The nights are getting better and Amos is healing well. He looked at himself in the mirror for the first time today and said he now understood why I was so upset about the bruising. He didn’t realize it goes all the way around his back and down his leg. We think that since the cancer was lower than the surgeon anticipated the robot arms had to travel far from the incision site, through a lot of tissue, in order to try and reach it.
Today was cleaning day. I’m not sure why it makes me happy but it does. It was wonderful to be with Amos today. I’m going to get spoiled having him home for a month. We talked, ate lunch, walked to the mailbox, but he mostly watched me clean. When I clean I normally rearrange furniture. It’s some kind of illness I have. Amos watched me trying to move a couch around a corner and he desperately wanted to help me. I got it. He knew I would but I think it is difficult for him not to be able to help.
He also desperately wanted to go to the girls’ awards assembly this morning. Having been to many of those, I knew it wouldn’t work for him. He had a panic attack at the thought of someone touching his stomach yesterday. I can’t imagine what would happen if anyone bumped into him in that crowd. We have a girl in almost every grade so we would have had to sit through all of them on hard bleachers. Thankfully Sandi and Evan are here and able to fill in for us. I’m sure the girls loved seeing grandma and grandpa Dance there to take their pictures. The girls got several top awards for grades and behavior. We are so blessed to have such amazing children.
Grandma and Grandpa Dance will be going back to Idaho tomorrow and we want them to know what a strength they have been to us these past couple weeks. Amos will be the first to tell you that he is a mama’s boy and he was so grateful to have his mama here during these hard days. We hope they have a wonderful time in India next month visiting Amos’s sister Jennie. (We love and miss you and your family Jennie!)
Amos got a haircut today and is going to put on his Sunday clothes to provide bishop interviews from the house tonight. We are also looking forward to a visit from the stake presidency this evening. Good thing today was cleaning day.