Amos is pretty well healed up except a little tenderness from the scars. Even his regular voice is back. He is still sensitive to cold. I’m not sure that will go away. I am so grateful this wasn’t a chemo weekend. We got to watch the new Saturday’s Warrior remake last night and we had no idea the writer, producer and cast would be there for Q&A after the movie. It was brilliantly rewritten and performed with a perfect cast. #saturdayswarrior
Today Amos took my big kids to get sports physicals and get Porter’s hair cut. It’s so great to have him up and doing normal things. Blakely is still sick so while Amos was gone the little girls helped me disinfect the house again.
Amos still struggles with the colostomy. His skin is sensitive to the adhesive so he left the bag off for a while today to give his skin a rest. Being in public with the bag is also difficult. No one notices it but he notices it so much that it’s hard for him to believe no one else does. I struggle with the colostomy on the left and the chemo port on the right. I wish they were both on the same side so I could have a safe side to snuggle.
For the first time in a month, his weight went up and mine dropped. Happy day. Let’s keep that trend going.
This evening we had ward temple night. We got to the temple and Amos realized he forgot his temple clothes. He’s never done that in his life. They will only provide temple clothes in rare cases when the person is coming from out of state. No Exceptions! The matron took Amos up to see the temple president anyway. The president told Amos he couldn’t make an exception and Amos would have to do initiatories then he could meet his ward up in the Celestial Room after the session. As he turned to walk away the president asked him his name. He said, “Bishop Abplanalp.” The temple president introduced Amos to his wife before he left. As Amos was walking down the hall, he felt a tap on his shoulder. It was the president. He told Amos he decided to make his first exception because “the bishop should be with his ward.” They brought him to fit him for clothes and he barely made the session. #teamamos
We went to Cafe Rio after the temple and had a great time with some of our ward members. Amos was back to his normal, fun, entertaining self. It was fun to see him like that. As we left, Amos noticed one of his old students in the parking lot. He approached him and asked him how school was. The kid said “It sucks.” Amos said, “that’s ok, it’s supposed to suck.” The boy said, “It didn’t suck when you were there.” That made us smile.