The last month or so that I’ve gotten behind on my posting has been a blur. At the end of March, I was told that I would need to get my tonsils out. Upon hearing that it’s a 3 week recovery for adults and I’d need to take at least 2 weeks off of work, I told myself I’d wait til summer, which would actually have to be July, due to my Honduras trip at the end of June. Well, due to personal circumstances, and having many more tonsil issues, I ended up having them out a week ago on May 17. Let me tell you that it really is no joke for adults. I told my doctor going in that I wanted to know what to expect for recovery and he replied “expect the worst.” In a week, I’ve consumed mostly crushed ice and popsicles, with a few meals of a scrambled egg or soup that I’ve never been able to completely finish. I’ve lost 10 lbs so far in just a week. Currently, it feels like I’m swallowing a knife and being stabbed in the ear at the same time. I know eventually I will be glad that I got this necessary surgery done, but right now, every day is a struggle. I’ve been spending more time on the computer to distract myself, along with lots of Netflix, though, so here is the start of all of the letters and updates I’ve received in the past month!
Elvis is 7 and lives in Bolivia.
Back in July, I received a letter about his medical check up. Now I received another letter, this time about a dental check up. It’s cool that the project sends these out! His last dental check up was in January, at the project and health center. His mom went with him and the doctor told him to take care of his teeth. He learned to brush his teeth after eating, that he should not eat candies, and that a check up is important. The letter says “Dear sponsor Alisa, we greet you with the peace of our Lord Jesus Christ. Elvis is fine. He thanks you for the beautiful letter. In answer to your questions: he likes the white shirt. His Christmas was good. His tradition is to share in family. Yes, there is a tree, but it is of his aunt. He had a good time in the New Year’s eve. Yes, a little. He would help poor people, but God does that; He is great. Elvis asks for prayers for his family and country. He will be praying for you. We say goodbye with love. Elvis and his tutor Daniela”