY. When I came home from the hospital last week I was told to clean the open wound area everyday with a solution Dr.Lettieri gave me and to keep it covered. That night I came home…