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Posted 2018-02-19T19:01:55Z

February 19

 Because of impending weather, we have rescheduled Dennis’s  appointment for March 6th.   Glad they are willing to work with us.  Driving on ice is not my forte!!   We made the decision this morning and wished we would have gone to Rochester on Sunday.  Hindsight!!  Hope the weatherman is not tricking us! Dennis continues to improve, but struggles with eating,  even though he is on a soft food diet.  The surgery required them to cut into  nerves connected to the lower lip, therefore creating numbness.   He also has numbness in parts of the chin.   We are hoping feeling returns to these areas, but there is no guarantee. It is like having Novocain at the dentist  and trying to eat or drink afterwards!   Not sure I have mentioned this before, but during the surgery they removed all of his bottom teeth except for one! This adds to the eating dilemma. It will take several months for healing and then a decision will be made on  what type of replacement – implants or dentures. Thanks to everyone for all you have done for us and your continued prayers and concerns. We have been blessed by the support you have shown us in so many ways! Thank you thank you! 

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Comments (7)

  • Jan Matkins
    Jan Matkins

    So glad you are improving! Hope the eating continues to improve as well.

    one year ago · Reply
  • Bev Brinkman
    Bev Brinkman

    Good decision to not drive on ice. Hope Dennis continues to improve and get some feeling back in his face. Such a big surgery requires a lengthy recuperation. Just have faith that it will all be well. Take care.

    one year ago · Reply
  • genie bassett
    genie bassett

    Prayers and love flowing from Missouri to Iowa!

    one year ago · Reply
  • Debra Bauer
    Debra Bauer

    Staying in was the right move. Yes, Rochester understands and works with those traveling. You'll get to that next appointment. Keep up the yummy?!?! soft diet. This too shall pass! Prayers continue.

    one year ago · Reply
  • Pat mabie
    Pat mabie

    Sorry we are to far away to help but we keep you in our prayers and hope to see you in June☺

    one year ago · Reply
  • Julie Shook
    Julie Shook

    Home is always best when the weather is bad! We hope the feeling in Denny`s mouth will improve-that has to be tough for him & creative cooking for you Jan!

    one year ago · Reply
  • Kip & Judy
    Kip & Judy

    Thanks for the up0date, Jan. It's good to reschedule with this icey weather. As we always say, snow is one thing, ice is another and we all must use common sense. Rochester is used to such calls !!. Just give Dennis a big hug for us. We can't even imagine what you both have gone thru, but just hang in there. God is good and He loves you both and so do a bunch of us others! Hopefully you can enjoy the Olympics or some good movies while staying in! God Bless!!

    one year ago · Reply