Monday, March 14, 2011

The new 'normal' is...

...eating slowly.
...only chewing on the right side of his mouth because the left is still numb.
...having a salivary glad that shoots pains with the first bite of each meal.
...having tight neck muscles that limit mobility.
...brushing with a child sized toothbrush.
...wearing a wrist guard while at work to cover the donor site.
...having long scars on his neck and arm that people ask questions about.
...talking with a slight lisp.
...needing to speak loudly because it hurts to speak softly.
...wearing baggier jeans.
...having a crooked smile.
...wearing his watch on his right hand instead of his left.

The new normal is being more thankful than ever before!


  1. Hope everything is going ok. This post was a while ago. Just wanted to let you know we are still thinking about your family!

  2. Thanks Tammy! I'm just a little behind on the updates. :)