Thank goodness they got rid of that awful plaster cast for you... it makes me shudder just to read of those horrible spasms you had to endure for that 24 hr stretch. But to think of 6 months, yikes, even on a perfectly healthy person that would be torturous, let alone when healing from such a huge surgery!

Your little Esther is so cute! How did you ever manage to appear cheery for them while in such agony? I guess their cheery presence helped as a little a distraction for you. I will say it again, I find that your ability to cope, to be optimistic and face things with such a positive attitude all the time, is just absolutely amazing!