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By Lori Mellon — Apr 13, 2013 8:08am
Hi Derek, What a WONDERFUL sister you have...:):):). I bet the concert was GREAT. We are so glad you were feeling well enough to attend and enjoy yourself. I'm sure it was nice to get out and do something normal and fun...not just medical stuff. You needed that break! WOW...big step getting the external fixator off....YEA!!!! That is huge progress. I know you are soooo HAPPY. Now the physical work begins and I'm sure you are ready to start it and on your way to getting rid of the wheelchair. Just a little longer and your internal mouth devices will be off and you can start eating more normal food, not just the liquid. Hang in there, the time will pass. Just keep reminding yourself it is for the good of your jaw. It will help in the long run. We thought of you on your birthday last weekend and I then forgot to write. Brigette was home for 4 days. She needed to see the family. We were thinking back to a birthday you had one year when we were all in Mexico. OMG....I don't think I'd want to relive that again ...HA!HA! Enjoy your weekend. Hello to Kristie and Mara and whoever else is with you this weekend. So Glad you are healing and making physical progress.Love Lori, Mike and Always JillXXXXXOOOOOOOOOOOOOO