De Colores my Brothers and Sisters in Christ:
I am thankful to God that not only has He helped me through this adventure of my life, but also for the gift of life in order to continue to serve Him, and for the overwhelming support from all of you. I thank each and every one of you for your prayers. I have felt them and all the medical decisions made for my treatment have been right on the mark.
The ailment I had was a lymphatic infection under my left toe which was caused by a couple of factors. I am diabetic and I was diagnosed with Chronic Lymphedema about 15 years ago. It did not help that the thigh on this side of my body was seriously injured when I was a young boy. The prospects for recovery are very good. The results of infectious biopsy which was performed on a bone shaving showed that there is no bone infection.
I will have returned to work sometime during the week of the May 15. A nurse has been visiting me 3 times a week to change my dressings and filters on the wound vacuum I am using to keep infection out and grow skin at the incision points. It is so good to be home. As many of you know, my job has been keeping me very busy for the last several months. I have been walking around the house every day and I have been able to get out and drive.
I can’t wait to get out again and see all of you around town – all in good time. God’s peace and blessing to each of you. I will pray for all of you. I thank God for placing all of you in my life.